Articles Tagged with criminal punishment

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, has yet again put forward a plan that would require the state’s family court system (those responsible for handling juvenile crime) to raise its age of jurisdiction from 16 to 18. Sadly, many believe that the proposal to increase the age of criminal responsibility will fail yet again. If so, it will mean that New York and North Carolina continue to be the only two states in the country where offenders under the age of 18 can be tried as an adult and, if convicted, locked up in adult prisons.

Brad Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”

Normally when a person stands accused of committing a crime, he or she seeks out a skilled criminal defense attorney to help prepare the strongest defense possible. The goal is to rely on the lawyer’s legal expertise to ensure you achieve the best resolution possible. Curiously, some defendants appear to be more interested in pursuing a bizarre and unsuccessful approach, known as the “Moorish defense”. To find out more, keep reading.