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Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Criminal 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

"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.

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

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
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]

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
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

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
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.

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

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
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

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
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

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
How Drunk Driving Defense went from relative obscurity to become a Criminal Law Specialty for Criminal Defense Attorneys in One Decade

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

  December 27, 2016     By Hazim Al Madani Law Firm
Recently, the fraud crimes are clearly rising whether it is among any individuals or local /foreign companies.

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.

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.

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.

Assault Family Violence - What Is It?

  December 23, 2016     By The Law Offices of Sharita Blacknall
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

  December 23, 2016     By Hassan Elhais
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

  December 22, 2016     By N. Pirilides & Associates LLC
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

  December 22, 2016     By Goldstein Mehta LLC
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  December 15, 2016     By Goldstein Mehta LLC
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.

What's The Difference Between Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault in Pennsylvania?

  December 13, 2016     By Goldstein Mehta LLC
Aggravated Assault is one of the most serious charges under Pennsylvania law, and even Simple Assault has the potential to result in jail time because it is a violent crime. There are some key things to know if you are facing assault charges. First, it is important to know what the prosecution must prove for each type. Second, there are defenses. Third, you must act fast if you are facing assault charges.

Did A Philadelphia City Lawyer Commit A Crime When His Friend Tagged a Building With Graffiti?

  December 13, 2016     By Goldstein Mehta LLC
If you’re hanging out with a buddy and your friend does something illegal while you’re there, are you on the hook for the crime? What if you knew or suspected that he was going to do it? Those are the questions likely facing Philadelphia prosecutors as they decide whether to bring charges in a case involving an Assistant City Solicitor who, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, was videotaped “involved in an anti-Donald Trump vandalism incident.”

The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Definition of Insider Trading – A Big Win for Prosecutors

  December 8, 2016     By Shustak Reynolds & Partners, PC
For the first time since 1983 when the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dirks v. SEC, the Supreme Court yesterday clarified what “personal benefit” the tipper of non-public, inside information must receive from the tippee to sustain a conviction against the tippee who trades on that inside information.

Who Is Liable for Accidental Shootings and How to Make Them Pay Up

  December 8, 2016     By HG.org
There are various instances of accidental shootings that lead to severe injury and death in the United States each year. Many of these occur at home, but some happen elsewhere.

Documenting Sexual Harassment

While many workers know how to identify and report sexual harassment, victims of it will remain silent for many reasons. Employment lawyers stress the importance of documenting such unethical behavior in order for it to stop.

Falsely Accused of Committing A Crime?

  December 5, 2016     By Kenney Legal Defense Corporation
Anyone who has ever been falsely accused of a crime knows just how important it is to be vigilant in defending their innocence. Anyone is at risk of being falsely accused of a crime, especially if the accuser has a motive to lie and accuse an innocent person that is driven by revenge or a desire to gain an advantage in a family law or civil case. No matter what the motivation may be, it is imperative to take proactive steps in preparing a defense now.

Types of Defense in Criminal Cases

  November 30, 2016     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
To devise a good defense strategy, it’s important to know what are the types of defenses and in what situations they can be used. Using the right one can help you get rid of the charges and avoid penalties and punishments. Read the article to know more about the types of criminal defenses.

Vehicular Homicide in New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, if a driver causes another person’s death as a result of driving recklessly, they can be charged with vehicular homicide, or death by auto. This is a second-degree charge and comes with serious penalties including fines, license suspension, and hefty prison sentences.

A Primer on DUI Boating in Nevada

Driving under the influence is one of the more common criminal offenses one can be charged with in Las Vegas. With the abundance of night spots and establishments that offer hard liquor throughout the city, there is sure to be at least one case of a DUI arrest at any given time of the day. One of the rarer instances related to these kinds of charges is boating under the influence, DUI boating, or simply BUI.

Field Sobriety Tests

You are probably familiar with field sobriety tests. They are the physical tasks that officers ask drivers suspected of drunk driving to complete in order to demonstrate their level of intoxication.

Can I Get a Job in Colorado with a DUI?

Whether you’re actively seeking a new job or you’re already working part- or full-time, a Colorado DUI can have a significant impact on your employment. Depending on your field of work and your employer, you may face some difficulties in your professional career. Here’s the breakdown on how a DUI affects your employment and how to get a job after a DUI.

Resisting Arrest during a Protest

  By HG.org
While the rights to assemble and to have free speech are provided under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, a person can sometimes be found criminally culpable for actions taken during a protest or demonstration.

Disorderly Conduct Charges

  By HG.org
One common crime that people are accused of that serves as a catch-all offense is that of disorderly conduct. Understanding this charge can help a person dispute the charge and potentially avoid consequences that result from it.

Obstruction of Justice Charges

  By HG.org
Obstruction of justice charges can result from a variety of circumstances, making them one of the most confusing types of charges. This has led to rampant confusion among individuals who are facing these charges.

Uniform Crime Reporting Program

  By HG.org
The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides important statistical information to federal agencies. It helps to demonstrate whether crime is growing or declining in certain areas and over time.

Warning Signs that a Criminal Investigation Is Pending in IRS Cases

  By HG.org
There are various signs that a criminal investigation is on the horizon. These are not the same as civil inquiries. The Internal Revenue Service initiates these from the recommendation of the auditor assigned to the person or company. Tax returns or fraudulent activity that includes illegal acts are analyzed by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS.

Criminal Records Non-Disclosure

  By HG.org
Non-disclosure of criminal records can prevent other people from learning about the details of criminal charges and cases. However, it is very often that an entity may still be able to access records regarding various crimes and cases.

Prisoners’ Rights

  By HG.org
Many people recognize that when they are incarcerated that they lose many rights, including the right to privacy, the right to assemble and the right to free speech. However, simply being incarcerated does not mean that all important constitutional rights are extinguished.

Higher Education in Prison

  By HG.org
For many individuals, going to prison results in the ending of their potential. Based on the high rate of recidivism, many individuals who go to jails and prisons go on to commit more crimes and land back in jail or prison.

Ten Steps to Take if You’ve Been the Victim of Identity Theft

Identity theft is running rampant in our country. If you are the victim of identity theft, there are some important steps to take to ensure that you can restore your credit and won't be charged for these fraudulent charges.

What Can I Do If My Criminal Defense Lawyer Is Not Satisfying Me?

  By HG.org
Many instances arise where a criminal defense lawyer is not a good fit with the defendant. While this may not be a common occurrence, it is an important issue that should be corrected quickly.

Station House Detention Laws

  By HG.org
Station house detention places are those that hold specific suspects in police stations so that they may be questioned and interviewed through an investigation of crimes that these persons may be involved in or have participated in with others.

The Ongoing Problem of Over-Criminalization in America

  By HG.org
The jails and prisons throughout the United States are filling up fast with severe overpopulation. Those with petty crimes are being thrown in alongside multiple convicted murders. In many cases, these persons go into these facilities as one person but come out as a completely different individual.

What to do if there is a Warrant for My Arrest?

  By HG.org
Individuals invariably make decisions that cause law enforcement to have a warrant issued in their names. There are various versions of warrants, but the arrest type is one that a person should be wary of due to the imminent possibility of being arrested for a crime.

Posting Bond

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When a person commits a crime or is arrested and charged with violations of the law, he or she must often face time in jail while awaiting several processes of legal procedure. Some of these cases do not require this step, but the harsher offenses such as felonies or crimes with aggravating factors may demand this person be in jail until certain stages occur.

Requirement for Defendant to be Present when there is a Trial

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When a person is defending against criminal activity, he or she may feel the need to not be present in the proceedings. He or she may be ashamed of what the trial may cause him or her to face.

Right to Family during Sentencing

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When a person has been charged with a crime, he or she must face a court case in most instances. He or she issues a plea and the criminal defense lawyer takes it from there. If the case is lost, conviction of the charges occurs with the sentencing of penalties for the crimes.


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