How much do you believe that the American criminal justice system treats everyone fairly, regardless of their wealth, social status or race? If you're not a big believer that everyone gets equal treatment under the law these days, you aren't alone. In particular, if you think that the rich and famous get better treatment than the poor and anonymous, you're definitely not alone.
In order to pull over a car to look for a drunk or drugged driver, an officer has to have something known as probable cause.
Once upon a time, you had to look in some pretty shady places if you wanted to buy a fake Rolex or some other high-priced item. Even just a few years ago, you might have to figure out how to get on the "Dark Net" if you wanted to buy some high-quality knock-off goods.
Where criminal charges are concerned, there can be a fine line between a misdemeanor and a felony. If you find yourself facing charges, it's important to understand as much as possible about your situation. That's the best way to evaluate your options moving forward.
Many authorities feel the current opioid addiction crisis that's sweeping the country is a man-made problem. It started a few decades ago when the drug companies assured doctors and patients alike that opioid pain relievers like oxycontin carried a low risk of addiction.
What does it mean to be charged with a hate crime in Florida? What exactly is a hate crime?
Facing felony charges can leave a person very worried about his or her future. A conviction on such charges can lead to many stiff penalties. Also, having a felony conviction on one's record can have many lasting impacts, including an impact on a person's career.
The ability to vote is an important part of the civil rights of citizens in the United States, unless you are a felon living in Florida or one of the other states that bars ex-convicts from voting.
If you've been charged with a felony, you may have an opportunity to receive a community control sentence in lieu of incarceration as part of a plea deal.
Social media has become deeply integrated into American culture -- especially among young people. While the law is generally a few steps behind real-world changes, the national focus on terrorism and violence in the schools and other public places has forced legislation into being rather rapidly, particularly concerning anything that might be considered a "terroristic threat" or online bullying.