Criminal Attorneys Aren't Just for Criminals

  • How Does Evidence Get Into A Criminal Case?

    25 March 2021

    If a case is headed for trial under criminal law, one of the central issues is whether the prosecution will or won't be able to use certain pieces of evidence. A criminal law attorney will make an effort to keep the worst evidence from showing up at trial. If you're wondering how that might work in a case, here's how these things tend to go. Discovery Once it becomes clear that a case is heading to trial, the judge will order discovery.

  • Using Police Misconduct as a Sex Crimes Defense

    11 November 2020

    For many people accused of sex crimes, it feels as if the writing is on the wall. Many people worry that they will not be able to fight the charges against them effectively, and they are concerned that they will not be able to demonstrate their innocence. Allegations of police misconduct may be the best way you can defend yourself. In some cases, police misconduct sheds light on your innocence and the role of the police in a poor investigation of a sex crime.

  • When Is The Right Time To Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    24 July 2020

    If you find yourself facing criminal charges you might wander when the right time to hire a criminal defense lawyer will be. It's a good question. It's also one that many people, from all social and economic groups find themselves asking at some point in their lives. If you're asking that question, the time is now. Here's why. Avoid Accidental Self-Incrimination Even if you are completely innocent of the crime in question, the law is vast.

  • What You Need to Know About DWI Case Subpoenas

    27 March 2020

    Whether you have a friend charged with a DWI or are fighting charges of domestic assault, you may receive a subpoena requiring you to come to court to testify or provide evidence. Some people think they can get away with refusing to testify or by ignoring the subpoena, but is that advisable? Read on to learn more about subpoenas. First Things First: What Is a Subpoena? A subpoena is an order from the court that requires you to come in and testify in court.

  • The Difference Between A Criminal Lawyer And A Public Defender

    4 November 2019

    When facing a criminal charge, you have the legal right to have an attorney assisting you with your case, and there are two main ways to get one. You can either hire one yourself and pay for it out of your pocket, or you could ask the court for one. One appointed by the court is referred to as a public defender. While a public defender and private attorney have things in common, they also have some differences, and here are several things to understand about these two things.

  • Various Forms Of Actions That Can Attract Stalking Accusations

    28 June 2019

    Many people think of stalking as the act of following someone around without the person's permission. However, following someone around is just one form of stalking; it can take other forms as well. Stalking is unwanted and repeated contact with another person, and the contact can take different forms. Below are other forms of stalking. Online Monitoring In this day and age, when many people have an online presence, you can be accused of stalking a person if you are constantly monitoring someone's online activities.

  • Resisting Arrest During A DWI Arrest

    18 April 2019

    You might think that being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is bad enough, but things can get worse. Your behavior and actions during the roadside stop can mean your DWI has enhanced counts and additional charges if you are not careful. Read on to find out more about keeping a cool head when stopped for suspicion of DWI. Unexpected Charges Many defendants are confounded when they end up with a resisting arrest charge.

  • What To Know About Roadside Sobriety Testing

    4 December 2018

    Roadside testing of drivers is supposed to make our roads safer, but these tests may be problematic. If you or a loved one has been arrested based on one or more field sobriety tests, you should seek legal help from a criminal law attorney. An arrest is not a conviction, and you will need expert help on your side to prove that an aspect of the stop and all tests performed were not done so properly.

  • 6 Things To Minimize Your Chances Of Getting A DUI After A Party

    14 June 2018

    The summer months are a great time for partying and enjoying pleasant weather with family and friends. However, it's important to be aware of the potential for DUIs on rides home after summer parties. It's important to make a conscious effort to avoid DUIs when you attend parties. The following are six things you can do when you're out at parties this summer to avoid problems with the cops on your way home.

  • Suing For A Misdiagnosis: What You Need To Know

    12 January 2017

    There are a number of ways that you can be personally injured. Most people tend to think of car accidents, nursing home falls or something similar when they think of personal injuries. However, personal injuries can come in many forms, including that of a medical misdiagnosis. Believe it or not, a misdiagnosis is pretty common, yet it is completely preventable. Statistics show that roughly 12 million American adults are misdiagnosed every single year, which equates to one out of every 20 patients (adults only).