If you have issued a threat against another person, the police can charge you with assault. But once you place your hands on the person, the charge becomes a battery. While an assault charge by itself may only result in a verbal warning, a battery charge could result in arrest. If you find yourself arrested for an assault or battery charge, you may wonder if you can get out on bail. [Read More]
How Can You Challenge a Search Warrant?
In criminal law, one of the most commonly used tools for cops and prosecutors to try to find evidence is the search warrant. Your first thought if someone is serving a warrant is likely to be about challenging it. Fortunately, there are a few ways in criminal defense law to do this. On the Spot First, be careful about pushing the issue too hard with the police. They are armed individuals, and the court tends to give them lots of forbearance for their decisions, including the use of force, during searches. [Read More]
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Litigation And How It Works
Getting divorced is never easy. The process comes with countless decisions and consequences. It also involves the human aspect of feeling like you have invested in something that is now falling apart. All these issues will take an emotional toll on you and make it challenging to make clear-minded decisions. Most professionals in family legal matters recommend that you have a lawyer helping you with the process. Here is everything you need to know about divorce litigation and how it works. [Read More]
Crimes Related to Animals: What to Know
Almost any crime related to animals can be disturbing. Some offenders may even be charged with felonies. Read on to find out about several common types of animal crime charges and what they might mean to the offender. Abandonment When an owner moves away and leaves behind an animal, it's considered animal abandonment. The reasons for leaving an animal behind vary widely. Sometimes, the owner is too ill to care for their pet or must be hospitalized. [Read More]