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Should I hide evidence against me?

In general, it is unwise to hide evidence against you or lie to an officer. It is far wiser to simply ask to speak to an attorney and refuse to say anything else about the matter. Obstruction of justice is a term that gets thrown around in many different contexts, from simple altercations with law enforcement to large scale investigations into some of the most powerful people in the world today. It is important to understand that obstruction of justice is a truly serious crime that may present heavy penalties to those who commit it.

Can I go to jail for a bomb threat joke?

We are all living in complicated, dangerous times these days. Regardless of your political views or social positions, acts of terror can reach into homes and businesses and instill fear, even in those not physically affected. Because terrorism focuses on generating fear, the laws that govern responses to terrorism and terroristic threats do not always focus solely on the actions taken or threatened.

Restrictions on gun ownership

Owning guns in America is a complicated issue, and one that many people feel very strongly about. Depending on the state in which you live, gun laws may be more strict or more lax, but some requirements or restrictions exist at the federal level, too. Certain types of firearms and firearm accessories or devices require passing background checks and registry with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Failure to comply with the law may lead to serious consequences and even jail time.

What if I open someone else's mail?

We often take the postal service for granted, or even view it with annoyance for filling our mailboxes with loads of advertisements that we'll never read. However, the postal service is still an important institution, one with a surprising amount of power as a federal entity. To this end, crimes involving the postal service are generally federal offenses. Only in some certain circumstances is opening someone else's mail acceptable.

Is robbery a felony in Georgia?

If you recently received robbery charges in Georgia, then you may be facing some very serious penalties. Robbery is considered a fairly serious crime, and depending on the type of robbery charge you receive, you may face decades in prison.

Tennis coach faces possession charges

Not only can drug possession charges bring you the possibility of fines and jail time, they may also affect your professional life severely — even if the drugs in question are prescription drugs. An assistant men's tennis coach for University of Georgia experienced just this scenario recently after he turned himself in to authorities following the police charging him with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Can a minor face felony charges?

There are many misconceptions about how being a minor may affect the criminal charges a person can face. While minors may receive different sentencing than a legal adult for a similar charge, minors can absolutely face felony charges, and may even be at greater risk in some instances.

Can I receive charges for posting pictures on social media?

They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but in some cases, a picture might be worth several years of your life behind bars. This is particularly true if you post pictures of yourself doing something illegal to social media, but in some cases, you may not even have to be in the picture to suffer the consequences.

What is the 3 strikes rule?

Thanks to the abundance of criminal and courtroom procedurals on television, everybody thinks they know what a felony is. While this may be true to an extent, felonies can be surprisingly complex and serious -- even more so than one might think. We generally expect that felonies to carry stiffer penalties, but some people have no idea just how much more severe these penalties can be.

What is involuntary manslaughter in Georgia?

Georgia, like all states, maintains its own set of laws that govern how it approaches various crimes. Even very serious crimes that classify as felonies may carry different definitions and penalties in neighboring states. One charge that is frequently misunderstood is involuntary manslaughter. So, what exactly is involuntary manslaughter?

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