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A Guide to Hate Crimes and Their Legal Defenses

By stladmin on September 15, 2023

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Hate crimes are a unique category of criminal offenses because they penalize defendants for their alleged personal biases. Many legal observers find these laws to be philosophically questionable because it’s impossible to know what another person is thinking, and this isn’t how we typically determine how offenses will be penalized. Whether or not someone intended to commit a crime is often an important factor when it comes to sentencing, but a person’s underlying biases are much more difficult to determine.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Cybercrime: Defenses Against Hacking, Identity Theft, and More

By stladmin on September 5, 2023

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Over the last several decades, computers have become an essential part of American life. They are almost universal in our homes and workplaces. Today, with the growth of the internet, people are able to access computers from just about anywhere.

It’s not surprising that computer-related crimes are on the rise. Businesses and individuals have concerns about the security of the information stored on computers, and computers can be used to carry out various types of criminal activity.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Navigating Self-Defense Laws: A Guide for Defendants

By stladmin on August 20, 2023

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Self-defense is a powerful means of defending against criminal charges. When applicable, self-defense can be sufficient to avoid a guilty verdict. However, proving self-defense and be tricky, and navigating the legal issues surrounding it can be challenging. This guide covers self-defense laws in Wyoming and how to prove it in court.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

The Impact of Mental Health on Criminal Defense Cases

By stladmin on August 10, 2023

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In recent years, society’s recognition of the significance and impact of mental health has grown. Developments in psychology and psychiatry have given us a better understanding of what goes on in the mind and how it affects our behavior. Accordingly, the impact of mental health on the mind can be a vital consideration when determining someone’s responsibility for their actions, particularly when it comes to criminal responsibility.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Dangers Posed by Teen Drivers and How Parents Should Help

By stladmin on July 30, 2023

A teenage girl sitting behind the steering wheel of a car and listening to her mothers instructions as she drives.

It can be scary for parents to hand over the car keys to a teen driver, and justifiably so. Teenagers are more likely to be involved in a crash than older, more experienced drivers. We want to shed light on the dangers associated with teen drivers and guide parents on how they can help increase their child’s safety and knowledge on the road.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Why Are Motorcycles So Much More Dangerous Than Cars?

By stladmin on July 15, 2023

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The risk of dying in a crash is much higher for motorcycle riders than for occupants of passenger vehicles. Although motorcycles comprised just 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S., motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities in a recent year, as reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). Several aspects have the potential to make motorcycle riding particularly unsafe.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Navigating a Car Impoundment Following a DUI Arrest

By stladmin on June 30, 2023

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Police only need probable cause to make a traffic stop. It could be a driving maneuver that may indicate intoxication, a traffic violation, or even a defect in the vehicle’s safety equipment. If you are stopped and arrested for DUI in Wyoming, the vehicle you are driving could be impounded.

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Posted in: DUI Defense

A Comprehensive Guide to Wyoming Felony Expungement

By stladmin on June 20, 2023

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A felony conviction on your record can have long-term consequences, affecting your employment, housing, and other opportunities. Under Wyoming law, it is possible to expunge a felony from your record under specific circumstances, allowing you to move forward with a clean record and enhanced opportunities. Our experienced Gillette criminal defense attorney can explain your legal options.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

How Much Does a Wyoming Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

By stladmin on June 10, 2023

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If you have suffered an injury through someone else’s negligence and are seeking representation in a personal injury claim, it is important to understand how personal injury lawyers are paid. Some injured people may try to deal with insurance companies on their own because they mistakenly believe hiring an attorney would require paying out-of-pocket. This is simply not the case. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Tips for Your First Court Appearance

By stladmin on May 30, 2023

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As a law firm specializing in criminal defense, Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. knows that appearing in court can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. It’s natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed, but being prepared can help ease those feelings. Here are some tips to help make your first court appearance go as smoothly as possible.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

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