Have you been ordered to pay restitution in a criminal case? If so, you need to understand your obligation -- and what happens if you don't pay up.
How is it possible for the police to just strip you of your car, cash, or other hard-earned possessions?
Have you been offered a plea deal in your criminal case?
When it comes to criminal court proceedings, a defendant may have a variety of criminal defense strategies available to help him or her navigate the legal process. One of these strategies relates to the way the defendant explains him or herself. You might refer to this as the type of "criminal defense story" the individual employs. Below, you'll find a quick overview of the two ways criminal defendants usually explain themselves.
Judges, prosecutors, cops and certainly criminal defense attorneys - indeed, virtually all parties playing a role in the justice system - know that minors and adults should not routinely be subjected to the same process and similar outcomes when they face criminal charges.
A Sergi & Associates website page emphasizes with uppercase lettering a number of do-and-don't tips for individuals interacting with police in an in-custody capacity.
The answer to the above-posed query in today's blog post obviously depends on who is responding to the question. As it true with many criminal law topics, viewpoints range widely. There are both advocates and opponents of electronic monitoring.
Proven Texas criminal defense attorneys know just how important a police lineup can be for an individual accused of unlawful behavior. A lineup is deemed such a key process of a criminal matter that it is commonly referred to as a "critical stage," along with a suspect's arrest, criminal charging, bail and trial.
Historically, there has always been a concern whether an individual charged with a criminal offense will show up in court when he or she is tasked to do so.
A cellphone is different.