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Key Statutes Controlling DUI Laws in Georgia: Implied Consent

Georgia has had very tough DUI laws for over half a century. In recent years, after several highly publicized boating under the influence deaths...

The History of Drug Laws in America and the enactment of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Laws

Drug laws in America were enacted in 125 years ago, as international awareness of the perils of addiction and its health and social costs. Drunk...

DWI No Refusal Weekends in Texas

During the holidays, police crack down on drinking and driving by scheduling no refusal weekends. Police have warrants more readily available on...

Anti Crime Regulation in Saudi Arabia

Recently, the fraud crimes are clearly rising whether it is among any individuals or local /foreign companies.

What If You Are Arrested for DUI and Placed in Jail

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When a person is arrested for drinking and driving, he or she may go through a number of stages. This process can be confusing for someone who...

DUI Arrests and Subsequent Stages

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After being arrested, the person charged with driving under the influence is taken and placed in jail. A breathalyzer test is then requested. If...

It Is Imperative to Create a Defensive Strategy to Defend Against a DUI Conviction

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There are various ways to fight charges of DUI. It is imperative to create a defensive strategy to defend against conviction. Challenging...

Assault Family Violence - What Is It?

Assault family violence is just a type of assault. It has the same elements as all other assaults. What makes it different is that a judge makes...

The Crime of Bounced Cheques in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates law against bounced cheques is one that often surprises expatriates in the country as it criminalises the act of having...

Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs): Directors’ Liabilities in Case of an Offense

The Board of Directors of a CIF shall consist of at least two executive Directors and two independent non-executive Directors. The majority of...

PA Superior Court Strikes Down Much of Pennsylvania DUI Law

In the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, the Court found it unconstitutional to criminally penalize a motorist for...

When Is a Child Offender Sentenced to Juvie?

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The way that children and adults are treated under the law is very different. This is primarily because of the different roles of the judicial...

The Collateral Price that Convicts Pay When Applying for a Job After Conviction

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Although everyone makes mistakes, those who have been arrested for a crime often must pay serious consequences that may last for their lifetime....

Process of Prosecution of White Collar Crimes

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There are a variety of crimes that may be inflicted upon others. Of these, the white collar offenses may be some of the more serious ones...

Crime of Lying to Government Agents

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Many people are surprised to find out that it is a crime to lie to an officer of the federal government. While many people understand that they...

The Complex Nature of Conspiracy Charges

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Conspiracy charges can be one of the most complex types of cases. They can even be imposed when a crime has not actually been committed....

Different Treatment of Children and Adults when Facing Criminal Charges

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When an adult is arrested, he or she goes through a very different process than when a juvenile is arrested. Criminal defense lawyers are aware...

When Is a Child Offender Sentenced to Juvie?

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The way that children and adults are treated under the law is very different. This is primarily because of the different roles of the judicial...

Is Double Jeopardy Implicated when a Court Increases a Sentence Multiple Times?

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When a person has been convicted for one crime, he or she cannot be convicted of the same crime again. This means he or she is not subject to...

Does Law Enforcement Need A Warrant To Search My House If I Am On Probation?

An issue that frequently comes up when litigating motions to suppress in drug and weapons cases is whether the police or probation department...

What's The Difference Between Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault in Pennsylvania?

Aggravated Assault is one of the most serious charges under Pennsylvania law, and even Simple Assault has the potential to result in jail time...

Did A Philadelphia City Lawyer Commit A Crime When His Friend Tagged a Building With Graffiti?

If you’re hanging out with a buddy and your friend does something illegal while you’re there, are you on the hook for the crime? What if you...

The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Definition of Insider Trading – A Big Win for Prosecutors

For the first time since 1983 when the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dirks v. SEC, the Supreme Court yesterday clarified what “personal...

Who Is Liable for Accidental Shootings and How to Make Them Pay Up

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There are various instances of accidental shootings that lead to severe injury and death in the United States each year. Many of these occur at...

Documenting Sexual Harassment

While many workers know how to identify and report sexual harassment, victims of it will remain silent for many reasons. Employment lawyers...

Falsely Accused of Committing A Crime?

Anyone who has ever been falsely accused of a crime knows just how important it is to be vigilant in defending their innocence. Anyone is at...

Types of Defense in Criminal Cases

To devise a good defense strategy, it’s important to know what are the types of defenses and in what situations they can be used. Using the...

Vehicular Homicide in New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, if a driver causes another person’s death as a result of driving recklessly, they can be charged with vehicular...

A Primer on DUI Boating in Nevada

Driving under the influence is one of the more common criminal offenses one can be charged with in Las Vegas. With the abundance of night spots...

Field Sobriety Tests

You are probably familiar with field sobriety tests. They are the physical tasks that officers ask drivers suspected of drunk driving to...

Can I Get a Job in Colorado with a DUI?

Whether you’re actively seeking a new job or you’re already working part- or full-time, a Colorado DUI can have a significant impact on your...

Disorderly Conduct Charges

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One common crime that people are accused of that serves as a catch-all offense is that of disorderly conduct. Understanding this charge can help...

Obstruction of Justice Charges

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Obstruction of justice charges can result from a variety of circumstances, making them one of the most confusing types of charges. This has led...

Resisting Arrest during a Protest

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While the rights to assemble and to have free speech are provided under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, a person can...

Uniform Crime Reporting Program

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The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides important statistical information to federal agencies. It helps to demonstrate whether crime is...

Warning Signs that a Criminal Investigation Is Pending in IRS Cases

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There are various signs that a criminal investigation is on the horizon. These are not the same as civil inquiries. The Internal Revenue Service...

Criminal Records Non-Disclosure

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Non-disclosure of criminal records can prevent other people from learning about the details of criminal charges and cases. However, it is very...

Prisoners’ Rights

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Many people recognize that when they are incarcerated that they lose many rights, including the right to privacy, the right to assemble and the...

Higher Education in Prison

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For many individuals, going to prison results in the ending of their potential. Based on the high rate of recidivism, many individuals who go to...

Ten Steps to Take if You’ve Been the Victim of Identity Theft

Identity theft is running rampant in our country. If you are the victim of identity theft, there are some important steps to take to ensure that...

What to do if there is a Warrant for My Arrest?

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Individuals invariably make decisions that cause law enforcement to have a warrant issued in their names. There are various versions of...

Three Strikes Laws

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Various laws are in place to protect the public from those that commit egregious violations of the law through felonies. Of these, there is a...

Posting Bond

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When a person commits a crime or is arrested and charged with violations of the law, he or she must often face time in jail while awaiting...

Requirement for Defendant to be Present when there is a Trial

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When a person is defending against criminal activity, he or she may feel the need to not be present in the proceedings. He or she may be ashamed...

Right to Family during Sentencing

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When a person has been charged with a crime, he or she must face a court case in most instances. He or she issues a plea and the criminal...

What Can I Do If My Criminal Defense Lawyer Is Not Satisfying Me?

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Many instances arise where a criminal defense lawyer is not a good fit with the defendant. While this may not be a common occurrence, it is an...

Station House Detention Laws

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Station house detention places are those that hold specific suspects in police stations so that they may be questioned and interviewed through...

The Ongoing Problem of Over-Criminalization in America

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The jails and prisons throughout the United States are filling up fast with severe overpopulation. Those with petty crimes are being thrown in...

How Psychopathy and Altruism Relate

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A personality disorder, psychopathy has been determined to affect a certain percentage of the population of the world. There are specific...

Fundamental Attribution Error

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The propensity to put greater emphasis on internal characteristics of the intention, agent or character instead of external factors is...

Consequences of Missing Court Dates

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Individuals often face difficulties in life that cause appointments to be missed. Unfortunately, this may have a direct impact when missing a...

Criminal Case and the Pretrial Disposition

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Most criminal cases never see a trial or jury. That is due to the elimination of them through plea bargains or being dismissed entirely.

Ways Crimes Are Charged

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Most criminal offenses are charged with law enforcement involvement. This could be a police officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation or other...

Police Seizures After Confession to Drug Crimes

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When drugs are involved in crimes, law enforcement officers often seize items, cash, possessions and other property from these suspected of...

Getting Money Back After Police Seizure

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In many instances of an arrest, law enforcement officers seize property, money and possessions. It is often difficult and time-consuming to...

Felony Preliminary Hearing Setting Conference

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There are several steps in a criminal case that require assistance with legal representation, prosecuting lawyers and other important persons....

Comparison between Attorney Work Product and Grand Jury Subpoena

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The work product of a lawyer and the attorney-client privilege, though confused for each other, are related but separate concepts. Both involve...

Dealing with Dissatisfaction with a Lawyer

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There are times when legal representation is not what the client wants. The client may encounter a legal strategy, attitude or general demeanor...

Expiration of Warrants

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Warrants are issued by a judge through law enforcement agencies to arrest or search a suspect or suspect’s dwelling or belongings. Some warrants...

Considering Being an Informant

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Drug distribution, trafficking and possession are crimes great in number all around the world. It is with much time, energy and effort that law...

Multiple DUI Offenses in New Jersey

In New Jersey, an individual charged with their second DUI faces steeper penalties than they faced with their first DUI charge. If that...

Jury Rules in Favor of McQueary, Testifier in Penn State Child Molestation Scandal, for Defamation

Michael McQueary, a testifier in the Penn State Child Molestation Scandal, was publicly ridiculed for his involvement in the scandal. McQueary...

When is Filing for Unemployment Fraud?

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When filing for unemployment, there are some instances that are considered fraud. These usually occur when the person collects unemployment...

IRS Criminal Investigations

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The Internal Revenue Service is called when both businesses and individuals are suspected of illegal income, revenue and wage activity. Anyone...

Juveniles and Weapons Possession

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Many youths are subjected to difficult periods of childhood that may be rife with the possibility of crimes committed to them or from them. When...

Top Dos and Don’ts of Cyber Crimes

  By HG.org
Since the technological boom, crimes involving computers and the internet have been on the rise. These are usually referred to as cyber crimes....

Ways to Avoid Problems with the IRS

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Because criminal investigations initiated by the Internal Revenue Service require resources and time that may be better utilized elsewhere,...

What Are the Different Types of Fraud

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Many different forms of fraud have been committed for countless years. These crimes may rob others of resources, money, information or other...

When Electronic Snooping Is Illegal

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Electronic snooping has been determined to be a form of fraud through the use of computers by federal laws in certain instances. Felony charges...

Forgery Explained

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Forgery is the act of altering or creating a document for purposes of deceiving others or with the intention to commit fraud. The practices of...

Fraud in the Medicaid System

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Healthcare has been abused since its inception in one way or another. This abuse may have been with using the healthcare, signing up or through...

How to Recognize Investment Fraud

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There are various forms of fraud that plague the world in terms of damage to systems, financial gain, personal injury and many other issues as...

How to Spot Tax Scams so You Can Avoid Them

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Violators of the law use many parts of the government system against itself in order to profit from loopholes, breaches in computer networks,...

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones from Scams

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The elderly are targets for a variety of crimes by those that feel this group of individuals is a quick and easy victim to take advantage....

Identifying Fraud

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Fraud has been determined as any illegal act where the initiator of the crime obtains in some manner anything of possible value through...

Extent that a Financial Institution Can Outsource AML Compliance

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Anti-money laundering compliance is very important to banks and financial institutions per the United States government. Without adherence to...

FATCA Issues

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was issued by the IRS in response to the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act signed by President...

FBAR and FATCA and their Involvement with the IRS

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Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report (FBAR) and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) are both important acronyms to know when...

Federal Tax Fraud Explained

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Fraud comes in many shapes and sizes. The amount that is taken during fraud crimes is one factor considered when charges are filed and when a...

Crimes Committed in Casinos that May Surprise You

  By HG.org
While many persons are enjoying the feel and thrill of gambling in a casino after turning 21 years of age, some are determined to commit various...

Criminal Consequences Associated with Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

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Reporting foreign accounts in banks is vital to ensure criminal consequences are not issued to individuals filing taxes. Adherence to the...

Criminal Tax Issues and Audits

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Audits tend to occur when there is a suspected tax crime. It is important to ensure a civil examination is accomplished with cooperation, a calm...

Criminal Tax Problems

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When persons work in the United States, it is illegal to not report income after a certain threshold has been reached. This is especially...

When Medicaid Planning is Fraud

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Fraud crimes are perpetuated in almost every facet where money or benefits are exchanged. Though fraud may primarily deal in information, the...

When Using a Taser Is Excessive Force

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Excessive force is a violation of the United States Constitution. Some states may label the use of a taser stun gun when injuring a person as...

Drug Courts as an Alternative Criminal Sentence

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In some situations, jail is not the best answer. To help fight criminal activity and to deter it, lawmakers and prosecutors consider...

Act of Production Doctrine

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Documents are the foundation of tax cases where crimes are suspected. Subpoenas are often issued that demand extensive documentation to back up...

Civil FBAR Penalties

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The Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, known as the FBAR, is assessed by the Internal Revenue Service for civil penalties if...

Mexico Moves Forward with New Anti-Corruption Act

Corruption is a significant risk for companies doing business in Mexico: bribery is widespread, and business registration processes, including...

Defining Internet Crimes

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The internet is a multifaceted place that involves at least millions of computers across the entire world. Criminal activity is available in...

When Is a Cybercrime Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Committed?

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Some situations of cybercrime have become so complicated that it takes multiple courts to determine if the crime falls under the Computer Fraud...

When Trade Secret Theft Is Escalated to a Federal Offense

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Trade secret theft is a serious problem for both small and large businesses. These secrets are often smuggled out of a company by an employee to...

When Virtual Crimes become Crimes IRL

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Virtual crimes are committed through the use of digital software, the internet and computers. Virtual outlets such as The Oculus Rift, Microsoft...

Crime of Joyriding

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Numerous crimes of joyriding have occurred throughout the world over the last few decades. These violations of the law usually are perpetrated...

Crimes on the Internet

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The internet holds vast areas where crime may occur for any number of criminal acts. These may be completed by professionals in crimes or by...

Definition and Penalties of Various Internet Crimes

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The internet is rife with crimes committed by groups and individuals every year. Hackers live on the internet to change things, cause harm,...

How Computers Are Used to Help Commit Crimes

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The electronic age of personal computers and various devices have all been used as portals for information and various ways of communicating...

Legal Recourse for Victims of Cyber Crimes

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Crimes in the digital world have spread throughout the world, causing billions in damages and millions more in injuries to individuals. When a...

The Difficulty of Prosecuting Claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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Since the 1990s, computers and fraud have become synonymous. Many individuals have initiated crimes of fraud with various companies through the...

Can the Complexity of the Case Help White Collar Crime Defendants

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White collar crimes occur every day throughout the country in businesses and companies. Because some of these violations of the law are complex...


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