What are the Consequences of a Drunk Driving Charge?

A criminal charge for driving under the influence (DUI) can be devastating. A DUI charge can have a serious and negative impact on a person’s reputation and can affect all aspects of personal and professional life. A conviction can mean the loss of a driver’s license and acquiring heavy fines. It is important to know how to handle a DUI case to mitigate problems that can arise. Although a DUI charge is not easy to overcome, there are certain legal[…] Read More

Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

When a person is accused or arrested for an alleged crime, they should hire a criminal defense lawyer because that person has the experience and knowledge to best represent a defendant’s interests. They can help achieve the best possible outcome and work with prosecutors to lessen any punishments that come with a criminal conviction or a plea bargain. A criminal defense lawyer represents the rights of individuals, organizations, and companies charged with criminal activity. Their job is to advocate on[…] Read More

What are the Differences Between Assault and Domestic Violence?

To be charged with assault in New Jersey, a person must place or attempt to place the alleged victim in imminent fear of physical harm. An act of physical violence does not need to take place, and the parties do not need to intimately know each other. Domestic violence is a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse. Like assault, physical violence does not need to occur to bring a domestic violence charge. Unlike assault, the people involved in[…] Read More

What is a Disorderly Conduct Charge?

Different states and municipalities have their own rules regarding disorderly conduct. Generally, disorderly conduct causes a public disturbance and could lead to criminal charges. Fighting could fall under the disorderly conduct category. More serious altercations could lead to battery or assault. Public misconduct such as intoxication is another common type of disorderly conduct. It is not uncommon for people to be charged with disorderly conduct at public gatherings as well. Peaceful protests are legal, but disruptive protests can lead to[…] Read More

What are the Different Types of Criminal Defenses?

There are multiple criminal defenses that a criminal defense lawyer can utilize when attempting to dismantle a prosecutor’s criminal case against a defendant. Among those defenses include: Affirmative criminal defense Insanity defense Coercion and duress Abandonment and withdrawal Getting arrested for a crime can be a traumatic experience, and it may seem like the prosecutor will easily win. This is not always true, there are multiple ways to deconstruct a prosecutor’s case that can lead toward exonerating a defendant. No[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by a Police Officer?

Getting pulled over by a police officer can be a harrowing experience. A driver may or may not know why they are being stopped, and what happens next can depend on how they react. The best advice is to remain calm and to respond to the inquiries and directions. The situation can easily escalate, so it is important to understand what the police are allowed to do in these situations. How Should I Pull Over? When a driver realizes that[…] Read More

What are the Different Types of Cybercrimes?

Over the years, cybercrimes have grown and developed to the point where there are global networks of hackers that target financial institutions and individuals. Hacking has also risen to the level of international aggression as certain nations will use hacking to disrupt their enemies. A cybercrime is defined as any crime where a computer is the target of the act or is the tool used in the commitment of the crime. Many will use their computer to illegally gain access[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Falsely Charged with Drug Possession?

A person who has been found with drugs in their home or car can face serious legal consequences. If a police officer discovers drugs in a home or vehicle, they will consider the owner of the property as the primary suspect. If it is not possible to immediately establish that someone else is the owner of the drugs, then the owner of the property is likely to be arrested. After an arrest, it is important to avoid being confrontational. The[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I Have Been Falsely Accused of a Crime?

Being falsely accused of a crime is a serious matter, but anyone who is in this position can follow certain steps to ensure that they will not make matters worse. One of the most important steps to do is to remain calm. Even if someone is questioned by the police, that person has the right to remain silent. Saying too much at this juncture could give the police evidence that could be used against the accused at a later time.[…] Read More

What Happens if I Tamper with an Ignition Interlock Device?

In some driving under the influence (DUI) cases, an interlock device may be placed on a driver’s vehicle. This is done for a variety of reasons, but the most common reasons are to promote public safety and to enforce compliance with laws and court orders. However, some people may choose to disable or modify the device, but this is not a good idea. An ignition interlock device is a piece of technology that prevents a driver from starting their vehicle[…] Read More

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