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Gun Control Laws

One of the hottest debates being waged in our country today is over gun control. Should there be more restrictions to purchasing and possessing a firearm? Should there be national restrictions which apply to the whole nation, or should any restrictions be made on a...

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What is an arrest warrant?

Many times during the week I receive calls from people asking, "can you check to see if I have a warrant for my arrest?" So what exactly is an arrest warrant? An arrest warrant is issued by a judge or a magistrate that authorizes a law enforcement officer to arrest...

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What is a misdemeanor?

I recently spoke with a client, who is currently on federal supervised release, after completing his prison term for a drug offense. When I asked him how things were going, he responded that he was working and generally doing well, except that he recently had to go to...

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What is a felony?

After the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, we heard it all over the TV, the news and social media, that the people involved would likely be facing felony charges. So what is a felony, and what exactly does that mean? In the United States, there are two...

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