Criminal Defense | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve been arrested, you may be wondering whether it was justified or not. Arrests can happen for a variety of reasons, but it’s important to understand the legal basis for arrest and how to determine whether your arrest was wrongful. Here we will explore the legal basis for arrest, common signs that your arrest may have been wrongful, and what you can do to defend yourself if you believe that you were wrongfully arrested.
If you’ve been accused of a crime and you know you’re guilty, do you really need a lawyer? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Even when you plead guilty, your sentence will probably be a lot worse if you don’t have an attorney.
Every day in Wyoming, people who are convicted of the same crime receive vastly different sentences. For example, a person charged with possession of a small amount of drugs may go to jail for up to a year. But someone else facing the exact same charges could receive a plea deal that allows them to avoid jail and have all charges removed from their criminal record.
TikTok is the fastest growing social media app. This short-form, video-sharing app allows users to create 15-second videos on any topic and share them. TikTok uses celebrity partnerships to generate viral content. For example, celebrity Jimmy Fallon helped drive the popularity of the app and started a challenges section on his show, using TikTok as the platform for challenges. Recently, TikTok challenges have been on police radar.
Uniformed police officers in Wyoming may be wearing body cameras. Police departments began implementing integrated video camera systems years ago. Casper Police Department is an example, as reported in the Star Tribune.
If you have been arrested for a crime, you likely are worried about spending a long stretch of time behind bars. Wyoming courts often impose harsh punishments for minor offenses that can completely change your life. But if you are eligible for probation, you may be released early or not have to go to jail at all.
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