Month: May 2013

Non-Disclosure or Expunction Could Make It Easier to Get a Job or Loan

A criminal record can continue to haunt you for years after you’ve paid your fines and served your sentence. Under normal circumstances, charges and convictions will remain on your record, available for all to see. This can present a serious obstacle to personal advancement, especially if you’re applying for a new job or a loan. […]

Written by on May 29, 2013

How Does a Judge Determine a Criminal Sentence?

One aspect of a criminal court case that is not understood very well by the general public is the sentencing process. Many people think sentencing is simply based on legal rules or the judge’s personal feelings toward the defendant, but that’s not true. A large body of documents and evidence is often the most persuasive […]

Written by on May 22, 2013

Aiding and Abetting a Fugitive: What You Need to Know to Avoid Jail

Aiding and abetting is one way in which a person can be charged with a crime without having actually taken part in the main criminal activity. There is even a chance that a person is guilty of aiding and abetting without even being aware. This is why knowledge of the different forms of aiding and abetting […]

Written by on May 13, 2013

Nolo Contendere: A Good Explanation of the ‘No Contest’ Plea…Finally

Defendants who are facing criminal charges have one method of recourse that they may not even know is available. This is called a “no contest” plea, and it has a distinct set of advantages that other pleas do not offer. There are still restrictions regarding this type of plea, and it is not readily available […]

Written by on May 1, 2013