Monthly Archives: December 2015
Could You Be Jailed for Selling Fake Drugs?
The penalties for selling drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine are well known. But what happens if you sell someone fake drugs under the premise they are the real thing? Could you still be subject to criminal charges? There are several state and federal laws in place that do make it illegal to sell fake […]
When and How Can Criminal Charges Be Dropped?
Just because you have been charged in a court case does not necessarily mean your case will go to trial. You could reach a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor, or the prosecutor could decide to drop your charges completely. Only a prosecutor can seek to drop your charges. The alleged victim in your case […]
What Happens at an Arraignment?
An arraignment is the very first part of the courtroom proceedings in criminal cases. It is your first appearance in front of a judge, at which time you will be informed of the crimes with which you have been charged. Arraignments are required under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a way to […]
Homeowners May Be Liable for Providing Alcohol to Guests
If you have a party at your home involving alcohol, you have certain legal responsibilities to ensure the safety of your guests. Any accidents or injuries that occur as a result of you serving alcohol or drugs could be considered partially your fault, including if a driver causes an accident while under the influence. Under […]
What Happens When Police Stop Vehicles to Administer Sobriety Tests?
Police officers who suspect drivers to be legally drunk will likely pull over those individuals for some sort of traffic violation or suspicious driving movements, such as weaving, crossing the center line or extremely slow driving. While you are still in your vehicle, an officer will look for visible signs of intoxication based on how […]