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  • Smile Today

    Posted Apr 19th, 2013 By in Uncategorized With | Comments Off on Smile Today

    In light of recent events this past week (let alone the past 24 hours, as of this post), sometimes a little humor is our best personal defense mechanism.

    Remember to smile today and it’ll help you get through the day.

     

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  • Assault vs. Battery

    Posted Apr 12th, 2013 By in Battery Charge With | Comments Off on Assault vs. Battery

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    We’ve all been there… Someone has made us so angry that the only solution we can see is striking them. Or perhaps you suffer from road rage and actually got out to yell at another motorist. Regardless of the cause, assault and battery are the easiest charges to be convicted with. But what is the difference between them? Are they both physical? Are you always charged with both or only one at a time? Does one lead to another?

    If you’ve ever wondered these questions, your answers are below.

    Assault… is the threatening of a victim, generally verbal. Although assault does not include the actual touching of the victim, the victim believes that he/she is being threatened and in danger of being harmed.

    Battery is the actual harming of the individual, either physical or verbal. Although some states have replaced the word “battery” with the word “assault”, most states have kept them as two different crimes/charges.

    Follow this link for more information.

  • Reasons for a Suspended License

    Posted Apr 5th, 2013 By in Uncategorized With | Comments Off on Reasons for a Suspended License

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    There are a number of reasons why you could have your driver’s license suspended. Sometimes, it happens without being pulled over for another driving offense. Below are a few main reasons for a suspension.

    • Driving Without Insurance – If you fail to fill out a renewal form with car insurance information and/or to obtain car insurance with the legally required minimum coverage amount, you could have your license suspended for 60-90 days. The amount of time depends on the state.
    • Disregarding Court Orders – If you fail to attend court-ordered driver’s ed classes, appear in court, and/or pay traffic fines, then you could have your driver’s license suspended for an indefinite period of time. It will remain suspended until these obligations are met.
    • Criminal Convictions – If you are convicted of drug possession, DUI, vehicular homicide, or vandalism, you could you’re your license suspended. In addition, you could also have your license suspended if you fail to pay child support or report an accident. Again, suspension length varies by state.
    • Medical Conditions – If you are diagnosed with a medical condition that makes you an unsafe driver (such as narcolepsy, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or legal blindness), your license could be suspended indefinitely or even permanently.

    You will need a defense attorney if you are caught driving with a suspended license. You can also apply for a restricted license, for which you are eligible if you were convicted of a DUI and completed a drug and alcohol program.

    Follow this link for more information or this link from the California DMV.

     

  • What is White Collar Crime?

    Posted Mar 29th, 2013 By in Criminal Law, Uncategorized With | Comments Off on What is White Collar Crime?

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    A number of us have seen the USA show White Collar, about an art thief con artist who helps an FBI agent with cases in exchange for limited freedoms.

    But that’s not quite what “white collar” is–it’s not the act of a criminal helping an FBI agent. The term is actually about crimes that are nonviolent and committed by a person of respectable stature for a monetary gain. White collar, similar to corporate crime, is more likely to include:

    • Fraud
    • Forgery
    • Bribery
    • Schemes
    • Insider trading
    • Cybercrime
    • Embezzlement
    • Copyright infringement
    • Identity theft
    • Money laundering

    Punishment for white collar crimes include a combination of:

    • Imprisonment
    • Fines
    • Restitution
    • Community service
    • Disgorgement
    • Probation
    • Alternative punishment

    Follow this link for more information.

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