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January 2017 Archives

Avoiding the potential dangers of prescription drugs

Drug addiction is a serious problem in our society. Has your life been negatively affected by it in some way? Perhaps you or someone you love has battled (or is battling) addiction. Several years ago, it was estimated that doctors in New York and throughout the United States, wrote more than 29 million prescriptions that contained Ritalin and other potentially addictive drugs.

Things to know when you're charged with involuntary manslaughter

Criminal negligence or recklessness can sometimes result in an unintended death. This is termed as involuntary manslaughter. It also includes instances when someone, while committing an unlawful act such as a low-level felony, ends up unintentionally killing another person due to his actions.

Learning more about felony DUI charges

If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you might be charged with a DUI. A DUI charge can come in different shapes. In most states, a standard DUI charge is classified under misdemeanors. This charge can be updated to a felony DUI charge if the prosecution pushes for it. Felony DUI charge is a comparatively more serious offense and might lead to severe consequences for the defendant.

Circumstances that can lead to an aggravated DUI charge

Aggravated DUI is an enhanced version of the basic DUI charge and thus also features elevated versions of the penalties. In the case of a basic DUI charge penalties can already be very significant, but in the case of an aggravated DUI, the punishments are much more severe.

Twenty-five percent of the world's prisoners are in U.S. jails

Your recent arrest is no doubt weighing heavily on you as you await your trial. You are probably concerned about the sentence you will receive if a jury convicts you because the crime of which you are accused carries heavy minimum penalties. Maybe you are also aware that, if the court gives you the chance, you could change your life for the better-a chance that incarceration won't offer you.

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