Category Archives: Criminal Defense

What Is An Affirmative Defense To A Criminal Charge?

The presumption of innocence is one of the most important principles in the American criminal justice system. When police and prosecutors bring a charge, they have the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the state cannot prove every element of the selected charge beyond a reasonable doubt, then the defendant …

Difference Between Street Crime & White Collar Crime

A crime is an illegal activity that can be prosecuted by the state or federal government and is punishable under the law. On a social level, most crimes are considered to be morally or ethically wrong. However, not all crimes are the same. Under the law, crimes are characterized as greater abuses of public order …

I Was Arrested for a Crime I Didn’t Commit: What Should I Do?

Nothing is worse than being accused of something you didn’t do – especially when there are criminal charges involved. Perhaps you were falsely accused, your actions were misunderstood, you were with someone else who committed a crime, or you were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what happened, or how …