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explaining the different aspects of Criminal Law.


Is a DUI a Felony?

Arrested for DUI? Is a DUI a Felony? Regardless of the State, DUI-DWI laws in most jurisdictions have common factors that can escalate a driving...

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or...

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no...

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Domestic violence occurs when one’s safety is compromised. The safety in question includes one’s physical, mental, sexual, and economic, and...

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

When Do Police Have To Read You Your Rights?

Incriminating statements collected during a "conversation" be used against you if you haven't been read your Miranda rights? The United States...

Watch Out Online Scam!

In the last few years, due to the widespread use of the electronic commerce (i.e. e-commerce), the risk of incurring scam increased enormously.

Domestic Violence Laws in Colorado and Their Implications

Domestic Violence is bad in any form and nobody should accept it. Learn what could happened to you if you are caught under domestic violence law...

What to Do When Falsely Accused of a Crime

Facing a serious criminal charge can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are falsely accused of a crime. The best thing to do when you...

What to Do When Charged with a Violent Crime

If you are suspected of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, talk to a violent...

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The...

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

  By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling,...

DUI Checkpoints in New Jersey

New Jersey has multiple options in the ongoing fight to curtail drunk driving. Sobriety checkpoints are a legal police method used to combat DUI...

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of...

Top Ways to Prevent Fraud from a Private Investigator

  By HG.org
Private investigators do not only have to be hired after some bad conduct has occurred. Instead, they can be hired as a preventative measure....

Explaining the Law around Fraud in the UAE

In 1987, the UAE government passed Penal Code Article No. 399 which governs the crime of fraud in the country. Below we outline the law and then...

Criminal Background Checks from a Private Investigator

  By HG.org
Today, there are many ways that a person can infiltrate the life of another and cause him or her harm. Romantic partners may lie about their...

Why You Need an Embezzlement Lawyer

If you have been accused of embezzlement, it is always best to seek an embezzlement lawyer or a criminal defense attorney who can help defend...

What to Do When Facing Drug Charges

If you are in danger of facing drug charges, you may face severe penalties and even a lengthy prison sentence. The best thing to do for your...

Adoption - Your Rights as a Parent

When children are adopted, their legal guardians change from the biological parent to the adoptive parent. Once a child is adopted, the parental...

How Mental Health Affects Custody

Raising a child is a demanding and challenging endeavor. This can pose problems for parents who suffer from a mental illness.

Was Your Child Taken From You? Here Are Your First Steps

Take Action - If child welfare workers took your child from your home, you might be feeling helpless and scared.

5 Facts about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in California

While we are all aware of the facts of driving under the influence of alcohol, the laws about driving under the influence of marijuana are not...

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately

If you have recently been arrested or charged with committing a crime, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is talk to a criminal...

What To Do When You Are Arrested

Getting arrested is a stressful and upsetting situation, but it’s very important to not let that affect your judgment. The wrong reaction can...

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in New Jersey

A traffic ticket lawyer in New Jersey deals with all the legal approaches and citations required during various types of traffic violations....

Four Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Licenses in Texas

This article explains answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about occupational driver's licenses in Texas. Do I need to go in...

Understanding the Laws on Underage Drinking in California

Consumption of alcohol below the age of 21 is a criminal offense. Ensure that you are not breaking any of these other laws regarding underage...

Civil Justice for Sexual Offence Victims in the UK

  By HG.org
While the criminal courts have long provided retribution through sentencing for those guilty of a sexual offence, this often fails to provide...

Keeping Your License after a Georgia DUI Arrest

  By HG.org
After you are arrested for a DUI, you only have a limited amount of time to fight to keep your driving privileges. If you do not quickly assert...

Search Warrants in Drug Offences in UAE: A Recent Case

Recently, an important legal case [involved] the need for police to have a search warrant when they charge people with possession and use of...

Do I Have to Submit to Tests during a Georgia DUI Stop?

  By HG.org
Simply because you are stopped for DUI does not mean that you have lost all of your rights. During the course of a short DUI investigation, you...

Georgia DUI Frequently Asked Questions

  By HG.org
When a person is stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, he or she often has many questions. Knowing a person’s rights during this situation can...

How to Avoid a DUI Conviction in Georgia

  By HG.org
DUI in Georgia is taken very seriously, even if it is a first defense. Knowing the penalties, your rights and the possible defenses in your case...

DUI First Offense in Georgia

  By HG.org
Georgia law enforcement officers take DUI very seriously. If a person is over the legal limit, he or she faces automatic jail time....

"DUI Less Safe" Georgia - What is the "DUI Less Safe" Penalty?

A person arrested in Georgia for DUI-alcohol is initially arrested for DUI less safe. This is the most common type of DUI GA charge for driving...

Expungement in New Jersey

Having a record expunged is an important step for eligible persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor and have completed their sentence or...

Litigating Georgia Implied Consent Law Motions to Obtain Exclusion of Breath Test Evidence

Georgia implied consent law is outdated, flawed and incomplete. A Georgia DUI Lawyer must know how to challenge the admissibility of implied...

Search & Seizure Law: Exclusionary Rule Applies at Probation Hearing in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dramatically re-interpreted search and seizure law for people who are serving sentences of probation or...

What You Need for a Texas Occupational Driver's License

A Texas Occupational Driver's License will allow a person whose license is suspended to drive under certain restricted conditions. This article...

Roles and Responsibilities of a Criminal Defense Attorney

To avoid the undesirable number of troubles in criminal charges you can find here the roles and responsibilities of a criminal defense attorney.

Can I Use Marijuana While on Probation or Parole in Colorado?

Marijuana is a federal offense, but for residents of Colorado, Marijuana is legal medically and recreationally. So what are CO residents' rights...

First Conviction Pursuant to Israeli “FCPA” – Following the Footsteps of the US

It is sometimes difficult to identify historical milestones as they occur, especially if they are small and sometimes may seem almost...

You Refused to Submit to DWI Breath Test, So What!

The strongest evidence for a prosecutor in a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) case is the results of a breathalyzer or blood test that shows a...

DUI Checkpoints in Georgia: the 15 Most Important Georgia Appellate Decisions

Georgia is one of 38 states that permits warrantless DUI checkpoints. New Georgia case law in the past 5 years has clarified the requirements of...

How to Neutralize the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus [DUI Eye Test]

Field sobriety tests were created to help police officers make better DUI arrests. Studies in 1977 and 1981, sponsored by NHTSA, posted...

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...

From America's First Federal Drug Law to President Richard Nixon's War on Drugs

America's History of Drug Regulation from Teddy Roosevelt to Richard Nixon reveals Misguided Attempts to Prevent Marijuana Usage have resulted...

How President Ronald Reagan helped launch DUI Defense as a Criminal Law Sub-Speciality

How Drunk Driving Defense went from relative obscurity to become a Criminal Law Specialty for Criminal Defense Attorneys in One Decade

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.

DUI Arrests and Subsequent Stages

  By HG.org
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

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

What If You Are Arrested for DUI and Placed in Jail

  By HG.org
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...

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...

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

  By HG.org
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...

Different Treatment of Children and Adults when Facing Criminal Charges

  By HG.org
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?

  By HG.org
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...

Process of Prosecution of White Collar Crimes

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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....

When Is a Child Offender Sentenced to Juvie?

  By HG.org
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

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

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

  By HG.org
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...

Resisting Arrest during a Protest

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

Disorderly Conduct Charges

  By HG.org
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

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

Uniform Crime Reporting Program

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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 Can I Do If My Criminal Defense Lawyer Is Not Satisfying Me?

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

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

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

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

Three Strikes Laws

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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...

How Psychopathy and Altruism Relate

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

Fundamental Attribution Error

  By HG.org
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

  By HG.org
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

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


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