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Category: Criminal Law

Will I Go to Jail for a Misdemeanor?

If you've been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime, you may be worried about spending a significant amount of time in prison. Chances are good that you've already been exposed to

Does Reckless Driving Show Up on a Background Check?

Reckless driving is a serious crime that typically requires offenders to pay hefty fines and attend driver-retraining courses. In some states, these fines can be excessive: Alaska’s state statutes provide for first-offense

How to Handle Being Wrongfully Accused

Wrongfully Accused …. Nothing is more frustrating than someone saying, “You did it!” when one knows the accusation is incorrect.  What should one do?  How should one handle it?  Experts say to

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