The Job Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer: Beyond What Hollywood Shows

by Legal Author January 16, 2014 Criminal Law

For many people, the role of a criminal defense lawyer is the stuff of Hollywood. Shows like Law and Order or CSI and movies like The Devil’s Advocate love to portray defense lawyers as being unscrupulous, able to find loopholes at the last minute to free their client or having a vendetta against the prosecution. […]

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Hollywood Violence and Our Brutal Culture: Are They Related?

by David Faltz July 16, 2013 Criminal Law

Violence is nothing new in Hollywood—just look at the first true narrative film ever made. The Great Train Robbery (though it was made in New Jersey and not in Hollywood) was a 12-minute film that followed two bandits as they hold a station operator at gunpoint, knock the engineer unconscious, and rob the passengers, shooting […]

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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 is the offence of fraud?

by Criminal Defence Solicitors January 30, 2013 Fraud

One of the most common offences that you read about in the newspapers is that of fraud (see below for a list of recent examples). So, what is fraud? If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of fraud, charged with fraud, are being prosecuted for a fraud-related offence then you’ll want to know what this offence […]

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What to Expect if Convicted of Benefit Fraud in the UK

by Legal Author January 5, 2013 Fraud

Guest post regarding benefit fraud in the UK Committing benefit fraud can lead you to being fined or even sent to prison, so what can you expect if you are suspected or subsequently found guilty? What is Benefit Fraud? The fundamental aspects of proven benefit fraud are when you deliberately fail to report a change […]

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Computer Crimes and How to Prevent Them

by kudoswd December 20, 2012 Criminal Law

Computers are one of the most important technologies in today’s world and because of this there has been a huge increase in computer crimes. Most computer crimes these days are committed over the internet and this is a whole subsection named ‘netcrime’ and this article will teach you how to protect yourself from any potential […]

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Crime Scene Investigation: Don’t Always Believe What You See on TV

by Khezia December 11, 2012 Criminal Law

If you’re a fan of crime and forensic dramas, you aren’t alone; millions of viewers tune in to shows like “CSI” and its spin-offs on a weekly basis. In fact, “NCIS” and “Criminal Minds” are both at the top of the Nielsen ratings each week. While these types of shows are entertaining, they have created […]

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