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- 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 isnít 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.
- White Collar Crime: Entrapment and Ignorance of the Law Can Snare the Unwary
The most common white-collar offenses run the gamut of nonviolent crimes from antitrust violations to money laundering. The FBI estimates that white-collar crime costs the United States more than $300 billion annually. These estimates do not take into account cases where aggressive and ambitious prosecutors snare an unwary person, who eventually pleads guilty in the face of intimidation and threats. Then there is the plethora of regulations where ignorant noncompliance is, nevertheless, a crime.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fear and Loathing in El Paso: Texas' Marijuana History
Marijuana wasnít always illegal. Like most substances now considered unlawful and highly dangerous, there was once a time when cocaine, heroin and marijuana could all be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.
- Charged with Grand Larceny? Why You Need an Arlington Larceny Defense Attorney
In the state of Virginia, grand larceny is a felony offense, which means that if convicted, the criminal penalties the defendant will face are harsh.
- Does Defendant Have to Be Present in Court if There Is Trial?
Where the clientís identity is not an issue or the client agrees to stipulate to his identity as the suspect, waiving the clientís 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.