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Ban the Box was established to remove the stigma of a job candidate’s conviction or arrest record so that employers can firstly consider their job qualifications. Fostered by All of Us or None, BNB eliminates the conviction history question from job applications and postpones background checks until later in the hiring process. Currently, 33 states...
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With another year coming to a close, it’s time to take a look at a few remarkable criminal justice victories throughout Northern America.   Restoration Rights District of Columbia B22-0452, the Clemency Board Establishment Act of 2017, was introduced on September 19. This creates a Clemency Board to advance local control over the Clemency process...
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A criminal conviction can impact your entire life. Not only does a conviction include penalties such as incarceration and significant fines, but there’s also the fact that you’ll have a criminal record that can potentially follow you around for the rest of your life. The unfortunate truth is that a criminal record can set you...
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If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that California has been getting quite a bit of attention due to their latest movements in the area of criminal justice reform. California is currently on the forefront of making crucial changes to the criminal justice system, with both sides being equally vocal about...
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Criminal activity is happening every day across every city in America. As criminal defense attorneys, we take a special interest in any news story that involves criminal law. Recently, there have been several news stories that have captured the attention of the entire nation. While these stories paint a picture of the troubles we’re experiencing...
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When it comes to criminal law, felonies are very serious crimes. They can be violent or non-violent, and usually result in incarceration for at least one year, if convicted. This imprisonment will take place in a state prison, rather than a county or local facility. Finally, criminal fines for felonies can amount to thousands of...
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CA Penal Code 459, also known as the burglary law for the state of California, is separate from robbery and theft. It covers a “wobbler” crime, since burglary can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony based on the defendant’s past and the details of the crime. Burglary, defined under Penal Code 459,...
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Not a day goes by that we don’t check the news and learn about a new case in the world of federal crime. In a world that seems increasingly at unrest, it’s important to stay on top of the news stories that can affect us all. Here are three current criminal law news stories that...
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03If you watch the news regularly, you know there’s always something going on in the world of criminal law. From what’s happening in the streets of your own neighborhood to worldwide news that affects all of us, there’s always something happening. Here are the top criminal law stories in the news right now. Prosecutors Seeking...
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Whether it fascinates or worries you, there’s always something new happening in the world of criminal law. The start of 2018 has seen some epic cases unfold. From murder, to child sexual assault and aggressive moves by ICE, there’s plenty in the criminal news world to keep your eye on right now. Here’s a quick...
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Marijuana legalization in California has been a hot topic for years, and this progressive state finally passed its own laws regarding weed. Let’s take a look at how the new law in California will work and what it means for people who are seeking recreational use of marijuana without legal consequences. What Does the New...
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09Changes, amendments and alterations to criminal law are always happening in the U.S., and defense attorneys must stay abreast of these changes in state and federal regulations that can impact defendants. Let’s take a look at some significant new laws that went into effect at the beginning of 2018. California Is Now a Sanctuary State...
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Criminal law is always changing, and defense attorneys who don’t keep up with these changes can’t provide the best representation for people whose lives are on the line. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top news in criminal law in January to see how they could affect people accused...
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The federal government has made it clear that it views even minor drug offenses to be punishable by the maximum sentence, and that may be bad news if you’re facing a drug charge. That’s why it’s important for you to know the most significant drug crime news from the month of December, so you can...
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Criminal law is never static, which keeps defense attorneys on their toes, because they have to be aware of how the outcome of other criminal cases could affect their clients. Let’s take a look at some of the most significant news in criminal law in December to see how it can impact both California and...
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If you’re a defendant who is facing a white-collar crime such as embezzlement, you already know that you could spend a significant amount of time in prison if you are convicted. Being accused of a white-collar crime is serious, so let’s take a look at the recent white-collar crime news. Judge Declares Mistrial In Menendez...
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One of the fascinating things about criminal law is that it its always changing, which means that a criminal defense attorney has to stay on top of all these changes to provide the most effective counsel to his or her clients. Let’s take a look at some of the criminal news you need to know....
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The opioid crisis has pushed drug crimes into the forefront of our culture, as law enforcement officers have increased arrests on drug charges, and forced defendants to hire a drug charge lawyer to protect their rights. Let’s take a look at some of the top drug news stories from the first half of October 2017....
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Top News in Criminal Law and Criminal Defense Criminal law is always changing, and without an experienced criminal defense attorney who is aware of how these changes affect defendants, you could find yourself on the short end of things during a trial. Here is a roundup of some important criminal law cases and trends throughout...
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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 Taking Advantage of Poor for Financial Gain Two men elected to official positions in Craighead...
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