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September 2015 Archives

Factors that can lead to aggravated DUI charges

Drunk driving charges are extremely serious criminal charges that can lead to fines, license suspension or even jail time. Being convicted of drunk driving may not only affect your social standing and your permanent record but may also affect your ability to drive at all. However, there are certain factors that may make a drunk driving conviction even more serious, leading to enhanced penalties.

Forced sex with a spouse is still sexual assault

Domestic violence is a serious criminal accusation that can result from many different circumstances or activities. There are many types of domestic abuse recognized by the law, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and more. It's not uncommon for simple arguments to result in heightened emotions, and accidents do happen, but one particular area in which there is little legal latitude is with domestic violence involving sex crimes.

Man convicted of fraud scheme against New Jersey bank

When you are convicted of a crime, there will obviously be legal consequences such as jail time, but there are other things that make a white collar crime conviction, in particular, dangerous to those convicted. Perhaps the two most serious dangers are the lasting effects on an individual's career and the amount of money usually involved in such cases. White collar crimes often deal with tens of thousands of dollars, meaning that a conviction could lead to serious fines or repayments.

What is a juvenile delinquent?

The phrase "juvenile delinquent" is not unheard of in our society, but many people do not have to experience the use of such a phrase firsthand. Unfortunately, this is not true of everyone, and juvenile delinquency is a concern that some parents and children across the country must contend with. A juvenile delinquent is any minor, usually teenagers, who violate the law. This distinction exists to differentiate adults who engage in criminal activity from younger individuals who engage in similar activities but with different legal penalties.

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