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What are the steps in the criminal justice process?

May 18, 2022 - Despite the differences in criminal law between the states and the federal government, when it comes to the criminal justice process, it is comprised of the same components for the most part. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, Giribaldi & Manaras, PC want to remind you of the importance of getting the right legal representation as soon as possible to start working on your case and building a strategy in your defense. For now, it may be worth your while to become familiar with the steps involved in the criminal justice process. Here they are. Criminal Investigation When the police become aware that there is suspected criminal activity in a certain location or because a witness has come forward to make a report, or maybe because the officer happens to observe someone displaying what seems to be suspicious activity, the investigation into the matter will begin. Police officers need to gather as much information as possible and will start by co...
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ACCUSED OF RECKLESS DRIVING? HERE'S HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF.

Feb 24, 2022 - Reckless driving is a serious charge. If you're convicted, the penalties can include large fines and even jail time. In many states, your driver's license will be suspended for at least 30 days or even revoked indefinitely. This charge should never be taken lightly. However, there are some important things to know about how to fight a reckless driving citation to give yourself the best chance of beating it.First of all, if you're going that fast – whether it's 10 miles over the speed limit or 100 – then that already tells you that you might have been driving dangerously if not recklessly. Keep in mind also that speeding alone isn't enough to convict someone of reckless driving unless other circumstances exist as well.  When you are accused of reckless driving, it can be a very stressful experience. It is important to remember that you have the right to defend yourself and to make sure that your rights are protected. Here are some tips on how to do that.What is reckless driving?...
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3 Types of Sexual Harassment

Jan 03, 2022 - Sexual harassment is sadly a relatively common phenomenon. It can happen in public, or in a room with only two individuals. Harassment can be difficult to spot and much harder to prove, depending on the situation. After receiving a sexual harassment complaint, a sexual harassment lawyer may investigate you and/or your company to discover if your interaction was part of a pattern of behavior, a regular practice, or a policy that impacted a significant number of people. This investigation, on the other hand, is not the same as a lawsuit you might be able to file in court. At work, there are commonly three types of sexual harassment: verbal, visual, and physical. 3 Types of Sexual Harassment 1.      Physical The most evident and well-known type of sexual harassment is physical sexual harassment. Unwelcome contact, such as rubbing up against someone, physically interfering with another's actions, or keeping someone from finishing their...
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