criminal lawyers

Jesse Jackson, Jr. and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

by ParkmanLawFirm August 28, 2013 Criminal Law

Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. was recently sentenced at a federal courthouse for one count of conspiracy to mis-use campaign funds. With Mr. Jackson, Jr. having pleaded guilty earlier this year, most of the recent work done by his lawyers had to do with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Guidelines are used in almost all […]

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Seven North Carolina Residents Charged for Insurance Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm July 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Officials report that seven suspects have been arrested in an alleged insurance fraud scheme that involved a faked auto accident on December 3rd in Guilford County, NC.  The suspects are accused of conspiring to defraud American Family Insurance Company out of over $7,000 by submitting fraudulent documentation in support of insurance claims from injuries sustained […]

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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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Two Face DUI Charges after Crashing into Indiana State Police Cars

by ParkmanLawFirm July 1, 2013 Criminal Law

Two drivers have been arrested on DUI charges after they crashed into two Indiana State Police cars at the same location on I-465 early on Sunday morning.  The incident began just before 2:30 a.m. when State Trooper Josh Graves was dispatched to the southbound lanes near 56th street at the 39.2 mile marker to remove […]

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White Collar Crime – Dealing with Prosecution

by lawfirm June 12, 2013 Criminal Law

For years criminology has viewed crime incorrectly. It has focused on the financial background of the criminal, assuming that crimes are acts of people from poor family. However, in the year of 1939, criminologist Edwin Sutherland had challenged this concept. According to his theory, crimes are committed by people of every social status. However, with […]

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Idaho Cab Driver Charged With DUI

by ParkmanLawFirm May 30, 2013 Criminal Law

A Nampa cab driver, Jeffrey Knutson, is facing a DUI charge following a crash involving a motorcyclist.  Knutson, 43, slammed his taxi into a 38-year-old woman riding on a motorcycle last Saturday afternoon around 5:00 p.m.  The woman was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition. Corporal Jamie Burns, of the Nampa Police […]

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First Degree Murder – Defense Strategy that Works

by lawfirm May 22, 2013 Criminal Law

First degree murder is defined as unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Premeditation separates this act from other types of homicides. In the most US states this type of killing is known as unlawful killing which is willful. This means the murderer spends time plotting the act and then executes with careful […]

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National Transportation Safety Board wishes to lower BAC limit

by ParkmanLawFirm May 15, 2013 Criminal Law

Currently every state in the United States makes it illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has voted to recommend that each state lower their BAC level from .08% to .05%. The NTSB based their decision on several factors.  The NTSB argued that […]

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Indianapolis Police Officer Heads to Court on DUI Charge

by ParkmanLawFirm April 30, 2013 Criminal Law

David Bisard, a suspended Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer, is heading back to court on Wednesday for his latest arrest for suspected driving while intoxicated.  Bisard was already facing charges of reckless homicide and operating while intoxicated(OWI) from a crash in August of 2010 that took the life of motorcyclist Eric Wells.  Two others were injured […]

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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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Tips and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Criminal Lawyer

by butlerivana January 24, 2013 Criminal Law

(Guest post from Australian legal writers) If you are in need of any legal help, you might find yourself in a tricky situation when it comes to choosing a legal representative. Most people do not have a good understanding of the type of information they need in order to make a good decision. When choosing […]

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Alabama Real Estate Attorney Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm January 17, 2013 Criminal Law

A veteran attorney in Birmingham, Alabama has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in a criminal mortgage fraud scheme.  On January 7, 2013, the United States Attorney in Birmingham unsealed the criminal charges against Attorney Kelvin Davis, which allege Davis engaged in mortgage fraud in his position as the closing attorney on numerous […]

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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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What Is the Intoxilyzer 8000?

by Cantor November 5, 2012 Criminal Law

The Intoxilyzer 8000 is a brand of breathalyzer that measures the blood alcohol content (BAC) of those accused of drinking and driving (DUI). Law enforcement personnel across the nation use this device when someone is arrested for driving while intoxicated. Like all breathalyzers, the Intoxilyzer 8000 has specific instructions that must be closely followed. The […]

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Tips on Hiring a Good Criminal Lawyer

by lilycarter01 August 24, 2012 Criminal Law

Hiring a good criminal lawyer is not easy. This is because although there are many talented and gifted criminal lawyers out there practicing, not all of them would suit you or your case. Hiring a well suited criminal lawyer is a problem, especially if you are a law abiding citizen who has had hardly any […]

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What Should You Look For When Hiring a Criminal Lawyer

by screwlords July 4, 2012 Criminal Law

(US Law and generally) If you are facing criminal charges, you may wish to retain a criminal lawyer immediately. Although, handing over your case to a lawyer, sounds safe and easy, looking for a lawyer may be a daunting task. This article discusses a few important factors to help you make your decision. Another thing […]

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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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