The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and with that comes family vacations, patriotic parades and even some time off work. However, despite all the fun and celebration that takes place, this holiday is also a time when people engage in some inadvisable behaviors.
People facing criminal charges often have at least one person serving as the eyewitness who identified them as being involved in a crime. This can certainly be upsetting if you are in this position, but understand that just because some identifies you as a guilty party does not mean you are guilty.
Let's imagine two people sitting at a bar. They both are similar sizes and both order the same drink. Over the course of the evening, they both drink the same number of drinks. At the end of the night, they both drive home. However, one is legally sober and the other is legally intoxicated. How can this be the case?
Criminal charges can result from situations that may not have started as criminal offenses. Simple interactions can spiral out of control and before you know it, you could be handcuffed and in the back of a police car, facing serious penalties.
An arrest is a scary thing for any person unlucky enough to be in that situation. Between the intimidating interactions with police and the fear of a criminal conviction, any person accused of criminal conduct can be eager to just put the entire situation behind them.
When you think about criminal investigations, you probably think about forensic and crime labs in FBI offices, police stations and other high-security facilities. You probably don't think about them sharing space with pharmacies, groceries and a toy aisle.
There have been several dramatic shifts taking place in federal government agencies since President Trump took office. Leaders overseeing everything from immigration and education to defense and the environment have been appointed and announced new priorities.
People from all over the U.S. flock to Florida during spring break, whether they are coming to visit theme parks in Orlando or any of the beautiful beaches. Being on vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but the trip can take an unfortunate turn if you are arrested.
A criminal arrest can affect a person for the rest of his or her life. Even if the person was not convicted, records of the arrest would be visible to anyone conducting a background check.