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Know where to start when you are planning your defense

Criminal matters must be taken seriously, no matter how minor the issue might seem. Your defense strategy can have a big impact on how your case ends. While you might not think that you have options, we can often figure out a way to call certain aspects of the prosecution's case into question.

Plan your defense based on the facts of your case

Your criminal defense strategy is something that we need to plan ahead of time. It is all too easy to ignore these charges and think that they aren't going to end with you having to face any serious penalties. The chance of your charges just going away aren't very good, so don't waste precious time that you could be using to shore up a defense.

High school teacher faces several charges related to drugs

Teachers are supposed to be the people who children can look up to. These professionals are held to a very high standard when it comes to their conduct. To learn that a teacher is facing criminal charges is rather upsetting to some people. In fact, some people forget that a person who is charged with a crime might not be guilty of the crime. The concept of "innocent until proven guilty" is true in all cases, even when a teacher is involved.

Juveniles can get quickly entangled in social media crimes

In the last decade or so, social media seems like it has become tightly interwoven with modern life -- changing the way people meet, stay in touch, build relationships and fall in love. It's also changed another big factor of life: how crimes get committed.

The jury selection process is part random and part planned

If you are facing a criminal trial, there are a lot of factors that you have to think about. One of these is who is going to sit on the jury that will hear and decide your case. Jury selection is a big part of this process, so learning a bit about the process can help you as you go through the process of selecting jurors.

Criminal cases can impact your entire life

A criminal case is a very serious matter because of the effects that it can have on your life. You might find that your social life suffers if you are facing criminal charges. This could be because of the stigma of the charges, but it can be because of the financial hit that you take because of the charges. You might also find it hard to spend time with your friends because of the limitations placed on you by the court, such as if you are placed on house arrest pending your trial.

The classification of a crime matters

When you are arrested for a crime, the charge you face will be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. This classification might not seem like a big deal at first glance; however, the way that it is classified can have an impact on how the case moves through the criminal justice system, as well as the effects of the case that can follow you through life.

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