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December 2016 Archives

Regulating money laundering in the United States

Money laundering entails transferring money originating from an illegitimate source, in order to make it seem legitimate. Money obtained from bribery, corruption, drug deals, terrorist financing and other offenses are all viewed as originating from illegitimate sources. The aim is to disguise the illicit nature of the funds.

Common defenses to sexual assault charges

Sexual assault refers to any non-consensual, offensive and unwanted sexual touching by the alleged offender. There are several different types of sexual offenses ranging from rape to assault and battery. The elements of sexual assault require it to be proved that:

  • There was sexual contact
  • Sexual contact was involuntary, and
  • The offender used force or coercion.

Difference between regular and underage DUI charges

Every state has laws regarding operating a vehicle while being impaired by drinking too much alcohol. The term "vehicle" can include cars, trucks, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. In order to convict a person of a "Driving Under the Influence" (DUI) offense, the officer must confirm the driver was above the legal limit for driving. Furthermore, the blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of the driver has to be monitored to see whether he was above the legal limit or not.

Types of defense strategies used in sexual assault cases

Sexual assault charges are extremely serious and could lead to severe consequences for the defendant. Those found guilty of sexual assault could face several years in prison. Even after they get out of prison, they will have to live difficult lives because their name will be registered on the sex offender registry. When facing sexual assault charges, it is important to have a clear defense strategy. There are several different strategies used by defense attorneys to protect their clients.

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