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The right to defend yourself against domestic assault charges

It may surprise you to learn that many Pennsylvania residents accused of criminal domestic assault or violence do little to mount a criminal defense. Occasionally, this might happen because the defendant did commit the crime and feels guilty. Other times, no unlawful activity occurred, but the defendant still feels as if they don't deserve a defense.

Negotiating plea bargains as a defendant

A plea bargain is something that is quite unique to the United States court system, and in addition, it accounts for around 90 percent of all cases in criminal courts. If you are a defendant in a criminal court case, it is very important that you understand how plea bargains work so that you are empowered to make the best decision for you.

Dealing with false accusations

Being accused of a crime that you did not commit can be an extremely stressful and emotional experience. You will be going through a wide range of emotions, from the worry of the consequences you might face from something you did not do, to the anger toward the person that wrongly accused you, to the worry about what people might think of you or how they might change their opinion of you. Here is how to take action if you have been falsely accused of a crime.

What are the common challenges to breathalyzer test results?

Breathalyzer tests are frequently conducted by law enforcement officials to try and establish whether a person was over the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit permitted while driving. A Breathalyzer test is not the most accurate or reliable way to establish BAC. A blood test is. However, a Breathalyzer test is a convenient way to establish a preliminary result on the scene.

Should I settle for a plea bargain?

Plea bargains are very rare globally, but very common here in the U.S. In fact, around 90 percent of all criminal cases are settled by plea bargaining. It offers some benefits to both sides, both the prosecution and the defense. However, some people argue that the scale of justice is what really suffers.

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