Criminal Defense Law

Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal. Without adequate protections for the accused, the balance of power within the justice system would become skewed in favor of the government. As it is, fair treatment for criminal defendants often depends as much upon the skill of their defense attorney as it does the substantive protections contained in the law.

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  • Stop and Frisk

    In the US, human right is the thread that holds the fabric of Americaís diverse identity. One very important right: to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects this right. In addition to protecting the right of a person to unreasonable search and seizure, the Fourth Amendment also extends this right to homes, cars, etc. belonging to an American citizen.

  • Differences between Preliminary Hearings and Arraignments
      by HG.org

    Preliminary hearings and arraignments are pre-trial proceedings that take part in criminal cases. They are similar in nature, but they have important differences. While the process involved varies by state, the general process consists of the following:

  • Marijuana May Be Scheduled Down from Level I Status

    DEA may reschedule marijuana with a lower schedule on the Federal Scale.

  • What Is Indecent Liberties with a Child in Virginia?

    In Virginia, the charge of taking indecent liberties with a child primarily targets certain acts of a sexual nature when they are performed by an adult with a child under the age of 15 years old, though it also can concern adults participating in certain ways in the creation of pornography for anyone under 18. Most of the crimes are considered class 5 felonies, though the charges can be harsher under certain circumstances.

  • How to Fix a Criminal Record
      by HG.org

    Individuals who have a criminal record often experience difficulty in acquiring employment. Many employers obtain a criminal background check in order to flesh out potential problems. However, sometimes these checks include inaccurate information. Furthermore, some individuals may wish to clear their record to avoid this potential problem and others.

  • Legal Consequences of Bigamy
      by HG.org

    In the United States, it is unlawful to be married to more than one person at a time. Violating this law can have criminal and civil repercussions.

  • Disorderly Conduct in Utah
      by HG.org

    Disorderly conduct is one of the most often committed crimes in Utah, as well as throughout the country. However, this crime is often defined in a vague manner and can often entangle a person in its web for some behaviors that are not very serious. Knowing what the charge alleges and the potential penalty upon conviction can help a person better prepare a defense to the crime.

  • How Criminal Convictions can Affect a Nursing License in California
      by HG.org

    Like in other states, nurses are governed by a state board. This board is responsible for vetting nurses and enforcing rules that may impact nursing licenses.

  • What To Do When Being Pulled Over
      by HG.org

    Being pulled over by a law enforcement officer can be a stressful situation, even when the person being pulled over has done nothing wrong. In many cases, the law enforcement officer has the discretion of whether or not to give the individual a ticket or let him or her off with a warning. Some proactive steps can help increase a personís likelihood of avoiding a ticket, including the following measures:

  • First Time Drug Offense Sentencing in Georgia

    Many times a criminal defendant is a first time offender. The defendant may be a generally good person, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of how the drug crime came about or was committed, is it really fair for someone who is a first time drug offender to be treated as a serious criminal for one misstep? Is there anyway that a first time offender can get a break?


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