Criminal Law Newsletters
If a driver receives a ticket for a speed violation, the driver may challenge the ticket. Often times, a speeding ticket is the result of an officer using a device known as a radar gun. The radar gun is a device that officers use to determine the exact speed that the driver is traveling at a certain point.
A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly or intentionally engages in an act that is offensive to the public order. Examples of disorderly conduct include using abusive language in a public place, making an offensive gesture in a public place, creating a noxious odor in a public place, making unreasonable noise in a public place, fighting in a public place, or discharging a firearm in a public place.
A person commits the offense of gambling when he or she makes a bet on the result of a game or contest or on the performance of a participant in the game or contest; when he or she makes a bet on the result of a political nomination, appointment, or election, or on the success of any political nominee, candidate, or appointee; or when he or she plays and bets for money or for any item of value on any game that is played with cards, dice, balls, or other gambling devices.
After a juvenile has been arrested, they have the right to receive Miranda rights and the right to be represented by counsel. The juvenile also has the right to be free from self-incrimination as provided under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prohibits misbranding and adulterating food and drugs that circulate within interstate commerce. The Act was first enacted in 1906. Numerous parties may be charged with violating the Act.