Criminal Law (16)

Jeff Burns (not his real name) is a reputable engineer. He is married and lives with his wife and three children in their comfortable home in the suburbs. Things for Jeff were not always so nice.When Jeff was 21 years old, he was arrested for stealing money from his employer to finance his then out of control drug habit. In court, an agreement was reached to temporarily stay the court proceedings. In essence, Jeff was given another chance. He was placed on probation for a period of two years conditioned on his repayment of the money he had stolen and further conditioned on remaining law abiding. Well, Jeff cleaned up his act, attending treatment and repaying the money.Now, seven years later, Jeff is applying for a position in management. His employer wants him to sign a routine approval to obtain his criminal record. Jeff knows that if his employer learns…
Criminal Defense Attorneys focus on helping clients stay out of jail and protect their records after a criminal charges. Retaining a Criminal Defense Lawyer is important when someone is facing potential jail time. Criminal Law or penal law, involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime. It is the body of statutory and common law that deals with crime and the legal punishment of criminal offenses. There are four theories of criminal justice: punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. It is believed that by imposing sanctions for the crime, society can achieve justice and a peaceable social order. Find Attorneys for Criminal Defense
Your best bet is to not. Realistically though, almost every state provides citizens the right to make an arrest if they personally see the commission of a crime, or have probable cause to believe a suspect committed a felony. However, detaining your "suspect" might actually be considered false imprisonment or even kidnapping if you violate someone's legal rights in the process. That is just the criminal liability you may endure. In addition, there is the question of civil liability you may incur from detaining your "suspect". Some states, however, have specific laws allowing individuals to protect their "domain" or home and property with lethal force. In addition, if any individual threatens your safety, you can use lethal force to prevent this from happening. Making a citizen's arrest of a person that threatened your safety would be hard to prove however, if you managed to gain full control and custody of…
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