It depends on who you ask. Most defendants don’t think domestic violence is a big deal, especially if the alleged victim didn’t have to go to a hospital. Before the pandemic, many prosecutors felt the same way, especially if the two people were … [Read more...]
Breaking Down a Retail Theft Case in Cobb County
It’s a victimless crime. The store just writes off the loss. The rich manufacturer doesn’t care about theft. Aggressive marketing campaigns create uncontrollable urges to acquire merchandise. The cops don’t even respond to petty retail theft cases. … [Read more...]
What Are the Crimes That Can Get You Deported?
Prior to 1924, between 10 and 15 percent of Americans were foreign born. Then, Congress passed the Immigration Act, which included strict quotas, and immigration plummeted. In 1965, Congress ended the strict quota system, and immigration rates … [Read more...]
Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Direct consequences of criminal convictions include lengthy incarceration, high fines, and extended court supervision. Eventually, however, the cell doors open, fines are paid off, and court supervision ends. The collateral consequences of a criminal … [Read more...]
Hit-and-Runs in Criminal and Civil Court: What’s the Difference?
These incidents have become increasingly common over the past few years, especially among pedestrian accidents. Today, about 25 percent of pedestrian accidents are hit-and-runs. Frequently, people flee accident scenes because they don’t have … [Read more...]
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