Do BUI Laws Cover All Boats?
25 March 2016
While it may be nice and relaxing to have a few beers while puttering around the lake in your boat, boating under the influence is against the law. In most states, you'll face the same exact consequences as driving while under the influence if you're caught drinking and boating by the Coast Guard or marine police. Strangely enough, though, some boats are excluded from BUI laws, meaning you won't get in trouble if you're caught drinking while piloting them.
Are You Wanted For A Crime In Another Country? Learn More About Extradition
16 December 2015
If you're a U.S. citizen that's wanted in another country for a crime, do you have anything to fear? Possibly. Many countries have extradition treaties with the United States, which allows them to formally ask the U.S. to surrender you for trial and punishment. Here's what you should know if you're worried about being shipped off to another country for trial:
Countries don't like to extradite their own citizens.
The United States wouldn't extradite its own citizens prior to World War II.
3 Myths About Criminal Defense Attorneys Debunked
21 October 2015
When it comes to criminal law, there are a lot of grey areas and misconceptions. If you have been accused of a crime and are in need of an attorney, you most likely have a lot of questions about criminal defense attorneys. While there are myths floating around about nearly all types of law and lawyers, criminal defense attorneys tend to get some of the worst rumors spread about them. Below, three highly common myths about criminal defense attorneys are debunked, so you can feel better about hiring one to defend you and your case.
5 Things You Should Know About Social Media And The Police
27 July 2015
You may consider what you post to your friends on your social media accounts to be protected speech and private. However, you would be wrong. Here are five reasons you should be very careful about what you post, even if you consider yourself a law-abiding citizen.
1. Police scan social media to gather information.
Police officers now have special software to track social media for evidence of various types of criminal activity in real time.