Criminal Record

Tools to Help You Find a Safe, Low-Crime Neighborhood

by Law Guru October 4, 2013 Criminal Law

With the uncertainty of today’s job market, many people find themselves making unexpected moves in order to stay employed. As a result, more people are on the lookout for apartment and home rentals than ever before. After all, it makes sense to rent when you are unsure how long you plan to stay in a […]

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Paranormal Activity Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco.

by edralyn September 12, 2013 Criminal Law

Paranormal Activity: Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco There are 812,826 living people in San Francisco as of 2011. Notice, we said “living.” How many un-living people are populating San Francisco is anyone’s guess. The city is known for being home to some of the most haunted spots in the nation. The next time you’re […]

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First Time DUI In Virginia: Prepare For Stricter Penalties

by ValerieC September 3, 2013 Arrest

The Commonwealth of Virginia has tightened its laws by enhancing the penalties for drunk driving and placing new demands on drivers convicted for the first time of DUI. Under legislation that took effect July 1, 2012, first-time DUI offenders must install Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) on all the vehicles that they own and operate. With […]

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“Power Talk 21” – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

by Andrew Miller August 22, 2013 Accident Claims

If you think “Power Talk 21” sounds like some sort of campaign, you’re right.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is continuing the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking by creating “Power Talk 21”.  Annually, on April 21st, MADD urges and encourages parents to have an open and serious discussion with their children about alcohol.  […]

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DUI and the Life Changing Consequences It Causes

by Lisa Coleman July 19, 2013 Arrest

A conviction for driving under the influence can be a life-altering event. There are many more areas of life that are impacted more than merely dealing with punishment imposed by the court. Many individuals do not consider the possible consequences of an impaired driving charge, but it can be a problem for the defendant for […]

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Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right

by edralyn July 13, 2013 Arrest

Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right A police department located in a small town in Ohio is a Facebook sensation. Chief Oliver, known as Cheap Otter to his youngest fans, is gaining worldwide attention for his social media savvy. With over 70,000 followers who check in on a regular basis, […]

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What Is Misdemeanor And How Many Types It Has?

by callygreene June 15, 2013 Accident Claims

Misdemeanors in a Nutshell Misdemeanors refer to less considerable kinds of criminal acts that are recognized and punishable by typical legal or lawful systems across the globe. However and still, the definitions or extremes of the actions that are considered as misdemeanors would essentially vary based on your locality or your country. Particularly, such definitions […]

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New Car Technology: Will Drunk Driving Become a Thing of the Past?

by Law Guru April 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Some things in this world just don’t make sense, especially when one thing seems to be moving in two, completely opposite directions at the same time. While a civic leader in the small Irish town of Kilgarvan recently suggested legalizing a certain degree of drinking and driving in order to preserve pub culture, others are […]

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Are DUI Records Truly Sealed or Not?

by Law Guru April 10, 2013 Criminal Law

Having a driving under the influence (DUI) charge on your record will have long-lasting effects on your life. One simple mistake can lead to a lifetime of rejected job applications, bringing financial hardship in its wake. This is why many first-time DUI offenders seek to have their records sealed so that they can have a […]

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Talking to Your Teen about Drunk Driving

by Law Guru April 5, 2013 Criminal Law

The tween and teen years are tough for kids as well as their parents. Growing up is hard work! Many parents assume that their sons and daughters know right from wrong and will never fall victim to peer pressure. While that might be true in some cases, even the most mature adolescents decide to follow […]

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DUI vs. DWI: What’s the Difference?

by Law Guru April 3, 2013 Criminal Law

As if getting slapped with a DUI is not bad enough, navigating the maze of legal stuff related to an impaired driving charge can be quite a nightmare. It is easy to become confused over the various fines and penalties, knowing what rights are applicable and how a DUI case should best be handled. One […]

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Are Juvenile DUI Penalties Really Sealed?

by Law Guru March 21, 2013 Criminal Law

Drunk driving is more than a safety hazard or a bad idea. It’s against the law. Although legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels vary by jurisdiction – meaning that the amount of alcohol considered “over the legal limit” depends on the state in which the DUI was committed —stricter statutes are in place across the […]

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Sealing a Juvenile Criminal Record

by zizinya March 2, 2013 Criminal Record

(US criminal law) If you have any convictions on your record that you received as a juvenile, you may be able to wipe them away by seeking to seal, or expunge, those convictions. Sealing juvenile court records is great in that it will allow you to tell such people as landlords, employers or licensing agencies […]

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What To Expect On Probation

by JoelHeiligmanLaw December 3, 2012 Criminal Defence Lawyers

Probation is a sentencing given by judge for a crime that’s been committed. It’s not to be taken lightly. Although it is in lieu of jail time, it doesn’t excuse the crime you’ve committed. If you have committed a crime you still need to be rehabilitated, so make sure you know what to expect of […]

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What Will I Face With A Criminal Record?

by scott Byer October 25, 2012 Criminal Law

When someone is unfortunate enough to obtain a criminal record or a criminal background, they develop a list of negative things that most people are under the assumption is going to follow them around for the rest of their lives. Expunging your record is one way that you can get a pardon on my criminal […]

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