Misconceptions About Misdemeanors

When it comes to misdemeanors, there is a wide-range of public perceptions, and many are riddled with misunderstandings. While a misdemeanor is, in fact, less serious than a felony crime, it remains a criminal offense, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. In general, there are three common misconceptions about misdemeanors.

They Are Only A Minor Offense

When someone reads that a misdemeanor is “only a minor offense,” there’s an assumption that it’s…

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Understanding Probation

As a result of a conviction in a criminal case, people are sometimes granted a break, or probation, rather than serve jail time. Simply put, probation places individuals under the watchful eye of the court or probation officer. The terms of a person’s probation varies from case to case, and violating those terms often results in going to jail. You may be wondering—why do some individuals receive jail time, while…

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The Eviction Process

When a landlord files for a dispossessory action, or eviction, misunderstandings relating to the eviction process can easily lead to a nasty dispute. While the thought of “kicking someone out onto the street” may seem harsh, familiarity with the renter’s lease agreement and requirements for filing for eviction can benefit both parties.

If You Don’t Pay, You Don’t Stay

If you are a renter, you have an important responsibility—read your lease agreement. Essentially,…

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Facing A DUI Without Sinking Your Case

For many, a DUI (driving under the influence) charge is about more than a suspended license or hefty fine. Out of embarrassment and shame, some slip into depression. These overwhelming feelings may result in different behaviors. While some may walk the straight and narrow, others may act out, casting doubt on their credibility and intent. Whether this is your first DUI charge or a repeat offense, there are some ways for you to face your DUI without sinking your case.

If you’ve…

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Deathbed Wills: Are They Valid?

Also known as “The Last Testament” of an individual, a will is a legal statement or document. To ensure that possessions are distributed the way you would like, a will is necessary. While many assume that wills are created later in life, this is not necessarily recommended. In fact, everyone of legal age should have a will that makes sense according to where they are in life. In regards to the validity of wills, many questions arise, specifically in the case of the Deathbed Will. This…

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