While poverty, drugs, and gang affiliation influences most crime today, what makes someone turn to a life of white-collar crime?
Domestic violence cases have the potential to irreparably damage a person's life. They are full of extremely sensitive, possibly inflammatory personal information that might be made public, even long before it has gone to trial.
Now that summertime is in full swing, more and more of us are heading out to family reunions, weddings, graduation parties and days at the beach. We all like to have a good time with friends and family, but there are times when we take that good time a bit too far and wind up with an arrest for DUI. Here's some tips on how to avoid a DUI arrest this summer.
When many people are arrested for a DUI, they do not know that much information about the entire process and how everything is going to work. This is why it is so important to have someone on your side who knows how the legal process works.
If you have been cited for a minor speeding ticket, you might be thinking about paying the fine so that you can forget about it. However, before you decide to do so, you should consider the benefits of hiring a traffic defense attorney instead.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious charge. If there are no injuries, a first-time conviction for DUI in California can lead to thousands of dollars in fines and costs, plus a short jail sentence, followed by probation.
A research group examined known wrongful felony convictions in California over the course of 20 years and estimated that taxpayers lost roughly $282 million as a result.
It is common to see news reports of incidents in which drivers are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Because of the relative ubiquity of these offenses compared to others, many drivers charged may believe that defending themselves is comparatively simple. However, consulting with an attorney can be beneficial in many ways.
Despite the overwhelming societal belief that men cannot be or are rarely victims of domestic violence, the actual statistics are overwhelming. Approximately 40 percent of severe physical domestic violence victims are men. Unfortunately, the percentage of men as domestic violence victims does not translate into the same level of support and legal options.
“Bail” is one of the most commonly used terms in legal proceedings. One hears it in every courtroom drama. However, what is bail and what is its purpose?
Do you have a pending DUI? If so, your drinking and driving charge is probably always on your mind. You might not think that there is anything that you can do about it until your court date, but this actually isn't true.
If you are arrested and convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) in California, your sentence can be influenced by a variety of mitigating factors. Fines, prison terms, and other penalties are often specified by ranges, and the amount, length, and other factors can be affected by what the court sees as mitigating factors.
An arraignment is one of the first steps to follow an arrest on criminal charges. If you have been arrested, here are five facts about the arraignment procedure in California that you should know.
Domestic violence is a rising issue in our country today. What is domestic violence? According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, "Domestic violence is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner." There are 5 main ways abuse occurs.
In criminal cases, there always seems to be some confusion about the use of lie detector tests, also referred to as a polygraph. These tests are given as an attempt to show when someone is giving a deceptive answer to a question. Criminal investigators and attorneys may administer this test for various reasons.
If you're going to be testifying in a criminal case, it's important that you prepare properly ahead of time. This is particularly the case if you are the defendant.
When you hire a domestic violence lawyer, they'll work on different levels to assure that when you're falsely accused, it's proven as definitively as possible. Here at Mitchell Law Group, we're here to work with you as your legal advocate in finding evidence proving you were not the aggressor when arrested for abusing your spouse.
Fresno Criminal Attorney Looks at Marion "Suge" Knight Murder Accusations and the Issue of Intentions
A recent murder case in California that's made the news involves Marion "Suge" Knight, who co-founded Death Row Records. Knight faces accusations of deliberately running over two people with his pick-up truck and then driving away, making it a hit-and-run. Among the charges he faces are murder.
For some people, accepting a plea for a lesser charge is advantageous, particularly if the evidence against them would give them few opportunities to mount a strong defense in a court trial.
People who have been convicted of an online or offline sex crime still face many long-term consequences. It is crucial to contact a criminal lawyer when charged with any type of sexual crime.
If you are facing the possibility of having a DUI charge on your record, one of the first steps you should take is contacting a DUI attorney.
Under California Penal Code 186.22, any person who commits a crime while involved with a known street gang, motorcycle gang, or neighborhood gang may be sentenced to an additional one to three years in jail. The legal name for this sentencing is gang enhancements.
Workers' compensation is meant to aid employees who have been injured while doing their jobs. However, in addition to being helpful to people who are legitimately injured, workers' comp could also be exploited by people seeking to perpetrate fraud.
If you use the Internet, there's already information about you online and on your computer that could be used as evidence in any number of crimes. To access information on a personal computing device, law enforcement agents generally need warrants. But in the meantime, there's nothing stopping them from checking out your public online activity and what it may reveal to them.
Most people don't know that a DUI incident resulting in someone's death may lead to murder charges. People assume that vehicular or gross vehicular manslaughter are the most serious charges possible in such a situation.