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Criminal charges from the holiday must be addressed

A criminal trial is a time when you need to be willing to think outside of the box. If you are facing charges stemming from this 4th of July holiday, now is the time to get started on your case. We understand that holidays sometimes lead to circumstances that cause people to act in an uncharacteristic manner.

Factors that might impact your sentence after a conviction

One of the things that people facing criminal charges worries about is what sentence they will face. This is a difficult thought because it can sometimes come with the very real possibility of spending time behind bars. If you are facing a criminal charge, you should find out what factors the judge will consider in your case.

The criminal justice system involves many points

The criminal justice system is one that many people fear. It is a very involved system that leaves people who are facing criminal charges feeling like they are stuck in a revolving door. Many people who have faced criminal charges or are facing them now know that there are a lot of different things that go into criminal justice.

Know the difference between grand juries and trial juries

Facing criminal charges means that you need to learn a few facts about the criminal justice system. One is the difference between a trial jury and a grand jury. While both of these serve important purposes in the criminal justice system, they are very different.

Criminal law statutes can be hard to decipher

Have you ever tried to read a criminal law statute? If you have, you know how confusing they can be. These statutes provide information for people involved in the criminal justice system to use when there is a criminal case. These statues describe the elements that must be present in order for a crime to occur. They also include information about the penalties that can result if a person is convicted of a crime.

Plan your parties carefully during this year's football season

As football season continues to march forward, Atlanta will continue to celebrate the wonders of Falcons football. This usually comes with parties to watch the games and events surrounding them. If you are planning on heading out to these celebrations, you need to make sure that you have a plan for getting home if you are going to drink at the party.

Finances a big part of the DUI equation

The legal consequences of a DUI are very severe, and they can stick with a person for a long time. It can be difficult to get a job, find a new place to live, or to recover from the criminal history that follows you everywhere you go. However, there are also some severe financial factors to consider when it comes to a diving under the influence charge.

Rape kits and the potential limitations of DNA evidence, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of rape kit testing, and the importance of working with experienced criminal defense counsel to careful scrutinize the reliability of rape kit testing in sexual assault cases. At the center of the issue is the principle of reliability.

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