Category Archives: Criminal Law and DUI

Juvenile Sentencing Options in California

By | May 25, 2017

The juvenile court system is not an identical version of the adult system filled with younger criminals; legally speaking, minors commit “delinquent acts” not crimes, they have no right to a public trial with jury and courtrooms are often less formal and closed to the public.

Can you use medical marijuana on probation in Colorado?

By | May 10, 2017

If you have a red card in Colorado, can you use medical marijuana even if you’re on probation? We’ll discuss your rights under Colorado and whether or not you can use medical marijuana while on probation.

Do You Know Your Rights? …Here’s Why You Should

By | May 9, 2017

Some of the qualities that have historically set the United States apart from many other countries are the rights of its citizens. Yet, if you do not know what your rights are, you might not exercise them, which in some cases means that you are effectively giving them away.

Drive distracted, causes a fatal car crash, serves time under manslaughter

By | May 8, 2017

That’s Alabama’s new policy, unofficially. Jonathan Raynes is now serving two years in prison followed by eight years of probation after a fatal texting and driving accident. After “momentarily taking his eyes off the road”, Raynes said he swerved to avoid a stopped car in front of him. In doing so, he tragically collided head on with the… Read More »

The Connection Between Sports and Drunk Driving

By | April 4, 2017

We take sports seriously in the United States. When our favorite teams play, we truly make an event out if it. We have buffets, tailgates, viewing parties and many other types of gatherings to host our friends and families as we root for our favorite athletes. We pay large sums of money for tickets to attend major sporting… Read More »

Fed Investigating Ailes And Fox News Channel For Hiding Harassment Payouts

By | March 27, 2017

Overshadowed in coverage by the last election, the sexual harassment case against Roger Ailes of Fox News appeared not to get much media time. However, the allegations against Ailes are still in full swing as a number of reporters working for Fox News have allegedly either decided to jump ship or have been paid off to keep their… Read More »

First Degree Murder Charges in Illinois

By | March 27, 2017

First degree murder is the most serious crime of homicide in Illinois. It is charged for the most egregious acts that result in another person’s death – often with prior contemplation, design, and preparation.

The Challenge of Early Intervention in Domestic Violence Case

By | February 27, 2017

Legal experts would agree that instances of domestic violence have declined in the past ten years, while anti-stalking laws and other provisions have moved to protect victims by increasing repercussions for all acts of domestic violence. This is a step in the right direction, but by no means has it provided a solution to significantly reduce violence in… Read More »

The Burden of Proof and Persuasion in Civil and Criminal Cases

By | January 24, 2017

In the summer of 2015, a jury awarded over $20 million to a mother whose son was killed in San Bernardino while crossing an uncontrolled five lane highway to reach the only school bus stop near his home. The San Bernardino injury attorneys  representing his family in the wrongful death claim alleged that requiring a young student to… Read More »

Can Your Criminal Record be Expunged?

By | December 2, 2016

Nowadays having any type of criminal record can significantly damage your future. From job security and loan approval, to college admittance and gun rights, your legal rights are extremely limited. So what can you do to restore your integrity?