As we've discussed on our blog, the Department of Justice has adopted what could be termed as a more reasonable approach toward drug crimes over the last year, deciding to essentially change course regarding non-violent, low-level drug offenders.
Now that we are a few weeks into the start of the NFL season, football fans are finally starting to see which teams are for real and which players are poised to have Pro Bowl seasons.
From weapons offenses and drug crimes to sex crimes and homicides, there are certain criminal offenses that we know -- or at least suspect -- are almost always charged as felonies by law enforcement officials. However, it's important to know that there is certain activity that a person might not even realize is a crime, let alone a more serious felony-level offense.
Every year more than eight million college students across the U.S. receive much-needed assistance from the federal government in the form of Pell grants. For those unfamiliar with this financial aid, it is essentially an educational gift, not a loan, awarded to deserving students based on factors such as cost of tuition and need.
The sight of flashing lights in the rearview mirror can initially be met with anything from annoyance and frustration to shock and even resignation from those motorists unfortunate enough to have done something to catch the attention of law enforcement officials.