Monthly Archives: April 2014

Can I Clear My Criminal Record? Not if You’re An Abuser

Unfortunately, thousands of animals experience abuse at the hands of the people who are supposed to protect and care for them. Fortunately, you can look for signs of abuse so you can notify the authorities when you recognize these signs.

Open wounds or emaciation quickly suggest that neglect to the point of abuse is a factor. Dogs who are less without food or water will quickly lose weight. Eyes will become dull. Fur may fall out or become matted. Similarly, any dog who is left in conditions that are dirty will look more than disheveled, with dirt and perhaps feces on their skin and fur. Collars that are too small can become embedded in an animals skin. This is a sure sign of animal abuse.

Injured animals who are forced to live in such conditions may become further injured, and infections will have no opportunity to heal when an animal is forced to live in squalor. Often times, these animals will develop fleas, mites or other conditions that a caring owner would quickly treat.

However, not all signs of abuse or neglect are physical. This is especially true with new cases of abuse or with abusers who are careful to cover up signs of abuse. The power struggle can only continue when the victim is strong enough to withstand it, and abusers know this. Psychological signs can be just as telling, however. Here are just a few to look for.

  • A dog that flinches when you reach to pet it.
  • Pets that resist going near their attackers.
  • General timidness or being easily frightened can indicate that an animal was once abused. Even after being removed from a cruel environment, animals may take months or years to grow out of these habits.
  • Animals become listless and uninterested in eating or playing.
  • Confusion or extreme sleepiness may be due to physical condition, lack of nutrition or the psychological trauma that abuse causes.

Recognizing signs of abuse helps you to become a better owner. It also helps law enforcement arrest law-breakers. Indeed, extreme cases of animal abuse are akin to attempted murder — and some animal abusers do go that far. In these cases, the perpetrators absolutely deserve to be tried and to pay the price for animal abuse. In these cases I believe they should not be allowed an expungement lawyer. Abuse is no joke, and these days it seems it’s not taken serious enough. As more states treat animal abuse as a felony, animal attackers find themselves wondering “How do I clear my criminal record?” I say, tough s*** to that question/option.

If you suspect a case of animal cruelty, you can contact your local police force or humane society. In most areas, you can do so anonymously to protect your identity from the criminal. However, people who abuse animals will have a more difficult time when it comes to protecting their good name. Such crimes often have them looking for an expungement attorney.

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No Expungement Attorney, & No Tolerance For Animal Abuse Crimes

The Law Is Too Easy On Abusers

At the present time, unfortunately, animal cruelty is a misdemeanor. It should be a felony. Like any other crime against a living being. Our pets depend upon us for their well being. They don’t ask for much. In return they give us love and loyalty, affection and attention. If you don’t believe that animals have love and affection for their humans, you must have missed stories of pets, in particular dogs, but it is not limited to dogs, of pets mourning their master just as a human being would mourn another. Perhaps you have never heard of a pet defending their master in a dangerous situation, even to the point of risking their lives for their human. I see stories and articles of these actions quite often too. Of course, many times these stories never get publicized. But they do happen more often than most of us realize. If you are with me on this, you can call your local expungement attorney and ask if they are willing to join the fight and start a petition.

Should We Clear Their Criminal Record?

In my opinion anyone who mistreats an animal should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Perhaps even more so than if they perpetrated this kind of abuse on a human. at least in most cases, a human can tell someone about it to get help. An animal cannot tell anyone, and oftentimes will not retaliate from fear, love or loyalty. Unlike a human being they cannot defend themselves.

No Appeal, And No Expungement Lawyer

There should be no recourse for them in a court of law. They should be punished for animal abuse just as if they had been convicted of abuse upon a human being. I also believe they should be labeled as an animal abuser, and registered just as a sex offender, so that they can never have access to another animal, and neighborhoods notified that an animal abuser lives nearby so that people can watch out for their pets, and keep them away. There should be no expungement lawyer or expungement attorney permitted to go after the concept of ”clear my criminal record“, ever. Once an abuser, always an abuser. It is an act as criminal as any, and they should carry this with them forever.

Now I have no legal background. It’s probably a good thing for an animal abuser that I don’t. I do however have the ability to tell other pet lovers how I feel. I hope they can see this as I do and help to promote law changes that will stop, or at least help to control this growing menace to our pets. Report animal abuse when you suspect it. To be sure it may take a Veterinarian or someone more familiar to examine the animal for a determination, particularly if it is not blatant. But it needs to be reported. You can contact the ASPCA, the Police, Animal Control, or a Vet. Whatever you do, if you suspect animal cruelty, get involved. You may save a life.

Love Your Pet As They Love You

By now I think you can see I am not some kind of fanatic. Any animal, whether wild or domesticated should never be abused or mistreated in any way. I’m sure I am not the only person who feels that way. Yet, almost daily I read articles of animal abuse. I find it hard to understand how someone can be so heartless as to mistreat an animal. Especially a pet. Yet it happens all too often.I apologize for my long winded rant. But this is a subject that is very dear to me. I have had pets all my life. I have never had a pet that wasn’t my best friend. I have one now, that I raised from a pup. He is healthy and happy, and as loving as you would ever want. And nobody had better ever do anything to harm my baby. He is a joy in my life, and I would be lost without him.

With all this being said, I must admit, I have no problem with hunting. I do not approve of hunting for sport alone. I believe what you hunt you eat. I also believe that Native Americans had the right idea, and that is to use as much of any animal taken as possible. I also believe that if an animal is taken, it should be done as humanely as can be done. I have been a hunter myself, and I can see the value. Not only for food, but to control animal population.

Thanks for stopping by to read my article. My hope is that if you’ve read this far then you are supportive of this cause. Here is a real tear-jerker of a video about a dog who was definitely in love with his master.

Study: Childhood Bullying Victims Still Suffer At Age 50

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — The effects of childhood bullying can last through adolescence, and even negatively affect victims decades later until the age of 50.

A new study from researchers at King’s College London that tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 found that an increased risk for depression, anxiety and a generally lower quality of life were reported through middle age to 50 years of age. The study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry backs up decades of similar research that shows that both victims and bullies themselves suffer psychiatric problems well into adulthood.

Tracked from the age of 7 through 50, this newest British National Child Development Study tested for psychological distress and general health issues at ages 23 and 50, psychiatric problems at age 45 and cognitive, social well-being tests at 50. By age 45, 78 percent of the study subjects were still being tracked, and 61…

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Report: Missing Drug Evidence Never Recovered From New York State Police Barracks

CBS New York

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Unanswered questions linger in the scandal of missing evidence involving illicit and prescription drugs at a New York State Police barracks in Hawthorne.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, what happened here at the State Police Troop K barracks in Hawthorne is still a bit of a mystery.

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In 2011, some evidence went missing, including lost or stolen cocaine, prescription painkillers and marijuana, according to the Albany Times Union.

State police opened an intense two-year internal investigation but the drugs were never recovered.

In addition, no state police were charged and no supervisors were disciplined.

Some prosecutions might have been jeopardized as a result of the missing evidence, Adams reported.

The paper fought hard for the release of heavily redacted documents and received others from…

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Animal Abuse = No Clear My Record!

Pets aren’t only totally dependent on us for their food, water, and happiness. They are also dependent on us to love them, protect them, and so very much more. Therefore, with this said, if you do know about any animal abuse, don’t keep it to yourself. This is because not only is it the right thing to do, you would also be helping the unfortunate animal, who didn’t ask to be the victim of abuse or wants to be the victim of abuse. Animals are as defenseless, as are children, and they need to be protected from any form of neglect or abuse overall.

In addition to not only doing the right thing, you will possibly be saving the life of the animal, and this is something that a lot of people do need to do just for that fact alone. Animal abuse is something that does deserve to be punishable as a felony, not as just a misdemeanor, as it is a very serious form of crime in its own right. If people can abuse animals, they will later go on to abuse humans, and this is something that must be prevented from happening. The only way to stop animal abuse, is to punish doers of it, to the fullest extent that is allowed by law. They should not be able to seek out safety from great lawyers in the U.S. such as Dawson Law Group.

Expungement Attorney/Lawyers Should Not Be Used in Animal Abuse Cases

Some people out there do simply believe that nothing is beyond them. They tend to abuse or neglect their animals, because they believe that they can get by with it, or a variety of other reasons. Some of these other reasons can range from having mental issues to being a control freak to beyond. Despite the many reasons people do give, as to why they did animal abuse, there is still no reason to justify this kind of very mean and heartless treatment towards innocent animals. If you are someone who has done animal abuse, and who wants to hire an expungement lawyer, in order to clear your criminal record. An expungement attorney may not be able to help you, when it comes to clearing your name of such a crime. So, with this said, clear my criminal record may not be so easy a thing to get done.

If These Signs Appear & There Is A Case, Remove the Clear My Criminal Record Option

If you do know about any animal abuse going on, do make sure to tell someone about it right away. Since recognizing animal cruelty is not an easy thing to do. You do have to make sure that the animal in question is indeed being abused or neglected. The best way to confirm this is by examining both the animal and its environment up close and personal. If you are 100% sure that the animal is being abused or neglected, based on some of the most common of all signs, you should then notify local animal authorities about it as soon as possible. Some of the physical signs that an animal is being abused or neglected do include the collar being so tight around the dog’s neck that it is causing a neck wound or is embedded in its neck. Other physical signs of animal cruelty do include the owner striking or visibly abusing the animal in plain sight, the animal being extremely thin and emaciated with bones showing, fur infested with fleas, ticks, and other parasites.

Some signs of environment animal abuse do include pet being tied up for long periods of time outside with no food or water, the food and water being unsanitary for the animal to consume, the pet is kept outside in very bad weather with no shelter to protect it, or pets being kept in areas that can prove harmful to them in some way. This could mean that they are kept in places that are littered with feces, broken glass, garbage, and other items that could hurt them in some way. If you see any of these two types of signs, and know of someone who is abusing their pet, do notify the proper authorities quickly. If you wait to do anything, it could mean the pet’s life, and this is something you don’t want to have on your conscious for conscious sake.

Animal Cruelty Should Be Taken More Serious

Animal cruelty is a very serious offense against innocent creatures and it should be punishable by law. Those who do these type of crimes are getting away with only misdemeanor charges for it and this is not fair. An expungement lawyer should not even help these kind of people to clear their criminal record. This is because if they have done animal cruelty once, they are sure to do it again in the future, and the only way to lessen this chance is by making animal abuse into a felony charge that does carry more punished along with it. Here’s a tear jerking video about a rescue who was chained up for 10 years.

What Can An Expungement Attorney Do For You?

If you have been convicted with any felonies, including those related to animal abuse, you are now in possession of a criminal record that will follow you all the days of your life- unless you hire an expungement lawyer to clear up your record. If you are in Texas, like myself, I know of one who has helped my friends brother. His name is Kelly Dawson and you can find him by searching “The Dawson Law Group

Even if you get your charges dropped a record of your arrest still exists. Expungement lawyers specialize in removing blemishes from your arrest record, even fingerprints and booking photos are destroyed from police records. Regardless of the reason for the charge, it will end up on your permanent record which can affect your future in a negative way when it comes to employment, loan applications, security access, and even education.

Why Do I Need an Expungement Lawyer To Clear My Record?

If you do not clear your record, you could be facing years of problems that you don’t deserve such as :

  • Loss of employment opportunities. It can be very difficult to find a job with a felony conviction
  • May not be able to go to college
  • Difficulty getting required licenses for your job because the licensing board does criminal background checks .

What Can An Expungement Attorney Do For You?

It is important to get record cleared because life is difficult enough already without the stress of past criminal convictions hanging over your head. Hiring an expungement attorney will help you get a fresh start so that the actions of your past do not continue to haunt your present circumstances.You can not clear your record on your own expungement lawyers must take action. In order to complete this process, the proper documents must be filed and arranged to be reviewed by a judge for things to go smoothly. Talking to a lawyer will give you a better idea of what you can do right now to over the criminal mistakes of your past.

How Can an Expungement Attorney Actually Help Me?

1. Let you know if you meet the requirements . Certain violent and other serious crimes cannot be expunged

2. May not be eligible if you are convicted of another crime after the one you are seeking expungement

3. Expungement lawyer must file motion to court that must be signed by judge

4. In case of a hearing, the expungement lawyer will guide you.

It is important to hire an expungement attorney to help you clean your arrest record because the rules vary from state to state and you will need the help of an experienced navigator of the legal system. Additionally, not all convictions can be expunged, your lawyer will inform you of your status. For example, if you have entered a pre or post trial diversion agreement and have completed your probation successfully then you are eligible. However, if you violate the diversion agreement, it will be nullified and and make expungement impossible.

Long Island Residents Stumped Over Removal Of Trees

CBS New York

ALBERTSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — More than a dozen 70-year-old trees were suddenly chopped down in a Long Island neighborhood, and now residents, stuck with unsightly stumps, are demanding answers.

As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, the trees — sycamore, oak, elm — served as a buffer to traffic, providing color, shade and comfort along busy Searingtown Road in Albertson.

But a crew recently chopped down 13 trees.

“To take these trees down, it’s just really upsetting,” said Rashmi Iyer, of Albertson. “It’s heartbreaking.”

“They didn’t really ask anything,” said resident Michael Constantino. “They didn’t double-check with us.”

Residents wondered if PSEG Long Island was using the ax because new power poles were going up. The utility, however, explained it had nothing to do with removing the trees, that the county or town was responsible.

“I have a neighbor — in fact, she was so overwhelmed that she was crying,” said Albertson…

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