When it comes to most people, living life according to the mandates of the law and not falling afoul of it can be one of the most important pursuits. There is merit in living life according to the laws of the land, and exceptions to that can bring in serious legal consequences that can adversely affect your life in many ways. Living life according to the law brings you the recognition of being an upstanding citizen, and can be great for your reputation as well. However, there might be situations when you find yourself staring at legal problems, even when you least deserve it. Being wrongfully accused of something serious can become a real problem very fast, and can seriously harm your reputation, affect your life and become a problem that leaves you traumatized and damaged. While it is best to stay Continue reading
There are approximately 68 million people in the United States that have a criminal record. Every year, an estimated 10,000 individuals may be wrongfully convicted of a serious crime. As a result, innocent people have served roughly 3,944 years in prison.
While DNA evidence has overturned more than 300 convictions since 1989, these individuals have obviously lost more than their time and freedom. To begin with, it may be difficult to re-establish connections with family and friends. Then there are the potential challenges associated with returning to other aspects of their former lives such as schools, jobs, or careers.
Research has shown that throughout their lifetime, 1 in 4 women will be the victim of domestic violence. While the severity of these cases does vary, this type of violenc Continue reading