Archive, February 2018.

Even with the most effective criminal defense strategy possible, you could find yourself heading to jail or prison. This is just something you need to accept. If you are sentenced to serving time in jail or prison, there are ways you can use your time behind bars productively. Below are tips that will not only help you pass the time you spend in jail or prison, but will help you to prepare for life after your release.
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Sometimes, individuals facing criminal charges are offered plea bargains— opportunities to plead guilty to a less severe charge than the one they are actually facing. A plea bargain can benefit the defendant as well as the court and criminal justice system: while the defendant avoids the severe penalties associated with his or her charge, the court saves time and money by not having to go through the process of completing a criminal trial. Plea bargains can also prevent overcrowding in jails and prisons.
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Often, individuals who are charged with drug possession and related offenses are struggling with addiction. Research shows that these individuals generally have a better chance of overcoming their addictions and moving forward with productive lives when they receive addiction treatment, rather than punishment.
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Biases can be found in nearly every area of human interaction, from employment to education to politics. When it happens, it creates unfair hurdles for certain groups to overcome in order to enjoy the same rights, protections, or access to privileges that other groups enjoy without facing hurdles. When it happens in the criminal justice system, certain individuals face greater conviction rates, longer prison sentences, and other disparities due to how they are perceived. A competent criminal defense lawyer can reduce the bias hurdles his or her client faces in court by developing a …
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As a parent, being accused of child abuse can be disheartening and terrifying. Not only can a child abuse charge potentially change or even end your relationship with your child, it can land you in jail and subject you to other criminal penalties.
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