Whether it is yourself, a loved one or close friend looking for guidance after being charged with a criminal offense, there are often lots of questions. For many, it is their first time being charged with anything of the sort and they are unfamiliar with the process and other aspects. For others, they may be wondering how any previous convictions could affect their current criminal charge. It is important to know that everyone has the right to present a criminal defense for the crime they are accused of committing.
You've heard about field sobriety tests, right? They are those tests that police officers in California and elsewhere ask drivers to perform if they suspect impaired driving. Some of them require going through a list of physical tasks. However, another test looks at your body's blood alcohol content. This chemical test is the Breathalyzer.
With marijuana in different stages of legalization in a handful of American states, many are beginning to think it might not be long until marijuana is as legal as say, alcohol. However, while the mindset regarding marijuana may be changing, the laws, for the most part, have not. Several people were arrested in connection with a grow house in a Sacramento suburb, recently. The police allegedly seized an estimated $1.17M in marijuana in two homes in the area.
That feeling of looking in your bank account to see a less than impressive number looking back at you is never fun. While we have all been short on cash at one time or another, some financial problems are more severe and can get out of control quickly. These financial issues are more than just being short on cash. When your debts begin to feel crushing and you can't make ends meet, it may be time to consider other options.
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects you from unlawful or unreasonable search and seizure. Sounds good, but what does that actually mean? Over the course of the last 200 years or so, many courts across the country, along with the United States Supreme Court, have all made decisions that end up defining what this means for you, now, in 2017.
Trying to understand just why or how you or a loved one has found yourselves in the middle of a criminal predicament isn't always an easy task. There are those who are innocent, guilty and shades of both. Remember that there is a time and a place when a person should consider telling their side of the story. It may not be in a person's best interest to communicate with authorities or with anyone, for that matter, until it is in their best interest to do so.