State statutes regarding self-defense vary widely. Some states are "stand your ground" states that have very liberal self-defense laws on the books whereas others have very limited definitions of what applies in cases of self-defense.
A shoplifting conviction doesn't sound like that big of a deal but depending on the value of the merchandise, it can result in serious consequences that alter your life for many years to come.
Regardless of the type of crime you're charged with, it's critical to take the steps necessary to protect your legal rights. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent a conviction, there are defense strategies you can use to improve the likelihood of this happening.
Drinking and driving in any part of the country is a mistake, as it increases the risk of a serious accident. Just the same, if you're caught by police, it could result in a criminal conviction that turns your life upside down.
Assault, in its own right, is a serious crime with serious penalties. But when you step up to aggravated assault, the impact of a conviction can be even more widespread on your life.
A Denver Police Department spokesperson has identified the 39-year-old man that they believe was responsible for firing shots from within a River North (RiNo) parking structure on Nov. 23. Police allege that he fired as many as nine shots from the Blake and 27th garage that day.
There are many defense strategies available in assault and battery cases. The one you use is based on the facts of your case and the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
A recently released study by Frontpoint Security that was based on statistics from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention looked at juvenile arrests for larceny and robbery by state. Colorado came in at the 14th highest position. The rankings were based on the number of arrests of juveniles between ages 10 and 17 per 100,000 in 2017. (Maryland came in first, and West Virginia was last.)
While shoplifting isn't the most serious criminal charge, a conviction can result in a variety of consequences. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to fight a shoplifting charge, possibly allowing you to escape your legal troubles without penalty.
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