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.
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.
11 April 2016
An upcoming court date for a criminal offense is likely something you are not happy about. The feelings of stress can be uncontrollable because you don't know whether you'll have to go to prison or not. However, here are still some things you can do that will help you to manage the stress in an effective way. Make an Effort to Sleep If you are facing jail time it is natural that you would be uncomfortable and unable to relax.
20 January 2016
When you get injured in a car accident, the insurance adjuster who handles your claim is not employed to take care of you. They are hired to keep the insurance company profitable, which involves keeping your payout as low as possible. Still, it is often best to settle with an insurance company even if they decide to pay you less than you claim, but there are also times when you may get a better payout if you go to court.
30 November 2015
If you receive someone's mail, you now have the legal responsibility to make sure that you do not prevent the mail from arriving to its intended recipient. There are several ways to avoid prosecution. However, if you do destroy someone's mail, you will need a criminal defense attorney who can help you craft a defense. Accidentally Opening A Letter You may open the letter accidentally believing that it is addressed to you.