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Should You Take a Polygraph Test? Consider These Facts First

If you get hauled into the police station and accused of a serious crime, sooner or later someone may offer you the chance to take a polygraph, which is commonly known as a "lie detector" test. Should you do it? If you're innocent, it would seem like the quickest way to get out of there and put yourself past suspicion—except these tests are virtually useless. This is what you should know about polygraphs before you agree to take one.

Are You Being Falsely Accused Of Committing A Crime? What To Do As You Await Your Court Date

It can be incredibly upsetting to be arrested and charged with a felony or crime that you know you did not do. Waiting for your trial to begin can be a nerve-wracking experience and you might not know what you should be doing during this time. Here are some tips to use while waiting for your day in court. Write Notes About Everything That Has Happened While you wait to appear in court, the events that led up to your arrest might be going through your mind over and over again.

What You Can Do To Help Your Child Face Pending DWI Charges

If your child has been charged with a DWI, you might be angry, but this might be a time in your child's life that they need you the most. Your child most likely is scared and confused and has learned their lesson through the process of being charged with a DWI. Here are three reasons why your child might need your help in getting through their DWI offenses. 1. Long-Term Consequences

Second Offense DUI: What You Need To Know When You Are Likely To Be Found Guilty

Any DUI conviction is serious, but repeat offenses are especially incriminating. If you "got off easy" with your first offense, with some probation, community service, or a suspension of driving privileges, you cannot expect the same thing with a repeat offense. It will be harder to convince the judge that you are truly sorry for your actions or that you can be reformed with a lighter sentence, since a repeat offense indicates a lack remorse, even if you are truly sorry.

Booby Traps And Criminal Fortification: What You Should Know

You have certain rights to inhabit and enjoy your own property in peace and to defend it against intrusion. However, you don't have the right to turn your private castle into a fort and you can't lay booby traps for would-be intruders. Here's what you should know about booby traps and criminal fortification (before you run afoul of the law):  Criminal Fortification: Criminal fortification is (currently) a crime in only a few states, like Illinois and New Jersey, and the language usually specifically addresses people who have set up barriers that are designed to slow the entrance of law enforcement to places where there are drugs being made, sold, or stored.

Could An Auto Accident Have Caused Your Miscarriage? ~ You Could Be Compensated

Were you involved in a car accident that you believe could have been a contributing factor to you having a miscarriage? If so, you may be entitled to compensation if the other driver was determined to be at fault for the accident. According to saferide4kids.com, an estimated 3,000 pregnancies result in miscarriage as a result of car accidents.  Understanding the Complexity of Statutory Laws These types of cases are complex in nature, which is why a lawyer is the best resource to use to determine whether or not your case is strong.

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused Of Stalking

In recent years, there have been a growing number of laws intended to fight harassment. These laws protect against bullying, stalking and other forms of harassment. While these laws have good intentions, there are times when individuals use these laws in ways they were not intended to punish others. If stalking laws are being used against you, there are ways you can fight back. Considering Your Intent Stalking is one of a small number of laws that require that the prosecutor prove intent.

Should You Let A Judge Or A Jury Hear Your Case?

If you are charged with a crime, you may have the choice whether a judge hears and rules on your case, or a jury. Before you make this decision, you should understand the differences in these options. You should also talk to a criminal defense attorney like those at Druyon Law to find out what he or she thinks would be best. Here are three differences you should fully understand about these options.

What Is The Difference Between A Misdemeanor And A Felony Crime?

There are many different types of crimes committed every day. The type of punishment that is given for committing these crimes depends on their severity. Criminal acts are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. Usually misdemeanors are considered less serious than felonies and do not require that the person committing them be punished with as severely as those who commit felonies. These are some of the differences between misdemeanors and felonies and examples of each:

Three Surprising Things About Indecent Exposure Charges

Indecent exposure is a criminal act that involves exposing oneself in a public place. Most people know this, but there are other elements of the charge that you may find surprising. For example, you may not know that: You May Be Charged Even If Nobody Sees Your Private Parts When indecent exposure is mentioned, you may think that it has to do with letting other people see your private parts.