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Understanding Sexual Battery and Rape Charges in Florida

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Florida lawmakers take sexual battery crimes very seriously. For this reason, penalties are severe and crimes are aggressively prosecuted....

Statutory Definition of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Potential Punishments in Florida

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Lewd or lascivious conduct in Florida is the touching of a child younger than 16 when the actions fall below the level of lewd or lascivious...

Defining Burglary in Florida and How to Defend Against Criminal Charges

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Burglary charges in Florida are very serious in nature. A conviction can easily spell years behind bars for a convicted defendant. Knowing the...

Criminal Implications of the Florida Money Laundering Act

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Individuals in Florida who conceal the source of money that derives from illegal means may wind up facing prosecution under the Florida Money...

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Tackle Bankruptcy Fraud Allegations

  June 26, 2017     By Joffe Law, PA
Bankruptcy occurs on the federal level. If someone violates the federal laws related to bankruptcy, he or she may face serious penalties. It is...

Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?

  June 23, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
As with anything in life, sometimes there are times where we have to determine whether or not to handle a problem or situation on our own, or if...

Looking at Anti-Bribery Legislation in Turkey and Beyond

  June 22, 2017     By Guden Law Firm
Corruption is a widespread phenomenon in international business transactions all over the World. In accordance with corruption perception index...

Unlawful Building in Italy

  June 21, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Unlawful building in Italy occurs whenever an urban intervention without the required license is undertaken. It constitutes an infringement both...

Can You Go to Prison for Texting?

  June 16, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter. While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are...

Abusing Children Via the Internet

  June 16, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child abuse has long been a problem, but the internet has opened up doors for more abuse to occur.

Nursing Home Abuse in New Jersey

  June 15, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
A tragic fact is that sometimes there are people who are working in nursing homes, taking care of the elderly, that abuse or neglect the...

Drug Abuse Laws in New Jersey

  June 15, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There is an epidemic that the entire nation faces right now and New Jersey is a location that is also suffering.

Immigrant Abuse Laws in New Jersey

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There has been a history of abuse of immigrants who come [to the United States] to work.

Reasons Attorneys for Abused and Neglected Children Must Support Juvenile Justice Reform

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There is an on-going issue across the States of America in how children are responded to when it comes to removing them from their family homes.

CPS Casworkers Have Too Much Power

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child protection services are the people that are supposed to protect children out in the community as well as support caregivers in fulfilling...

PA Supreme Court Limits Government's Ability to Take Your Belongings in Civil Forfeiture Cases

  June 9, 2017     By Goldstein Mehta LLC
In a unanimous 73-page opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has provided significantly increased protections for property-owners in civil...

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Defense Financial Cases

  June 9, 2017     By HG.org
Criminal defense cases often need an expert witness to verify facts, reconstruct a crime, explain how certain injuries were caused by the...

What Are the Penalties for Drunk Driving in New Jersey?

  June 5, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Are you a resident of the New Jersey or Pennsylvania and facing the court of law regarding drunk driving? You should seek the services of a...

Is DUI a Felony in Georgia?

  June 5, 2017     By Wiggins Norris Coffey, PA
Contrary to popular belief, DUIs are not felonies. Most are misdemeanors, which means it is a crime that is punishable by up to 1 year in jail...

Expert Witnesses and the Securities Fraud Case Certification

  June 2, 2017     By HG.org
Fraud is often a very damaging crime to those affected. The theft of information or funds from a company tends to harm multiple persons, and it...

Is It Time for a Change in Texas' State Jail System?

  May 31, 2017     By The Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell
Some lawmakers think modifications are needed to lower recidivism rates.

Texas Considering Treatment Options for Minor Drug Crimes

  May 31, 2017     By The Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell
For decades, legislatures have drafted laws with severe consequences for those convicted of certain drug offenses. Any time a new drug started...

Tax Professionals Report More Audits as Stricter IRS Deadlines Approach

  May 31, 2017     By Brown, PC
The tax code is incredibly complicated and intricate. Even when a business or an individual intends to be in compliance with tax requirements,...

What Is Healthcare Fraud and How Can You Spot It?

  May 31, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.
Healthcare has been a dominant subject in American life for many years. We talk at length about quality of care, medical errors, insurance...

What to Do When Your Teen Is Arrested

  May 30, 2017     By Dan Carman, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Raising kids is not easy and anyone who ever said it was, well, they have to be out of their minds. These walking, talking extensions of us, are...

Avoiding DUI Checkpoints and Roadblocks

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
With over 75% of states permitting DUI checkpoints, knowing how to avoid passing through a roadblock is highly important. Also, knowing that you...

How to Stop Your Driver's License from Being Suspended in Georgia

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Virtually 100% of all DUI arrests triggers an immediate confiscation of the driver license, under Georgia implied consent law. Whether the...

How Much Does a DUI in Georgia Cost over 10 Years?

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Thousands of Internet surfers look up information about a DUI conviction, for a ten year time span.

Consequences of a 2nd DUI under Georgia Law

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Few states in America ramp up punishment for a second DUI offense like the State of Georgia.

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise

  May 26, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
A smash and grab is a theft that occurs when the perpetrators drive a car into a building, quickly grab all the merchandise or money that they...

What Type of Force Can Be Used to Defend Yourself from Criminal Activity in Florida?

  May 26, 2017     By Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, LLC
Florida law provides protection to people who use force to defend themselves from criminal activity, but how much force is permitted, and at...

Claims for damages for unfair detention in Italy

  May 26, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Compensation for the damages caused by unfair detention in Italy is governed by Articles 314 and 315 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Legal Mechanism of Extradition of Corruption Criminals

  May 24, 2017     By Noshadha Law Firm
To create a legal mechanism of criminals’ extradition, first of all, we need to know some definitions as corruption, criminals and offender to...

Criminal Rehabilitation in Italy: How to Obtain Deletion of Criminal Records

  May 24, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
The criminal rehabilitation procedure in Italy allows persons who have been convicted of a crime by a judgement having the force of res judicata...

Consequences of Kidnapping Your Own Child

  May 23, 2017     By HG.org
Disputes over the custody of a child often arise when there is a divorce or dissolution of a relationship between couples. The war over who gets...

Italian Criminal Record Check

  May 22, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Italian Criminal Record Check: How to submit a request.

Common CPS Complaints in New Jersey

  May 19, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child protective services may have a fundamental goal to aid and assist families suspected of abuse or neglect, yet certain workers of CPS make...

How to Remedy Business Fraud with the Help of an Expert Witness

  May 17, 2017     By HG.org
Business processes are often difficult to analyze and understand in a court room for the average person. Numerous complicated cases are...

DWI Laws in Minnesota

  May 17, 2017     By HG.org
Like other states, Minnesota has specific laws related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is called “driving while...

Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes in Minnesota

  May 17, 2017     By HG.org
Rape and sexual assault crimes are considered some of the most heinous crimes in Minnesota. Convictions are associated with severe penalties.

Time Limitations Associated with Minnesota Crimes

  May 17, 2017     By HG.org
Every state has a specific time limit by which individuals must take action in order to bring forth charges. This applies to both criminal and...

Public Officials and Privacy

  May 15, 2017     By Patrick G. Geckle, LLC
In recent years, basic Constitutional rights have been under attack. Police misconduct and brutality have been trending upward since 2010....

Murder Charges in Minnesota

  May 11, 2017     By HG.org
Minnesota has several degrees of murder that they can charge a defendant. The state also has other types of laws that involve the unlawful...

Medical Marijuana in Minnesota: When It’s Legal and When It’s Not

  May 9, 2017     By HG.org
Minnesota has followed the trend of many other states in its movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. However, recreational use of...

SIS Schengen: What It Is and What Is Its Use

  May 9, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
SIS Schengen: The Schengen Infomation System and what to do in case an unlawful alert is issued.

U.S. District Court Upholds Multiple Willful FBAR Penalties Against Taxpayer

  May 8, 2017     By Brown, PC
In a case that has raised eyebrows in the tax community, a jury in the Southern District of Florida has sustained the IRS's assessment of...

How the Michigan Points System Works

  May 5, 2017     By Jeffrey J. Randa, Attorney at Law
The state of Michigan uses a points system to penalize drivers who are caught breaking the law—driving while intoxicated, disregarding traffic...

Expert Witness: Abusive Head Trauma

  May 1, 2017     By HG.org
Abusive head trauma is a serious injury where the brain is impacted through pressure and force. These injuries usually occur through abuse to a...

Bail Procedure in UAE

  April 25, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or friends released on bail...

Consequences of an Arrest but not a Conviction on Employment

  April 24, 2017     By HG.org
In some situations, a person may be arrested while he or she is working and the arrest can put his or her job in jeopardy. Arrests are treated...

Guide to Punishment of Crimes of Theft in UAE

  April 24, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Because theft is such a broad brush crime, the penalties that an accused person is likely to receive depend greatly on circumstance. Here are...

Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

  April 21, 2017     By Powers McCartan, PLLC
I am a lawyer and I know, generally, how lawyers think and what motivates them. For the life of me I don’t get how paralegals put up with us and...

Italian Criminal Procedure

  April 20, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Italian criminal procedure: Safeguards for Foreigners.

“Distinctness” Between Individual RICO Defendants and Legal Entity Enterprise Is Clear

  April 20, 2017     By Law Office of David J. Stander, LLC
Where is the Ambiguity When Allege Individual Defendant and Legal Entity Enterprise?

Summary of Theft in the UAE

  April 17, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The main principles of the crime of theft in the UAE are governed by Federal Law No. 3. There are some key facets of the law that must be...

District Court in Third Circuit Denies Motion to Dismiss- Fraud Civil RICO Complaint is ON

  April 14, 2017     By Law Office of David J. Stander, LLC
Can Company A sue Company B for commercial fraud under RICO? How about when the pattern and enterprise existed for only two years? Usually not,...

What Are the Different Myths Regarding Domestic Violence

  April 14, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Domestic violence is a highly underrated crime. Many people do not even understand that they are facing a domestic violence at home and they...

Hotel Security Cameras Found in Room, Is that Legal?

  April 14, 2017     By HG.org
Placing security cameras in various places in a hotel may be a touchy subject when it comes to privacy and where these may be. As the...

Do I Have a Criminal Case, A Civil Tort Claim, Both or Neither?

  April 13, 2017     By HG.org
Many crimes committed may be prosecuted through the criminal justice system as well as civil courts so that a remedy may be provided for the...

The "Big Order" Scam in China

  April 13, 2017     By Zhejiang Xinmu Law Firm
“Big order” scam is a sort of scam that was often-to-be-seen in international trade business. And foreign companies need to be very careful with...

Expert Witness: Lifelong Consequences of Child Abuse

  April 10, 2017     By HG.org
Child abuse is often a lifelong concern once it has been suffered through the abuses by an adult or other child. Most often, when a youth...

Quick-Cash Loan, Is It a Scam?

  April 10, 2017     By HG.org
There are many scams cycling through the country either from those within the United States or from foreign persons that attempt to steal as...

Arlington Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Not Created Equal - Differences Between a Good & Poor Choice

  March 31, 2017     By Tuomey Law Firm, PLLC
Regardless of the crime you have been accused of, it's important to your freedom, career, and reputation to choose a capable criminal defense...

Why You Should Request Criminal Record Sealing in Colorado

A single criminal record even for a small crime can affect your chances of getting a job, renting a house, getting a loan, getting license for...

Bail Procedure in UAE

Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of [criminal law firm] clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or...

What North Carolina’s Implied Consent Law Means for Your DWI

Under North Carolina law, all in-state and out-of-state drivers give their “implied consent” to a chemical analysis of their blood alcohol...

Can Victims Claim Compensation in UAE?

Many people often feel offended when they are charged with a Criminal case, such as for financial crimes, physical violence, cyber crimes and so...

Will Smiling at the Police Get You Arrested?

When a Plano, TX, police officer pulled over a group of teenagers last year, he was not amused by their attitudes. The teens seemed to be taking...

Voter Bribery: The Treatment of this Pervasive Electoral Offence in Kenya

Voter bribery, if committed by a person vying for elective office adversely affects the consideration of elections as free and fair.

Can I Drop My Public Defender and Hire My Own Lawyer?

  By HG.org
When someone has been accused of committing crime and is in need of a lawyer, he or she is permitted either a public defender or a privately...

Bullying Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey constituted an anti bullying law in 2002 that was one of the first to be initiated, in 2003 New Jersey and 14 other states passed the...

Elder Abuse Laws in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the goal is to protect those people who are most vulnerable.

Sexual Harassment

A recent study suggests that tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google may have a long way to go when it comes to programming their...

Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal...

Compensation from a Skiing Accident

Ski accident damage: compensation in civil and criminal matters.

Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy

With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a...

Factors That Will Be Considered in Extradition Requests in UAE

The UAE is home to a great number of foreign citizens and thus has set out extensive laws relating to when it will and will not process...

10 Quick Tips about Penalties For Drunk Driving in New Jersey

It is good to prefer refraining from getting convicted of drunk driving. If convicted, hire the best lawyer and remove yourself free of all...

Questions You Need to Ask When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are faced with a serious criminal charge, your situation may seem bleak. The first thing you need to do is search for a criminal...

Witness Hearing Before the Criminal Courts in UAE

The witnesses have to be invited to attend the hearing on the basis of a request from one of the parties. After the approval of the court. The...

Private Investigators Help Prevent Catfishing Schemes

  By HG.org
Catfishing schemes have become more common as social media presence has increased over time. They often lure unsuspecting victims in,...

Individual Investors Can Seek to Recover Losses through FINRA Arbitration

For individual investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) arbitration process provides an opportunity to recover...

Understanding Simple and Aggravated Assault in Florida

In Florida, assault may be defined as a misdemeanor (simple assault) or a felony (aggravated assault), depending on the circumstances...

Jordan’s Judicial Authorities Branch

The constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan clearly states that the judicial branch of the country is independent while judges only...

How Extradition Cases Proceed in the UAE

When an extradition order is made for someone residing in the UAE, there are certain procedures that are followed. If the case has gone to...

Can I Get Arrested Just for Being Rude to the Police?

The First Amendment protects your right to be rude to police officers, but that right is not unlimited and it doesn't mean you won't get...

Jordanian Punishment Laws

How much punishment is too much? This sensitive question is as old as the law itself. As well as the word “justice” and “legitimacy”.

When Can New Jersey's Child Welfare Agency (DCP&P) Take a Child from the Home

Having your child taken from you can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, many parents who are involved in child welfare cases with New...

Kickback Fraud in the Health Care Business

Competition for health care business is strong. Every possible service from pharmaceutical manufacturers to providers of durable medical...

Child Welfare Litigation Strategies

It’s easy to feel as if the whole system is against you when you are fighting for your child in court.

Your Rights With CPS

Child Protective Services (CPS) is required by law to investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. They are part of the New Jersey Department...

What Child Welfare Casworkers Expect from You

When working with child welfare caseworkers, it is important to know and understand their expectations for you.

False Accusations Of Child Abuse

When reading reports of sexual assault in newspapers and on television, it is natural to assume that they are true. However, the reality of the...

Vulnerability of Child Abuse Accusations

Child abuse accusations are being used as a weapon by some unscrupulous individuals to taint the character of those from whom they would like to...

The Law on Drugs in the UAE

The UAE is a Muslim country and illicit drugs are strictly forbidden. Drug offences are severely punished including by imprisonment and...

Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony...

What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove When You’ve Been Charged with Armed Robbery?

Armed robbery is a type of violent crime that can have serious repercussions. If you are charged with armed robbery or another type of violent...

What Is Considered Child Abuse in New Jersey?

Unfortunately there are numerous cases each year where child abuse takes place in New Jersey.

What Are the Adoption Laws in New Jersey?

New Jersey adoption laws aim to observe the rights of all persons involved, including the birth parents, adoptive parents, and the child to be...

What Are Reasons why there may be a False Positive on a DUI Test?

  By HG.org
When a person has been pulled over because of suspected driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he or she is usually tested with...


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