If you have been pulled over and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol before, then you know just how scary and intimidating those moments can be. If you haven't been pulled over for a DUI offense before in your life, then you probably think that there is no way for a person accused of such a crime to defend his or her case.
From shoplifting at Walmart to taking tools or a generator from a worksite, the penalties for theft in Florida are much more than a slap on the wrist. The fines and fees are significant. Jail time is even possible.
Ever since a war was declared on drugs, law enforcement agents, prosecutors and members of the community have been committed to punishing any person involved in illegal drug activity to the fullest extent of the law.
If you are asking yourself the question posed in the headline of this post, you should know right away that the answer is yes. You can be charged with a crime like statutory rape or lewd and lascivious behavior if you engage in sexual conduct with a minor, even if that person has lied about his or her age.
Misrepresenting information or lying on a home loan document is generally considered to be mortgage fraud. In many cases, one party supplies fake information to obtain a mortgage while another party uses that information as a basis to make the loan. For instance, an applicant may inflate his or her salary on a W-2 or a real estate professional may claim that a home's appraised value is much higher than it actually is.