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Law Enforcement Needs Better Mental Health

Aug 24, 2020 - Police officers and other first-responders may sometimes seem like super-heroes, but they are only human. They know they are risking their lives, health, and sanity every day. They are more likely than the general public to suffer from stress, depression, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). They are less likely, however, to avail themselves of rehab services. Mental Health DisordersSome of the most common mental health disorders experienced by law enforcement personnel include:Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sometimes called post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI), this condition involves flashbacks, hyperarousal (being always on edge, anticipating something bad about to happen, bad dreams or difficulty sleeping), and avoiding situations that might trigger an attack.Anxiety disorders. Panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and eating and sleeping disorders,Depression. To feel that nothing is worth trying or doing, that all is hopeles...
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Should I represent myself in a criminal case?

Aug 05, 2020 - No competent attorney would ever tell you to represent yourself in a criminal case. Even accomplished attorneys, with distinguished criminal defense records, use other counsel for their personal legal matters, including when one occasionally gets in trouble. If you’ve been arrested or believe that you are going to be charged with a crime, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. What’s involved in constructing a criminal defense? In order to build a solid criminal defense, an attorney needs to prepare by doing all of the following:   ●     Acquire the police documents, including the police report and the probable cause affidavit ●     Depose any witnesses to the alleged incident, including any officer that was involved. ●     Review discovery evidence against their client, including video, witness statements, crime scene photos, and physical evidence, like fingerprints,...
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What crimes can lead to deportation?

Aug 05, 2020 - The reasons why people commit crimes and the reason behind this behavior have been studied extensively. It’s interesting to know whether people who commit crimes do so without giving a thought to its risks or to its consequences and compare their motivations to people who would never commit a crime no matter how dire their circumstances. And while some people carefully plan their crimes in order to increase their gains and minimize the risk of being discovered, others act impulsively, driven by the adrenaline rush they get or fueled by fear, anger, greed, jealousy, pride, and many other emotional factors. The idea of facing stiff punishment for a crime should be enough of a deterrent to anyone contemplating committing a crime. Still, if you add to the mix the possibility of deportation and being separated from the life they know and from their community and family, the conclusion should be that nobody would intentionally commit a crime. However, the reality is fa...
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