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- License Suspension Following a DUI
Driving under the influence of alcohol cases aren’t to be taken lightly. Countless consequences come with being convicted of a DUI. One of those is having your license suspended.
- Sealing a Juvenile Record
Many people wonder about sealing a juvenile record, especially when they did something that they regret when they were younger. Just like any type of criminal conviction, it could end up making it difficult to move forward in the future.
- What Happens When You Miss Court Dates?
Missing your court date isn’t exactly the smartest thing to do. Depending on the reason for court, there might be a variety of options for you. If you accidentally miss your hearing, you could be charged with failure to appear.
- Plea Bargain FAQs
Plea bargains are agreements between the state where the defendant plead guilty and the defendant in exchange for certain types of benefits. More than 95 percent of all criminal cases are solved this way.
- Even With a DUI Charge You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
If you believe the conventional wisdom, when you are stopped by the police and placed under arrest for driving under the influence, you have already been found guilty. You are not guilty, and the state has a heavier burden of proof than you might imagine.
- Crime and Violence in the Mile High City
There’s been a lot of debate from both sides of the aisle regarding whether the legalization of marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington has been worth it in terms of decreasing violence and protecting the public. The initial cries from some law enforcement groups and anti-legalizers claimed that Colorado and Washington would fall into collapse and both states would be reduced to a citizenship of munchie-fiending couch potatoes who simultaneously commit random acts of violence.
- I Was Arrested for a Misdemeanor, But the Officer Never Saw Anything - Is this Illegal?
An arrest for a misdemeanor must be based on the officer usually watching the crime take place. However, there are examples of exceptions.
- Does Defendant Have to Be Present in Court if There Is Trial?
Where the client’s identity is not an issue or the client agrees to stipulate to his identity as the suspect, waiving the client’s appearance at trial may be viable. This may be true because the case is an extremely minor misdemeanor and thus the punishment is relatively minimal. This may also be smart when the client does not make a good appearance.
- Musc Festival Owner Takes a Hit for Concertgoers
With SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in September and a whole bevy of smaller festivals in between, Texas is no stranger to large music festivals. For different people, festivals mean different things; some come for the bands, some for good times with friends, and some for the drugs.
- Is Double Jeopardy Violated If a Court Increases a Sentence More Than Once, Resulting in a 495 Year Sentence?
Under the Habitual Sexual Offender Law (Penal Code § 667.61, 667.71 and 667.6 (d)), the minimum sentence for someone convicted of certain sex offenses under certain circumstances is 25 years to life. Under Penal Code § 1170.1, the court may only increase a sentence once due to a prior serious felony conviction. Under the Three Strikes Law (Penal Code § § 667 (e) and 1170.12), however, multiple sentence increases are allowed.