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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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  • Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Perhaps you've been arrested for drug possession, are under investigation for embezzlement, or have been charged with DUI. Regardless, it's a frightening and stressful situation. Will you face jail or prison time? Probation? How will your reputation and career be affected?

  • Prom Season and Underage Drinking

    Prom season is here. It is an exciting time for many teenagers. High school students throughout Boston will be attending this special event over the next few weeks. Most students are happy with the occasion and many parents are worried about their child and alcohol abuse. Being involved in an OUI/DUI accident (operating under the influence of alcohol) will put a damper on the party.

  • Sex Offender Registration In Colorado

    Sex offender registration is required in cases where a defendant is convicted of a sex offense. It is a very important component to the many penalties that convicted sex offenders face in the Colorado criminal justice system. Registration can obviously have a substantial impact on a persons ability to find and maintain employment and housing, and may substantially affect other areas of the sex offenders life.

  • Unlawful Sexual Contact Offenses in Colorado

    Unlawful sexual contact is a sexual offense in the state of Colorado which encompasses a very wide range of conduct. While it is a lesser offense than Sexual Assault, it is still considered a sex crime, and still requires sex offender probation and registration if convicted. It also is considered an extraordinary risk crime which requires higher sentencing requirements than other crimes in the same class.

  • Indecent Exposure Offenses in Colorado

    Indecent Exposure is typically a misdemeanor offense in Colorado, unless the offender has a prior history of similar offenses, in which case it can be charged as a felony.

  • The Process a Person Faces After Being Arrested for Domestic Violence

    The process which a person may expect after being arrested for Domestic Violence. Once you are charged then you will appear in court and a full protective order is likely to issue. The Court may consider issuing a modified order, but be sure to confirm and understand the exact conditions of any protective order. Violating a valid order is cause for new charges.

  • Battery, Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery in Florida
      by HG.org

    Battery, domestic battery and aggravated battery are all serious crimes under Florida law. However, they each have unique elements that must be proven and different implications regarding sentencing.

  • How to Lift a Restraining Order
      by HG.org

    Restraining orders are issued in cases involving cases involving domestic violence and cases in which the judge believes that it is necessary to issue a restraining order in order to protect someone from another. However, situations sometimes arise in which a restraining order is not appropriate, such as when it is taken out against an innocent person.

  • Juvenile Offenses and the Justice System
      by HG.org

    Offenses from youthful offenders are not uncommon. However, this group of individuals is often perceived as a group that can be rehabilitated and avoid a life of crime. This makes crimes involving juvenile delinquency a complex area of the law that attempts to balance the needs of the public with the needs of the youth.

  • Credit Card Fraud, Definitions and Penalties
      by HG.org

    Credit card fraud can be a stand-alone offense or be a charge that is made in conjunction with other state or federal charges. Individuals convicted of credit card fraud face serious consequences.


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