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Arkansas Takes Steps to Stop Driving While Sleepy

We have all done it at one point in time or another – gotten behind the wheel to go somewhere when we were drowsy. It wasn’t the best idea if you were just a bit tired, but it typically doesn’t have long-term consequences. If you happen to be a resident of Arkansas, this may not […]

Res Ipsa Loquitur: Relieving Plaintiffs of the Burden of Proof

Usually, when someone files a lawsuit, he or she is responsible for proving that the person being sued—known as the defendant or the respondent depending on a few different factors—did something that he or she should not have done, and as a result the person filing the lawsuit—the plaintiff—was harmed in some manner.  The idea […]

Jacksonville, Florida Dentist Facing Civil and Criminal Charges for Child Abuse in the Dental Chair

Dr. Howard Schneider is facing a whole slew of accusations from almost 80 different pending civil lawsuits.  The 78 year old pediatric dentist is at the center of an “epidemic of dental abuse.”    One mother posted a picture on social media of her daughter’s mouth with her horrific story on May 21st of this year.  […]

What Makes A Good Defense Attorney?

How many of you watch Law and Order?  Quite a few I’m sure.  Don’t we just love to watch the police gather all the evidence and work with the prosecutors to convict the guilty person?  Of course we do.  We want good to triumph over bad and we all know the defendant must be a […]

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 […]

You’ve Been Served, through Facebook?

We have seen Facebook grow from a small college networking site to a global social media giant in less than a decade.  Facebook is used to connect friends and family and promote businesses.  Now over one billion people a month are on Facebook.  With over a billion people using Facebook as a communication channel, the […]

Criminal vs. Civil Law

  Most people probably can tell you about criminal cases. In a criminal case the people or state, represented by a State’s Attorney, must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” the defendant is guilty of violating the law in which he or she is charged. Many people however get this wrong and confuse “reasonable doubt” and […]

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