In Texas, the difference between a charge of simple assault and aggravated assault is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony.
The charge of constructive drug possession is one that frustrates a lot of defendants because it's an effective charge that prosecutors can level equally at everyone within range of a stash of drugs, even though it's clearly likely that only one person was the actual owner.
It seems like nearly everybody knows something about DNA. What they don't learn in high school science classes, they learn from the media and popular television crime dramas, and the knowledge they walk away with seems to always echo the same sentiment: DNA is infallible.
One thing that you don't want to do during a divorce is end up in contempt of court—but that's exactly what can happen if you let your emotions get the better of you and react without thinking about the long-term consequences.
If you've been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and a police officer gives you the chance to take a field sobriety test to prove that you're sober enough to drive, should you do it?