The amount of time allowed to press charges after a crime or to file a report with the police is dependent on the crime and the state in which it is committed says J. Hirby at The Law Dictionary. Generally it is advised ... More »

According to the law offices of Gilbert and Smallman in Miami, Fla., filing a false police report is a serious criminal offense in which most individuals accused of the crime face felony charges. Felony convictions lead ... More »

In a leniency letter to a judge, the writer should include the positive aspects of the convicted person's character and a passage asserting that the convicted has taken responsibility for the crime and how it has affecte... More »

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