Two Ways A DUI Can Affect Your Educational Prospects

When people think about the criminal consequences of being convicted of DUIs, they're mostly concerned about being sentenced to jail time or having to pay a fine. However, being convicted of a DUI can and does often extend to other areas of your life. If you're a college student or thinking about going back to school, here are two ways a DUI can negatively impact your educational prospects. Your Application May Be Rejected

You Have The Right To Remain Silent: When Keeping Your Mouth Shut After Arrest Is Best

From the moment an officer lets you know that you are being placed under arrest by reading you your Miranda Rights, you are no longer obligated to speak to law enforcement, investigators, or anyone else who has a question after you are charged with a crime. Surprisingly, however, many folks who land in hot water and get arrested tend to say far more than they should before they have an attorney present for fair representation.

Three Things You Should Know If You're Arrested on a Drug-Possession Charge

Drug possession is one of the most common drug charges, and it carries serious potential implications, including hefty fines and incarceration. It's important to remember that being charged does not mean you will be found guilty and convicted when the charge goes to court. In most cases, it's best to hire an attorney with criminal-law experience to go over your charges with you and help you understand your options so you're not facing the charge on your own with limited knowledge of the legal system.

The Appeal Ordeal ~ Potential Trial Errors You Need To Be Aware Of

Do you have a criminal conviction? If so, you likely have several concerns, and you may feel as though your case was handled improperly. You may want to appeal your case, but perhaps you have doubts or do not know how to initiate the appeals process. Some people have been successfully granted appeals by proving that there were errors in their cases. The following are types of reversible errors that may qualify you for an appeal in your case.

Possession And Distribution Of Illegal Substances: A Primer

If you have been caught red handed with illegal substances, you might receive either a possession or intent to distribute charge; in some cases, both. It is important that these two terms are not used interchangeably, as the punishment for each respective crime can differ greatly, as well as the defenses used during a trial. Throughout the course of this brief primer, you will learn what the difference is between possession and distribution.

What Happens When There's A Warrant For Your Arrest In Another State That You Didn't Know About?

What happens when you're pulled over for a traffic violation and the officer suddenly informs you that there's an open warrant for your arrest in another state? Will you find yourself shipped out of state immediately? This is what you should know. How can this happen? The warrant wouldn't surprise you if you'd been involved in something dramatic -- like an armed robbery. Often, however, a surprise warrant is the result of something simple, like a missed court appearance.

A Quick Guide To What Happens When Your Are Arrested On A Warrant

Here is a quick and general guide to what will happen if a warrant is issued for your arrest. A Criminal Charge Will Be Issued Against You You can be charged before you are arrested. For example, if you got in a fight with someone and left the scene before the police arrived, a warrant could later be issued against you for assault. Or if you are in an accident and leave the scene of the accident, once the police figure out you caused the accident and fled the scene, a warrant could also be issued.

Gray Areas of the Law & the Difficulty of Self-Defense Cases

Facing criminal charges is usually not expected after defending yourself against an unprovoked attack. Unfortunately, there are gray areas in the law regarding self-defense. The actual commencement of the attack, unavoidable imminence of an attack, and other factors determine whether or not you acted in self-defense or committed assault. Hitting First and the Legal Woes Self-defense is legally defined as protecting yourself from an attempted injury by another person. Defending yourself against someone who has hit you one or more times is likely going to be justifiable.

How Going Off The Grid Can Get You In Legal Trouble

Thinking about going off the grid, saving money, and having a simpler lifestyle? You may think how you live is your own business, but you would be wrong about that. If you ignore local and state regulations, you could end up in jail, and or suffer other penalties. The Size and Type of Your Dwelling Matters Some have turned to tiny dwellings which are easier to maintain, but these may not pass the local size requirements for homes.

Understanding The Four Categories Of Criminal Accomplices

If you help or encourage another person to commit a crime, then the law considers you to be his or accomplice.  The act of being an accomplice is known as complicity. Complicity is a serious crime that (depending on your level of involvement) may attract the same charges and sentences as the actual perpetrator of the crime. Accomplices are categorized into four degrees depending on how involved and what part they took in the criminal act.