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November 2017 Archives

When is a police search legal?

If you're stopped by police on the street or in your car, or if they enter a residence where you happen to be, it's understandable that you panic. Often, people in these situations submit to anything a law enforcement officer asks or tells them to do.

Your case's characteristics must determine the type of defense

Criminal defense matters are often difficult to navigate. This poses an issue because your freedom and quality of life can be directly impacted by the outcome of the case. This is why many people turn to a defense attorney for assistance.

Connecticut college student expelled, facing criminal charges

Many college freshmen have difficult relationships with their roommates, with whom they are often randomly paired. However, a young woman who has been expelled from the University of Hartford allegedly took her issues with her roommate to extreme levels. She is facing a charge of criminal mischief and could also face charges involving intimidation based on bigotry.

When can someone assert a spousal privilege?

There are two types of spousal privileges that people may be able to invoke if a current or former spouse is being investigated for a crime or has been arrested. There are important differences between them, so it's essential to know which one applies, whether you're the person facing potential criminal penalties or the spouse (or in some cases ex-spouse) of that person.

What does smuggling involve?

If you're bringing back gifts, souvenirs and other items from a trip overseas, chances are that you aren't violating the law. Bringing home a few tchotchkes from the Louvre shouldn't land you in jail. However, it's important to know what the government considers a customs violation.

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