Criminal Attorneys Aren't Just for Criminals

  • 2 Defensive Strategies That Can Help You Beat Your Marijuana Possession Charges

    27 September 2016

    If you are currently being charged with the possession of marijuana and are going to trial, here are two defense strategies you should discuss with your criminal defense attorney that may help you beat the charges.  #1 Illegal Stop Or Search One of the best and most basic defenses is to have your attorney argue that the stop and search that resulted in marijuana being found in your possession was not legal.

  • Why A Guilty DUI Plea Is Almost Always A Bad Idea

    26 September 2016

    When charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you may be tempted to plead guilty and "get done with the case." However, there are several dangers to making such a rush decision. Here are three examples of the dangers of entering a guilty plea for your DUI charges: It Gives You a Criminal Record Entering a guilty plea leaves no doubt in anybody's mind that you committed the offense you have been charged with.

  • Important Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Traffic Lawyer

    26 September 2016

    Have you recently received a traffic ticket that you feel was unjust? Do you want to fight the ticket so that you can avoid points on your license or other penalties, but you're not sure how to find a good lawyer? Finding and hiring a good traffic lawyer doesn't have to be difficult, but there are a few questions that you should ask your potential attorney before hiring him or her. Some of these questions include:

  • 3 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Criminal Defense Attorney

    21 September 2016

    If you have recently been accused of or arrested for a crime, choosing the most appropriate criminal defense attorney for your needs as soon as possible is essential. However, if you have never experienced any legal difficulties before now, it is not always easy to be sure that you have selected the right lawyer for your current issue. Therefore, it is a good idea to consider asking the following questions of any criminal defense attorney that you might hire.

  • Two Lesser Known DUI Defenses

    20 September 2016

    If you are charged with a DUI, or driving under the influence, it is always wise to consult with a DUI defense lawyer. They may be able to defend you against the charges, getting them reduced or dismissed. There are many common defenses to DUI, such as arguing you were illegally pulled over and that blood was improperly drawn. However, there are other defenses that can be used in a case that aren't as well known.

  • What Maryland's Noah's Law Means For People Convicted Of DUIs

    19 September 2016

    In December 2015, a Maryland police officer was killed when a drunk driver ran into him while he was standing on the side of the road after making a traffic stop. Since then, the state government passed a billed called Noah's Law that requires anyone convicted of a DUI to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in their vehicles. Here's more information about this development and what it means for defendants in DUI cases.

  • Challenging A Traffic Officer's Observations In Court

    14 September 2016

    Receiving a traffic ticket after an accident doesn't necessarily prove that you are responsible for the accident. However, that is the assumption the court will make unless you challenge the ticket, which is not easy, but possible. There are several ways of doing this, one of which involves challenging the observations of the police officer who issued the ticket. Here are three ways to do this: Statements of Witnesses Witnesses' statements are some of the most powerful tools you can have when mounting your challenge.

  • Why You Should Never Leave The Scene Of An Accident

    12 September 2016

    After an auto accident, adrenaline rushes through you. Whether you're at fault or not, fleeing the scene could be one of those thoughts you get. It's illegal in the United States to leave the scene of an accident. Here are four reasons why you shouldn't even attempt it. You Will Get Caught There will be someone who catches you leaving. This person could be a witness who sees your vehicle or someone who snapped a photo of your license plate.

  • 3 Things To Know About Appealing Your Criminal Conviction

    9 September 2016

    If you were just convicted of a crime and feel that the case was not tried properly or legally, you have options. The justice system allows convicted criminals opportunities to appeal convictions; however, this process is far from simple. If you are in these shoes right now and want to appeal your case, here are three things you need to know. You Must Do It Quickly To appeal a criminal conviction, you may have only 10 days to file your initial appeal request.

  • 3 Ways That A DUI Defense Lawyer Can Help If You Have Been Charged With A DUI

    6 September 2016

    It is likely never going to be a good thing when you are charged with a DUI. In some situations there may be nothing that a DUI defense lawyer can do to help you out, however, in other situations they may be able to help you out a great deal. While they likely can never remove your sentence altogether, they can help you to get certain bargains or simply to figure out what you should do.