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Criminal Defense – A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)- the act or crime of driving a vehicle while affected by alcohol or drugs. was arrested for DUI. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DUI

Assault & Battery – An unlawful physical attack, or threat of violence, on an individual, with or without actual injury. https://legaldictionary.net/assault-and-battery/

Domestic Violence – The infliction or threat of acts of violence or abuse against another person living in the same household, especially a family member or intimate partner. https://legaldictionary.net/domestic-violence/

Drug related crime – Most directly, it is a crime to possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, heroin, morphine and amphetamines). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug-related_crime

Theft – The act of wrongfully taking and carrying away the property of another person with the intent of depriving the rightful owner of the possession. https://legaldictionary.net/theft/

Robbery – The felony crime of taking something of value from another person through force or threat of violence. https://legaldictionary.net/robbery/

White Collar Crime – Crimes that are committed using deceptive practices for financial gains. https://legaldictionary.net/white-collar-crime/