When an attorney goes to trial with a client, there are many things he or she should do. Taking these steps and performing these actions helps the attorney help his or her client as much as possible. For example, having the pocket-sized Rules of Evidence on hand can help an attorney come up with an objection's rule number when it may otherwise be forgotten.
When you damage public property, there's a chance you could be taken to court. If federal or state charges are filed against you, you could face high fines and a prison sentence in the worst case scenario.
You had an emergency, and even though you were out on parole, it meant you had to violate one of the terms of the agreement. You left the area, and now you're worried that an arrest warrant may be out for you.
Your probation officer was clear: You have to follow orders or you'll end up back in court. The last thing you want is to go back to jail or to be penalized, so you did your best to follow through on the court orders.
How would you feel if you knew your home could be invaded by the police just because you were black, Asian or Muslim? How would you feel if you were subjected to bias on a daily basis? You'd probably want someone to do something about it.
Assault and battery are both crimes that could get you into deep trouble with the law. Fortunately, there are good defenses if you are accused of them. It's possible to win a case with an affirmative defense, which is what you can learn about in this post today.
During the holidays, there are many kinds of crimes people have to watch out for. One in particular is the risk of cybercrime. With so many more people shopping online, it's vital for everyone to be aware of what they're doing to prevent cybercrimes.
When you're young, it's possible to make mistakes that end up affecting your life for the foreseeable future. In many cases, young people who make errors in judgment don't realize how serious their errors are until it's too late to do anything about them. For instance, making threats against people, whether you have the ability to carry those threats out or not, could land you in hot water with the law.
When you're being pulled over or stopped by the police, the last thing you want to do is anything that makes it appear that you're running from them. Running from the police, also called evading police, is a crime.
When you think of a violent offender, you probably don't want to see him or her back in your neighborhood. The problem with that is that painting all offenders with one brush makes it hard for them to change (or want to change). The prison system already makes it difficult for prisoners to reenter society, and the conditions of some prisons makes people less likely to improve during their sentences.