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Why Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Innocent until proven guilty isn’t enough when faced with criminal charges.  The prosecution is gathering any evidence they can to prove guilt.  Without an adequate defense to protect your constitutional rights, proving guilt won’t be as difficult as it should be.  Never trust the prosecution to prove your innocence. Benefits to Hiring a Defense Attorney […]

What is Criminal Procedure?

To maintain order and justice, the legal system has procedures in place.  There are two types of procedures, criminal and civil.  Criminal procedure involves the set of rules and laws that govern the process of bringing charges against a person or entity and the defense of the prosecuted.  Basically, it is the way the judicial […]

Who Becomes a Public Defense Attorney?

Lawyers in general are not looked upon favorably.  Public opinion is that the people in this profession are only in it for the money; they don’t care about the people.  There are jokes, criticisms and “lower than pond scum” comments made about attorneys every day.  Here’s one joke; “Do you know the difference between an […]

Is the Best Defense Really a Good Offense?

This is a saying that’s been heard over and over again.  “Is the best defense really a good offense?”  In the sports world that may hold true.  In real life, not so much.  A perfect example might be the current political atmosphere.  If a candidate is accused of some unpolitician-like behavior, does the public immediately […]

Different Types of Defense Lawyers

When you have an illness where do you go to get treatment?  Do you go to a general practitioner?  What if you had a heart condition?  Would you still see a general practitioner or would you see someone who specialized in heart conditions like a cardiologist?  I’m guessing you would see the cardiologist.  That’s not […]

Choosing the Right Defense Attorney For You

Uh oh; you’ve been arrested.  You’ve been read your rights and now you are waiting to make bail.  After you are released, you are going to need to think about what comes next; your day in court.  What were you arrested for?  Was it on a warrant?  Were you picked out of a line-up?  Maybe […]

Are You a Defendant?

If you find yourself in a courtroom and you aren’t the one initiating the court case, you are most likely the defendant.  This is not the position anyone likes to find themselves in.  Even the wording on the docket is intimidating, “The State of ________ vs you”.  The whole state is against you; at least […]

Fantasy Personal Injury Litigation

Lawsuits are everywhere. It’s a way of life these days. You get a splinter on a banister and you are suing the homeowner for pain and suffering. There is most certainly a time and a place for a lawsuit.  Some situations just scream for it. Injustices have been around for ages. Thinking back to some […]

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