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explaining the different aspects of Criminal Law.

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

  March 24, 2017     By Ameli Inyangu & Partners
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?

  March 23, 2017     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 hired lawyer as per the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Bullying Laws in New Jersey

  March 23, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
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 anti-bullying laws with most of the states forming the laws, due to the vast number of high school shooting being conducted during the period of 1990s.

Elder Abuse Laws in New Jersey

  March 23, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
In New Jersey, the goal is to protect those people who are most vulnerable.

Sexual Harassment

  March 22, 2017     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
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 bots against sexual stereotypes and harassment.

Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

  March 21, 2017     By Donald C. Barrett, P.A.
Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even though the evidence may seem strong in a given case, a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney may explore a variety of factual and legal issues to obtain a favorable result.

Compensation from a Skiing Accident

  March 20, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Ski accident damage: compensation in civil and criminal matters.

Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy

  March 16, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a safe work environment, reducing business liability, protecting business reputation and standing, and restricting personal freedom.

Factors That Will Be Considered in Extradition Requests in UAE

  March 15, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
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 extradition requests from foreign countries.

10 Quick Tips about Penalties For Drunk Driving in New Jersey

  March 15, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
It is good to prefer refraining from getting convicted of drunk driving. If convicted, hire the best lawyer and remove yourself free of all charges. DUI has serious alternate penalties too with regards to misdemeanor or felony.

Questions You Need to Ask When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

  March 14, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
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 defense attorney who can help you defend your rights and get you a winning chance at lowering your sentence or having your charges dismissed. Finding the right criminal defense attorney can be difficult, especially when you yourself have a limited understanding of the legal process.

Witness Hearing Before the Criminal Courts in UAE

  March 9, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
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 official notice will have to be sent at least 1 day before the hearing date.

Private Investigators Help Prevent Catfishing Schemes

  March 8, 2017     By HG.org
Catfishing schemes have become more common as social media presence has increased over time. They often lure unsuspecting victims in, potentially costing them time, money and frustration.

Individual Investors Can Seek to Recover Losses through FINRA Arbitration

  March 7, 2017     By Zamansky LLC
For individual investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) arbitration process provides an opportunity to recover fraudulent investment losses without going to court.

Understanding Simple and Aggravated Assault in Florida

  March 7, 2017     By Fowler Law Group, P.A.
In Florida, assault may be defined as a misdemeanor (simple assault) or a felony (aggravated assault), depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident itself. Read on to learn more about the differences.

Jordan’s Judicial Authorities Branch

  March 6, 2017     By Abdullah & Partners Law Firm
The constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan clearly states that the judicial branch of the country is independent while judges only recognize the power and authority of the law.

How Extradition Cases Proceed in the UAE

  March 6, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
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 Interpol, the agency will arrange an arrest and turn the suspect over to the Public Prosecution within 48 hours.

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

  March 3, 2017     By Bloom Legal, LLC
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 arrested for mouthing off to a cop. Read on to learn more.

Jordanian Punishment Laws

  March 2, 2017     By Abdullah & Partners Law Firm
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

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Having your child taken from you can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, many parents who are involved in child welfare cases with New Jersey’s child welfare agency (DCP&P) aren’t aware that they have rights they can defend.

Kickback Fraud in the Health Care Business

  March 1, 2017     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Competition for health care business is strong. Every possible service from pharmaceutical manufacturers to providers of durable medical equipment has sales reps fighting for business.

Child Welfare Litigation Strategies

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
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

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child Protective Services (CPS) is required by law to investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. They are part of the New Jersey Department of Family and Protective Services, a state agency.

What Child Welfare Casworkers Expect from You

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
When working with child welfare caseworkers, it is important to know and understand their expectations for you.

False Accusations Of Child Abuse

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
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 situation can often be different then what is reported especially in child custody and visitation matters.

Vulnerability of Child Abuse Accusations

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
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 extract revenge for various unrelated reasons.

The Law on Drugs in the UAE

  February 27, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The UAE is a Muslim country and illicit drugs are strictly forbidden. Drug offences are severely punished including by imprisonment and deportation after the jail term has been served. Here are five points to consider in relation to drugs laws in the country, in order to ensure you stay on the right side of the law:

Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

  February 24, 2017     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony provisions describes a crime or crimes in broad terms.

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

  February 24, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
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 crime, it is always best to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can give you a winning chance at possibly reducing your sentence or even dismissing your case. An experienced defense lawyer can represent you in court, handle all the complicated details of your case, and give you a keen understanding of the legal facts that can affect you.

What Is Considered Child Abuse in New Jersey?

  February 24, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Unfortunately there are numerous cases each year where child abuse takes place in New Jersey.

What Are the Adoption Laws in New Jersey?

  February 24, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
New Jersey adoption laws aim to observe the rights of all persons involved, including the birth parents, adoptive parents, and the child to be given for adoption, throughout the adoption process.

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

  February 23, 2017     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 a field kit or a breathalyzer machine.

Is a DUI a Felony?

  February 23, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Arrested for DUI? Is a DUI a Felony? Regardless of the State, DUI-DWI laws in most jurisdictions have common factors that can escalate a driving under the influence charge to a Felony DUI.

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

  February 21, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or emotional. Injuries that occur to both drivers and passengers may open up the door to personal injury claims for compensation. Road accidents that cause road injury fall under tortious liability in the country, which means any cases taken are through civil action.

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

  February 17, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no citizens, except DUI lawyers who are specialists in the field of drunk driving defense, know the information posted here. All Americans need to know their rights to NOT self-incriminate.

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Domestic violence occurs when one’s safety is compromised. The safety in question includes one’s physical, mental, sexual, and economic, and emotional well-being.

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

  February 13, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

When Do Police Have To Read You Your Rights?

  February 10, 2017     By Rogers Garcia Patton PLLC
Incriminating statements collected during a "conversation" be used against you if you haven't been read your Miranda rights? The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the case of United States v. Swan late last year ruled yes, because you were not in custody when you made the statements.

Watch Out Online Scam!

  February 10, 2017     By Damiani & Damiani
In the last few years, due to the widespread use of the electronic commerce (i.e. e-commerce), the risk of incurring scam increased enormously.

Domestic Violence Laws in Colorado and Their Implications

  February 10, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Domestic Violence is bad in any form and nobody should accept it. Learn what could happened to you if you are caught under domestic violence law in Colorado.

What to Do When Falsely Accused of a Crime

  February 9, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
Facing a serious criminal charge can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are falsely accused of a crime. The best thing to do when you find yourself in this situation is to seek legal help from a criminal defense attorney immediately. Depending on the type of crime you are faced with, it is best to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in that area and who can defend your rights to the best of his ability.

What to Do When Charged with a Violent Crime

  February 8, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are suspected of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, talk to a violent crime defense attorney immediately to defend your case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help negotiate your rights and increase your chances of receiving a lighter sentence.

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

  February 8, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The maximum penalties for someone caught due to drunk driving are imprisonment and fines or License cancellation.

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling, vicious rumors, descriptions of gruesome situations and many other similar issues.

DUI Checkpoints in New Jersey

  February 8, 2017     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
New Jersey has multiple options in the ongoing fight to curtail drunk driving. Sobriety checkpoints are a legal police method used to combat DUI in South Jersey.

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

  February 7, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs etc.) or DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Top Ways to Prevent Fraud from a Private Investigator

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators do not only have to be hired after some bad conduct has occurred. Instead, they can be hired as a preventative measure. They can help prevent fraud from occurring in the first place so that a person or business is not harmed by the wrongdoing of others.

Explaining the Law around Fraud in the UAE

  February 6, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
In 1987, the UAE government passed Penal Code Article No. 399 which governs the crime of fraud in the country. Below we outline the law and then identify the elements of the crime and explain, in layman’s terms, what constitutes a crime of fraud.

Criminal Background Checks from a Private Investigator

  February 5, 2017     By HG.org
Today, there are many ways that a person can infiltrate the life of another and cause him or her harm. Romantic partners may lie about their background, neighbors may have a sordid history of sexual abuse of a minor, employees may steal and domestic workers may have a track record of fraudulent activity. To combat these realities, people may turn to a private investigator to inspect the background of someone in their lives.

Why You Need an Embezzlement Lawyer

  February 3, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you have been accused of embezzlement, it is always best to seek an embezzlement lawyer or a criminal defense attorney who can help defend your rights.

What to Do When Facing Drug Charges

  February 3, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are in danger of facing drug charges, you may face severe penalties and even a lengthy prison sentence. The best thing to do for your case is find a criminal defense lawyer as early as possible. They may be able to negotiate on your behalf and get you a lighter sentence before any formal charges are made against you.

Adoption - Your Rights as a Parent

  February 2, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
When children are adopted, their legal guardians change from the biological parent to the adoptive parent. Once a child is adopted, the parental rights are transferred to the adoptive parent.

How Mental Health Affects Custody

  February 2, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Raising a child is a demanding and challenging endeavor. This can pose problems for parents who suffer from a mental illness.

Was Your Child Taken From You? Here Are Your First Steps

  February 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Take Action - If child welfare workers took your child from your home, you might be feeling helpless and scared.

5 Facts about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in California

  February 1, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
While we are all aware of the facts of driving under the influence of alcohol, the laws about driving under the influence of marijuana are not as publicly known. With the recent legalization of marijuana in California, it is important to understand how it affects drivers. Here are 10 facts about driving under the influence of marijuana that will help you understand how you are affected.

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately

  February 1, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you have recently been arrested or charged with committing a crime, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is talk to a criminal defense attorney. While you may think that you know the ins and outs of the legal process, it is always best to research all your options and learn how a criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights. The earlier you consult with a lawyer, the better chances you will have of preventing any mistakes that can jeopardize your case.

What To Do When You Are Arrested

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Getting arrested is a stressful and upsetting situation, but it’s very important to not let that affect your judgment. The wrong reaction can take away possible defenses or lead to additional charges. To protect your rights, do these six things if you are arrested.

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in New Jersey

  January 30, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
A traffic ticket lawyer in New Jersey deals with all the legal approaches and citations required during various types of traffic violations. Failure in following any of the prominent laws will certainly lead to stringent legal actions. The violations include DUI (driving under the influence), reckless driving, illegal lane changes, breaking traffic laws, parking violation etc.

Four Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Licenses in Texas

  January 30, 2017     By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
This article explains answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about occupational driver's licenses in Texas. Do I need to go in front of the judge to receive an ODL? What happens at a hearing? What happens if my Occupational License doesn’t get approved by the judge? If I have a DWI conviction, can I still apply for an Occupational License?

Understanding the Laws on Underage Drinking in California

  January 30, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Consumption of alcohol below the age of 21 is a criminal offense. Ensure that you are not breaking any of these other laws regarding underage drinking.

Civil Justice for Sexual Offence Victims in the UK

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
While the criminal courts have long provided retribution through sentencing for those guilty of a sexual offence, this often fails to provide full justice to the victim. Those who have suffered serious assaults can find themselves needing long-term medical assistance, not to mention the physical and psychological stress that the offence and subsequent trial has placed on their lives, including loss of career earnings.

Keeping Your License after a Georgia DUI Arrest

  January 25, 2017     By HG.org
After you are arrested for a DUI, you only have a limited amount of time to fight to keep your driving privileges. If you do not quickly assert this right, your license will be automatically suspended. By knowing your rights and duties, you may be able to maintain your driving privileges.

Search Warrants in Drug Offences in UAE: A Recent Case

  January 23, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Recently, an important legal case [involved] the need for police to have a search warrant when they charge people with possession and use of drugs based on evidence inside private homes.

Do I Have to Submit to Tests during a Georgia DUI Stop?

  January 22, 2017     By HG.org
Simply because you are stopped for DUI does not mean that you have lost all of your rights. During the course of a short DUI investigation, you may be asked to take a number of tests.

Georgia DUI Frequently Asked Questions

  January 22, 2017     By HG.org
When a person is stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, he or she often has many questions. Knowing a person’s rights during this situation can help reduce negative consequences and avoid conviction. Some of the most commonly asked questions related to Georgia DUI include:

How to Avoid a DUI Conviction in Georgia

  January 22, 2017     By HG.org
DUI in Georgia is taken very seriously, even if it is a first defense. Knowing the penalties, your rights and the possible defenses in your case give you an increased chance to know how best to defend against these serious charges.

DUI First Offense in Georgia

  January 22, 2017     By HG.org
Georgia law enforcement officers take DUI very seriously. If a person is over the legal limit, he or she faces automatic jail time. Understanding a DUI first offense can help a person make more informed decisions throughout this process.

"DUI Less Safe" Georgia - What is the "DUI Less Safe" Penalty?

  January 20, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
A person arrested in Georgia for DUI-alcohol is initially arrested for DUI less safe. This is the most common type of DUI GA charge for driving under the influence. The arrested person is next read the Georgia implied consent law notice that puts driving privileges at risk for any refusal to be tested. However, by submitting to testing, a NEW type of DUI, per se driving above the legal alcohol limit is triggered.

Expungement in New Jersey

  January 19, 2017     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
Having a record expunged is an important step for eligible persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor and have completed their sentence or paid their fine. Having a criminal record can lead to many issues, so it is in your best interest to expunge it as soon as possible.

Litigating Georgia Implied Consent Law Motions to Obtain Exclusion of Breath Test Evidence

  January 16, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Georgia implied consent law is outdated, flawed and incomplete. A Georgia DUI Lawyer must know how to challenge the admissibility of implied consent in pretrial motions, to help win the DUI case

Search & Seizure Law: Exclusionary Rule Applies at Probation Hearing in Pennsylvania

  January 10, 2017     By Goldstein Mehta LLC
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dramatically re-interpreted search and seizure law for people who are serving sentences of probation or parole. In Commonwealth v. Arter, the Court ruled that “illegally-obtained evidence which is suppressed during criminal proceedings should likewise be suppressed during parole and probation revocation proceedings pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

What You Need for a Texas Occupational Driver's License

  January 9, 2017     By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
A Texas Occupational Driver's License will allow a person whose license is suspended to drive under certain restricted conditions. This article describes what people need to obtain an occupational license in Texas.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Criminal Defense Attorney

  January 9, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
To avoid the undesirable number of troubles in criminal charges you can find here the roles and responsibilities of a criminal defense attorney.

Can I Use Marijuana While on Probation or Parole in Colorado?

  January 5, 2017     By Law Offices of M. Colin Bresee
Marijuana is a federal offense, but for residents of Colorado, Marijuana is legal medically and recreationally. So what are CO residents' rights in using Marijuana while on probation or parole? Check out this article by Denver Criminal Defense Attorney, Colin Bresee, to learn more.

First Conviction Pursuant to Israeli “FCPA” – Following the Footsteps of the US

  December 30, 2016     By Barnea & Co. Law Offices
It is sometimes difficult to identify historical milestones as they occur, especially if they are small and sometimes may seem almost insignificant. However, on December 15, 2016, in a magistrate court in Tel-Aviv a historic event occurred: for the first time in Israel, an Israeli company was convinced for bribing a foreign public official.

You Refused to Submit to DWI Breath Test, So What!

  December 27, 2016     By The Law Offices of Sharita Blacknall
The strongest evidence for a prosecutor in a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) case is the results of a breathalyzer or blood test that shows a driver was intoxicated with alcohol, prescription drugs, or a controlled substance.

The History of Drug Laws in America and the enactment of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Laws

Drug laws in America were enacted in 125 years ago, as international awareness of the perils of addiction and its health and social costs. Drunk driving laws only became relevant in the late 1800s, and the first laws were enacted by New Mexico and New York in 1910. Drugged driving arrests are growing due to the proliferation of new medicines, as a percentage of all DWI-DWI arrests, but overall arrests for drunken driving are falling.

From America's First Federal Drug Law to President Richard Nixon's War on Drugs

America's History of Drug Regulation from Teddy Roosevelt to Richard Nixon reveals Misguided Attempts to Prevent Marijuana Usage have resulted in Millions of Drug Arrests

How President Ronald Reagan helped launch DUI Defense as a Criminal Law Sub-Speciality

How Drunk Driving Defense went from relative obscurity to become a Criminal Law Specialty for Criminal Defense Attorneys in One Decade

DUI Checkpoints in Georgia: the 15 Most Important Georgia Appellate Decisions

Georgia is one of 38 states that permits warrantless DUI checkpoints. New Georgia case law in the past 5 years has clarified the requirements of police checkpoints, and have allowed many successful challenges to having sobriety check points declared unconstitutional.

How to Neutralize the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus [DUI Eye Test]

Field sobriety tests were created to help police officers make better DUI arrests. Studies in 1977 and 1981, sponsored by NHTSA, posted reliability numbers for identifying DUI drivers whose BAC level was 0.10 grams % or higher. The HGN eye test was one of 3 evaluations, and had the highest accuracy claimed to be 77% accurate, in predicting a driver’s BAC level being over the legal alcohol limit. In the 1990s, NHTSA claimed that the same field tests were now 90% accurate, at predicting 0.08 gr %.

Key Statutes Controlling DUI Laws in Georgia: Implied Consent

Georgia has had very tough DUI laws for over half a century. In recent years, after several highly publicized boating under the influence deaths at Lake Lanier, the Georgia legislature passed more comprehensive laws for BUI cases.

DWI No Refusal Weekends in Texas

  December 27, 2016     By Justin Sparks Law Firm
During the holidays, police crack down on drinking and driving by scheduling no refusal weekends. Police have warrants more readily available on these weekends to obtain blood samples from drivers who do not consent to taking a breath test. With the New Years coming up, drivers should all be familiar with no refusal policies and consequences.

Anti Crime Regulation in Saudi Arabia

Recently, the fraud crimes are clearly rising whether it is among any individuals or local /foreign companies.

What If You Are Arrested for DUI and Placed in Jail

  By HG.org
When a person is arrested for drinking and driving, he or she may go through a number of stages. This process can be confusing for someone who has never gone through it before.

DUI Arrests and Subsequent Stages

  By HG.org
After being arrested, the person charged with driving under the influence is taken and placed in jail. A breathalyzer test is then requested. If the driver refuses this test, his or her license is automatically suspended pending further action in many states.

It Is Imperative to Create a Defensive Strategy to Defend Against a DUI Conviction

  By HG.org
There are various ways to fight charges of DUI. It is imperative to create a defensive strategy to defend against conviction. Challenging evidence and processes may be the path to take. Backed by a criminal defense lawyer, strategies about how tests may be challenged should provide a strong and aggressive stance in fighting charges of DUI violations.

Assault Family Violence - What Is It?

Assault family violence is just a type of assault. It has the same elements as all other assaults. What makes it different is that a judge makes a finding of family violence if the alleged victim was a member of the accused’s household as defined by the Family Code.

The Crime of Bounced Cheques in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates law against bounced cheques is one that often surprises expatriates in the country as it criminalises the act of having a cheque bounce.

Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs): Directors’ Liabilities in Case of an Offense

The Board of Directors of a CIF shall consist of at least two executive Directors and two independent non-executive Directors. The majority of the Directors shall be Cyprus residents. The independent non-executive Directors shall be persons of reputation and good standing, experienced and well-known in the business community for their skills and abilities, who can themselves, promote the company’s goals.

PA Superior Court Strikes Down Much of Pennsylvania DUI Law

In the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, the Court found it unconstitutional to criminally penalize a motorist for refusing to submit to blood testing. As many criminal lawyers predicted at the time, this holding would lead to challenges to Pennsylvania’s DUI statute.

Crime of Lying to Government Agents

  By HG.org
Many people are surprised to find out that it is a crime to lie to an officer of the federal government. While many people understand that they can be punished for lying under oath, it is not necessary to make a statement under oath in order to be prosecuted for lying to the federal government.

The Complex Nature of Conspiracy Charges

  By HG.org
Conspiracy charges can be one of the most complex types of cases. They can even be imposed when a crime has not actually been committed. Understanding the complexity of conspiracy charges can help individuals who are accused of this crime understand the nature of the charges against them and the steps that they can take to avoid them.

Different Treatment of Children and Adults when Facing Criminal Charges

  By HG.org
When an adult is arrested, he or she goes through a very different process than when a juvenile is arrested. Criminal defense lawyers are aware of these differences and will fight to protect the rights of their clients, whether adults or juveniles. Knowing the procedure that a person is subjected to after arrest can help individuals learn whether their rights have been violated.

When Is a Child Offender Sentenced to Juvie?

  By HG.org
The way that children and adults are treated under the law is very different. This is primarily because of the different roles of the judicial system in their lives. For adults, the goal is to punish the offender. However, for children, the hope is to rehabilitate them so that they will not go on to commit crimes in the future. Juvenile detention facilities are sometimes used on child offenders.

Is Double Jeopardy Implicated when a Court Increases a Sentence Multiple Times?

  By HG.org
When a person has been convicted for one crime, he or she cannot be convicted of the same crime again. This means he or she is not subject to multiple punishments for this same offense against the law. However, there are several complications that may lead to other complexities in the case.

Process of Prosecution of White Collar Crimes

  By HG.org
There are a variety of crimes that may be inflicted upon others. Of these, the white collar offenses may be some of the more serious ones committed because they are accomplished by professionals at their places of work with manners of concealment that provide a means of obtaining cash, property, services or advantages in work via illegal manners.

The Collateral Price that Convicts Pay When Applying for a Job After Conviction

  By HG.org
Although everyone makes mistakes, those who have been arrested for a crime often must pay serious consequences that may last for their lifetime. Those who make an impulsive decision may suffer the humiliation and loss of freedom of being arrested and serving time in jail.

When Is a Child Offender Sentenced to Juvie?

  By HG.org
The way that children and adults are treated under the law is very different. This is primarily because of the different roles of the judicial system in their lives. For adults, the goal is to punish the offender. However, for children, the hope is to rehabilitate them so that they will not go on to commit crimes in the future. Juvenile detention facilities are sometimes used on child offenders.

Does Law Enforcement Need A Warrant To Search My House If I Am On Probation?

An issue that frequently comes up when litigating motions to suppress in drug and weapons cases is whether the police or probation department need a search warrant to search the house of a someone who is on probation. Both the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions require law enforcement to get a search warrant before conducting a search of a residence. However, there are a few limited exceptions to this rule. Two of those exceptions apply to people who are on probation or parole.

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