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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
10 November 2016
A victim impact statement is a written or verbal statement made by the victim of a crime, typically during the sentencing process. Sometimes these statements serve a crucial role in a criminal proceeding, and, other times, they don't serve a purpose at all, as far as the case goes. Here's what you need to know about victim impact statements. What the Impact Statement Accomplishes for the Victim The victim impact statement is very personal.
5 October 2016
Most of the time, child and spousal support enforcement measures are civil in nature. That means that the courts generally go after your money or any assets that you have in order to fulfill your legal obligation to your children. However, there has been a lot of focus in recent years on "deadbeat parents," and the courts are beginning to use a variety of laws to pursue criminal charges against those parents that won't pay up.
5 October 2016
Most veterans have heard some kind of horror story about dealing with Veterans Affairs before getting out of the military. There's no shortage of advice about having your paperwork in exact order, being prepared to wait, and expecting a routine denial as some sort of initiation. Things are not the same for everyone, but with strict anti-fraud policies, it's understandable that a veteran's claim may be denied on the first review because of clerical errors.
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.