Wrongfully Accused of a Criminal Case? [infographic]

  • Wrongfully Accused of a Criminal Case? [infographic]

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    How many people do wrongful conviction verdicts impact in the U.S.? Wrongful convictions are devastating events that are unfortunately not uncommon. In the United States, there have been 2,095 exonerations of innocent inmates since 1989. In that time, an average of 8.7 years were spent by each person for a crime they did not commit; […]

  • Disorderly Conduct and Repercussions

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    Every state has laws on the books aimed at maintaining peace, law, and order. It is against the law for individuals to “disturb the peace” or otherwise act as public nuisances. One of the terms most people know but may not fully understand is “disorderly conduct.” This is a catch-all term describing any disruptive behavior […]

  • How to Protect Your Identity from Thieves

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    Identity theft has been a major concern of the digital age since the 1990s. Once digital commerce proliferated, hackers, fraudsters, and other criminals saw an opportunity to commit serious crimes from the relative safety of a remote computer. Identity theft refers to any fraud committed by obtaining another person’s personal information and acting as that […]

  • How Serious an Offense Is Curfew Violation?

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    Juvenile curfew laws exist to keep young people out of harm’s way and to deter them from criminal activity. Most curfew laws exist at the local level, and lawmakers determine them based on community preferences and the degree of criminal activity in the area. Local ordinances differ across the country, but most apply to individuals […]

  • How Dangerous is it to Use a Fake ID?

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    Using a fake identification card as a teen can seem relatively harmless – especially if “everyone is doing it” – until offenders realize the full implications of this illegal action. Using false identification for any purpose, even for an attempt at underage drinking, is a crime. Young people facing criminal charges for possessing or attempting […]

  • Penalties for Smuggling Contraband to Give to a Prisoner

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    “Prison contraband” describes items the law does not allow prisoners to have while in detainment. Contraband can be almost anything, from weapons to certain types of food. Almost anything that prisoners could trade, modify, or use to escape may be something corrections professionals deem “contraband.” Smuggling contraband to give to a prisoner in Arizona is […]

  • What Are the Repercussions for Speeding in a School Zone?

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    School zones have strict rules for a reason. They protect young children and teens – society’s most vulnerable populations. Every year, thousands of students unknowingly put their lives at risk when they walk on sidewalks and crosswalks in Phoenix. It only takes one moment of driver distraction, carelessness, or negligence to cause serious injury or […]

  • How Does a Criminal Traffic Violation Differ from a Basic Traffic Violation?

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    A majority of traffic tickets are simply infractions—that is, minor violations of traffic laws or certain mechanical problems that don’t necessarily pose an immediate danger to others. Examples of infractions include: Tailgating Driving through a stop sign Driving above the posted speed limit A non-functioning light or turn signal An infraction is a non-criminal traffic […]

  • How a DUI Could Affect Your International Travel Plans

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    If you plan to travel abroad and have been arrested and/or convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the United States, you should be aware that your criminal history can create unexpected problems, beyond what you may have imagined. Every country has its own regulations, which differ widely from country to country, not only […]