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- West Virginia DUI Checkpoints Near Me – Police Checkpoints – Sobriety Roadblocks
West Virginia is one of 38 states that permit warrantless, random sobriety Roadblock and DUI checkpoints. These cases can be won, since (until proven to have been properly set up, authorized and operated in accordance with a programmatic level plan) are deemed to be unconstitutional.
- How to Survive a Medicaid Fraud Investigation
When Medicaid fraud investigators ask for an interview, remember this: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. The investigators are not there to help you. Their job is to develop evidence to prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Traffic Ticket Lawyers - When DO I Need One?
Traffic tickets are a common nuisance that many face when driving in the wrong place before a law enforcement officer does his or her rounds and tickets the driver of the vehicle. However, there are certain instances when the individual may need to hire a traffic ticket lawyer based on the circumstances of the ticket.
- Can I go to Jail for a Traffic Ticket?
Continued traffic tickets need attention for resolution before law enforcement need to take more drastic measures. However, the first step is usually a suspended driver’s license that could lead to the individual losing his or her vehicle to impound when caught driving, and then police may arrest the person if he or she incurs additional violations.
- Cruel Swatting Prank Leads to Stranger’s Death
Swatting is the act of calling in a false report of a very serious crime to police in order to prompt them to send a SWAT team (Special Weapons and Tactics) to someone’s home. This so-called prank has led to terrible legal consequences for some and worse, it led to the death of an innocent man at his home in Kansas this past December.
- Punishment for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Virginia
According to the Virginia code, section §54.1 – 3401, the controlled substance in Virginia is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through VI of this chapter.”
- Reckless Driving Ticket Fines & Penalties in Virginia
Reckless driving is a serious traffic violation and therefore, it is categorized as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Virginia
According to the state of Virginia, based on the circumstances hit and run is a felony or misdemeanor crime, and it's very serious charge.
- Overview of Assault and Battery Laws in Georgia
Georgia assault and battery crimes include “simple” offenses along with “aggravated” offenses. These legal distinctions are very important regarding the nature of criminal charges against a defendant and the potential penalties that the defendant is facing.
- Changes in Federal Criminal Law Since Trump
Many of my clients ask me how the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has changed the outlook on their cases. As one would expect, the existing criminal laws are now being enforced much more harshly, resulting in unfair incarceration for many first offenders. Below are the three major areas that I have seen substantial changes in the last year