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The vital importance of criminal defense rights

The consequences of a criminal conviction can be extensive and accused individuals should understand what they are. Potential penalties and consequences associated with criminal charges can range from jail or prison time and fines to the ongoing impacts that can be felt later in life.

South Texas police chief arrested on domestic violence charges

Domestic assault charges are serious criminal charges that should be carefully considered. In the Edinburgh area, a police chief was recently arrested on domestic violence charges. The South Texas police chief was arrested and jailed on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. The chief's common-law wife reported that the police chief had assaulted her. According to authorities, the man's wife had minor injuries. The 64-year old police chief had been suspended from work.

The possibly penalties for drunk driving and what to do

Penalties for drunk driving can be serious which is why no drunk driving charge should ever be taken lightly. Sentences for drunk driving can be significant and can include a combination of penalties such as jail time, fines, suspension or revocation of a driver's license, completion of a course for drug or alcohol abuse, installation of an ignition interlock device, probation and a criminal record.

Texas police officer arrested on domestic charges

Domestic violence charges are always serious. A police officer in a Texas community north of the Edinburg area was recently charged with domestic assault. The assault allegedly occurred when the police officer was off duty. The 37-year old police officer is facing charges including assault causing bodily injury and family violence. The police officer has been with the police department for 4 years and was placed on administration leave following the alleged incident.

The different types of plea negotiations

Because plea bargains are a common part of the criminal justice process, it is important to understand what the different types of plea bargains are. It is essential that accused individuals understand their criminal defense options but also understand the plea bargaining process because many criminal cases are resolved through the plea bargaining process.

What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor charge?

All criminal charges are serious and can result in serious potential penalties and consequences. That said, felony charges can result in more serious potential penalties and consequences which is why it is helpful to understand the difference between a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge.

A closer look at domestic assault charges

This blog recently discussed what assault charges refer to. It can also be helpful to also understand what domestic assault charges refer to because they refer to a variety of different behaviors that may result in criminal charges and the potential penalties and consequences that go along with them.

What are assault charges?

For individuals who have been charged with assault charges, they may wonder what they are facing. Assault charges are serious criminal charges that accused individuals should understand and also be familiar with how to respond to them.

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