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IN QUARANTINE AND OUT OF CUSTODY: The Effect of the Coronavirus on Release Conditions
Post On Apr. 17, 2020
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COVID-19 has drastically impacted the daily life of people around the world. For many, COVID-19 poses a massive risk to their health and safety. For those in custody, COVID-19 may be considered a change in circumstances that warrants their release back into society. CORONAVIRUS AND THE JAIL SYSTEM...

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Fraud, Felony Conviction, License Revocation

Artifice and fraud schemes are rampant in healthcare and insurance. Typical insurance fraud criminal charges will result in licensee disciplinary action. By typical I mean submitting claims for unemployment benefits while working another job or failing to report accurately income for benefits. The...

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NJ Proposed Medical Marijuana Act

Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act details in excruciating detail the prescribing limits placed on physicians (the only allowed prescribers). New Jersey's MMA differs from Pennsylvania at the outset by not limiting prescribers to physicians. Any medical professional with DEA prescribing authority...

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Top 6 Areas of Possible Relief for Clients Facing Reentry Charges After Deportation
Post On Jan. 10, 2016
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Persons charged with reentry following a deportation or removal often assume that they will simply be deported again and that there is no use fighting their deportation. However, relief may be available in a surprising number of cases, and I am listing six key areas of possible relief below. Did...

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Five Ways to Beat a DWI Charge
Post On Dec. 29, 2015
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In North Carolina it is a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whether your case is classified as a felony or misdemeanor depends on factors such as the blood alcohol level and past driving record. This guide delves into several ways to defend against a DWI. #1: Failure to...

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Overview of UCMJ Article 32 procedures in a military court martial
Post On Oct. 03, 2015
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UCMJ Article 32 procedures in a military court martial are designed to give the accused due process rights, similar to a civilian grand jury or preliminary hearing. Overview Under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a person has an express right to a Grand Jury indictment before they can...

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REGULATING THE CONDUCT AND ETHICS OF TAX PROFESSIONALS

This article explains the reciprocal nature of the ethical requirements governing all Tax Professionals. It also explains a taxpayer’s rights when confronted with unethical and inappropriate conduct. It then explains the tools available to Tax Professionals to report any ethical violations. Finally,...

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Oklahoma DUI Basics
Post On Oct. 05, 2014

The Basics of DUI Defense in Oklahoma ... What to expect, and what can be done about it. First, Stop and Do This Now! First, if you or someone you know has been arrested in Oklahoma for DUI or APC, you only have fifteen days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing from the...

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Adoption in Georgia
Post On Aug. 26, 2014
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One thing to remember is that laws pertaining to adoption vary widely from State to State. I would never recomment an individual attempting to draft and file a Petition for Adoption themselves. It's a child. Every "T" must be crossed and every "I" dotted. Close enough is tragic in adoption law. I'...

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Top Ten Reasons for Getting Your North Carolina Criminal Conviction Expunged
Post On Jul. 25, 2014
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Reasons why you need an Expungement of your old North Carolina Convictions 1. Employment & Professional Licensure Employment is probably the most significant area affected by a criminal conviction. Employers often perform criminal background checks on potential employees and are more likely to...

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Negligent Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Peoria, AZ
Post On Jul. 16, 2013
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In October 2010, an 18-year-old Peoria high school student was walking home from his job when a car jumped a curb near 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird, hitting and killing him. The driver of the car, then 23-year-old Laura Flanders, sped away after fatally running over the teenager , but police were...

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Child Abuse Crimes in Michigan
Post On Mar. 29, 2012
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In Michigan there are 4 specific criminal allegations that constitute Child Abuse : Child Abuse in the First Degree - MCL 750.136b(2) - occurs when an individual knowingly or intentionally causes serious physical or serious mental harm to a child. Child Abuse in the First Degree is punishable by up...

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Ohio Criminal Law Basics

Criminal law is one of the oldest of the major branches of law. It spells out rules of conduct for society to follow and provides for penalties when those rules are broken. The law also protects by shielding citizens from wrongful prosecutions and mistakes made by law enforcement officials,...

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