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Life effects of criminal arrests might start right away

Criminal charges can change the very course of your life. Even a simple arrest for criminal activity can cost you dearly. Think about this -- if you are arrested, there is a chance that you will have to miss work if you aren't given a bail amount right when you are arrested or if you don't have the funds to pay the bail. Losing your job means that your income is cut off.

What is perjury in a criminal case?

There are many things that juries and judges base decision on when it comes to a criminal case. The evidence is only one of the aspects that is considered. A big part of the decisions that are made are based on testimonies and statements made regarding the case. This is why telling the truth and sticking to the facts is so important in criminal cases. In fact, it is so important that if you lie under oath, you can face additional criminal charges for perjury.

Reasonable suspicion and probable cause in a DUI stop

Drunk driving charges usually begin with a traffic stop made by police officers. In some cases, they might begin with a DUI checkpoint. In either case, it is crucial for you to understand what is permissible during these stops so that you know if there is anything that you should call into question as part of your defense if you are charged with a DUI.

There are 2 classifications for criminal charges

There are two possible classifications for criminal charges. How your charges are classified has a big impact on the possible penalties that you are facing. The two possible classification are misdemeanor and felony. It very important for you to know the differences between these two classifications.

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