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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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: [Read More]
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. [Read More]