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A good defense relies on honesty and trust

There are many concerns people have about working with criminal defense attorneys. Some believe that an attorney might not believe them and not take the case as seriously as they would for someone who they feel is innocent. Others believe that they'll end up being turned over to the police if they tell the attorney they're guilty or explain their situation fully.

Here's what to know about the criminal charge process

When a crime is committed and you're arrested, your opportunity to defend yourself starts immediately. It's important that you don't say or do anything that can result in a conviction. That means not talking about what you were doing, trying to explain yourself or admitting to a crime in hopes that it will help your case.

Not every theft is intentional: Fight back for your protection

Crimes aren't always violent. Sometimes, they're as simple as stealing a T-shirt from a local store. Regardless of the crime committed, there are steps that an attorney has to take to defend the accused. If you steal from another party and get caught, then you'll want to make sure your attorney knows the whole story.

A juvenile criminal record can affect you as an adult

Children often do foolish things without thinking of the consequences of their actions. Little do they realize that if they commit a crime, regardless of their age, they're not apt to get a simple slap on their wrist. Instead, a judge may require them to pay a fine, complete community service, put them on probation or even lock them up. The offense and punishment don't drop off of their record when they become an adult either.

Mahopac's low crime statistics give police more time to patrol

Data compiled by Neighborhood Scout shows that Mehopac is one of the safest cities in New York, with a crime index of 93 out of 100. It's not completely devoid of all crime, though. There are certain areas of the city that are safer than others.

Identity thieves first steal Social Security numbers, then credit

So far this summer, there have been many newsworthy cases in which consumers' identities have been stolen creating major headaches for companies and ruining customers' credit. In case you're wondering what hackers are going after when they steal people's identities, it's mostly Social Security numbers. Each year, several million victims fall prey to identify theft schemes each year in the United States.

Developing a strong criminal defense

When you are accused of committing a crime, it is important that you take action immediately in order to defend yourself, whether you committed the crime that you were accused of or not. Everyone is entitled to the opportunity to defend themselves, and a good defense could change the entire course of your future.

Defending yourself against a robbery accusation

Being accused of a robbery is a very serious situation to be in. It could potentially result in jail time, and depending on the type and magnitude of the robbery you were accused of, it could affect the rest of your life. Therefore, it is very important to take early action in order to defend yourself against a robbery charge in New York.

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