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Arrest Order Issued by the Public Prosecution in UAE

Regardless of whether the Public Prosecution received the arrest order of the accused or not, the law gives them the right to issue their own...
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Federal Bank Robbery Charges

  By HG.org
Bank robbery is a crime with severe punishments because there is the intent to harm, the use of tools or equipment or the actual injury to...

What Is Federal Embezzlement?

  By HG.org
Embezzlement occurs when someone that is trusted has illegally acquired access to either property or assets that are accessed or obtained...

Federal Money Laundering Definition and Penalties

  By HG.org
Money Laundering usually occurs when money that has been acquired through criminal actions goes through a process with a legitimate company and...

Bankruptcy Fraud: When is it Committed?

  By HG.org
Bankruptcy fraud usually occurs when one of four types of crimes occurs. These may include someone owing money concealing his or her assets for...

About Federal Antitrust Laws

  By HG.org
The antitrust laws in the United States are a collection of both federal and state regulations in place that control both the conduct and...

When Does Bribery Result in Federal Charges?

  By HG.org
Bribery is a crime that may cause someone to spent time in jail, have fines issued or more severe punishments because the individual has offered...

Federal Racketeering

  By HG.org
The crime of racketeering occurs when organized groups of individuals are running businesses illegally, and these are called rackets. It may...

Federal RICO Charges and Penalties

  By HG.org
There are laws against organized crime that Congress passed for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law, RICO in 1970. Through this...

About Federal Healthcare Fraud

  By HG.org
Healthcare fraud is a serious crime that affects multiple individuals when someone engaging in an attempt to intentionally defraud the...

What Is Government Fraud?

  By HG.org
Government fraud may be classified as an illegal action that has been committed intentionally in order to shift government funds to another...

Travelling with a Criminal Record in Canada

It’s no secret. A criminal record can have a serious impact on your job, your immigration status, not to mention your personal and family life....

Use Kelly v. State to Challenge Any Scientific Evidence in Texas

The Texas criminal defense lawyer can use Kelly v. State to challenge the prosecutor's use of scientific evidence in court. Here's a real-life...

How an Alcohol Expert Can Help in DUI Cases

  By HG.org
Drivers that get behind the wheel while intoxicated may run the risk of being pulled over by law enforcement officers. When charged and...

How to Find the One Best Case for Your Client

Where do we find the best, the most persuasive case for our client? How do we build a story which is internally consistent? How do we construct...

How to Subpoena an Out-of-State Witness to Texas Criminal Court

Here are some practical tips on getting an out-of-state witness summoned to testify in Texas criminal court.

Preserving Error in Texas Retrograde Extrapolation Cases

Texas DWI defense attorneys should be proficient in preserving error when the State seeks to admit retrograde extrapolation evidence against...

Florida Criminal Law: Domestic Battery Violence

  By HG.org
Domestic violence is a serious dynamic that happens in all states and crosses all racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines. It occurs when a...

Florida Criminal Law: DUI Breath Tests, Mechanics and Defenses

  By HG.org
When someone is stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, it is common for law enforcement to request the driver to take a breath test. This is...

Florida Criminal Law: Resisting an Officer Without Violence

  By HG.org
In Florida, it is a crime to resist an officer who is carrying out a legal duty such as an arrest even if the resistance is not violent in...

A Toxicological Guide to Retrograde Extrapolation Cross-Examination

How do criminal defense attorneys cross examine the prosecutor's expert on retrograde extrapolation issues? Here are some tips on using...

Using Metrology to Understand Forensic Measurements

Understanding the science of measurement can help a defense attorney deconstruct a measurement relied upon by the prosecutor. Their ability to...

Evaluating Anonymous Tips

Many traffic stops are conducted based upon information in an anonymous tip. The criminal defense lawyer, consequently, must have a firm...

Florida Criminal Law: Cultivation of Marijuana

  By HG.org
Florida has a specific law that prohibits the cultivation of marijuana. Individuals who are convicted of this crime face serious penalties....

Drink-Driving in Italy

Drink-Driving in Italy is an offence punished with contravention, and of competence of the Court in monocratic composition, in accordance with...

How Does Child Abuse Affect Custody in New Jersey?

A decision to sever a marriage either by divorce or separation is not one to be taken lightly. While the disbursement of a property is often a...

Privatizing the Patriot Act: The Criminalization of Environmental and Animal Protectionists

  By HG.org
The United States Patriot Act was implemented in 2001, and it has given law enforcement and other related agencies additional power to seek out,...

How Is Child Abuse Determined in New Jersey?

Child abuse is considered a serious crime throughout the United States.

Criminal Tax Evasion in Colorado

  By HG.org
Tax evasion charges in Colorado have significant consequences. Individuals may face an intense investigation and uncertainty when being...

Florida Criminal Law: Loitering or Prowling

  By HG.org
One charge that some law enforcement officers pursue when they cannot figure out the type of criminal activity involved is that of loitering or...

Law Enforcement Needs a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone

In 2014, a landmark US Supreme Court decision required law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant before searching through an arrestee’s cell...

11 Myths about DUI & DWI Lawyers

A DUI & DWI lawyer is a professional specialized in representing clients faced with charges for various traffic offenses. Driving under the...

Police Tried to Forcefully Take my Cellphone When I Demanded a Lawyer

  By HG.org
Law enforcement officers are provided a number of actions before a lawyer may be called. However, if questions are initiated through an...

Dealer did not Pay Off my Trade-In, Is that a Crime?

  By HG.org
Persons that make deals with dealerships often come out on the losing end, and this causes plenty of strife that is usually unnecessary....

Pretrial Imprisonment Order in UAE

The Public Prosecution, ordinarily, has a discretionary power to issue the pretrial imprisonment order unless there is a special case described...

What's the Difference between Probation and Parole in Texas?

The criminal justice system is confusing, and it’s easy for people to mix up words or use them interchangeably. “Probation” and “parole” are two...

Texting and Driving: Worse than DUI?

In recent years cell phones have become ubiquitous and texting has become a primary form of communication. While this adds convenience to our...

Here’s What You Can Do if You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Identity Theft

The obvious reaction on getting accused for identity theft would be to panic, however, consulting a criminal defense attorney could get you much...

European Arrest Warrant

The European arrest warrant (EAW) is a legal procedure which consists in the request by an EU Member State's judicial authority to another State...

Extradition in Italy

Extradition is a mechanism for international cooperation among sovereign States, it consists in the procedure by which a State (the requested...

When Someone Is Misusing Someone’s POA, Is that Fraud or Elder Abuse?

  By HG.org
When someone is misusing a power of attorney, there may be many types of legal claims that can be made.

Vital Tips on How to Win a DUI Case in Georgia

Many Clients facing DUI ask their criminal defense attorney about what they can do to assist the drunk driving defense lawyer win their case. By...

Georgia Implied Consent Law: New Ignition Interlock Option on DUI Refusal to Avoid Total License Suspension

Georgia DUI Laws have been rated as the second toughest in America. A new modification of the harsh one-year suspension for a DUI refusal to...

Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Applicants Because of Their Criminal Record?

  By HG.org
Many people have some type of blemish on their criminal record. Negative information on a person’s criminal record can impact their ability to...

Understanding Sexual Battery and Rape Charges in Florida

Florida lawmakers take sexual battery crimes very seriously. For this reason, penalties are severe and crimes are aggressively prosecuted....

Statutory Definition of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Potential Punishments in Florida

Lewd or lascivious conduct in Florida is the touching of a child younger than 16 when the actions fall below the level of lewd or lascivious...

Defining Burglary in Florida and How to Defend Against Criminal Charges

Burglary charges in Florida are very serious in nature. A conviction can easily spell years behind bars for a convicted defendant. Knowing the...

Criminal Implications of the Florida Money Laundering Act

Individuals in Florida who conceal the source of money that derives from illegal means may wind up facing prosecution under the Florida Money...

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Tackle Bankruptcy Fraud Allegations

Bankruptcy occurs on the federal level. If someone violates the federal laws related to bankruptcy, he or she may face serious penalties. It is...

Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?

As with anything in life, sometimes there are times where we have to determine whether or not to handle a problem or situation on our own, or if...

Looking at Anti-Bribery Legislation in Turkey and Beyond

Corruption is a widespread phenomenon in international business transactions all over the World. In accordance with corruption perception index...

Unlawful Building in Italy

Unlawful building in Italy occurs whenever an urban intervention without the required license is undertaken. It constitutes an infringement both...

Can You Go to Prison for Texting?

Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter. While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are...

Abusing Children Via the Internet

Child abuse has long been a problem, but the internet has opened up doors for more abuse to occur.

Nursing Home Abuse in New Jersey

A tragic fact is that sometimes there are people who are working in nursing homes, taking care of the elderly, that abuse or neglect the...

Drug Abuse Laws in New Jersey

There is an epidemic that the entire nation faces right now and New Jersey is a location that is also suffering.

Immigrant Abuse Laws in New Jersey

There has been a history of abuse of immigrants who come [to the United States] to work.

Reasons Attorneys for Abused and Neglected Children Must Support Juvenile Justice Reform

There is an on-going issue across the States of America in how children are responded to when it comes to removing them from their family homes.

CPS Casworkers Have Too Much Power

Child protection services are the people that are supposed to protect children out in the community as well as support caregivers in fulfilling...

PA Supreme Court Limits Government's Ability to Take Your Belongings in Civil Forfeiture Cases

In a unanimous 73-page opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has provided significantly increased protections for property-owners in civil...

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Defense Financial Cases

  By HG.org
Criminal defense cases often need an expert witness to verify facts, reconstruct a crime, explain how certain injuries were caused by the...

Is DUI a Felony in Georgia?

Contrary to popular belief, DUIs are not felonies. Most are misdemeanors, which means it is a crime that is punishable by up to 1 year in jail...

Expert Witnesses and the Securities Fraud Case Certification

  By HG.org
Fraud is often a very damaging crime to those affected. The theft of information or funds from a company tends to harm multiple persons, and it...

Is It Time for a Change in Texas' State Jail System?

Some lawmakers think modifications are needed to lower recidivism rates.

Texas Considering Treatment Options for Minor Drug Crimes

For decades, legislatures have drafted laws with severe consequences for those convicted of certain drug offenses. Any time a new drug started...

Tax Professionals Report More Audits as Stricter IRS Deadlines Approach

  By Brown, PC
The tax code is incredibly complicated and intricate. Even when a business or an individual intends to be in compliance with tax requirements,...

What Is Healthcare Fraud and How Can You Spot It?

Healthcare has been a dominant subject in American life for many years. We talk at length about quality of care, medical errors, insurance...

What to Do When Your Teen Is Arrested

Raising kids is not easy and anyone who ever said it was, well, they have to be out of their minds. These walking, talking extensions of us, are...

Avoiding DUI Checkpoints and Roadblocks

With over 75% of states permitting DUI checkpoints, knowing how to avoid passing through a roadblock is highly important. Also, knowing that you...

How to Stop Your Driver's License from Being Suspended in Georgia

Virtually 100% of all DUI arrests triggers an immediate confiscation of the driver license, under Georgia implied consent law. Whether the...

How Much Does a DUI in Georgia Cost over 10 Years?

Thousands of Internet surfers look up information about a DUI conviction, for a ten year time span.

Consequences of a 2nd DUI under Georgia Law

Few states in America ramp up punishment for a second DUI offense like the State of Georgia.

Smash and Grab Thefts on the Rise

A smash and grab is a theft that occurs when the perpetrators drive a car into a building, quickly grab all the merchandise or money that they...

What Type of Force Can Be Used to Defend Yourself from Criminal Activity in Florida?

Florida law provides protection to people who use force to defend themselves from criminal activity, but how much force is permitted, and at...

Claims for damages for unfair detention in Italy

Compensation for the damages caused by unfair detention in Italy is governed by Articles 314 and 315 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Legal Mechanism of Extradition of Corruption Criminals

To create a legal mechanism of criminals’ extradition, first of all, we need to know some definitions as corruption, criminals and offender to...

Criminal Rehabilitation in Italy: How to Obtain Deletion of Criminal Records

The criminal rehabilitation procedure in Italy allows persons who have been convicted of a crime by a judgement having the force of res judicata...

Consequences of Kidnapping Your Own Child

  By HG.org
Disputes over the custody of a child often arise when there is a divorce or dissolution of a relationship between couples. The war over who gets...

Italian Criminal Record Check

Italian Criminal Record Check: How to submit a request.

Common CPS Complaints in New Jersey

Child protective services may have a fundamental goal to aid and assist families suspected of abuse or neglect, yet certain workers of CPS make...

How to Remedy Business Fraud with the Help of an Expert Witness

  By HG.org
Business processes are often difficult to analyze and understand in a court room for the average person. Numerous complicated cases are...

DWI Laws in Minnesota

  By HG.org
Like other states, Minnesota has specific laws related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is called “driving while...

Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes in Minnesota

  By HG.org
Rape and sexual assault crimes are considered some of the most heinous crimes in Minnesota. Convictions are associated with severe penalties.

Time Limitations Associated with Minnesota Crimes

  By HG.org
Every state has a specific time limit by which individuals must take action in order to bring forth charges. This applies to both criminal and...

Public Officials and Privacy

In recent years, basic Constitutional rights have been under attack. Police misconduct and brutality have been trending upward since 2010....

Murder Charges in Minnesota

  By HG.org
Minnesota has several degrees of murder that they can charge a defendant. The state also has other types of laws that involve the unlawful...

Medical Marijuana in Minnesota: When It’s Legal and When It’s Not

  By HG.org
Minnesota has followed the trend of many other states in its movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. However, recreational use of...

SIS Schengen: What It Is and What Is Its Use

SIS Schengen: The Schengen Infomation System and what to do in case an unlawful alert is issued.

U.S. District Court Upholds Multiple Willful FBAR Penalties Against Taxpayer

  By Brown, PC
In a case that has raised eyebrows in the tax community, a jury in the Southern District of Florida has sustained the IRS's assessment of...

How the Michigan Points System Works

The state of Michigan uses a points system to penalize drivers who are caught breaking the law—driving while intoxicated, disregarding traffic...

Expert Witness: Abusive Head Trauma

  By HG.org
Abusive head trauma is a serious injury where the brain is impacted through pressure and force. These injuries usually occur through abuse to a...

Bail Procedure in UAE

Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or friends released on bail...

Employment Consequences of an Arrest but No Conviction

  By HG.org
In some situations, a person may be arrested while he or she is working and the arrest can put his or her job in jeopardy. Arrests are treated...

Guide to Punishment of Crimes of Theft in UAE

Because theft is such a broad brush crime, the penalties that an accused person is likely to receive depend greatly on circumstance. Here are...

Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

I am a lawyer and I know, generally, how lawyers think and what motivates them. For the life of me I don’t get how paralegals put up with us and...

Italian Criminal Procedure

Italian criminal procedure: Safeguards for Foreigners.

“Distinctness” Between Individual RICO Defendants and Legal Entity Enterprise Is Clear

Where is the Ambiguity When Allege Individual Defendant and Legal Entity Enterprise?

Summary of Theft in the UAE

The main principles of the crime of theft in the UAE are governed by Federal Law No. 3. There are some key facets of the law that must be...

District Court in Third Circuit Denies Motion to Dismiss- Fraud Civil RICO Complaint is ON

Can Company A sue Company B for commercial fraud under RICO? How about when the pattern and enterprise existed for only two years? Usually not,...

What Are the Different Myths Regarding Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a highly underrated crime. Many people do not even understand that they are facing a domestic violence at home and they...


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