The Steps to Take if You’re Charged with a Felony

Felony charges are always serious, and if you’re convicted of one, the consequences will be life-changing. You’ll lose the right to vote and own a gun, and you’ll be disqualified from consideration for many jobs. If you have been charged … Continue reading

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Key Differences Between Civil Law and Criminal Law

In the United States, the legal system is divided into several bodies, each with their own statutes and defining characteristics. When examining civil law vs. criminal law, the differences may become a bit confusing. However, understanding the differences is actually … Continue reading

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The Latest News in Criminal Law: September 2017

Criminal investigations should be always be taken seriously, and without the assistance of a criminal defense attorney, sentencing can result in long-term imprisonment. Listed below are some of the latest criminal law cases occurring across the country. Private Probation Company … Continue reading

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When Do You Need a Lawyer?

Many law-abiding citizens have very little experience dealing with the court system, which means they may have little knowledge about how to hire a lawyer, or when they may need legal representation.  Although lawyers can be costly, in many cases … Continue reading

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The Difference Between First Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder

The distinction between different degrees of murder is one that exists in many systems of law throughout the world as a way to distinguish between particularly heinous forms of murder and more typical cases. In the United States, the first … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Counterfeiting, From A To Z

What is counterfeiting? Counterfeiting is a crime that occurs when a person manufactures or tries to pass off an item as being authentic when it’s not.  The most common types of counterfeiting occur when trademarks are applied to imitation goods … Continue reading

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What’s New in the Field of Criminal Law?

As the world changes and technology advances, the practice of law must also evolve to keep up with it.  Some of the most dynamic areas in criminal law right now involve new legislation regarding the use of technology. At Premier … Continue reading

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Hiring a Lawyer After Drug Trafficking Charges

The charge of drug trafficking is a serious one, and typically carries with it harsh penalties for conviction, often including mandatory minimums.  Although the penalties for drug trafficking vary from one jurisdiction to another, it’s almost always considered a felony, … Continue reading

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DREAMers Under Trump: Their Fate Hangs in Limbo

The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) envisages a phased process of granting of permanent residency to illegal immigrants who were minors when they first entered the United States. The bill was introduced in the Senate in … Continue reading

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What is Forgery?

What Is Forgery and How Is This Charge Defended? Forgery is one of those criminal charges you’ve probably heard in movies and TV shows that refers to signing another person’s signature for some type of monetary gain, but most people … Continue reading

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