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November 2015 Archives

Drug addiction can lead to taking serious risks

To some people, it is a disease for which there has never been found a sure-fire cure. Other people think of it as a criminal act that deserves punishment. But, for those caught in its web, drug addiction is often a never-ending nightmare that has a few highs, a lot of lows and tremendous dangers.

Woman alleged to have sold fraudulent Disneyland tickets

Often, when people are arrested for theft-related crimes, they are issued a number of charges relating to their alleged activities. The different charges are typically interconnected. This may be because one illegal act can lead to other alleged illicit actions.

How much discretion do federal judges have in issuing sentences?

If you should ever have the misfortune of being charged with a federal crime, you may ultimately find yourself on trial. On the whole, the American judicial system is constructed to provide those who are accused of a crime the opportunity to defend themselves in a court of law. Given that federal crimes are under the jurisdiction of the United States government, it would seem logical that a defendant appearing in a federal court would be afforded the best chance possible to receive a fair verdict in his or her trail. However, this is not necessarily the case.

Domestic violence charges could stem from a variety of acts

It is an unfortunate truth that relationships can sometimes become strained. Disagreements and arguments are perfectly normal between domestic partners. However, problems can arise if emotions escalate to a level where one or both partners exhibit behavior that could be construed by the law as being abusive. Yet, the line between an argument and abuse can sometimes get blurry.

Orange County residents charged in federal court for drug crimes

As you may be aware, drug laws are in a period of flux in the United States. For example, two states have actually legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. However, regardless of these changes, being issued charges for a drug crime can still be a very serious problem. This can be especially true for federal drug charges.

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