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Heroin: You Could Go to Prison for 99 Years!

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Heroin is one of the most infamous illegal drugs. Its effects have been glamorized and demonized in movies, music, books and the media. Among illegal drugs in the United States, heroin is associated with some of the most severe punishments and legal consequences. Possession of even a small amount of heroin can lead to prison time. The penalties greatly increase for...

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Can I Drink in Public This Cinco de Mayo?

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Many people will celebrate with parties and festivals on Cinco de Mayo this year. As with any holiday or special occasion, some of those people will include alcoholic beverages in their celebration. In many cases, people consume alcohol on private property, like their home, or in licensed establishments, like bars or restaurants. As long as people don't drink too much, there...

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Happy Easter

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Justin T. Surginer is Wishing You a Wonderful Easter Holiday! *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net  

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Misdemeanors vs. Felonies: Do You Know the Difference?

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Most criminal offenses are listed as either misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. This is an important distinction because misdemeanors and felonies can have vastly different implications for defendants. In general, misdemeanor crimes are punished less severely than felony crimes. It's common for misdemeanor convictions to be punished with fines and community service. However, it's possible for a misdemeanor conviction to result...

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DWI Charges: Will I Be Sentenced to Jail?

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It's a common scenario: someone has a few drinks with friends at a bar, gets in their car to drive home and is then arrested and taken to jail for DWI. In recent years, states have been issuing tougher sentences for Driving While Intoxicated convictions. If you're arrested for DWI, the consequences can be very serious.  Many people may wonder if...

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Should I Turn Myself in for Marijuana?

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Turning yourself in for a crime is never an easy decision to make. Some people may say that it's better to turn yourself in but is this always true? When that crime is a drug charge for marijuana, the decision gets even more complicated.  Many people believe that marijuana should be legalized because they claim it is no more harmful than...

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I Resisted Arrest: What’s Going to Happen to Me?

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When someone hears the phrase "resisting arrest", they might picture a scene from a police show on television. The image of a person fleeing from law enforcement on foot is just a small representation of this offense. In reality, there are many situations that can cause a charge of resisting arrest to be filed. The penalties for this offense are...

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Arrested: What Are My Rights?

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Being arrested can be a frightening and uncomfortable ordeal. No matter what charges are being filed, encounters with law enforcement can be a source of fear and uncertainty. It is critical to remain calm and level-headed. Police are trained to gather evidence in order to produce convictions and saying the wrong thing while being arrested could have very serious consequences.  It's...

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When Can a Criminal Lawyer Motion for a Mistrial?

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Not all criminal trials end with the judge or jury handing down a verdict. Some trials end in a unique situation called a mistrial. A mistrial is declared when a court determines that it has become impossible to reach a fair and just verdict. By law, courts are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that every trial is conducted according...

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Avoid Rape Charges with These 5 Defenses

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Rape is the most devastating sexual offense charge that a criminal defendant can face. Not only can a rape conviction send you to prison, but the stigma associated with a serious sexual offense can last a lifetime. An effective rape defense strategy should include a thorough investigation of the facts and witnesses involved in the case. Rape and Attempted Rape Engaging in...

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    Young man seen leaving nightclub by a police officer. Client takes and fails field sobriety tests and breathalyzer test.
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    Client set for trial on two possession of marijuana cases. Client admits to owning all marijuana in the vehicle on video. Motion to suppress granted.
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    Client found passed out behind the wheel of a car by police officer after crashing into a light post.
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