What Is Disorderly Conduct?

In most jurisdictions within the United States, disorderly conduct is a criminal charge. There are various actions that are considered disorderly conduct, including being intoxicated in public, disturbing the peace, loitering, and general acts of unruliness. Because there are many actions that can be classified as “unruly behavior,” disorderly conduct is considered a “catch-all” charge. […]

What Are Parental Responsibility Laws?

We all know that kids make mistakes, but if your child has been involved in a crime, you could be held liable for their actions. In an effort to combat high crime rates amongst minors, the United States has enacted various statutes known as parental responsibility laws. These laws hold parents or guardians liable for […]

Punitive Damages: What You Need to Know

The goal of any civil lawsuit is to return a plaintiff to the position he or she was in prior to an accident or situation. In order for a plaintiff to return to their “normal” life, the defendant is responsible for compensatory damages. For example, if you were in a car accident at the fault […]

Why Drug Court Works

Currently, America has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Some might believe that this is because we are a more dangerous country, or simply attribute it to superior police work. However, the true cause for our high prison population is something completely different. The Federal Bureau of Prisoners reports that drug offenders currently account […]

My Teenager Has Been Charged With a DUI, Now What?

It is no mystery that a large percentage of teenagers consume alcohol. In fact, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 70 percent of adolescents will have consumed alcohol by the time they are 18 years old. What is worse is that nearly 5,000 people under the age of 21 […]

What Is Considered Domestic Abuse in Florida?

Domestic violence allegations are taken very seriously, and they should be. However, sometimes a partner may falsely accuse an individual of domestic violence. If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges, it is important to fully understand what domestic violence is and how you can defend your rights. Types of Domestic Violence […]