Can a Deported Immigrant Get Back Into the U.S.?
Posted 8/2/2014 by Mark Miclette
Typically, once an immigrant is expelled from America, he is not allowed back into the country for any reason before a specific amount of time has passed, but in some instances he will be allowed to come back early if he successfully completes the Ha...
Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?
Posted 8/11/2014 by Mark Miclette
California law allows some convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that permit it. Only an attorney should advise yo...
4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest
Posted 8/4/2014 by Mark Miclette
Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation.
Don’t try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning ...
Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?
Posted 7/8/2014 by Mark Miclette
A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it’s not in the offender’s favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25...
Jail Good Time Credits and How they Work
Posted 6/28/2014 by Mark Miclette
You might hear the term “good time credit” tossed around in conversations with your inmate. Good time credits are units of time given to an inmate that take time off his or her sentence. Each jail decides how good time credits will be used, but here ...
Probation Violations and How to Avoid Them
Posted 6/3/2014 by Mark Miclette
Obviously, if you are on probation and catch a new charge, you will be violated, but you might be surprised to discover what non-criminal events can also cause a violation to be filed. Some examples:
Failed drug test: Failing a drug test is not a ...
What are the Penalties for Probation Violations?
Posted 6/15/2014 by Mark Miclette
A probation violation conviction can mean being sent to jail or prison, but there are alternative penalties that can be used instead, including:
Revocation and reinstatement: The judge and the probation officer can agree to revoke your probation f...
Jail Overcrowding: When the State Gets Involved
Posted 6/29/2014 by Mark Miclette
Jail overpopulation is an issue nationwide. Each state sets limits on how many inmates can be housed at any given time.
Click on your state to learn about overcrowding.
In many cases, the overcrowded jail obtains a temporary waiver from the sta...