Criminal Attorneys Aren't Just for Criminals

  • Voter Fraud: What You Should Know Before You Cross That Line

    28 September 2016

    As the U.S. moves closer to its next Presidential election, allegations of election fraud are surfacing again. While there is a lot of dispute over how much of it actually happens, it's important to realize exactly what is considered voter fraud—and what can happen if you commit it. This is what you should know. What exactly is voter fraud and when does it happen? One of the most common times for voter fraud to occur is during registration.

  • 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.