Criminal Law Articles
Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide discussing legal aspects related to Criminal Law.
May 9, 2013 By Roberts Law Group, PLLC
Employees who are wrongly accused of theft or who made an innocent mistake that is interpreted as fraud have even more on the line than the businesses themselves.
April 30, 2013 By Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, PC
Every criminal defense in Michigan rests on the strength of the Prosecutor's evidence. Discovery is essential to a successful criminal defense strategy. Discovery is the stage where your Defense Attorney submits a written demand to inspect the evidence, and get copies of all reports. If the Prosecutor refuses to comply with the Discovery Demand, the Court may issue and Order Compelling Discovery, which directs the Prosecutor to release the evidence.
April 30, 2013 By Diaz Reus LLP
Several banking giants, such as HSBC and Standard Chartered, are currently being investigated by US regulators for alleged failings in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. All fingers point to lapses involving outsourcing units operating without adequate oversight.
April 29, 2013 By WR Moore Criminal Defense
Internet solicitation of children and teens has been a persistent problem following the immense popularity of the Internet as a means of information and communication. The state of Florida has put in place adequate laws to deal with this problem firmly and reduce the risk of Internet surfers becoming victims of such online solicitation.
April 29, 2013 By Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, PC
People with a one drug possession conviction lose Student Financial Aid eligibility for one year from conviction date. People with two drug possession convictions or one drug sales/delivery conviction lose eligibility for two years. Those with three drug possession convictions or two drug sales convictions are ineligible indefinitely.
April 28, 2013 By The Miley Legal Group
When a motorcycle accident is caused by drunk driver crash the consequences for the victim may be more serious.
April 26, 2013 By Galanter Law
What do I do if I get pulled over and have had a little bit too much to drink and think I’m about to be arrested for driving under the influence?
April 25, 2013 By The Law Offices Of David Michael Cantor
In the United States, the US Constitution's 4th Amendment provides protection for US citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.
April 24, 2013 By The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen
In January 2013, a pilot was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test in the cockpit. The pilot was about to take off with more than 50 passengers aboard the plane.
April 24, 2013 By The Law Office of Donald J. Molnar
A DUI in Oregon is actually a DUII, which stands for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Drivers who are found operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher are considered legally drunk, whether they have shown impairment of driving abilities or not.
April 24, 2013 By Kirklin & Soh, LLP
The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse reports that approximately 16,000 alcohol-related traffic accident deaths occur every year in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol plays a role in about one out of every three traffic fatalities.
April 18, 2013 By MacDowell & Associates, P.C.
In any situation, and for any alleged crime, police and other government officials have guidelines and limitations on their power to gather evidence against a suspect.
April 10, 2013 By Kans Law Firm, LLC
Most people are very aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but texting while driving is becoming just as serious a threat on our public roadways.
April 9, 2013 By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
From the tragic Station Night Club fire came a decision from the Rhode Island Supreme Court discussing R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-28-5. See Derderian v. Essex Ins. Co., 44 A. 3d 122 (R.I. 2012).
April 5, 2013 By Galanter Law
Felony traffic offenses are the most serious type of criminal traffic offenses.
March 28, 2013 By MacDowell & Associates, P.C.
Imagine finding the job of your dreams-only to be told you don't qualify because of a conviction from many years ago. Or imagine being able to get rid of that cloak of doubt that fills your head every time you see a checkmarked box that asks if you've been convicted of a crime. By expunging your criminal record, you can honestly answer “no” to this question, and employers outside of government agencies will not be able to see any past offenses.
March 25, 2013 By The Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates
Sex offender registries exist in one form or another across the nation, but there are differences state to state. However, most (if not all) state registries are public in nature.
March 25, 2013 By Law Office of Benjamin Nadig, Chartered
Privacy is a thing of the past, and in a matter of minutes potential employers can have the ability to access public arrest records. In fact, in 2010 73% of companies conducted a criminal background check for all candidates.
March 22, 2013 By The Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC
Drug manufacturing offenses can be charged for the cultivation, production or possession of items necessary for the creation or growth of illegal drugs.
March 21, 2013 By Fisher & Talwar
The driver of a semi truck got lots of attention on the morning of March 18th, 2013 when he drove for about 10 miles in the wrong direction on an interstate. Police dispatchers were first alerted to the wayward semi a little after four in the morning, when motorists began calling in handfuls to report the truck, which many reported forced them to swerve in order to avoid a collision.
March 21, 2013 By Galanter Law
While the Internet, email, smartphones, and the widespread usage of social media sites have improved our lives in many ways, they have also unfortunately become the breeding grounds for new types of crime.
March 20, 2013 By The Clark Law Office
This article describes the most common defenses used when facing a criminal charge. It's important that the accused are made aware of their rights so that they can properly defend oneself. Briefly describes self-defense, statute of limitations, alibis, entrapment, and insanity defense strategies.
March 18, 2013 By Mark Rosenblum, P.A.
An August 2011 sexual assault case that brings into question the validity of drunken consent to sex, is still being debated in Steubenville, Ohio. Members of organizations that work with victims of sexual assault across the country are pleased with the national attention this particular case is receiving, and regardless of the outcome, anticipate that the publicity will deter related crimes.
March 15, 2013 By Galanter Law
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely caught wind of the viral news story about Miami’s bad girl du jour: the foul-mouthed, bird-flipping teen Penelope Soto. Here’s a recap of the infamous February 2013 courtroom incident:
March 14, 2013 By Joyce & Bittner, Attorneys at Law
In imposing sentences in Federal Court judges are required to consider the advisory sentencing guidelines adopted by the United States Sentencing Commission.
March 14, 2013 By The Law Office of Kyle T. Green P.L.L.C.
The state of Arizona has extremely harsh penalties for DUI convictions. Starting in 2012, the Arizona legislature passed a bill to lessen some of those penalties.
March 13, 2013 By Galanter Law
A mugshot is a photographic portrait taken of a defendant by the police department after the defendant has been arrested and is in police custody. Typically, the arrestee will take one front-view photo and one-side view photo. The purpose of a mugshot is to provide law enforcement with a photographic database of all arrested individuals, which is then often used by victims and investigators for identification purposes.
March 12, 2013 By Barnes Law LLP
The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division serves the American public by conducting criminal investigations regarding alleged tax violation and various money laundering statutes. The IRS is the only federal agency that can investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code. There is a long, complicated investigation process involving many levels of personnel that goes into prosecuting these types of criminals.
March 11, 2013 By Fisher & Talwar
A cab driver was taken to the hospital after being assaulted and battered by a customer who didn’t want to pay his fare. According to reports, the driver of the cab had just finished dropping off four customers when one of the customers pulled a handgun and used it to strike the cab driver in the head.
March 9, 2013 By Kans Law Firm, LLC
Law enforcement officials agree that intoxicated driving during the day is a rising problem.
March 8, 2013 By Richard Paul McClellan III Lawyer
The Hawaii Department of Taxation has announced its goals for 2013, and the #1 goal is to increase voluntary compliance. The Department is going to focus its outreach and enforcement efforts on non-compliant groups, including non-residents and persons "new" to the tax system.
March 8, 2013 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
In California, the responsibility of school employees to report suspicion of child abuse is not only a component of a person’s moral compass, it’s the law. Communities rely on places like institutions of education to provide an element of safety for children, and teachers and administrators are assumed to uphold that expectation.
March 6, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
In the following 2009 case, a DUI matter, O.M. was driving his car when hit by DUI Defendant R.P. on Beach Boulevard in Orange County. O.M. sustained broken ribs, back fractures and a serious knee injury.
A Principal in Disturbing the Peace May Be Sentenced to 25 Year-To-Life for Attempted Murder that Follows
March 5, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
A reasonably foreseeable consequence of two rival gangs disturbing the peace, in confronting each other is a weapons discharge, as did occur. Consequently, as a principal in disturbing the peace, the attempted murder conviction was proper. Therefore, the 25 years-to-life sentenced was proper.
March 4, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
A court trial was then held on the petition. The evidence was that he was diagnosed shortly after birth in 1966 with being mentally retarded, but not mentally ill until 1992 when he had a violent outburst at his family home and threatened to kill himself. In 1999, he began hearing voices, he said, and also began calling people on the phone incessantly. In 2010, police were called to R.C.’s home in response to an alleged criminal threat made by R.C. over the phone.
March 2, 2013 By The Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC
To execute just one innocent person is too much, even if it means that people convicted of offenses like homicide will escape the ultimate punishment for their crimes.
February 28, 2013 By Law Office of Benjamin Nadig, Chartered
More and more often, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction (often referred to as the four C's) are more serious than the direct penalties determined in court.
February 27, 2013 By The Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates
Often times defendants without legal representation end up getting held for criminal offenses when they shouldn’t be.
February 22, 2013 By Joyce & Bittner, Attorneys at Law
As summer begins, so does the opportunity for teens and other underage people to try drugs and alcohol for the first time.
February 20, 2013 By CSB Advocates
The Malta Financial Services Authority has issued a Circular addressed to the investment services industry regarding the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism (Amendment) Regulations 2009, following the revision of Part I of the Implementing Procedures which changes are being introduced through the inclusion of a new Chapter 9 and additional paragraphs to Section 6.1 of the Implementing Procedures.
February 12, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
A victim may motivated by revenge or spite or even offering to dismiss charges with bribery.
February 11, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Proposition 36 amended the state's Three Strikes Law due to overcrowding of state prisons.
February 8, 2013 By Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP
New York City is known as the nation capital for federal securities and investment fraud investigations and prosecutions. The most common claims in arbitration filed in New York include Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Negligence, Fraud/Misrepresentation, Failure to Supervise and Breach of Contract.
February 7, 2013 By Jackson White PC
In the midst of marijuana reform, and even legalization in some states, there are many parts of the country whose marijuana laws remain stringent, and some states are even getting stricter.
February 7, 2013 By Jackson White PC
2012 marked a year of marijuana reform, legalization and heightened freedoms for recreational users. While some states have taken steps back, others have begun to pave the way and have inspired conversations among lawmakers.
February 7, 2013 By Paul Darrow Law Firm, P.C.
Sexual assault, or rape in Texas is defined as a person intentionally, knowingly and recklessly causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to another through sexual contact without the victim's consent.
February 7, 2013 By Paul Darrow Law Firm, P.C.
Internet sex crimes are becoming more prevalent and more serious in today's technology-driven society where offenders falsely assume their online identity is anonymous. The Internet Watch Foundation confirmed 1,536 child sexual abuse domains on the Internet in 2008, 58% of which were housed in the United States. Child pornography is a $3 billion annual industry, and continues to grow with its' demand.
February 6, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
The reader of this article may understand that a .50-cal weapon fires a very large round, one that probably can take down a hippopotamus or even perhaps an elephant. It is used in the military often to penetrate buildings with stucco and drywall (the author of this article is a former Marine with seven years of active duty service, including combat experience).
February 5, 2013 By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. - Personal Injury
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that all states require ignition interlock devices for first time drunk driving offenders.
Enhanced Sentence Upheld on Appeal for Sex Crime Defendant Who Already Was a Penal Code § 290 Registrant
February 5, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
In 1994, California amended its law again so that any sex offense conviction-felony or misdemeanor-required continuous registration, regardless of expungement. This was Penal Code § 290.1 (1994).
February 5, 2013 By Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP
At any trial, parties must show evidence to prove their claims. Sometimes, the most effective way, or even the only way, to prove a point is through physical or documentary evidence, e.g. the allegedly defective product in a products case, the weapon actually used in a criminal case, or patient files in a case of nursing home negligence. There are obvious motives to destroy such evidence, and destroying or failing to safeguard such evidence is known as spoliation.
February 4, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Under AB109, also known as the Criminal Justice Realignment Act of 2011, California began a policy to reduce its prison population to ease over-crowding. The overcrowding was deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to constitute cruel and unusual punishment for the prisoners and thus a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eight Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.
February 3, 2013 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
On 19 October 2012, the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has decided to suspend Turkey’s membership on 22 February 2013 unless the following conditions are met before that date: (1) Turkey adopts legislation to adequately remedy deficiencies in its terrorist financing offence; and (2) Turkey establishes an adequate legal framework for identifying and freezing terrorist assets consistent with the FATF Recommendations.
January 30, 2013 By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, PC
Last week, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act was reintroduced by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, and Sen. Michael Crapo, a Republican. This act continues and expands upon the 1994 landmark law, the Violence Against Women Act, which combatted domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking by authorizing services such as shelters and legal assistance for victims and survivors of abuse.
January 30, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Make no mistake about it. Possession of child pornography (Penal Code § 311) is considered a serious crime. However, it is subject to many defenses, regardless of whether defendant faces federal charges or state charges.
January 29, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Congress established six factors that a district court must consider to determine if such a transfer is in “the interest of justice.”
Defendant Removed from Courtroom Not Entitled to Have Audio Video Feed to Hear or See Testimony in Trial
January 28, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Defendant appealed his conviction on multiple grounds, however, this article will limit its scope to Defendant’s argument that his state and constitutional due process rights to a fair trial were violated by not being provided a video or audio feed of trial proceeding after he was removed from the courtroom. Defendant had moved earlier for a mistrial on such grounds, but that motion was denied.
January 24, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Penal Code § 288.4 is a “wobbler,” meaning it can be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the facts of the case and the client’s criminal history. It is most often filed as a misdemeanor if the defendant has absolutely no prior criminal history (excluding minor traffic offenses such as speeding or parking tickets).
January 23, 2013 By Galanter Law
Most states classify their felonies by class, ”a class D felony ” is a term that is often heard. Florida does not have Felonies that are classified by letter.
January 23, 2013 By Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, PC
The Michigan Implied Consent statute has the power of a double-edged sword when added to the fines, costs and jail-time handed out for a drunk driving conviction. If a driver refuses to consent to a chemical test, they face a mandatory 12 month suspension, and 6 points on their driving record.
January 23, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Accordingly, the conviction was reversed and the matter was remanded for retrial, with instructions to the trial court to remove that part of the subject jury instructions which said, “or not aware of the essential characteristics of the act because the perpetration tricked, lied to, or concealed information from her.”
January 22, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
The U.S. sentencing guidelines defined “controlled substance offense “as an offense “as an offense punishable by a term exceeding one year, that prohibits the manufacture, import, export, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance (or counterfeit substance) with intent to manufacture, import, export, distribute or dispense.”
January 18, 2013 By Galanter Law
Finding a job with a criminal record can be very difficult. If you have had a misdemeanor in Miami, you need to understand the difficultly of finding a job and what to do about it.
January 18, 2013 By Mark Rosenblum, P.A.
The state of Florida does not take lightly the world of drinking and driving. To prove this, they have enacted some of the stricter penalties to try and combat the temptation a person under the influence might have to get behind the wheel.
January 17, 2013 By MacDowell & Associates, P.C.
Virginia's penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are very strict. They range in severity depending on blood alcohol content (BAC) and whether or not the driver has any prior DUI convictions.
January 16, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
This article’s focus is narrower. The following new laws affect criminal liability, as they are additions to the Penal Code and involve criminal liability, meaning jail, prison, fines, seizure or forfeiture of assets. The laws are referred to by the AB or SB number, or Assembly Bill and Senate Bill number, respectively. Their statutory reference in the Penal Code will be established shortly, but are not at this time.
January 16, 2013 By Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law
If you are facing DWI charges in Texas, or are just interested in the the drunk driving laws of the state, continue reading this article written by a DWI lawyer in Texas to learn more about this state's statutes. DWI and DUI laws differ in every state, so it's important to know the laws just in case you are charged with a DWI in Texas.
January 15, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Prosecutors often ask for STATIC-99 report to document how dangerous a defendant is and to support a longer sentence or more onerous plea bargain.
January 15, 2013 By Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP
While most would agree that the most significant piece of evidence in a DUI case is the results of a blood alcohol test, cases do arise in which this information is not available. It then comes down to a debate between the arresting officer, and the defendant.
January 14, 2013 By Galanter Law
Communications between a client and his attorney are generally privileged under the attorney-client privilege, which is a legal and ethical concept that preserves the confidentiality of communications between a client and his attorney.
January 14, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
The issue here for PD was whether he followed a continuing course of conduct, allowing the court to punish him for multiple, separate, distinguishable acts so that § 654 was not violated. The California Supreme Court in Neal v. State of California (1960) 55 Cal. 2d. 11, first allowed such an approach, which the Fresno judge obviously followed by adding a twenty-five year term to the three year term, although the two sentences were to be served concurrently.
January 11, 2013 By The Mace Firm
Homicide charge can be serious. You are required to hire a lawyer with specialization in criminal law to prepare the murder defense.
January 11, 2013 By Law Office of Mark Coburn
Are you convicted of a traffic law violation? A lawyer can come to your rescue in this difficult situation of yours. The lawyer after analysing your case details will acquaint you with different courses of action and their pros and cons. He will then, gather information about your case and examine the aspects of the offense charged against you.
January 9, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
In 2011, he again attacked his 1997 petty theft conviction, by way of an “invitation” that the court dismiss the judgment of conviction under Penal Code § 1385. It merits mention parenthetically that only prosecutor can move to dismiss a case under section 1385. Thus, a defendant must instead “invite” the judge to exercise his discretion under 1385 to dismiss the case.
January 8, 2013 By Kans Law Firm, LLC
A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery take a longer period of time to process alcohol in the body which can lead to excess drinking and other problems.
January 8, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
The Second Appellate District, in People v. J.S. (2012 DJDAR 16323), quickly recognized that the “kill zone” theory was based on principles of transferred intent. The court pointed out the distinction between the intent in murder and that in attempted murder.
January 8, 2013 By Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC
In recent years, white collar crimes are on the rise due to easier accessibility to private information on the internet allowing for fraud, identity theft and embezzlement. Penalties can be harsh for this offense without the help of an aggressive attorney.
January 8, 2013 By Steve Schanker, Attorney at Law
Effective July 1, 2012, the state of Kansas made some changes to its current DUI laws and penalties. One particular change that went into effect is how the state is now criminalizing chemical test refusals.
January 8, 2013 By Joyce & Bittner, Attorneys at Law
According to a recent report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, on December 31, a Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge ruled that machines, known as Breathalyzers and Intoxilyzers, cannot be considered accurate for specific blood-alcohol levels.
January 7, 2013 By Joyce & Bittner, Attorneys at Law
According to a recent report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, on December 31, a Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge ruled that machines, known as Breathalyzers and Intoxilyzers, cannot be considered accurate for specific blood-alcohol levels. He deemed readings between zero and 0.05 and readings above .15 percent potentially inaccurate.
January 7, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
“Exposing oneself” means to reveal your entire naked body. Exposing one’s “private parts” means to show your bare genitals. Showing a bare female breast is not considered exposing one’s “private parts” (or else breastfeeding mothers might face indecent exposure charges). Similarly, flashing someone your under wear, no matter how revealing or skimpy, is not indecent exposure for purposes of Penal Code § 314.
January 7, 2013 By Doogue O'Brien George
In Australia, failure to comply with taxation laws can lead to a Commonwealth criminal charge. What happens if you are found guilty and what penalty can you receive? Know the law for this offense and what you should do if you are charged.
January 4, 2013 By Paul Darrow Law Firm, P.C.
Statutory rape and child molestation are two topics that are often confused. They both involve sexual relations with a person who is below the age of consent, and they both violate the law.
January 4, 2013 By Joyce & Bittner Attorneys at Law - Drivers License Help
What can you do if your Pennsylvania driver’s license is suspended?
January 3, 2013 By Jackson White PC
Drinking and driving is a dangerous and expensive risk that drivers take everyday. Every state enforces laws against driving under the influence, and many of those laws are standards across the nation. However, the level of enforcement and punishment varies from state to state.
January 3, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
The prosecution argued that the request for a certificate should be denied because the plain text of Penal Code § 4852.05 requires, the applicant to, during the period of rehabilitation, “live an honest and upright life… and obey the laws of the land.” As M.Z. admitted he committed a felony in 2007, the petition should be denied on that basis alone.
January 3, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
Sometimes an officer will find someone sleeping in their car on the side of the road, often in the early morning hours. Other times, a driver will park his car along the side of the road and run into the bushes to urinate or vomit, only to meet an officer as the driver returns to the car, keys in hand.
January 2, 2013 By Greg Hill & Associates
In November of 2007, Mrs. N.C. went to her husband’s house, where her daughter then lived. She took a Lynx Black Cat golf club with her and pounded on the front door of the house, demanding custody of her daughter. The daughter was inside and heard the pounding, but B. did not open the door. B. told Mrs. N.C. he would call the police. Their daughter “saw her mom and then ran to her room, crying.”
Conviction for Attempted Criminal Threat (PC 422) Proper Although Neighbor’s Fears May Have Been Unreasonable
December 31, 2012 By Greg Hill & Associates
This article will mostly cover just the first ground of the accused's appeal. The Fourth Appellate District began its analysis by nothing that there are five elements of the crime of making a criminal threat, according to In re George T. (2004) 33 Cal. 4th 620, 630, fn. omitted.
December 18, 2012 By Galanter Law
Traffic crime offenses in Miami, Florida can be categorized as both felonies and misdemeanors. The majority of traffic violations are considered civil infractions but there are cases where traffic offenses are deemed as criminal in nature.
December 17, 2012 By King, Crotts, and Associates
If A Defendant Has Four Or More Prior Larceny Convictions, A Subsequent Larceny Offense Is A Felony.
December 13, 2012 By Doogue O'Brien George
Breaching an intervention order? If you live in the state of Victoria (Australia), breaching a condition of an intervention order could land you in prison for more than a year. So, how do you fight the breaching intervention order charges in Court? Read on to know the possible defenses.
December 13, 2012 By Doogue O'Brien George
Charged with a DUI? What consequences are you likely to face if found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving? Learn about the criminal law for this traffic offense and get advice from an expert about how to deal with the charge in Court.
December 12, 2012 By Doogue O'Brien George
Are you listed on Victoria’s (Australia) sex offender registry? If you fail to comply with any of the reporting conditions, you will be charged with a criminal offense. Find out the law for this charge and know what exemptions are being accepted by Courts.
December 12, 2012 By Joyce & Bittner Attorneys at Law - Drivers License Help
On March 8th, 2012 Pennsylvania will join 35 other states with a statewide traffic law banning texting while driving. Under Senate Bill 314, text messaging while behind the wheel will be subject to primary enforcement, which allows law officers to stop and cite offenders for that reason alone and will carry fines of $50. The new traffic law does NOT ban talking on handheld phones while driving.
December 12, 2012 By Greg Hill & Associates
A complaint alleging a violation of section 594 can be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony. When the value of the damage is less than $400, the complaint is for a misdemeanor violation; when it is $400 or more, the complaint is filed as a felony. However, it is possible to resolve cases as misdemeanor vandalism when the value of the damage is over $400 and defendant has no prior record.
December 11, 2012 By Greg Hill & Associates
Reckless driving is defined as driving “a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanted disregard for the safety of persons or property…” Under subsection (b) of Vehicle Code § 23103, this crime can be committed also in an off-street parking facility.
December 11, 2012 By Galanter Law
Being charged with a DUI in South Florida has very serious repercussions. It is important to find a DUI defense attorney that will do everything in their power to ensure that a DUI conviction does not haunt you for the rest of your life. The best DUI defense attorneys in South Florida are often able to get a DUI charge expunged, leaving you with a license and a clean record to police and employers.
December 10, 2012 By Greg Hill & Associates
Assault is a crime that often seems hollow because no one is physically injured, although no prosecutor would so characterize it.