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Defending Yourself Against a False Protective Order

Protective orders, sometimes referred to as restraining orders, are extremely important in helping to protect people. Those who fear for their safety due to abuse or threats from their current or former partner or other individual can obtain a protective order. But while the courts take such claims seriously and feel strongly...

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Preparing to Testify at Your Criminal Trial

As your criminal case proceeds through the legal system, you may be headed to trial. At your trial, you may be called to testify. While you are under no such obligation to testify, as your right against self-incrimination guards against this, your attorney may find it beneficial to your defense if...

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Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

When you are facing a criminal charge, it can be all too easy to get discouraged. The prospect of jail time, exorbitant fees, the stigma of a criminal record, and so much more can weigh on your visions for your personal and professional present and future. Do not lose hope. There...

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Can I Appeal My Sentence?

Hearing the word “guilty” at the end of your criminal trial can be one of the heaviest blows to take. Again, you face the court waiting for sentencing after being convicted. Hearing your sentence can feel like an even bigger blow. Hearing the actual penalties you must confront as a result of...

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The Burden of Proof in a Criminal Case

Have you heard the phrase “beyond a reasonable doubt?” You likely have, but may not know what it means or its major implications in the area of criminal law. “Beyond a reasonable doubt” is a burden of proof. This is the burden that must be met in a court of law in...

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Can You Be Arrested for Buying Stolen Goods?

With sites such as Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and Facebook Marketplace, it’s all too common for many of us to purchase items second-hand. After all, they’re generally less expensive. But unfortunately, sometimes these items were actually stolen prior to being listed for sale. While purchasing a stolen item is a criminal offense, what...

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