• Police Officers
    Criminal Law,  Injury Law,  News

    What Counts As Police Misconduct?

    Law enforcement plays a critical role in society. They work an unforgiving job that often provides fairly underwhelming benefits and compensation. Despite this, they continue to put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. Most law enforcement exists to serve and protect, but a very small percentage of police officers do not act in the interest of the law. Instead, these dishonest cops use their power to serve their needs. When this happens, it is known as police misconduct.

  • Justice Law Global
    Criminal Law

    The 2017 Standard Crime Contract and Specification

    The LAA has very kindly published the 2017 Standard Crime Contract on the internet, which means it is possible to see exactly what the specifications are for the employed status of duty solicitors and also any restrictions on crime supervisors. Please see the extract in bold regarding ghost duty solicitors and the new requirements for each duty solicitor working with a firm. If you find yourself in need of criminal law courses, they are online resources available. Contract work introduction Unless otherwise stated, definitions that are set out in Legal Aid Legislation and the Standard Terms apply to this Specification and are not repeated. In Specification, some expressions have the…

  • Handcuffs Arrest
    Criminal Law

    5 Factors That Influence How Bail is Set in Colorado

    If you get arrested, there is a criminal process you will have to follow. Depending on the crime that has been committed or by the discretion of the judge, the accused may be granted bail. Bail is an amount of money set by a judge that works like a deposit or guarantee that the accused will return to court when it is already time for hearings. If the accused fails to show, he or she will be required to pay the full bail amount. How the bail amount is set is influenced by a number of factors and can vary from case to case. Below are five factors that can…

  • Police Investigation
    Criminal Law

    What to Do If Under Investigation by Law Enforcement

    Being suspected of a crime by law enforcement is one of the most stressful events an individual can experience, especially if that person is innocent. Depending on the nature of the suspected crime and seriousness of the potential charges, the police will turn someone’s life upside down in pursuit of what they believe to be the truth. What’s more, the police are not required to alert an individual as to the extent of their suspicions, at least not until they choose to make an arrest, which can put people in incredibly vulnerable positions in terms of their ability to avoid criminal charges. If you believe you are under investigation by…

  • Illegal Legal
    Criminal Law

    Everything You Need to Know About Criminal Defense

    This world is as cruel as it is awesome. If you’re a consistent subscriber to current events, you’d know just how dangerous the outside can be. Actually, scratch that. Danger lurks everywhere – even within the four corners of your home. In this world exists joy, excitement, and adventure. However, in this same world exist, negativity, misfortune, and injustice. As they say, there are always two sides to every coin. One side brimming with all good things in life and the other – well, let’s just say it holds the exact opposite. Behind the world of pop idols, blockbuster movies, kickass parties, and other festive celebrations that seem to bring…

  • DUI Car
    Criminal Law,  Traffic Code

    What Qualities Should a DWI Team Possess?

    Defense lawyers, like a DWI team, are a vital part of our judicial system. If you're involved in a DWI incident, you need a good DWI team at your side. The stages of a DWI case include the arrest, an arraignment, fact gathering, negotiation stage, trial, and sentencing. A police officer may ask you to pull over if there's a suspicion that you committed a violation or a crime, most especially if you're still outdoors driving in early morning hours or late at night.

  • Drinking Driving
    Criminal Law,  Traffic Code

    What People Don’t Know About Impaired Driving

    Every day, 29 people die in an alcohol-related car accident in the United States. The CDC estimates that alcohol-related collisions cost more than $44 billion each year. Although impaired driving is most commonly associated with alcohol consumption, drugs also affect your ability to drive safely. Here’s what people don’t know about impaired driving. Alcohol-impaired driving accounts for more than quarter of traffic-related deaths Alcohol-impaired car accidents accounted for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in 2016. That same year, 1,223 children between the ages of 0 and 14 were killed in alcohol-related accidents. More than 1 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol in 2016.…

  • Police Breathalyzer DUI
    Criminal Law,  Traffic Code

    What You Didn’t Know About Breathalyzer Tests

    Breathalyzer tests are just one tool police officers use to determine whether drivers are intoxicated. They work by measuring the level of alcohol in your breath and are often combined with other field sobriety tests to gauge whether a driver is drunk. Laws and rules related to breathalyzer tests vary from state to state. Here’s what you don’t know about breathalyzer tests. In Some States, You Can Refuse a Breathalyzer Test Some states allow drivers to refuse a breathalyzer test without penalties. But if you refuse both chemical testing and a breathalyzer test, you may face arrest or other penalties, such as license suspension. Chemical tests are performed at the…

  • Gavel Verdict
    Criminal Law,  Traffic Code

    3 Reasons You Need to Hire a Reckless Driving Lawyer Instead of a General Practice Lawyer

    If you’ve been stopped and ticketed or even arrested for reckless driving, you might be tempted to hire the cheapest lawyer you can find. Although you can choose to do that, you can probably have much better results if you choose to hire a criminal, negligence and reckless driving lawyer. CNR lawyers have the experience to give you the best possible outcome available in your particular situation. Before discounting hiring a lawyer, take a look at these three reasons you need to hire a reckless driving lawyer over a general practitioner. Then find out what questions to ask to make sure you hire the right person: 1. You Need an…

  • Handcuffs
    Criminal Law

    5 Tips for Hiring a Criminal Appeals Lawyer

    The criminal law fraternity is such an erratic one, with lots of pointers that if well scrutinized will either build a solid or weak case for the accused; consequently triumphing the respondent with a full acquittal from the charges, plea bargains, or a prison sentence in the event of a weak defense. If you are convicted of criminal charges, whether infractions (crimes that cannot be served with jail terms) such as improper disposal of garbage, misdemeanors (crimes with a maximum sentence of 12 months), or felonies which entail the most far-reaching classification of crimes; you need a criminal law to significantly mollify the efforts of the prosecution in evincing that…