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  • How can deferred disposition help your juvenile case?

    Mar 17, 2023

    Juvenile crimes can have a lasting impact on a young person’s life, leaving them with a criminal record that could affect their prospects. However, what if there was an alternative option that could provide a second chance to your child? Your child can avoid a criminal record A criminal record can have long-lasting consequences on a young person’s life. It can limit their future employment opportunities, hinder their ability to obtain housing and eve...
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  • Factors considered in sentencing

    Mar 15, 2023

    One of the primary questions of a person who’s facing criminal charges is what type of sentence they’ll have to serve if they’re convicted. This varies greatly from one case to another, even if the defendants are facing the same criminal charge. Understanding some of the What does the court look at when deciding a sentence? There are a few different categories of things the court will consider during sentencing. Some may apply in certai...
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  • Does circumstantial evidence matter in a trial?

    Mar 4, 2023

    Evidence can either be direct or circumstantial. Direct evidence, such as a confession, proves or disproves a fact without further presumptions or inference. On the other hand, circumstantial evidence relies on inferences to establish a conclusion about the facts of the case. It can be convincing and persuasive when presented effectively and could determine the outcome of your criminal case. Circumstantial evidence plays a key role in criminal cases In some cases, direct evidence ma...
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  • What is a premeditated murder?

    Mar 3, 2023

    Premeditated murder is the most severe type of homicide. It occurs when a person intentionally and deliberately plans and executes the killing of another person. In other words, it’s a murder that has been planned in advance.The primary aspect of premeditated murder is the intent and deliberation to kill another person. The killer must have a conscious and willful desire to end someone's life, and they must have taken deliberate steps to ensure that th...
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  • Potential reasons young people break the law

    Feb 25, 2023

    When young people are facing criminal allegations, parents often feel shocked. They never saw any signs that their child would consider breaking the law, and they may have thought their child would never do it.Often, there are outside factors at play that the parents simply didn’t realize. Below are a few potential reasons why juvenile offenders may find themselves in this position. Peer pressure First of all, always remember that teenagers and other young adult...
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  • What is identity theft?

    Feb 21, 2023

    A person's identity -- their name, address, date of birth, Social Security number -- is key to a lot of different things, and it can easily be misused when enough of that information is known to somebody else. That's identity theft. Many different circumstances can lead to an accusation of Even common circumstances can lead to identity theft claims Even seemingly innocent situations might lead to these claims. For example, if you claim t...
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  • Buying a home might lead to allegations of mortgage fraud

    Feb 16, 2023

    For many people, the term mortgage fraud inspires thoughts of financial industry insiders engaging in some kind of misconduct. For example, a broker might recommend that a client inflate their income or even alter certain paperwork before submitting it for underwriting consideration. The goal is often to assist as many people as possible with securing mortgages, even if applicants likely shouldn't qualify for one. Mortgage fraud committed on a for-profit basis often involves someone wh...
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  • Why refusing a blood alcohol test is not a great idea

    Feb 15, 2023

    If a law enforcement officer pulls you over and you know that there is a risk that you’ve had more to drink than you should, you may be thinking “I’ll just stay silent.” While it is true that the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals who have been arrested from answering questions without an attorney present, this doesn’t mean that you can simply ignore an arresting officer’s orders without potentially incurring consequences.One o...
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  • 4 kinds of field sobriety tests

    Feb 3, 2023

    If the driver was driving on the centerline, ran a red light or violated traffic laws, for example, then the police may be under the suspicion that a driver is drunk and they’ll very likely perform a traffic stop. During this traffic stop, the police will ask a few simple questions regarding the driver's state of mind and alcohol consumption. The driver has the 1. Walk-and-turn test During a walk-and-turn test, the driver wil...
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  • Don’t try these things to avoid a DUI charge

    Feb 3, 2023

    Are you planning on going out to drink with friends? If you notice one of your friends is attempting to drive after a few drinks, then you should stop them. Drinking and driving can result in a DUI chargeHowever, your friend may be convinced that there’s a simple trick to avoid a DUI charge. Simply stated, there’s only one thing that can prevent a DUI charge and that’s not driving drunk. As their friend, yo...
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