• Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … of individuals 13 years or less; 10) arson of a habitation; and 11) aggravated assault of a public servant or peace officer. Examples of a second-degree felony include: 1) arson; 2) bribery; 3) aggravated assault; 4) bigamy; 5) evading arrest (including death of another person); 6) contact considered indecent with a child; 7) robbery; 8) manslaughter…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • You Have the Right to Remain Silent

    … it are either guilty of crime or commit perjury in claiming the privilege.” Ullmann v. United States, 350 U.S. 422, 426(1956). “The Fifth Amendment’s basic function[s] … is to protect innocent men … who otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances. ” See Ohio v. Reiner, 532 U.S. 17, 20(2001). You Have the right to remain silent. Use it. Refuse…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Law Firm Responsible for Ponzi Scheme Losses

    … What does legal malpractice have to do with a Ponzi scheme? Plenty, if a law firm helped facilitate the scheme. When that happens, the lawyers can be held responsible for investor losses. Recently I wrote about the $7 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by “Sir” Allen Stanford. For a while, it looked like Stanford’s victims might only receive…

    Due Diligence- 20 readers -
  • Texas Perjury Laws and Penalties

    … for this offense can include: Up to one year in county jail Up to a $4000 fine The penalties for aggravated perjury can be much more serious. Aggravated perjury is a third degree felony in Texas. A person who is convicted of aggravated perjury may be sentenced to: Two to 10 years in Texas state prison Up to a $10,000 fine In addition, a person who is found…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 38 readers -
  • Tips for Tax Deadline Day

    … to file your tax return anyway to avoid additional penalties. If you are unable to pay your tax bill because you are struggling to pay other debts or have limited income, Bond & Botes offers a free consultation to discuss your financial options, including managing those tax liabilities. One option of settling your debt may be an “Offer in Compromise…

    Mary Pool/ Bond and Botes- 31 readers -
  • The Good Soldier Defense – Three Things You Need To Know

    … an accused’s character for military service is truly relevant, such as drug offenses, financial crimes and stealing. The 2015 Defense Authorization Act[2] approved language that makes the Good Soldier Defense inapplicable to several offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice including rape, sexual assault, stalking, larceny and wrongful…

    militarytriallawyers- 26 readers -
  • What is an “Affidavit of Service” in a Debt Collection Case?

    … or that he or she has an otherwise reasonable excuse for defaulting (like “I didn’t know I had been sued”). If you need help settling or defending a debt collection law suit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you. With office located in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Rockland County…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 30 readers -
  • Should I Tell My Lawyer the Whole Truth?

    … facts under oath, a lawyer is bound to report this behavior. This is because a lawyer is ethically prevented from allowing their defendant to commit perjury under oath. This is an important distinction. A lawyer is not allowed to present false information or allow a defendant to commit perjury but they can present facts that bolster up their version…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 33 readers -
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