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When you are potentially facing criminal prosecution, you may feel intimidated and terrified. Both your actions and words before, during and after arrest can affect the outcome of the case, a factor that makes it important to ensure that your rights are protected. Regardless of the reason for arrest and being taken to custody, the constitution guarantees you certain rights…

When you're facing a misdemeanor, you know that there can be serious consequences. You're facing jail time, fines and possibly actions against your driver's license. This can affect your life and livelihood. Even though this is all bad enough, there are some things you can do to make the situation worse. Here are 5 surefire ways to make a criminal…

When a motorist hits property, a pedestrian, another motorist or causes a collision and takes off from the scene, it is a hit-and-run run incident. Even, if they lie about what happened it is still a hit-and-run. If this happens to you, then information is your best weapon. These are the five things to do immediately if you were a…

You may have heard your grandparents talk about not having to lock their doors at night when they were children. People leaving their doors unlocked today is unthinkable. Criminal experts agree that installing a home security system is the best way for you to deter intruders. However, not all systems are created equal. Is your home security system being monitored?…

The law of self-defense is recognized in every state. Some states have a self-defense statute, and others don't, but in any self-defense case, criminal defense lawyers must look toward their own state's case law. Regardless of whether a state has such a statute or not, there are common legal threads in the law of self-defense that every state has. Those…

In many legal proceedings, it is common for one of the parties involved to feel that the court may have committed an error that led to a ruling that was unfair to that party. Depending on the nature of that error, and the potential consequences of allowing the original ruling to stand, it may be necessary to file an appeal…

When deciding to use a security system for your home that includes cameras, several legal issues need to be considered when having them installed and what the overall purpose of the camera is. In some cases, these cameras can get you into some trouble.   Recording Outside of Your Home It's a smart idea for your security to put some…

Issues with the law don't go away as you age. Many seniors find themselves dealing with a unique set of legal circumstances as they get older. Some of these can seriously impact retirement and create a nightmare of stress and paperwork. Here are just a few examples of unique legal problems and some solutions that may interest seniors. Social Security…

In a world of mandatory minimums and unjust sentencing laws, many law students are feeling the call to a career in criminal defense. According to a¬†Galveston criminal defense attorney, "The United States has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world." Certainly, the market is starved for good defense attorneys, and a career in this field can be highly rewarding.¬†Everybody…

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