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In most jurisdictions throughout the U.S., crimes are divided into different categories based on the seriousness of the crime. Indeed, the three major categories include infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the least serious of crimes. Misdemeanors and felonies are another story. What’s the difference between these two types of crimes, and what does it
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Facing any criminal charge can be a stressful and unnerving experience. However, when it comes to bail and release, those accused of a crime has statutory and Constitutional rights. Furthermore, a lawyer should be used to advise the accused in addition to friends and family on the best course of action regarding bail. In general,
During a criminal proceeding, a defendant is provided access to a public defender, unless the defendant can afford to hire representation. Either way, the criminal defense attorney’s job is to identify opportunities that signify innocence. The goal is to have the defendant found not guilty or to have the charges dropped altogether. Today, we’ll highlight
Receiving a traffic ticket is usually a painless process. Most people receive a ticket, pay it, and move on with their lives. Thus, if you’ve found yourself with a traffic ticket, here’s the complete process on what happens after: Receiving a Traffic Ticket If an officer pulls you over for a violation, there are two
Millions of drivers each year are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, in California, driving under the influence is charged as a felony crime. Here’s a look at what to expect after a DUI arrest: Revoked Driving Privileges Even first-time offenses of a DUI result in a loss of
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