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December 2017 Archives

Learn the elements of a charge; use them for your defense plan

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the elements that must be present in an aggravated assault charge. This is something that isn't limited only to that charge. All criminal charges have elements that must be present in the case in order for the charge to stick.

Elements of an aggravated assault charge

Knowing about the charges you are facing is a big advantage for you when you are planning your defense. This doesn't mean that you have to know everything about every charge on the books; however, finding out the specific points in the law that apply to your case might help you to remember points that can help your defense.

Don't back down when you face white collar crime charges

The emotions you will feel when you are charged with a white collar crime are probably going to waver between disbelief, anger and regret. It might be tempting to wallow in those feelings, but it isn't wise to do so. Instead, you need to get up and take action. You must determine what options you have for a defense so that you can fight against these charges.

Beware of the temptation to open someone else's mail

When you go to check your mailbox, whether at work or at home, you might come across something that is addressed to another person. You should always remember to send those items back to the sender or to give the mail to the person listed on the address label. Failing to do so could land you in serious trouble.

Cruel and unusual punishment aren't acceptable

Many people know that people who are convicted of crimes can't receive cruel or unusual punishments. What many people don't fully understand is what this actually means. There are some points that you should realize if you are facing a criminal trial or if you have already been convicted.

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