Eyewitness Testimony: Should it Always be Trusted in Court?

18 U.S. Code 3502 covers the admissibility in evidence of eyewitness testimony. It states that “the testimony of a witness…

Charged with Attempted Murder – Penalties, Intent to Kill, and More

As you already know, you could spend years to life in prison for actual murder of another person. But what…

The Challenges of Re-entering Society After a Prison Sentence

The environment around you can be challenging when you are released from prison, especially if it was a long prison…

Racketeering and the Penalties That Come With it in California

Racketeering is the operation of an illegal business, also known as a racket. Usually, organized crime takes place when somebody…

Explaining the Various Degrees of Robbery: First, Second, Third

When robbery occurs, not only does somebody forcibly take property from someone, but they usually threaten them or use a…

Evidence Disclosure and Its Role in the Criminal Process

If you have been accused of a crime, then you could be entitled to evidence and information. When you are…

Sentencing Guidelines When You Have Committed a California Crime

In the past, have you ever seen two people who committed two very similar crimes, receive vastly different penalties? As…

How Infractions Differ From Your Typical Misdemeanor Crime

An infraction is a petty offense that is seen as a violation of an ordinance, municipal code, or traffic rule….

Are Lie Detector Tests Admissible in Court for a Crime?

Who is telling the truth? As a judge looks around the courtroom, they may ask this question and wonder, because…

Bankruptcy Fraud: A Crime That Carries Civil and Criminal Penalties

Sometimes, it makes sense to file for bankruptcy in a federal bankruptcy court if you have more debts than you…