Going through a divorce or dealing with criminal charges is overwhelming enough on its own. Each is a life-changing event that comes with long-term consequences. What happens when you face both at the same time?
During traffic stops for suspected drunk driving, police often go through a battery of standardized field sobriety tests most people have either witnessed being performed on the side of the road, in the movies or have personally had to participate in. One of which is the horizontal gaze nystagmus, or simply the HGN test.
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado was seen by many as a major triumph over oppressive federal laws that have kept the drug criminalized for decades despite growing research suggesting that the drug is not as harmful as we once thought it was.
Legal matters can be challenging and stressful for anyone, especially if it is your first time dealing with the court system. Thinking about the unforeseen ramifications of a divorce or criminal case, alone, can make you feel like things are falling apart.
Violence is never a good answer to any problem. In some cases involving domestic situations which end with one or both individuals being arrested and charged with assault, there may be other factors that ought to be examined and taken into account. For individuals who are public figures, allegations and charges related to domestic assault can haunt them for years.
Criminal charges related to acts of domestic violence such as domestic assault, harassment and reckless endangerment carry serious penalties for those who are ultimately convicted. In addition to spending potentially months or years behind bars, those convicted of criminal charges related to domestic violence often suffer irreparable harm to their reputations and personal and professional lives.