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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]