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Christopher Francis Morales

Christopher Morales’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • What is United States Anti-Trust Law?

    United States Antitrust Law Although the term antitrust law may sound complex, its simply a way of referring to the body of law that prohibits anti-competitive behavior (a monopoly) or unfair business practices.The purpose of these laws it to promote competition and protect c...

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  • The Inside Scoop on Insider Trading

    Insider trading is often mentioned in the news, but many people want to know what Insider Trading exactly means, and when such conduct rises to the level of a criminal act. In todays tumultuous economy, much focus is being placed on the perceived wrongdoings of corporate Amer...

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  • The 7 Stages of a Criminal Case

    1. Bail Bail is a payment made to the court allowing a defendant to be released from custody, and is returned once the case is completed and after thedefendant appeared for all court dates. Courts will also accept real estate if its value is twice the set bail amount. Instead ...

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  • Sentencing FAQ

    1) Who determines what punishment a convicted defendant receives? Judges, not juries, almost always determine the punishment, even following jury trials. In fact, a common jury instruction warns jurors not to consider the question of punishment when deciding a defendant's guil...

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  • Search and Seizure FAQ

    1)When is a police investigation considered a search? A police investigation constitutes a search if it intrudes on a person's "legitimate expectation of privacy." Courts ask two questions to determine whether a person had a legitimate expectation of privacy in the place or th...

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  • DUI and DWI Defenses

    The penalties for DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) offenses can be very serious. If you've been arrested for DUI or DWI and want to fight the charge, you should understand all of the defenses that may be available to you. By mounting a via...

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  • Does Self‑Representation in a Criminal Case Ever Make Sense?

    Criminal defendants might represent themselves in a few situations. There are many reasons why some criminal defendants may wish to represent themselves in a criminal trial. Although it is usually wise to get a defense lawyer, sometimes it's not necessary. The key to deciding i...

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  • Criminal Procedure FAQ

    1) What's the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? Most states break their crimes into two major groups: felonies and misdemeanors. Whether a crime falls into one category or the other depends on the potential punishment. If a law provides for imprisonment for longer...

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  • Common Defenses to Criminal Cases

    Here are some of the common defenses that can be used to defend against criminal charges. To convict a criminal defendant, the prosecutor must prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. As part of this process, the defendant is given an opportunity to present a defens...

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  • How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft (A Criminal Defense Attorney's Point of View)

    Be Cautious Over the years, I’ve learned how my clients steal the identities of innocent people. Using this inside knowledge, I’ve put together some information to help you avoid becoming a victim.

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