Being charged with assault and battery is something that you don't ever thing you will experience. When this is the reality you are facing, you have to make up your mind that you are going to do something to answer to these charges. Thinking about what you are facing isn't always easy; however, this is exactly what you have to do so that you can get your defense strategy moving before your trial date approaches.
There are some new laws that went into effect in Virginia on July 1, 2017. While some of these laws don't apply to everyone, knowing how they change the legal landscape is important just in case you find yourself having to face one of these issues.
Facing a violent crime charge means that you need to work hard on your defense because prosecutors usually work hard on these cases because of the circumstances that are involved in these cases. We know that this is an upsetting thought, but thinking about this now can help you keep your focus on your defense.
One of the things that people who are going through the criminal justice system think about often is what sentence they will face if they are convicted. The sentences are usually determined by looking into a host of factors. Understanding these might help you to plan your defense.
We recently discussed how important it is for you to take domestic violence charges seriously. Now that you have had a chance to read that post and think about your case, you probably realize that now is the time for you to get things going in your case. Even if it is difficult to think about what happened that lead to these charges, you have to confront that so that you can begin building your defense.
Domestic violence is a serious issue in many homes. Unfortunately, there are also some instances of domestic violence accusations that are completely false. Before you prepare to fight against these accusations, you should understand a few points about what domestic violence entails.
The holiday season is one that should be joyous; however, there are instances in which family events or holiday parties might turn tense. In these cases, it is important that everyone remain calm. If things erupt and a physical altercation ensues, criminal charges might be on the heels of that altercation.
In our recent blog post, we discussed how the investigative process plays an important part in the criminal justice process. If you recall, there are some instances in which errors will be made during this process. It is up to your defense team to try to fish out those errors so that we can use them as part of your defense.
Many criminal cases hinge on the information that is collected during the investigative process. Understanding how the investigative process works can often help people who are facing possible criminal charges. The way that this process works can vary from one case to another; however, there are some basic components that remain fairly constant in almost every investigation.
Violent crimes of any sort are prosecuted harshly. The motivation behind the crime is something that might be considered when the charges are being determined and when a sentence is handed down after a conviction. One example is when the motivation for a crime was hatred for a protected group. In that case, the violent crime might be labeled as a hate crime.