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- How The Government Can Take Your Property
A new bill has been introduced to end forfeiture funding of the DEAís 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.
- What Is Your Liability If Someone Hacks Your PC and Uses Information for Criminal Purposes?
Large-scale security breaches receive massive media attention. Whether a person can be criminally or civilly liable for anotherís actions while using their equipment or connection depends on the particular circumstances involved in the case.
When a law enforcement officer helps to influence an individual to attempt to commit a crime, the criminal defendant may wonder if the officerís conduct rose to entrapment. If entrapment was involved in a case, the criminal defendant may raise entrapment as a defense to the criminal charges.
- Is it Legal to Film Police Officers?
Police activity has been in the spotlight in St. Louis, and Nationwide since the Ferguson, Missouri riots began this past August. As riots escalated, numerous arrests were made because reporters or witnesses took out their phones to capture footage of police officers assigned to the scene. Leaving many to ask the question: Is it legal to film police officers?
- Can a Lawyer Help with Extradition?
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 suspectís wishes and the governing law.
- My Father Was Arrested and I Donít Know What to Do
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
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 individualís rights and the procedures that the court must follow.
- Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial: Pros and Cons
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.
- Prisoner Rights While Incarcerated
The United States Constitution provides certain rights to all individuals, even those who are locked up for engaging in criminal activity. Prisoners who are aware of their rights may choose to make a claim against the prison where they are housed if these rights are being violated.
- What Can I Do if my Spouse or Friend Is Not Receiving Proper Medical Treatment while Incarcerated?
While the rights of people while imprisoned are fewer than those of free citizens, inmates still have many rights. This includes the right to medical treatment for physical and psychological needs.