Criminal Defence Law

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What Are the Responsibilities of a Well Organized Criminal Defense Lawyer?

May 15, 2017

Based on law in Florida & generally. If you are facing criminal charges for the first time, it can be a very confusing process. You may not understand everything that is going on and you are likely worried about what you can expect in the future. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is an essential starting […]

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Cold Fact – Law is Local

April 19, 2017

“Its not what you know, its who you know” is a saying all have heard.  I am sure it applies to many apsects of life, but none more critical than for someone entering the  justice system charged with a criminal offense.  The vast majority of “criminal defendants” are not the perceived hardened criminal.  Most are […]

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Top Ten Items You Cannot Use While Driving In Austin

April 15, 2017

Austin, Texas has an unofficial motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” A symbol of how weird Austin has become is the City’s ordinance regarding distracted driving. The City of Austin may have the most restrictive ordinance regarding distracted driving in the nation. Austin prohibits the use of all electronic hand-held devices while operating a vehicle or […]

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How are house prices in Chester affected by crime rates?

March 15, 2017

An issue often kept firmly at the back of the minds of most when on the market for a new place to live, crime rates are nonetheless a variable very likely to causea noticeable fluctuation of property prices within today’s market. The premise of the issue takes little imagination to fathom: the more crime there […]

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Use or Abuse? How to Defend Yourself against Resisting Arrest Charges

January 27, 2017

“To protect and serve” – this is the official motto adopted in 1963 by most police departments across the country to describe their profession’s aim and purpose, but many times this motto has remained just that – a motto. Recent reports show more and more officers who behave not as if they are protecting the […]

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Illinois’ Concealed Carry Law – The Basics

December 10, 2016

The Illinois legislature has now enacted the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. Illinois has now joined the rest of the United States in allowing the concealed carry of a handgun. An Illinois concealed carry permit allows a person to have a loaded or unloaded handgun to be carried: on the person either completely, or mostly, concealed […]

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Upcoming CPD Seminars for Criminal Defence Lawyers

December 3, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These criminal law seminars may be of particular interest to you: Forced Marriage – The New Offence Examined London, 28 January 2016 Leeds, 2 February 2016 The Use of Psychiatric Evidence in Cases of Self-Defence London, 5 February 2016 Manchester, 12 […]

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Asbestos Lawsuits Everyone Should Know About

November 28, 2013

The use of asbestos in construction projects presents a danger to the health of individuals in the United States. Those exposed to high concentrations of asbestos face a debilitating process, in which fibers become lodged in lung tissue. This causes significant damage and, over time, can promote the onset of chronic illnesses, including lung cancer, […]

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White Collar or Blue? Differences in Criminal Law

November 24, 2013

(U.S. Criminal Law and generally) The distinction between white collar and blue collar crime is an important one for police and for criminologists; in seeking to develop initiatives to prevent crime, society must understand how criminals operate. The legal system rarely makes distinctions between blue and white collar crime; in fact, colors are not legal […]

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Illegally Collecting Government Benefits? Penalties For Fraud

November 23, 2013

Illegally Collecting Government Benefits? Penalties For Fraud (U.S. Law and generally) Individuals who are qualified for government benefits often qualify because of assets and income ability. Recipients are always required to submit personal information, such as medical reports and bank statements. Filing for government benefits is not as easy as many individuals think. There is […]

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