Criminal Law Articles

Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Criminal Law.



Animal Cruelty Cases

  February 8, 2016     By Francis J. Falkenstein
This year, the FBI has begun tracking cases of animal abuse on a national level in order to research trends and adopt prevention strategies. Beginning in January 2016, police departments will be required to report animal-related crimes to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS is used by criminologists, law enforcement and researchers.

Panama Adopts New Legislation to Supress Money Laundering

  February 4, 2016     By Pardini & Associates
The Law responds to the continuous international claims and the listing of Panama in the FATF gray list.

IT Crimes in Saudi Arabia

  February 2, 2016     By Hazim AL-Madani Law Firm
Anti-Cyber Crime Law of Saudi Arabia is ny act committed related to computer or the internet violating stipulations of this law.

Where Can I Turn if my Rights have been Violated during a Traffic Stop?

  February 5, 2016     By The Sehat Law Firm, PLC
Protecting your rights while cooperating with police can feel like walking a tightrope—one wrong move and you plunge to your doom. You should remember that even well intentioned police are nervous during traffic stops. You want to cooperate and defuse a potential conflict while not incriminating yourself or giving the police information that you do not have to share.

How Can A DWI Affect My Job Search?

  February 1, 2016     By Buford & Gonzalez
It is a truism that has to be accepted that those with no criminal record generally have a better chance at getting a job than those with one. However, if you have a DWI on your record, it is no longer the serious problem that it once was. More employers are adjusting their thinking, and there are also more legal options with which you may be able to clean up your record.

Are DUI Field Sobriety Test Admissible in Florida Courts?

  January 30, 2016     By Thomas Shawn Lupella PA
There are two ways for law enforcement to determine whether a driver is impaired. The Breath Analyzer and Field Sobriety Tests. Field Sobriety Test results are not always reliable, there are often other elements, such as the weather, or the ground surface in which the tests are performed. The question is are the results admissible in Court?

Alternatives to Jail

  January 17, 2016     By HG.org
States and counties around the country have offered criminal defendants a number of alternatives to jail. These alternatives help to keep more people outside of overcrowded jails and provide an incentive to reform behavior.

Can the Government Take Away My Property?

  January 14, 2016     By HG.org
Through the process of forfeiture, the government may be able to take away the property of a civilian. This may be because the individual is involved in criminal activity or because he or she owns property that was involved in criminal activity.

Florida May Allow for Lower Sentences for Drug Traffickers

  January 10, 2016     By The Wade Law Firm
Drug Trafficking charges in Florida are basically only trumped up possession charges. This means that to prove drug trafficking, the state attorney only needs to prove that the defendant possessed a certain amount of a controlled substance – this amount is defined by Florida Statute 893.135 and is different for each drug.

A DUI Is Not a DIY: Save Money and Hassle Using an Attorney

  January 6, 2016     By Michael B Schulman and Associates PC
All too often individuals think they can proceed without a lawyer in drinking and driving offenses. Some people don't understand the consequences that they face in such serious matters while others simply think they will be better off without an attorney. Unfortunately, an attorney is crucial for all defendants facing such issues.

What a Child Won’t Tell: Recognizing the Signs of Sex Abuse in Children

  January 5, 2016     By Ostroff Injury Law
Each year, U.S. police departments receive as many as 80,000 reports of sexual abuse against children. However, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry reports that this number is an underestimate. Many children who are abused are afraid to tell anyone what has happened.

International Investigation of Crimes in Ukraine

  December 27, 2015     By APC Law Company
Today the world is steadily moving to international globalization through constant economic, political, cultural and legal integration.

Are There Any Alternatives to Jail When You Are Charged with a Crime?

  December 22, 2015     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
You may have seen people with ankle monitors, or heard of those who get home detention as a sentence, but who actually qualifies for alternative sentencing and how does it work?

Colorado Ignition Interlock Devices

  December 21, 2015     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
If you get a DUI in Colorado, there is a good chance you will have to deal with an ignition interlock device. An interlock is the common name for car breathalyzer, a device that is required to be placed in vehicles for a period of time owned by those who have been accused of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, refusing to submit to a chemical test, or drivers convicted of DUI.

Understanding Medicaid Fraud Investigations in New York City

  December 7, 2015     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
A Medicaid fraud investigation is a serious matter that can lead to criminal charges. You should consult with a Medicaid fraud lawyer before you speak with investigators or turn over any documents.

Responsibility of Jails

  December 4, 2015     By HG.org
While individuals do lose many rights when they are imprisoned, this does not mean that they lose all jails. Since jails and prisons are the custodians of these individuals, they have many responsibilities to these individuals’ welfare.

Underage Drinking in Georgia

  December 1, 2015     By Law Offices of J. Lee Webb
For many people underage drinking is thought of as a youthful indiscretion that is just a fact of life, but Georgia law takes it very seriously. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have compiled statistics suggesting that over two-thirds of high school senior have already tried alcohol, and almost 40 percent drink regularly; of course, underage drinking is also common at the University of Georgia.

What Types of Conditions of Probation May a Judge Impose in a Georgia Criminal Case?

  November 24, 2015     By The Sessions Law Firm, LLC
All too frequently, people ask us what types of conditions may be imposed by the Court as a condition of probation. Trial courts in Georgia criminal cases are vested with broad discretion to impose conditions of probation that it sees fit to address issues with a particular defendant.

About First Offender Programs

  November 20, 2015     By HG.org
First offender Programs are alternative sentencing program that take into consideration the negative consequences associated with a criminal history. They often allow a person who has committed a crime a preferable alternative to the normal conviction process, provided that the individual completes certain requirements.

Can I Have My Mugshot Removed from the Internet?

  November 20, 2015     By HG.org
While people laugh at celebrity mugshots and may even peruse local ones for amusement, mugshots can be extremely embarrassing to the individuals portrayed. Quite often, a mugshot is considered public information. However, there are some instances in which a person can have a mugshot removed.

DUIs and Deportation

  November 20, 2015     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
Many issues come up when someone is faced with a DUI but when you are not a permanent citizen, one of the biggest fears is deportation.

If It’s Legal Is It Still a Nuisance?

As the landscape of marijuana legalization changes, the many related laws evolve accordingly. An Oregon court recently ruled that the smell of marijuana smoke cannot be considered inherently offensive.

Corporate Criminal Liability for Corruption Offences in Greece

The basic legal framework concerning the liability of business entities for corrupt practices in Greece.

In Criminal Defense, Is DNA Evidence Really a Smoking Gun?

Is DNA really the smoking gun that the media and police make it out to be? It certainly isn't in light of some of the recent cases of DNA pointing the finger at the wrong person. The so called “gold standard” in forensic evidence isn't as golden as we are led to believe. A smart criminal defense lawyer knows this and will use this to help his client.

Responding to NYC Medicaid Fraud Investigations

If you receive a letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation, it means that you are the target of a Medicaid fraud investigation. How you respond to the letter can mean the difference between an inconvenience and a criminal record.

What Can I Do If Someone Is Lying to the Court?

  By HG.org
Witnesses including parties to the case provide testimony to the court that the judge and jury consider. When witnesses testify to the court, they do so under oath. They also do so under the risk of facing criminal charges if they lie to the court. There are steps that another person can take whether a party or an observer to inform the court of lies.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

  By HG.org
While many people are familiar with the term DUI, meaning driving under the influence, this term is usually associated with alcohol. However, states also have additional laws or utilize the same laws as those pertaining to alcohol-related charges as those pertaining to driving under the influence of drugs. In states that have additional laws, these are sometimes abbreviated as DUID for “driving under the influence of drugs.”

Consequences for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

  By HG.org
Driving under the influence of drugs may be incorporated as an independent statute or may be treated the same as driving under the influence of alcohol, depending on state law. In either event, a conviction for driving under the influence can carry significant consequences.

Can I Travel While on Probation?

Probation may be a part of the punishment given to you after being convicted of a crime in the state of Florida. It is important to understand that when you have been placed on probation during the sentencing process, you need to comply with all of the conditions outlined by the court. If you violate your probation terms and conditions, you could find yourself in even bigger trouble than before.

Can Your Wife or Husband Dime You Out?

We’ve watched the scene unfold on television before, a couple discusses their pending legal doom, things are bleak, then somehow they realize they can’t be forced to testify against one another, and suddenly, there is hope these troubles can be averted.

Ohio’s Right to a Speedy Trial

If the prosecutor violates your right to a speedy trial, then the case should be dismissed. Your right to a speedy trial means the state must bring you to trial within the time limits proscribed in the Ohio Revised Code. For a first or second degree misdemeanor charge in Ohio, the case must be tried within 90 days unless you waive your right to a speedy trial.

Confidential Informants and Search Warrants in Ohio

In many drug cases in Ohio, law enforcement officers use a confidential informant, also known as a CI. The confidential informant is often facing his or her own criminal charges. Law enforcement officers will negotiate with the confidential information, sometimes through the informant’s criminal defense attorney, for cooperation in setting up another person.

House Bill 347 Aims to Reform Ohio Civil Asset Forfeiture Law

Carrying a large amount of cash is risky. The fear of theft or losing the money is palpable, but new, unlikely culprits have emerged — culprits with a badge and a gun.

Can I Get a Second Opinion for My Legal Case?

  By HG.org
While many individuals ask for a second opinion after receiving a medical diagnosis, these same individuals feel hesitant to do so in a legal case. However, individuals are usually entitled to seek the advice of an attorney of their choice in order to receive a second opinion or other legal counsel.

Police Investigations

Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent. Generally when the police contact an individual who is suspected of a crime, whether or not the subject of that investigation has committed a crime or not, the best advice for that subject is to remain silent.

Colorado Passes Felony DUI Bill

The Colorado state legislature recently passed a bill that is sitting on the governor’s desk waiting his signature.

Florida Sentencing Enhancements: 10-20-Life

This article provides a general overview of Florida's 10-20-Life statute. 10-20-Life operates to enhance the penalties of those offenders to who use weapons and, more specifically, firearms during the commission or attempted commission of certain felony offenses.

Cyber-Bullying Crimes in New Jersey

The act of bullying has been around for as long as anyone cares to remember.

Are Arrest Records Public?

  By HG.org
Arrest records contain information about a person who is arrested and the incident that led to the arrest. They also sometimes describe the victim of the crime. Whether they are public record depends on state law and the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

Why You Should Always Refuse Roadside Sobriety Tests

Virtually any time you are stopped and investigated for suspicion of DUI, the officer is going to ask you if you would be willing to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests, otherwise known as Roadside Maneuvers.

Medical Marijuana Allowed While on Probation

On May 8th, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1267 into law, which concerns the use of medical marijuana while an individual is on probation.

Employee Fired for Medical Marijuana Use

Yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that employees can be fired for using medical marijuana when they are off the clock.

Do I Have the Right to Sue a Doctor Who Wrongfully Accused Me of Child Abuse?

  By HG.org
Being accused of child abuse can be distressing for a parent, especially when it could not be further from the truth. Even if a criminal investigation clears the parent from any suspicion, the damage to the parent’s reputation may continue to linger. However, in the majority of cases, the wrongfully accused parent does not have the right to sue or receive financial recovery from a doctor who makes a report of child abuse that later turns out to be false.

Crime and Punishment and Facebook

Not long ago the Internet blew up over the killing of Cecil the lion, a 13-year-old lion living in a Zimbabwean preserve, by an American dentist named Walter Palmer.

Obama Commutes Demaryius Thomas’ Mom’s Sentence

“I believe at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance.” - President Obama

Jury Nullification

Jury nullification is making headlines in Denver and in particular in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, where activists have been distributing fliers about nullification and fighting charges against other activists who have done the same, since July of this summer.

Why Education is the Best Weapon Against Drunk Driving in Texas

Texas has more fatal car accidents involving alcohol than any other state. An approach focused on punishment and not education has not been effective in reducing the statistics.

Filing a False Police Report

  By HG.org
Filing a false police report is a crime under federal and state laws. However, the elements necessary to prove this crime and the severity of it vary by jurisdiction.

Are We Able to Smoke Pot in Public in Colorado Yet?

The short answer at this point is no. While an initiative was introduced earlier this year to permit public smoking in certain areas, activists just announced they are pulling the initiative from the ballot and seeking a more collaborative effort between themselves and local businesses in Denver.

Smoking the Peace Pipe in South Dakota

A new pot resort in South Dakota will be opening up soon on tribal land, despite the fact that pot is not yet legal in South Dakota.

Philippines: RA 9262 Extends to Parents in Laws

In the case of Sharica Mari Go-Tan v. Spouses Perfecto and Juanita Tan, G. R. No. 168852, September 30, 2008, the Supreme Court of The Philippines held that parents in laws may likewise be held liable for violation of RA 9262 under the principle of conspiracy.

Denver Releases Police Body Worn Camera Proposal

The city of Denver has completed a six month study concerning the use of body cameras on police and they have created and released a draft policy to the public.

Statutes of Limitations and Sexual Assault

The sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby have focused attention on statutes of limitations for cases involving rape, and whether or not they should exist at all.

How to Sue for Damages Resulting from Perjury

  By HG.org
Many people have experienced this situation: in a hotly contested legal dispute, a witness lies on the stand to help out the other side. As a litigant, this can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable, and can literally destroy an otherwise solid case. So, is there any legal recourse against the witness that commits the perjury?

Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Hit & Run Offenses in Florida

When involved in a traffic crash, a driver has a duty to remain at the scene, provide certain information, and render aid if necessary. A violation of these requirements is a criminal offense, the severity of which depends on whether property damage, personal injury, or death result from the accident.

Tragic End to Child Abuse Case

The recent case of a three year old Broward County, Florida boy, has brought national attention to the flaws throughout the countries child protection services. In this tragic recent case, the body of a three year old child was found dead in the laundry room of his father’s house with his body covered in bruises and cuts, reflecting long term abuse of this child.

Stiff Fines and Penalties for Road Rage

Cameras are always rolling in Hollywood, and recently they captured real-life drama between two motorists.

Issues with the Amber Alert System

The Amber Alert System was created in 1996 after the abduction of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman in Texas.

Which supplier is More Reliable in China? – From the Eyes of a Chinese Lawyer

How to choose a reliable Chinese supplier in international trade business, for foreign merchants.

What Is the Time Limitation for Taking a Child Out of the Country?

  By HG.org
Family law cases can often be emotionally straining. Sometimes, one parent is given primary custody at the objection of the other parent. The non-custodial parent may attempt to become the primary custodian by removing the child from the state or country, making it more difficult for the other parent to find him or her and to enforce the order.

How Does Parole Work?

Parole is a complex system in the penal system that allows convicted prisoners to start a new life with supervision. Historically, the term parole meant by voice or by your word, and that is exactly what it is today. A person on parole is still serving their sentence, but they are allowed to live on the outside, provided they follow specific rules. The rules for parole change from state to state, behavior of the inmate, and the severity of the charge.

Buying a Car? Be Aware of Spot Delivery Scam

  By HG.org
This type of car buying scam gets its name from purchasers who are sold vehicles “on the spot.” The dealership says that the buyer has been approved for the vehicle, but he or she is later told that the financing fell through. There may be some consumer protections to help affected buyers, and there are certainly ways to avoid this common scam.

Inaccuracy in Georgia Breathalyzers

What Can Interfere with Breath Testing?

Errors that Can Lead to Raider Seizure in the Ukraine

Today it is not a secret that the "raider / unlawful seizures" have become the norm and rather the rule of doing business than the exception to the rule, and both domestic enterprises and large foreign investors are suffering from unlawful seizures. What can be attributed to the notion of "raider seizure". Raider seizure - unlawful seizure of real estate, corporate law, intellectual property by other economic entities, physical entities and public authorities.

Understanding Drug Crimes and Possession of Marijuana in Boise, Idaho

The simplest drug crime is possession of a controlled substance, like marijuana. In order to convict, a prosecutor must show that the accused did more than just touch the drug. One conviction was reversed when the defendant said that he had touched the heroin only long enough to throw it away. He had found it in a friend's pocket before taking him for emergency medical treatment.

How The Government Can Take Your Property

A new bill has been introduced to end forfeiture funding of the DEA’s Marijuana Suppression programs. The bill is a bipartisan effort to modify was has become a widely abused system of asset forfeiture from innocent citizens, who in many cases have not even been charged with any crimes.

When Guests Overstay Their Welcome, How Can You Get Them Out of Your Apartment?

  By HG.org
It happens to most of us at some point or another: a house guest comes to stay for a while, but ends up freeloading far longer than expected. When this happens, what can you do to get your pesky house guest to leave? Does the law offer any solutions?

The Power of a Name as a Registered Trademark in Sports

Did you know that you can register your name as a trademark in sports? Many athletes know this and they obtain many benefit from this. Radamel Falcao, know as the ¨Tiger¨ or ¨Tigre¨ from Colombia’s soccer team, has a company named, Business Tiger S.A.S., his company manages all the sponsoring contracts and profits that the trademark FALCAO earns. Radamel Falcao had many trademark lawsuits with people that tried to use and register his name without permission.

Yemeni Bribery & Anti-Corruption Laws & Facilitating Payments in Practice

An overview of the current legal framework regarding bribery and anti-corruption in Yemen followed by a discussion of the practical implications of the framework with respect to the payment of facilitating payments. Criminal code No. 12 of 1994 is a general Law addressing all matter related to crime and punishment. A more specific Law addressing bribery and anti corruption was issued in 2006, namely the Anti Corruption Law.

Can I Get My Name Removed from an Offender List?

  By HG.org
If a person commits certain sexual crimes in North Carolina, his or her name can be added to a sex offender registry. Being added to this list requires the convicted individual to register his or her name, address and other information so that his or her whereabouts are known by the public and law enforcement.

Hidden Provisions at the Dealership - Is This a Case of Consumer Fraud?

  By HG.org
Some auto dealerships have developed a bad reputation for committing fraudulent acts or attempting to trick their customers into making purchases that include hidden provisions. Auto dealerships must comply with a number of state and federal laws pertaining to entering into sales contracts with buyers.

What Happens if I Write a Bad Check?

  By HG.org
Through a simple arithmetic error or forgetting to jot down a check that you sent, you may wind up being criminally prosecuted and paying hefty fines. A bad check is one in which there are insufficient funds in order to cover the amount of the check. It can also be because the check is written on an account that no longer exists.

What Is Your Liability If Someone Hacks Your PC and Uses Information for Criminal Purposes?

  By HG.org
Large-scale security breaches receive massive media attention. Whether a person can be criminally or civilly liable for another’s actions while using their equipment or connection depends on the particular circumstances involved in the case.

Federal Minor Role is Major

Much of my practice deals with defending individuals who import methamphetamine into the United States. Anyone who has practiced federal criminal law knows that the penalties are daunting. In many case a defendant would receive less time for attempting to escape and running over and seriously injuring a custom’s agent than for the charge of importation of methamphetamine.

Entrapment

  By HG.org
When a law enforcement officer helps to influence an individual to attempt to commit a crime, the criminal defendant may wonder if the officer’s conduct rose to entrapment. If entrapment was involved in a case, the criminal defendant may raise entrapment as a defense to the criminal charges.

Texas Veterans Court Eligibility Gets Much-Needed Expansion from Texas Legislature

That past legislative session, the Texas legislature made change to the eligibility requirements for Texas' Veterans Courts, introducing more discretion into the process. These courts are an important part of taking care of the veterans support our freedom by providing a diversion and treatment program.

Shoplifting in Texas Comes with an Added Cost

When a person is arrested for shoplifting in Texas, some retailers are send civil demand notices as well, requesting civil payment of anywhere from $250 to $500 dollars. This is based on Texas Theft Liability Act.

When Should I Report Something to the Police before Going to a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Making a police report can be a serious step that some people may prefer to avoid. On the other hand, speaking to a lawyer may not always be the first advised step. Being sure whether to contact the police or a lawyer can help individuals protect their legal rights.

Defenses For Prostitution Charges In California

A California criminal defense attorney explains prostitution laws and how you can fight the charges. Learn more about prostitution defenses here.

Attacked at Work, What Are My Rights?

  By HG.org
Violence is rarely the answer, and this is especially true in the workplace. Yet, physical attacks can and do occur every day. When they happen at work, this creates a whole suite of considerations that can make the experience even more worrisome and problematic.

When Should I Call the Police?

  By HG.org
Many people may be hesitant to involve law enforcement in their daily lives. However, there are certain times when the police should be called to help protect citizens and their rights.

How to Conduct Yourself During an Arrest

"You are under arrest!" Will these words ever be directed at you or a loved one? Some criminal arrests are for the types of crime you see on TV. However, a number of arrests are made to maintain public order for DUI, disorderly conduct, and family disputes. It is with these types of trouble that the normally law-abiding citizen is most often involved. If you find yourself the object of a policeman's orders, be aware of the policeman's latitude, as well as of your own legal rights and duties.

Can a Lawyer Help with Extradition?

  By HG.org
Extradition is the process in which one country or state that has possession of a criminal suspect hands him or her over to another country or state. A lawyer may be able to help with this process by fighting extradition or by helping to facilitate it, according to the suspect’s wishes and the governing law.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Restitution?

  By HG.org
Courts sometimes order restitution in order to provide victims of crimes with compensation. Although state law may vary, generally restitution does not have a statute of limitations.

How to Get Legal Assistance when the Sheriff Doesn't Assist

  By HG.org
Question: What can I do if someone kicked in my door, stole my property, took over and the sheriff did not help me?

My Father Was Arrested and I Don’t Know What to Do

  By HG.org
Question: My father was arrested for a money laundering case. I learned this through his colleagues. It has been about 21 days and we do not know where he is. What can we do?

Federal Arraignment Process

  By HG.org
When a person is being charged with the commission of a federal crime, he or she usually goes through a federal arraignment process. There are specific guidelines regarding the individual’s rights and the procedures that the court must follow.

Can Federal Restitution Be Forgiven?

  By HG.org
Federal restitution may be ordered after a person has committed a crime and the court wishes to compensate the victim for this crime. Based on current law, federal restitution orders not expire until they have been repaid in full. Generally, federal restitution cannot be discharged with bankruptcy.

Should I Plead Guilty?

  By HG.org
When individuals are facing a conviction of a criminal charge, they usually are told by their attorney that they have two choices. They can either plead guilty or go to trial. There are certain risks inherent in making either decisions.

NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation Letters

A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you have a potentially serious problem. Do not try to handle this on your own. Consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud lawyer before you meet with the investigators.

Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial: Pros and Cons

  By HG.org
When a criminal defendant makes the decision whether to plead guilty or go to trial, he or she often has much more to consider than whether he or she is actually innocent. The risks of being found guilty by a judge or jury are substantial, causing some innocent people to plead guilty in order to avoid them. A criminal defense lawyer can discuss the pros and cons of each option, but it is ultimately up to the criminal defendant to make this critical decision.

Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 3: Three Time Violent Felony Offenders & Violent Career Criminals

This article is the third installment in our Florida Sentencing Enhancements series and presents an overview of the Three Time Violent Felony Offender and Violent Career Criminal statutes.

Financial or White Collar Crimes

Financial or white collar crimes typically involve some form of deceit, maneuver or the abuse of a position of trust. It involve activities that defraud people of their money which affect private individuals, companies, organizations and nations.

List of Scammers

  By HG.org
This is a list of emails and phone numbers from scammers who contacted HG.org.

I Received a Bad Check – What Do I Do?

  By HG.org
If you have received a bad check, you may be able to pursue compensation or restitution through civil or criminal proceedings. However, state laws typically govern bad check disputes and certain elements may need to be met in order to recover the value of the bad check.

Do You Have the Right to Shoot a Drone Hovering on Top of Your Backyard or Property?

  By HG.org
Drones are small aircraft, usually used in a recreational capacity. However, some people see them as a safety and privacy risk as they have been used to deliver contraband to prisoners and have hovered dangerously close to the White House. Generally, you do not have a right to shoot such drones.

Self-Defense VS. Manslaughter

Manslaughter, albeit a lesser crime than murder, is a criminal offense; whereas a true self-defense killing is not a crime.

Divorce Settlement Scammer in the Name of Alice Swang

  By HG.org
Hg.org offers a free lead service to the lawyers and law firms listed on its directories. Sometimes we receive emails from scammers such as the "Alice Swang" email below.

Decriminalization, Legalization, and Marijuana Use in Illinois

With many states jumping on the marijuana legalizationn bandwagon, whether it be for medical or recreational use, “legalization” and “decriminalization” are two words often used interchangeably, although they have different meanings under the eyes of the law.

How to Choose a Defense Attorney

Just like you wouldn’t visit a podiatrist to treat an ear infection, you shouldn’t go to a tax attorney if you want to sue the driver who rear-ended your car. There are many areas of law and a lot of different types of lawyers who deal with them. When your freedom is on the line, it’s important to seek the correct representation.


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