A person who is facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects. The right attorney can make all the difference when dealing with state and/or federal charges. Make sure you hire an attorney who is knowledgeable on how to navigate the court system and will keep you updated on the status of your case, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony.

It is illegal for private or public entities to discriminate against you because of your race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  People often face discrimination when looking for housing, employment, or enjoying public accommodations--such as a restaurant or hotel--and there are strict guidelines for filing a complaint for this type of discrimination, including time limits and reporting to various local, state, and federal agencies.


Police misconduct encompasses a wide range of activities, from illegal searches and seizures to false arrests and excessive force. This type of conduct violates the Fourth Amendment, and requires a showing that the officer lacked a lawful basis to engage in that behavior. Often, wrongful convictions are a result of some type of police misconduct, such as hiding evidence of innocence, colluding with other actors in the criminal legal system to plant or destroy evidence, or coercing false confessions.

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