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  • Consequences of Facing Murder Charges

    When facing the accusation of murder or homicide charges,defendants confront some of the most severe consequences, including the death penalty or life behind bars.

  • No Duty to Retreat in Self Defense Cases

    In self-defense cases, there are generally two different approaches that states take. The first is the duty to retreat. The second is stand your ground. The rules that the state follows can have a significant impact on the defendant’s case.

  • Explanation of Violent Crimes

    Individuals who have been charged with a violent crime may wish to seek immediate legal counsel in order to help combat the potential consequences of such charges. Having a firm understanding of these crimes and the charges associated with them can help provide a better defense.

  • Casualty: Manslaughter or Murder in DUI?

    When a person’s drinking causes him or her to lose the ability to safely drive, a DUI accident may result. In tragic cases, this accident leads to the loss of someone’s life. Such accidents are devastating to everyone involved, including their families.

  • Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws

    It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The biggest culprits for the advance of this crime fascination are the media and cinema.

  • Can Federal Restitution Be Forgiven?

    Federal restitution may be ordered after a person has committed a crime and the court wishes to compensate the victim for this crime. Based on current law, federal restitution orders not expire until they have been repaid in full. Generally, federal restitution cannot be discharged with bankruptcy.

  • How Are People Charged as an Accomplice?

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

  • Escalating and Deescalating Murder Charges

    On June 5, 2011, there was a case of a transgendered female who was out for a night on the town when she and some of friends were harassed by a group of young men. It started out with harsh words and eventually descended into violence. When she walked away, she was assaulted by one of the men, and she took a pair of scissors from her purse. She stabbed the assaulter, leading to his death.

  • What Are the Consequences for Making Bomb Threats?

    Some believe bomb threats to be an extravagant prank, others use them to avoid responsibilities like exams or bills, and still others use them to hide some other nefarious purpose. Whatever the reason, making bomb threats is a very serious crime with heavy criminal penalties. So what are the consequences for making bomb threats?

  • Which Is Cheaper, Execution or Life in Prison Without Parole?

    It is an age old question that many of us have debated at one point or another: should executions be legal? Are they an effective deterrent and means of punishment, or is it an expensive and anachronistic practice from a less civilized time? Regardless of where you come down on the debate, one key factor that always seems to come up is cost. So, which is cheaper: execution or life in prison without parole?

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