How can Non-Violent Abuse Best be Policed?

by ChilternLaw September 23, 2014 Assault

Criminal law has recently started to delve deeper than ever into the realm of personal human relationships. There has been much talk around the prospect of domestic violence, previously prosecuted under more general offences, becoming a crime in its own right. Recently, non-violent emotional and psychological abuse and neglect of children has faced the prospect […]

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Private Prisons, Hucksters, and Civil Rights Violations: Deja Vu All Over Again

by contactus October 14, 2013 Assault

This is an editorial by Darwin Overson, a Salt Lake criminal defense attorney who has represented clients in matters of wrongful imprisonment and appeal.  You can read more on Darwin’s blog at On March 6, 2013, Peg McEntee reported for the Salt Lake Tribune that the Utah Legislature was going to attempt once again to sling shot a […]

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What To Do When A Breach Of The Peace Turns Into Assault

by Nickey August 22, 2013 Assault

Neighbors argue and bicker all over the United States on a regular basis, especially in areas where people live in close proximity. This problem can also arise in rural areas as well as urban areas, and the inability of law enforcement officers to respond to a disturbance call can allow the situation to escalate. What […]

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Los Angeles Assault Attorney Explains Domestic Assault

by ManuelianLawFirm August 9, 2013 Assault

A domestic assault charge in Los Angeles threatens more than just your marriage. Like any other assault, a domestic assault conviction can result in not only the loss of your family, but the loss of your freedom as well. Emotionally-charged and aggressively pursued by prosecutors, domestic assault charges are serious and a conviction can result […]

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Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right

by edralyn July 13, 2013 Arrest

Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right A police department located in a small town in Ohio is a Facebook sensation. Chief Oliver, known as Cheap Otter to his youngest fans, is gaining worldwide attention for his social media savvy. With over 70,000 followers who check in on a regular basis, […]

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What Is Misdemeanor And How Many Types It Has?

by callygreene June 15, 2013 Accident Claims

Misdemeanors in a Nutshell Misdemeanors refer to less considerable kinds of criminal acts that are recognized and punishable by typical legal or lawful systems across the globe. However and still, the definitions or extremes of the actions that are considered as misdemeanors would essentially vary based on your locality or your country. Particularly, such definitions […]

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How Many Laws Can Be Broken in One DUI Arrest?

by annbailey May 9, 2013 Arrest

Most people understand that driving while intoxicated is unlawful. When a motorist encounters a police officer who believes that he or she was driving while intoxicated, the motorist will generally understand that he or she may be arrested. When the officer makes it clear that the motorist is under arrest, the motorist should quietly comply […]

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Domestic Violence: How are Charges Filed?

by zizinya February 21, 2013 Assault

(US law) Sometimes a domestic violence victim decides that they would prefer not to press charges. In some states, however, that decision is made solely by a prosecuting attorney. Though a prosecutor may take the wishes of a victim into account, the ultimate decision to charge a domestic violence suspect is usually determined by the […]

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Felony Charges: Surviving False Allegations

by ShelbyW September 20, 2012 Assault

The criminal justice system in America views all crimes differently, but public opinion often views certain crimes in an even worse light than the legal system does. Although crimes like armed robbery, murder and money laundering often bring harsher penalties than crimes such as abuse and rape, the public often is far more sickened by […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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