criminal law

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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Expert Witnesses Critical in the Martin MacNeill Murder Trial

by theexpertinstitute November 12, 2013 Law

In the sensational Martin MacNeill murder trial, medical expert witness testimony will help to answer the critical question: how did Michele MacNeill die? The mother of 8 was found dead in her bathtub on April 11, 2007 with Valium, Percocet, Phenergan and Ambien in her system. However, her cause of death is “undeterminable.” Prosecutors have […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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New York Attorney Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm August 22, 2013 Criminal Law

A real estate lawyer from Brooklyn has pleaded guilty to one count of felony securities fraud, admitting that he forged six condominium plan acceptance letters from state authorities that allowed developers to sell apartments without proper regulatory oversight.  As part of the plea agreement Eduard Fridman, 36, will surrender his law license and pay the […]

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Carl Mills convicted of murder in the Crown Court

by Direct 2 Lawyers July 18, 2013 Criminal Law

The CPS and The Independent have reported that a violent alcoholic who torched his girlfriend’s home has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years after being found guilty of three counts of murder. Mr Carl Mills, 28, bombarded his girlfriend, Kayleigh Buckley, 17, with text messages and threatened to “burn your house down” as […]

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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 to Do When You Are Wrongfully Arrested

by Georgina Mills July 3, 2013 Law

While most of us prepare for the unlikely event of a fire, mugging or hurricane, not so many people put much thought into making a plan if arrested, especially if it’s for the wrong reasons. This means that you might be floundering in the water with no real strategy of how to get yourself through […]

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Tax ID Theft is a Crime that Can Happen to You

by SocialMonsters April 18, 2013 Law

On Feb. 13 of this year, United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced that Carlista Hawls, of Riverview, Florida, plead guilty to one count of tax fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Along with several accomplices, Hawls carried out a plan to file false income tax returns and used the personal information of […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Police Cars

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

If you live in a town or city, chances are you see police cars every day patrolling the neighbourhood or rushing to the scene of a crime. We’ve become accustomed to their distinctive look, and wherever you are in the world it’s usually easy to recognise a police car, even if you don’t know the […]

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Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Just The Beginning

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

Federal drug enforcement actions produce a high number of convictions and incarcerations in federal courts, but drug charges are often just the tip of the iceberg for defendants. Large-scale drug trafficking operations often include the importation or manufacture, transportation and distribution of controlled substances. Often, distribution routes involve many jurisdictions and may cross both state […]

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Defining Indecent Exposure

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Criminal Law

A lot of individuals don’t think that indecent exposure is a serious crime. In fact, some even believe that this is amusing. But to consider this type of activity as “just a joke” is a mistake. For one, indecent exposure can lead to mental or emotional trauma, and this can even lead to more serious […]

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The Complete Process of the US Criminal Justice System

by zizinya March 8, 2013 Criminal Law

(US law) The criminal justice system can be complicated and confusing. If you have been charged with a crime, you will require the representation of an experienced criminal law attorney. As you prepare to meet with your attorney, it will help to understand the fundamental stages of the criminal justice system: Criminal Investigation Typically, Law […]

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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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Bankruptcy orders and the disqualification of directors

by Criminal Defence Solicitors February 11, 2013 Criminal Law

In this post we’ll take a look at the potential offences that may be committed by a director if they engage in the management of a company when they are under a bankruptcy order. We’ll therefore look at the following elements: When may a director be disqualified from taking part in the management of a […]

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Federal Indictment Returned in Tax Fraud Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm February 4, 2013 Criminal Law

Last week a federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Montgomery woman, Scottie Alice Johnson, charging her with conspiracy to commit theft of public funds and conspiracy to defraud the IRS. The US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama, along with IRS special agents and the DOJ tax division, jointly investigated the […]

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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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Falsely Accused: How Innocent People End Up in Prison

by AndrewDeen January 28, 2013 Criminal Defence Lawyers

(General thoughts on the subject) One fundamental principle of law is that every accused person is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty by a competent court. Another principle states that it is better for guilty people to get off scot free than for one innocent person to get convicted for a crime […]

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Taking advice if you’re accused of a financial crime

by Direct 2 Lawyers January 17, 2013 Criminal Law

If you’ve been accused of a financial crime then you could be in very big trouble – this could lead to you losing your job and your freedom, even if you’re not convicted of the crime. It’s therefore extremely important to understand what you’re being accused of, what the potential penalties are, whether you’re potentially […]

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Do Breathanalyzers Reveal Appropriate Results?

by lawfirm January 13, 2013 Criminal Law

A driver charged with Driving under the Influence (DUI) or Driving while Intoxicated (DWI) has to understand that a Breathanalyzer is a piece of evidence that can be used against the driver in court of law. Though passing Breathanalyzer test does not prove that the person is guilty, even does not guarantee discharge. There are […]

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Firearms offences fall as views sought on licence

by Legal Author January 11, 2013 Criminal Law

Guest post from criminal lawyers on firearms offences falling in Scotland as views sought on new licensing regime for air weapons. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a new licensing regime for air weapons. The news follows the announcement that the overall number of recorded firearms offences in Scotland has more than halved […]

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Bank Pays Fine for Failing to Catch Money Laundering

by ParkmanLawFirm January 11, 2013 Criminal Law

In December 2012, HSBC Holdings admitted ignoring evidence its clients were engaged in criminal money laundering, and agreed to pay $1.9 billion in settlement to the United States Department of Justice and other United States law enforcement agencies.  As a result of this settlement, criminal charges will be avoided. White collar criminal attorneys who specialize in money […]

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Obey Traffic Regulations Attached with IID in Order to Avoid Arrest

by lawfirm January 4, 2013 Criminal Law

In Miami offenses of traffic violations are categorized as both felonies and misdemeanors. Though a good number of cases are treated as civil infringement, there are times where traffic violations result in criminal cases. If convicted of Driving under the Influence (DUI) charge in Miami punishment can include prison time, suspension of driving license, court […]

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Breathalyzer Drawbacks

by JoelHeiligmanLaw November 15, 2012 Criminal Law

Unfortunately, the breathalyzer (the most commonly used weapon that puts drivers behind bars) was built off flawed principles. It is the assumption that every human body is the same. Looking around, that is far from the truth. There are many factors that contribute to ones Blood Alcohol Content level. It is assumed that each body […]

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Five Things To Do If You’re Pulled Over By Police

by Paul November 13, 2012 Arrest

Occasionally we can have a run-in with the law and come into contact with a police officer. Sometimes, when behind the wheel, we’ll be aware if we’ve broken the law but sometimes we might not be conscious of breaking any law if we were distracted. Even if we haven’t done anything wrong, we may feel […]

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Criminal Defence Solicitors in Cheshire & Greater Manchester

by mortons March 4, 2012 Criminal Defence Lawyers

If you need a criminal defence solicitor because you have been or will be arrested by the police, or charged  with an offence in North West of England including Greater Manchester & Cheshire then there are various firms who you can instruct. In Manchester Burton Copeland solicitors provide representation for anyone who is the subject of a criminal […]

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