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January 2017 Archives

Should juveniles be treated differently than adults in court?

Should juveniles really be treated differently than adults for the same crimes? While many people agree that they should, the truth is that there is a reason why they are not tried and penalized in the same ways. Juveniles make mistakes and don't always understand the full consequences of their actions. By giving them different punishments, the courts can work to rehabilitate them instead of penalizing them in a way that could affect them for the rest of their lives.

Possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony

Roseville residents facing weapons charges need to take them seriously. This is particularly the case for those accused of using a weapon while committing a felony. Indeed, the punishments associated with a felony conviction like robbery -- including the length of prison sentences -- become exponentially worse when the robbery charge is combined with a weapons-related conviction.

Can an employer ask you about a DUI arrest?

You're getting ready to go in for an interview, and you're trying to figure out what questions they'll ask and how to answer. While you're focusing mostly on job skills and experience, you're also wondering if they're going to ask you about your legal background. Can they? If your potential employer asks you if you've been arrested for drunk driving, for example, is that legal? Do you have to answer?

Penalizing juveniles with fines could be a hindrance economically

Fining juveniles is one way that a judge or court can impose a penalty. However, this isn't always the best idea. In fact, it can be detrimental to the offender, his or her family and his or her future avoiding criminal activities.

DUI Defenses: What if police claim you acted or appeared drunk?

In a California DUI case, prosecutors will bring forward as much evidence as they can to try and prove that you were drunk at the time of your arrest. Some of that evidence may relate to what police witnessed in your appearance and/or behavior at the time they pulled you over. For example, police might say that you had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes or could not walk in a straight line.

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