Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2009
Criminal Pages, the nationally recognized leader in record searches and criminal background checks, announced the launch of their new, completely free website Friday. The purpose of the new criminalpages.com is to provide consumers with access to the over 300 million criminal and public records in the Criminal Pages database.
Veering away from the traditional paid record search service, CriminalPages.com is taking a three tiered approach to the information market, starting with a neighborhood check – something that few other people search companies offer. (In essence, this service allows consumers to compare their city’s crime and economic rates with national averages)
The sex offender check from Criminal Pages is also an indispensable tool when it comes to keeping customers safe. As sexual crime rates continue to rise in the United States, more and more people are turning to online sources of information to help protect their families. Consider this – Convicted sex offenders are about 70% more likely to be arrested for assaulting or molesting a child under the age of 13. Added to this, overcrowded prison conditions mean that more and more sexual predators are being released early. With statistics this startling, it’s no wonder why consumers are flocking to CriminalPages.com to receive a free check on the sex offenders that live and work nearby.
But perhaps the most innovative of Criminal Pages’ free search services comes in the form of their criminal records searches. The advent of new database technology means that CriminalPages.com can bring information to consumers that, even a few short years ago, would have been impossible. No other comparable company provides this caliber of criminal records absolutely free of charge. Among the background information available at the new Criminal Pages are complete felony conviction records (which include serious crimes, such as robberies, assaults, drug sales, and murder) as well as misdemeanors.
Consumers can also use the Criminal Pages website to find out about a person’s sex offender status. Thanks to Megan’s Law, enacted in the late 1990s, the public is entitled to information from the FBI’s national sex offender registry.
Additionally, CriminalPages.com provides access to valuable information on parole and probation violations, as well as arrest records, conviction records, and inmate records.
For more information on Criminal Pages, background checks and free access to criminal records, visit http://www.criminalpages.com
Chicago (Vocus) January 7, 2010
The American Bar Association will address legal policy issues ranging from child welfare to worker compensation benefits, from structural reforms in courts hearing immigration cases to criminal justice reforms, from equal pay for equal work to responses to violence against women, and much more when its House of Delegates convenes Feb. 8-9 during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Nearly 40 proposals are listed for the House meeting. A sampling of the proposals is below, and the full list is posted here.
Support a series of measures to reform legal proceedings to remove immigrants, including creating a new Article I court; improving the professionalism, independence and accountability of immigration judges; restoring review of immigration decisions to the federal judiciary; improving legal representation and information provided immigrants facing removal; and policy and procedural improvements to enhance due process and fairness in decisions to initiate, try and review immigration enforcement actions (114A, B, C, D, E, F).
Address criminal law issues involving juveniles — to limit the collateral consequences of juvenile arrests, adjudications and convictions (102A) and urge simplifying Miranda warning language for use with juvenile arrestees (102B).
Support criminal justice reforms in nonjuvenile cases — urge review and amendment of misdemeanor provisions to allow civil fines or nonmonetary civil remedies instead of such criminal penalties as fines and incarceration (102C), require pretrial conferences to work out disclosure issues in criminal cases (102D) and urge initiatives to facilitate contact and communication between parents in correctional custody and their children in the free community in appropriate cases (102E).
Support legislation to allow Legal Service Corporation grantees to assist criminal defendants and prisoners with family law and constitutional rights issues (102F).
Call on the president and the attorney general of the United States to ensure politics is not a factor in employment and prosecution decisions in the Department of Justice (102G).
Urge Congress to expand funding to cover actual national need under the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2008, a student loan repayment program for prosecutors and public defenders (102J).
Support amendments to federal student loan debt forgiveness legislation to include, with respect to married couples, income and debt for both spouses in calculating payment caps; to include military counsel among public service positions eligible for loan forgiveness, and to exclude from gross income discharges of student loans under forgiveness programs, among other proposals (113).
Adopt, and urge states and territories to adopt, a Model Act Governing Standards for the Care and Disposition of Disaster Animals, a response to the plight of pets whose owners were forced to abandon them during the Hurricane Katrina disaster (103A).
Support U.S. efforts to ensure that foreign nationals arrested in the United States are advised of their right to consult representatives of their consulate, in keeping with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (104).
Support development of systematic approaches to meet the special needs of veterans involved in civil or criminal court proceedings through diversionary programs to connect them with housing, treatment and other services (105A).
Urge Congress to legislate more effective remedies, procedures and protections for victims of pay discrimination, including discrimination based on gender (107).
Urge Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Violence Against Women Act (115).
Support reforms to child welfare financing laws to eliminate financial incentives to place children in foster care (110).
Urge the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to undertake measures to ensure the least possible disclosure of patients personally identifiable information contained in electronic health records, except as required by law (116).
These proposals will not constitute ABA policy unless adopted by the House. They are advocated by state and local bar associations, specialty legal groups within the ABA or affiliated with the association, and individual members, and reflect the broad range of issues confronting society. Other measures may be filed for House consideration as late as Feb. 7, while some on the agenda could be withdrawn or revised leading up to or during the House sessions.
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Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 12, 2010
Publicrecordfinder.com, an online public records search site, has just published the following consumer resource guide that helps consumers become aware of what public records can offer and how they can make use of these powerful tools that contain vital information.
The government, at all levels, records every important event, transaction, and litigation concerning its citizens. In the United States, there is no centrally available database where all of these public records are integrated. Most of the critical information sought is recorded in a variety of public records that are maintained in different databases across agencies, states and cities, and includes information such as:
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2010
When Superstar celebrities Steve-O (Jackass 3-D), Tom Sizmore (Natural Born Killers and Saving Private Ryan) and Steven Adler (Guns N Roses) needed a Lawyer, they all have turned in their time of need to Century City Criminal Defense Lawyer Barry Sands to defend them. Barry Sands has been helping clients throughout Los Angeles obtain successful outcomes for their criminal charges for years. Attorney Barry Sands has launched a new interactive website (http://www.bsandslaw.com/) to educate potential clients whose have criminal defense legal needs and have questions they need answered.
Barry Gerald Sands is a leading Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with over 20 years courtroom experience. From defending misdemeanors to felonies, Attorney Sands is prepared to handle all criminal case matters. Mr. Sands has an upstanding reputation and is one of California’s premiere criminal defense attorneys. With two law offices conveniently located in Los Angeles and Century City.
Attorney Sands is easily accessible to clients throughout California.
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Criminal Defense Lawyer Barry Sands says “People who are charged with a criminal offense face a great deal of emotional turmoil and confusion. The Los Angeles criminal process is not easy to comprehend, and even small mistakes can lead to costly consequences. This is why it is always in the person’s favor to work with a reputable criminal defense attorney. A Los Angeles defense attorney can inform potential clients legal options, protect your rights, and serve as your advocate throughout the case process”.
When Attorney Barry Sands takes a case, he puts forth every effort into helping his client avoid a conviction. Mr. Sands’ primary aim is to prevent his clients from spending a single day in jail. Attorney Sands has handled cases involving drug crimes and sex crimes, such as prostitution. Mr. Sands has also represented clients with domestic violence and fraud crime charges. With Barry Sands representing a case, the case will receive the care and consideration they are entitled to.
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If a case requires Criminal Defense or consultatntion, contact Criminal Defense Lawyer, Inc. today for a FREE case evaluation.
Attorney Barry Sands has served the state of California as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. As a lawyer who understands both sides of the law, Mr. Sands can discuss give consultatation on case and provide invaluable insight. Due to his prior experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Sands knows the tactics and processes law enforcement will use when trying to obtain a conviction. Because of his past legal experience, Attorney Sands knows how to counter prosecutor tactics and will fully prepare his clients before they enter the court room.
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Most people do not realize the full impact a criminal conviction can have on their lives. A conviction can lead to traumatic, life altering legal consequences. One of the best things to do is once a potential client has been charged with a criminal offense is to retain the services of a qualified lawyer.
Criminal Attorney Barry Sands has handled cases involving:
Assault and Battery
Assault with Deadly Weapon
Drunk in Public
Clearing Criminal Records
Guns & Weapons
Hit & Run
Probation & Parole Violations
The Law Offices of Barry G. Sands has created some additional websites to provide more information to those who have been charged with a crime in Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit http://www.bsandslaw.com.
If involved criminal offense in Los Angeles and need a consultation, please call Criminal Defense Lawyer, Inc. for a free consultation at 1-800-750-8798
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2011
InstantCriminalChecks.com, a United States instant criminal background check provider today announced modern uses of instant criminal checks and their immediate impact on background screening methodology.
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InstantCriminalChecks.com now allows ordering social security number checks and sex offender checks with criminal background checks in one single order to make it easy to protect At Risk populations. Combination-search ordering delivers robust background checking within one order, saving time and increasing the likelihood of Americans taking the time to protect at-risk populations.
Every day one can read an article about a nursing or retirement home disclosing they have hired someone with a criminal past. It is almost epidemic. State governments have growing concerns that these situations are becoming commonplace. At-risk populations really are at risk. Many people consider at-risk populations to include only the elderly but that would be a mistake. An at-risk individual maybe defined as an individual someone could easily take advantage either through physical force or deception. The at-risk population is quite large and includes the following groups:
As the economy continues to challenge the American family the percentage of dual income households continues to increase. Children are left with caregivers, both in home and at facilities. Parents do not always question the vetting of their child’s caregiver as closely as they should. Just because a facility appears modern, clean and respectable does not mean every employee that comes into contact with your child has been through a complete background check.
The disabled population, both the physical and mental, can cause a great financial strain on a family. Care giving is expensive. Low cost alternatives are often sought but everyone that may care for the disabled must be have their background checked.
As the population ages more and more individuals require greater care than they can provide for themselves. Families make the hard decision on where to place our elderly. It is not as simple a task as one might think.
One must demand a complete background check on all individuals that come into contact with at-risk populations for extended periods of times, especially if one invites caregivers into their home. Ask about background checks, how extensive they are, and what information is provided. If a company cannot answer your questions to your satisfaction, it’s time to move on. If one has the option, a background check is a fast, affordable and simple method of checking the past of any caregiver. There are a number of reports one must utilize to provide complete data for an extremely important decision. They should include the following:
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
A new law in Pennsylvania that went into effect in September 2011 “mandates background checks for all employees of public, private and vocational schools.” The potential impact of current employees is significant, to the point that some may be fired for failure to disclosure past criminal convictions. In addition this law requires “school employees … inform administrators within 72 hours of fresh arrests or convictions. A school administrator who suspects an employee was arrested or convicted and failed to report it can require the employee to get a background check.”
While portions of this law certainly will be challenged, specifically the retroactive aspect, it does highlight the urgent need to conduct criminal background checks on all individuals that interact with children, as well as other at-risk populations. Every day the public places loved-ones in the trust of others with the demand that they will be protected. Criminal background checks can provide protection to our at-risk population.
The Pennsylvania law is broad ranged and covers a wide area of potential malfeasance. It continues:
The law bans anyone convicted of certain crimes from school district employment for anywhere from three years to life. A conviction for stalking, kidnapping, aggravated assault or other child-related crime convictions would result in a lifetime ban.
It is difficult to comprehend that a school might employ an individual convicted of a crime such as those highlighted above but consider that few schools, both public and private, continuously background check their employees. Once an individual is employed by a school district, or many other private entities, it is reasonable to assume that they will never be background checked again. A criminal act that occurs after hire has the potential to go unnoticed or unknown to the employer. More distressing is the level to which school districts or any employer conducts a background check. While industry statistics suggest that 85% or more commercial enterprises conduct background screening it is unknown the percent of private or volunteer entities conduct screening and to what level.
At-risk populations demand protection and an important step in providing that protection is a background check. All employees exposed to at-risk populations, in any function, regardless of its level of interaction, should be screened. Also, post-hire screening is becoming increasingly popular and just as important as pre-employment screening.
As the Pennsylvania law illustrates there is deep concern regarding the protection of our children, as well as others. Criminal background checks conducted on a more regular and continuous basis may provide greater protection. As headlines continue to fill with reported criminal activity within the halls of academia both at the elementary level on up through University, greater steps should be taken to protect at-risk populations.
CriminalBackgroundRecords.com provides the information required to assist in pre-employment and post-hire screening. Utilizing CriminalBackgroundRecords.com provides a safe, fast and low cost solution to criminal history records searches as well as a wide variety of other public records searches required for the full vetting of existing and potential employees. Protect the organization, protect at-risk populations; utilize CriminalBackgroundRecords.com for all employment screening requirements.
Start using these services as a school, organization or employer today by sending an email to bd(at)infoeinc(dot)com
Salem, MA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
MacLachlan & Allen LLP, a full service law firm in Salem, Mass., handles legal matters in the areas of Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Family Law and Divorce, Construction Law, and General Litigation. The legal team at the firm brings a combined 20 years of legal expertise and experience to every case and has recently won several key criminal and family law cases.
MacLachlan & Allen, LLP provides aggressive criminal defense representation for all charges, including drunk driving and/or operating under the influence cases, drug crimes, gun and weapons charges, assault and batteries, thefts, restraining order violations, probation revocations, traffic violations and other areas of criminal defense. Recently, Attorney John MacLachlan successfully defended another “OUI” (operating under the influence) case in which his client was accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of dugs/alcohol. Following a two day trial, the jury came back with a “not guilty” verdict. Attorney MacLachlan has successfully defended numerous clients charged with such crimes.
Attorney Aaron Allen recently won a child custody case following a three day trial in Essex County. “In this particular case, we were able to help a father who was awarded sole custody of his children,” Attorney Allen explained. “Additionally, we achieved a significant child support order and successful property division as part of this case.”
Attorney Allen has been working with individuals with divorce issues, child custody disputes, establishing child support orders, enforcing support orders and resolving property disputes among other issues for 10 years. The firm is available to consult with people looking to resolve these issues, whether they are pursuing them and initiating a court claim or defending themselves from a claim served upon them, at any time by appointment.
The attorneys at MacLachlan & Allen LLP regularly work in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas and in Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties. For complete information about all MacLachlan & Allen LLP legal services, visit their website at http://www.maclachlanallenllp.com. To schedule a consultation for legal representation in the areas of criminal law, family law, personal injury, general litigation, divorce, or OUI law in the Salem, Mass. area, call (978) 219-9443. Clients may also message the attorneys on the MacLachlan & Allen Facebook page.
About the company:
MacLachlan & Allen, LLP believes in the aggressive and tireless pursuit of results that protect their clients’ rights and interests. They are a full service law firm handling legal matters in the areas of Criminal Law; Personal Injury; Family Law / Divorce; Construction Law; and General Litigation. They strive to offer their clients the individual attention, knowledge, experience, and aggressive representation required to resolve their issues efficiently and effectively. Their clients receive prompt, thoughtful, and cost effective legal representation to provide solutions and results in resolving their issues.
Located in historic downtown Salem, Massachusetts, they have easy access to parking outside their building and direct access to the courts. They are located at 16 Front Street, Suite 200, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. Their direct line telephone number is (978) 745-9569. They may also be contacted via email at jmaclachlan(at)mablegal(dot)com and/or aallen(at)mablegal(dot)com. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.maclachlanallenllp.com.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 27, 2012
The Cochran Firm – Ohio, a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, reports that a criminal indictment has been entered against the driver implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Westwood Boy, Rodriquez Taylor. On October 24, 2012, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted 35-year-old Sheba Basabose on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count each of aggravated vehicular assault and vehicular assault. According to a report from Cincinnatti.com, if convicted, Ms. Basabose faces a maximum prison sentence of 12 1/2 years.
[Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, OH | Case Number B 1206979]
“It is our understanding that the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office is doing their due diligence to investigate this incident. With their efforts in addition to ours we are confident that we can bring peace of mind to the family of Rodriquez Taylor and his mother, Jocelyn Austin,” said Ms. Austins attorney, Sean Walton Jr. of Cochran-Ohio.
According to a report from Cincinnati.com, Ms. Austin was walking with her three children on the east side of McHenry Avenue en route to their babysitter just before dawn on the morning of October 8th. Ms. Austin was pushing Ricardo in his stroller, while Rodriquez and his 5-year-old brother, Robert Taylor Jr., were holding on to her hands, when a car suddenly careened toward them. Rodriquez was rushed to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Ms. Austins and Ricardos injuries were not life-threatening. Robert was the only member of the family who escaped the accident without being hurt. According to a report by Fox19.com, a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Ms. Basabose had flown out of control and crossed the center line behind Ms. Austin and her children. The car slammed into a utility pole before hitting the family. The vehicle only came to a stop after it hit a fire hydrant.
“This was a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a child and the devastation of a family. It is our job to represent the family and ensure that both justice is served and the family is allowed to move forward the best way they can, said Michael L Wright, Cochran-Ohio. The family of Rodriquez Taylor has retained The Cochran Firm Ohio in the wake of this tragedy.
Unfortunately, the tragedy that has befallen Ms. Austin and her family is far from an isolated incident. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, pedestrians were involved in more than 2,000 motor vehicle crashes on Ohio roads and highways in 2011. Those accidents resulted in 91 deaths and 2,210 injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an Ohio car accident, it is vital you retain a skilled attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a pedestrian accident or other motor vehicle crash, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting cochranohio.com, or call (513) 381-HURT.
About The Cochran Firm – Ohio
The Cochran Firm – Ohio, is a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton that handles personal injury cases throughout all of Ohio. Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm – Ohio, has established itself as one of the premier personal injury law firms in the United States and has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from car / auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits. For over 40 years, The Cochran Firm – Ohio’s team of highly experienced lawyers have continually fought for justice for all its clients. If you’ve been injured call Ohio’s leading full service law firm “The Cochran Firm – Ohio” today at 513-381-HURT.
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New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
New Orleans criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Carpenter spoke last Friday in a session titled Cyber Crimes: Digital Forensics and Defense at the Annual Education Seminar in New Orleans, a continuing education seminar organized by the New Orleans Paralegal Association (NOPA).
Sex crimes defense requires a very specific defense strategy backed by extensive investigation and trial preparationsomething that not all defense attorneys have a background for. NOPA asked Carpenter to speak at their Annual Education Seminar because she has undergone training in Forensics and DNA Evidence at the National Institute of Justice and the DNA Initiative Project, and because she has extensive experience as a New Orleans child pornography defense attorney and cyber crimes attorney.
Not all defense attorneys are willing or equipped to defend Internet crimes, explained Carpenter. To form an Internet crimes defense in New Orleans, your attorney has to be familiar with the technology in question. If youre arrested or served with a search warrant for child pornography or other cyber crimes, a computer forensic technician will go through the hard drive of your computer and write up a forensic report. If your attorney doesnt know how to read the more technical parts of those reports, they wont be able to form a strong defense.
The penalties for cyber crime offenses in Louisiana are severe. The sentencing guidelines for even a first-time offender require a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years and a possible maximum of 10 years without parole per count, along with a fine of up to $ 10,000. Furthermore, anyone convicted of a child pornography-related cyber crime must register as a sex offender, a requirement that can lead to loss of employment, estrangement from family, and even difficulty finding housing.
A cyber crime charge is not something that is easy to face, said Carpenter, both because of the technical aspects of cases such as these and because of the stigma attached to Internet crimes. Its important to have someone representing you who is familiar with the procedures involved, and its also important to have an attorney who is on your side. My job as a cyber crimes defense attorney isnt to judge youits to use my experience to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
ABOUT ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER, ESQ.
Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is an experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School, and is a member and supporter of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her law offices have successfully represented clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Lafayette, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and St. Charles Parishes. Carpenters mission is to provide clients with exceptional, personalized, and professional service.