What Is the Difference Between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault?  

May 19, 2020

Under criminal law, the legal definition of assault varies slightly from state to state, but it generally means that someone made an attempt to intentionally injure another person through physical force or violence. It is an act that directly puts another person in reasonable fear of bodily injury. Simple assault and aggravated assault could be…

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How Do I Fight a Disorderly Conduct Charge?

April 14, 2020

A common charge filed in any jurisdiction is disorderly conduct, which includes activities or behaviors that disturb the peace. A conviction of disorderly conduct can result in jail time, fines, probation, and community service, as well as the consequences of having a criminal record. This charge can stem from an event that involves a large…

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St. Patrick’s Day DUI Defense

March 16, 2020

This St. Patrick’s Day, wear your green, toast your friends, and get home safe. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are often associated with excessive alcohol consumption. If you intend to drink, you should also plan to avoid driving. You can stay off the roads entirely by staying local and walking home, or by using a designated…

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Defenses for Drugged Driving Cases

February 17, 2020

Statistics show that drugged driving incidents are becoming increasingly common. Drugs like opioids, cocaine, sedatives, methamphetamine, and marijuana can affect a driver’s behavior in different ways. Illicit drugs or improperly using prescription medication can produce aggressive behaviors, impaired memory, drowsiness, and impaired judgment, combing these drugs with alcohol can increase the effects. Anyone who is…

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Probation Violation

January 30, 2020

The probationary period is an opportunity for criminals to serve a sentence while maintaining some of their freedom. Under criminal law, when one violates their probation it can lead to severe repercussions that can include jail time, fees, or a longer probation period. In order to avoid penalties, those accused of violating probation should seek…

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Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident

December 18, 2019

The tension and fear that arise immediately after a car accident can make a diver want to get out of there and not look back. While it may satisfy the instinct to escape the consequences of the accident, a dramatic getaway is not advisable. In fact, the act of leaving the accident scene is a…

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Marijuana Breathalyzer

November 21, 2019

Several entities, including a technology firm and a team of chemical and engineering academics, have arrived on the scene to promote their version of a breathalyzer device that can detect marijuana use. In recent months, at least two such products have made national news with promises of a product that can give officers a reliable…

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Can I Receive a DUI for Prescription Drug Use?

October 17, 2019

Most people know they can get a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or illegal drugs. However, you can also receive a DUI for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Drivers may be convicted for DUI of alcohol if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or more, regardless of…

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What are the Underage Zero Tolerance Laws?

September 18, 2019

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is illegal for everyone, but for minors who drive under the influence, new underage Zero Tolerance laws carry severe penalties. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about one-third of all deaths for children aged 15 to 20 years old result from car accidents. Thirty-five percent…

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What is White-Collar Crime?

August 14, 2019

A white-collar crime is a type of non-violent crime perpetrated by people or corporate entities to defraud unsuspecting individuals, customers, or the public to secure financial or business advantages. These crimes can have dire impacts on investors and individuals who placed trust in a deceitful individual or institution. Many criminal offences ranging from elaborate corporate…

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