The need for criminal justice reform in this country has been present for a long time. Finally, steps are being taken to address this. President Donald Trump recently signed the First Step Act, which is a sweeping federal criminal justice reform bill. Anyone facing criminal charges should check out this bill and learn what it means for them.
With Christmas less than a week away and New Year's Eve following just behind that, now is the time for you to make plans for getting home if you are going to go to parties that include adult beverages. One thing that you don't want to do is to get caught driving drunk by the law enforcement officers who are working to keep the streets safe this holiday season.
Having to face a criminal charge when you think you will be found guilty of it is difficult. You likely go through the trial trying to figure out what is going to happen or the sentence you might face. Unfortunately, a conviction sometimes means time in jail or prison. If you are facing a prison sentence, try to find out what to expect ahead of time so you can prepare.
Criminal charges can sometimes stem from questionable circumstances. Police officers have to make decisions about what they are going to do about certain things based solely on how they appear and what likely happened. In these cases, they do need to have probable cause to conduct an arrest, but this doesn't mean that they have all the evidence necessary to prove to a jury that you did commit a crime.