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.
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.
26 August 2015
If someone is accusing you of committing a crime and you're facing legal actions, it's in your best interest to get into contact with an experienced lawyer. It can be stressful and scary having to navigate the legal system alone, especially if it's your first time doing so. There are a number of ways in which a criminal defense lawyer can help you. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you should have a criminal defense lawyer on your side.
15 August 2015
No matter how you feel about mandatory minimums, they're still a reality. If you don't know what they are and how they work, they can come as quite the surprise if you're facing a criminal charge. What Mandatory Minimums Mean For You A mandatory minimum is a sentencing technique whereby you receive a prison term of set length. The key to mandatory minimum sentencing is the word "mandatory." That means even if the crime seems petty or exists on the lower end of the spectrum, you will still receive at least what the minimum sentence is.
12 August 2015
In the war against drunk driving, the breath test is oftentimes used to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol. Although this tool can be effective, it can also provide the law enforcement officer with an inaccurate reading, causing an innocent driver to be arrested and charged with a DUI. So, what can cause a false positive breath test result? Equipment Maintenance Breathalyzer machines are required to be maintained and calibrated regularly.
8 August 2015
Recent events have demonstrated that misunderstandings about traffic stops are leading to serious confrontations. Most law enforcement officers are caring professionals who will treat you with respect and courtesy. You should respond in kind, even if you feel you have been stopped in error. If you are pulled over by a police officer for any reason, you need to keep your cool and follow a few guidelines. Pull Over Quickly When you see a police car with lights flashing behind you, pull over as fast as you safely can.