Kids deserve a second chance, and being charged and convicted of juvenile crimes can follow them for the rest of their lives, even preventing them from joining the military or acquiring the type of education they need to succeed or from pursuing certain career paths.  While some may simply say their children suffered from bad… Read More


An expungement of your criminal record gives you the legal right to say that you have never been convicted of a crime, nor do you have to indicate you have been convicted of a crime on any employment application, apartment, application, college application, etc.  The only exception could be a military application, and this would… Read More


If your property has been damaged during a criminal act and the defendant is found guilty, it is possible for you to receive “restitution” as set forth by a court order, and may cover: Your property damage Medical expenses (both current and future) Counseling It’s critical to discuss your desire for restitution with the prosecuting… Read More


Actress Cameron Diaz once quipped, “(Watching) Grease is the only cure for a hangover.” Apparently John Travolta and Olivia Newton John’s dance moves have a stronger affect on some than others.  No matter what your preferred treatment may be recent studies show it may be best to keep from behind the wheel of your vehicle… Read More


In April of 2010, Iowa police found evidence of 7 different drugs in the home of Joshua Banka, who had just died of an overdose.  Banka had allegedly stolen oxycodone from his roommate and mixed it with heroine he purchased from a man named Marcus Burrage. An Iowa federal court found Burrage guilty of trafficking,… Read More


In 2003, Mitch Hedberg was arrested for possession of heroin in Austin, Tx.  The comedian was known to have a sense of humor about his known drug use, though. Even mentioning it in one of his most famous jokes: “I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.” Unfortunately the state… Read More


Property crime typically involves theft of or damage to property, but can also mean a number of other crimes, some of which are misdemeanors with limited jail time, while others can be assigned felonies.  Some of the other crimes that fall under the category of property crime include trespassing, breaking and entering, vandalism, criminal damage… Read More


“Sexual harassment” and “sexual assault” are terms we hear in news stories and perfunctory meetings lead by the Human Resources team.  For those who may have been convicted of inappropriate behavior that is sexual in nature, these are very serious matters that could affect the rest of their daily lives.  It’s important to provide some… Read More