The first time my son got into some legal trouble, I didn't hire an attorney. I figured that he would just get a slap on the wrist and that he should accept his punishment, and that's what happened. The second time he got into trouble, I had to hire an attorney. I knew that since he had a record, the judge would not be so lenient about his punishment and he could suffer some serious consequences that could haunt him for his entire life. If you have a troubled child, my blog could help you understand the value of hiring an attorney for him or her.
23 January 2017
A variety of circumstances can land otherwise law-abiding citizens in a jail cell. Understandably, people in this type of predicament are keen to secure their release and return home, where they can begin preparing a defense against the charges brought by the solicitor or district attorney. To have any reasonable chance of succeeding in these goals, you'll need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney who can help you arrange for bail, secure your release, and begin reviewing the details of your case.
21 November 2016
Driving under the influence is a criminal charge that many people will have the misfortune of facing. Being misinformed about these charges can make it difficult to defend yourself against the worst consequences of a conviction. When it comes to facing a DUI, you should have a basic knowledge about a few concerns and questions that first-time defendants may often have. How Will Your Alcohol Level Be Determined? After the police pull you over, they will have to perform tests to determine your blood alcohol content.
8 September 2016
If you are facing a DWI charge, there is a chance that you are not fully aware of everything that you are facing. However, the consequences of a DWI can be pretty serious. These are a few things that you may be facing if you get convicted of this charge. 1. A Financial Hit The truth is that a DWI is not cheap. Along with potentially having to miss work in order to attend your court dates, you also have to worry about fines and fees at every turn.
15 August 2016
A 29-year-old Washington man, who stumbled into a police station after mistaking it for his utility billing office while high, is learning a lesson the hard way that everyone should know: you can and will get arrested for a DUI if the police have evidence that you've recently been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol even if you weren't actually seen doing it. Here's what you need to know.
11 June 2016
If you own a business, you should be aware that you could be at risk of being named in a criminal defamation case involving one or more of your employees. Defamation is a slanderous (verbal) or libelous (written) statement about someone that is untrue. Defamation can be both a civil and criminal offense, and in the latter instance, it is a class 6 felony for which the plaintiff can sue, with damages varying by state.