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An overview of federal sex crimes


Most people know that a criminal defendant can oftentimes face charges in either state or federal court., for a crime to be charged in federal court, there are usually issues involving jurisdiction. Moreover, sometimes federal prosecutors pick and choose how to use their resources. For instance, when a crime involves an act that transcends state borders, federal prosecution may be the best option for government officials, since otherwise two different state courts might be involved.

The right approach to drug possession charges


Many people probably think that a criminal case involving drug possession charges is pretty straightforward. They probably think if someone has drugs in their pocket or in their bag, that is fairly strong evidence of drug possession. However, cases involving drug crimes can be much more complicated than many people may realize.

What is felony murder in New Jersey?


It can be hard for some people to come to terms with the fact that there are different classifications for the act of one person killing another person. For most people, murder is murder. But, as we have all seen in high-profile criminal cases that get covered extensively in the news across the country, there are a wide variety of factors that could change a homicide charge to something else, like manslaughter. In most cases, it all boils down to "intent," although there is no doubt that they are all violent crimes. In New Jersey and many other states, there is a classification known as felony murder." Our readers are probably wondering, "What is felony murder and how is it different from a regular homicide charge"?

Sex offenses against children alleged in Jersey City school


When parents send their children off to school they expect that the children will be in good hands throughout the day, learning valuable information and skills that will help them succeed in life. In the vast majority of schools throughout the country, that is exactly what happens. However, when there are allegations of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, the trust that parents had can be shattered in such a way that there may not be a recovery.

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