Criminal Law

The Basics of Criminal Defence

For the average person, familiarity with the criminal justice system comes from various sources, namely from movies, television, and books. However, when we become personally involved in the criminal law system, real-life issues come into focus and the need for information and assistance can arise quickly. Unlike traffic violations or…

Understanding the Patterns of Crimes

Crime statistics refer to systematic and quantitative results regarding crime. However, it is argued that crime statistics are notoriously unreliable as the patterns of crime were not treated with considerable caution. So, today, let’s analyze the problems in crime patterns! Why Is the Crime Rate Higher in Urban Areas? It…

An Introduction to The Romeo and Juliet Law

Romeo and Juliet laws concern young adults or teenagers a few years apart who willingly have sexual relations. The purpose of Romeo and Juliet provisions is to prevent a sexual act that occurred between individuals within a few years of age from being considered a criminal offence, most notably, to…

All About Florida Gun Laws

Despite Florida’s known tradition of gun ownership, hunting, sportsmanship, and gun defense, the state’s gun laws are strictly enforced. Yes, the right to bear arms is protected by the state and federal constitutions – firearms laws are strictly enforced. Furthermore, recent school shootings promulgated the enactment of new gun control measures. While…

The Basics of Crime Scene Investigation

If you’re a fan of shows like CSI, Law and Order and NCIS, you’re probably fascinated by the idea of investigators arriving at a crime scene and collecting enough evidence to solve the mystery and secure an arrest warrant to see the perp behind bars within the space of an…

The History of Megan’s Law

One of the biggest concerns for parents is the safety of their children. With a rise in sexual awareness amongst the youngest members of our society, coupled with the fact there are still deviants who prey on children, all parents live in fear that their child could be next. It…