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April 2017 Archives

How many children are tried as adults?

In certain situations, minors can be tried as adults when they go to court. Many people assume that this doesn't happen often and that it's only used for the worst cases. The idea is that these crimes are so serious that putting the kids through the proper juvenile courts may not net them a sentence that actually fits. So, how many children are tried this way?

Defenses against an underage DUI charge

An underage drinking and driving charge represents a grave threat to the future of a young person. If you're under the age of 21, and you are convicted of operating a vehicle with alcohol in your bloodstream, you could face many life-related setbacks in addition to increased insurance premiums and standard criminal consequences. For example, young intoxicated drivers could lose college scholarships, the ability to enter the university of their choice, job opportunities and more.

Indicators that a breath test device may not give valid results

If the results of a breath test surprised you, with the officer telling you that you were intoxicated when you really did not think you were over the legal limit, it's important to remember that breath test devices are not always accurate. There are a few indicators that you can watch out for, which could mean the test isn't being done properly.

Is sexual violence prominent in the workplace?

Sexual violence should never take place in the workplace, but it does. In fact, sexual violence is actually one of the most underreported crimes in the United States. As someone who faces accusations of sexual violence against a coworker, you may be surprised at the tendency for people to take sides.

Assault with a deadly weapon charges in California

The legal definition of assault with a deadly weapon is relatively straightforward. The elements required for a conviction are the most important to know. If you've been accused of assault with a deadly weapon in California, you may want to familiarize yourself with the law and what this criminal charge means.

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