Legal Blog Articles & Helpful Information
Will I Lose My License After a DUI Stop?
During a DUI stop, law enforcement officers might ask someone they suspect of drunk driving to take a Breathalyzer test. The Breathalyzer can provide information about someone’s level of intoxication. If the results show that someone’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is above the legal limit, they can make an arrest. In many states, when […]
What Is Negligent Homicide?
Negligent homicide is what happens when one person accidentally kills another by engaging in careless or reckless behavior. Penalties for negligent homicide could include prison time and fines. A criminal defense attorney can represent you if the police accuse you of negligent homicide. What Counts as Negligent Homicide? The authorities may accuse you of negligent […]
What Happens if You Refuse a BAC Test?
If law enforcement suspects someone is driving while intoxicated, they can request them to take a BAC test. Many people might think it’s best to refuse the test so that there is no evidence indicating they were driving over the legal limit. However, there are consequences for that. A one- to two-year license suspension is […]
Hit and Run/Leaving the Scene of an Accident
The terms hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident are not necessarily interchangeable. Committing a hit-and-run is a serious crime, but there are sometimes good reasons for leaving the scene of an accident. You should not face charges if you left the scene lawfully. A criminal defense attorney can help if you […]
Don’t Run From the Police: Unlawful Flight From Police
If you are being pursued by the authorities, regardless of whether you may have broken the law, don’t run from the police. Unlawful flight from police could be punishable by jail or prison time. These punishments would be handed down in addition to the penalties associated with whatever crime the police originally accused you of. […]
What Happens if You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?
If you refuse a Breathalyzer test, you could face the consequences. The consequences vary based on the state where the incident occurs. However, common consequences could include a one-year or two-year license suspension, depending on whether you have prior DUI convictions. Fortunately, you could fight the charges to avoid temporarily losing your license. After refusing […]
What Is Statutory Rape?
Generally speaking, statutory rape is when a person over the age of 18 has sexual intercourse with someone who is under the age of 18. Since minors cannot consent, a person over the age of 18 may face a statutory rape charge. A sex crimes defense attorney can help you avoid a statutory rape conviction […]
Furnishing Harmful or Obscene Materials to a Minor
Furnishing harmful or obscene materials to a minor constitutes a federal offense with hefty consequences. Examples of obscene materials could include pictures or videos of obscenities, such as pornography. However, an sex crime attorney can help a defendant fight their charges and work to get them reduced or dropped. People get caught performing these acts […]
Solicitation of Prostitution
If you face arrest, charges, or allegations of solicitation of prostitution, you have legal options. Hiring a lawyer can prevent you from paying the fines and serving the jail time that comes with a conviction. Still, it’s important to know how the law views solicitation of prostitution at the state and federal levels. That way, […]
What Happens if I Fail to Register as a Sex Offender?
If you fail to register as a sex offender, you could face criminal charges. If convicted, you could face fines and prison time. If you failed to register as a sex offender (or face a sex crime charge), speak with a lawyer. Your Phoenix sex crimes attorney can defend you against the charges and work […]