Criminal Law

Criminal law involves a system of legal rules designed to keep the public safe and deter wrongful conduct. Those who violate the law face incarceration, fines, and other penalties. The American criminal justice system is both complex, and adversarial in nature. With the exception of minor traffic violations, accused individuals will require the assistance of an attorney.

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  • How to Choose a Defense Attorney

    Just like you wouldn’t visit a podiatrist to treat an ear infection, you shouldn’t go to a tax attorney if you want to sue the driver who rear-ended your car. There are many areas of law and a lot of different types of lawyers who deal with them. When your freedom is on the line, it’s important to seek the correct representation.

  • How Do Hot Check Laws Work?
      by HG.org

    Hot checks cost the local and national economy millions of dollars in lost funds that were due for goods and services from individuals and businesses. In response to this epidemic, states across the country have enacted strict hot check laws that are meant to punish the individual who writes worthless checks.

  • Beware of Police Body Cameras

    Following the shooting of a civilian by a police officer and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Missouri last year, many police departments are instituting the use of body cameras by patrol officers across the United States.

  • Less Harsh Sentencing

    With the Presidential election just around the corner, candidates find themselves having to address the current problems in our nation’s criminal justice system.

  • Marital Exceptions in Criminal Cases

    Marriage is considered a sacred bond by many and when spouses are loyal to each other, their privacy is often respected.

  • Can You Sue a Spouse for Theft?
      by HG.org

    During the course of a marriage, one spouse may steal an asset that the other spouse considers to be his or her own property. Whether the victimized spouse can sue the other spouse for theft depends on a number of factors. State law largely determines this issue.

  • Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI
      by HG.org

    DUI laws are determined on the state level. Some states allow drivers who have been convicted of a DUI to get limited driving privileges, which is often referred to as a hardship license. However, there may be several criteria that the individual may have to meet in order to obtain such a license.

  • Stop And Frisk Laws

    According to the United States Constitution, every American citizen has the right to be protected against unreasonable searches and seizures.

  • How Are People Charged as an Accomplice?
      by HG.org

    Accomplice liability arises when a person helps another commit a crime with the intent of providing such assistance.

  • Fleeing and Eluding Offenses in Florida

    In the State of Florida, fleeing and eluding a police officer is a felony offense that carries some harsh penalties, including a mandatory adjudication of guilt and a mandatory driver's license suspension, which can range from one to five years. This article outlines the proscribed conduct, the varying degrees of this particular offense, and its associated penalties.


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