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.

3 Things You Need To Know If You Are Arrested

Being arrested can be a scary experience. Whether you are guilty or innocent, you might be worried about your future. Many people are arrested and don't understand what they need to do to protect themselves. Here are a couple things you need to understand to ensure that you are protected. 1. You Can Be Arrested Without Being Charged With A Crime Some people mistakenly think that when they are arrested they are charged with a crime.

After Sexual Assault: What Should You Do Next?

The reality of sexual assault is heartbreaking, and the stress and trauma it brings can be devastating. The important thing to remember is that you are not in any way responsible for the perpetrator's behavior, and should not feel guilty but do everything possible to get help and ensure the perpetrator is punished. The steps you take right after the assault can greatly determine if a successful case can be built against the perpetrator, so it is important to keep calm, gather evidence and seek treatment.

Head To Court Or Pay The Ticket? What Should You Do?

You were cruising down the highway listening to your favorite song on the radio, when suddenly the police pull you over for speeding. You were just involved in an accident where you drifted into the next lane and hit a passing car. These are just some of the reasons for receiving a traffic violation ticket. Should you fight this ticket in court or simply pay the cost? The answer depends on the type of violation it is and if it's worth fighting in court.

How Parents Can Protect Their Juveniles Against Police Brutality

There has been several stories in the news of unarmed young men being shot by police officers. The most recent case isFreddie Gray. On April 12, 2015, Gray, who was a 25-year old man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department. Gray suffered a spinal cord injury and other injuries while being transported to jail and died several days later on April 19. A juvenile lawyer can help parents to protect their children against police brutality.