Over the holidays, your child, who was home from college, used some very poor judgment and took a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes from a store. Maybe you were caught leaving a store with something in your bag that you had intended to pay for but forgot about.
Many people believe that if they're stopped for suspicion of drunk driving and their breath alcohol test shows a blood alcohol level of .08% or over, there's little, if anything, they can do to fight an OWI/DUI charge. That's not necessarily true.
There has been a lot of talk about quid pro quos, bribery and extortion in the news lately. The latter two terms are the ones that people (government and public officials as well as others) are more likely to find themselves hearing in court. Let's take a look at those.
When most people think of kidnapping, they picture the situations they've seen on TV or in the movies where the child or spouse of a wealthy person is abducted and held until a hefty ransom is paid. Most people who are charged with kidnapping, however, aren't involved in doing anything that elaborate. Kidnapping charges are, however, very serious.
Almost every American adult probably knows that he or she can "plead the Fifth" and rely on his or her Constitutional right against self-incrimination. However, there are some rules that go along with relying on that Fifth Amendment that you should understand in order to fully protect yourself.