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5 Things That May Mitigate Your Shoplifting Charges

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Shoplifting may or may not be a serious crime depending on the circumstances of your alleged actions. This means that you may be able to water down your charges if you give your defense the right approach. For example, you may succeed in lowering your charges if: The Item Was of Low Value All factors constant, stealing an expensive gold watch will not be treated the same as stealing a toy watch.…

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What College And University Students Need To Know About Drug Charges

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College life can be really stressful. Not only is a student expected to handle an enormous educational load, he or she may be working and coping with the realities of life without parental supervision for the very first time. Experimentation with drugs and alcohol is common – and so are drug charges. Unfortunately, college students facing even small drug charges have some big reasons to worry. Here’s what you should know.…

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What Can You Say When You've Been Arrested For A DUI?

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One commonly asked question surrounding DUIs is what can be said when you’ve been arrested for one. Many people believe that staying completely silent is the best option. However, this is actually going to make it seem as if you are guilty because you are trying to hide something. Instead, here’s what you should know about what can and cannot be said. Don’t Answer Incriminating Questions: While it’s best not to remain silent and to answer basic questions, such as your name, you should not answer any incriminating questions.…

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Refuting Some Incorrect Ideas About DUI Charges

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If you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence, you could face a range of serious consequences. While this is an offense that should be treated seriously, there are many pieces of misinformation about these charges that could lead to mistakes or other issues as you attempt to defend yourself against this charge. Myth: You Must Be Visibly Intoxicated To Be Tested For Driving Under The Influence One of the common assumptions that individuals have when it concerns driving under the influence is that they will have to appear to be visibly intoxicated before they can be detained or questioned about it.…

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Got Money? How You Can BUY Your Way Into The U.S.

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While fishing around for ways that will allow you to stay in the U.S. legally, you might be surprised to hear about the EB-5 law. Otherwise known as the “Employment-Based Fifth Preference Visa,” this law allows foreign nationals to buy their way into the U.S.. If you got money, you can buy your citizenship! Here is how it works. Step One Fly to the United States from your home country. While you are here, work with a lawyer in immigration law.…

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What To Know About The Miranda Warning

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Like most, you’ve probably seen all the crime dramas where a suspect is taken into a small, windowless room down at “headquarters” and questioned by police detectives. In some cases, the suspect is read their Miranda Rights before questioning begins, and sometimes not. If you are being questioned and are not actually in police custody, do you still have the same rights as the Miranda warning guarantees? Read on to learn more about your right to remain silent.…

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Why You Need A Lawyer After Receiving A DUI

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After you have received a DUI, which stands for driving under the influence, you will need to make sure that you are talking with a lawyer and retaining his or her services. While it is possible for you to represent yourself for your upcoming court date, you might want to refrain from doing that if at all possible. This is because there are simply too many benefits that will come from hiring one of the best DUI defense lawyers in your area.…

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Two Major Variations Of The Insanity Defense

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The insanity defense applies to a criminal suspect who isn’t responsible for their criminal actions because of their mental illness. When you invoke the insanity defense, you are basically saying that you are too mentally ill to distinguish between right and wrong (or legal and illegal). There are several variations of the insanity defense; here are two classic examples: Temporary Insanity This defense applies if you were insane when you were committing the criminal act, but you are now sane.…

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Why You May Be Charged Even With A Low BAC

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Common knowledge has it that driving with blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.8 or more will get you arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence). This is only partly right, as most of the common knowledge issues usually are. There are circumstances under which you can be arrested and charged with DUI even if your BAC is way below 0.8; here are some examples of such circumstances: You Were Visibly Impaired…

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Dangerous Pool Moves

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When you use a pool at a resort or hotel, you have every right to expect not to be injured by that use. Sometimes, what was supposed to be fun turns out to be far from it, so read on to learn more about what to do if you came home from your vacation with more than just sand in your shoes. Chlorine Dangers If used as directed, this chemical compound makes the pool clean and sparkling.…

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