Think It's Just A Misdemeanor? Why Even Your Misdemeanor Charge Requires A Strong Defense


If you've been arrested, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, even if you've been charged with a misdemeanor offense. You may think that defense attorneys are only needed when you're facing felony charges, but that's not necessarily true. Misdemeanor charges can cause you just as must distress. Don't be lulled into believing that your misdemeanor charges don't require legal assistance. Here are just three of the reasons why you need a strong legal defense team, even when you're facing misdemeanor charges.

29 June 2018

What To Know About Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney


While no one ever wants to be charged with a crime, sometimes you find yourself in a legal position that you did not expect to be in. Sometimes it's a loved one who has committed a crime. Either way, chances are that some form of legal counsel will be necessary. Seeking legal help is important in order to ensure that you get the fairest treatment possible no matter what you are charged with.

11 May 2018

Criminal Defense Charges: Five Coping Suggestions


Whatever caused you to get caught up in a criminal situation, being arrested for that activity can be a supremely unsettling experience. If you're lucky enough to have someone arrange a bail bond for your release, you might be very unsure about how to proceed and afraid of what may come. Use some of these coping skills and actions before trial. 1. Get a Support Network Above all, you must be around healthy, strong people who will support you.

15 March 2018

Factors That Determine The Length Of DUI License Suspension


Driving license suspension is one of the things people fear most when facing DUI (driving under the influence) charges. The more your license is suspended, the more you will have a problem getting around, especially if your private car is your primary means of getting around. Here are some of the things that determine how long your license is suspended: The Length of Your Administrative Suspension There are two forms of DUI license suspension; administrative and court-ordered suspension.

19 December 2017

Four Reasons To Talk With A Traffic Violation Attorney


Not many people realize the seriousness of even a small traffic violation, such as speeding. Many people, for this reason, simply plead guilty and pay the ticket rather than having to think about the process of fighting it. However, even a small traffic violation is worth fighting on some basis. Here are four specific situations in which you will want to talk with a traffic violation attorney: ​Driving Without a Driver's License: If you are pulled over by the police and unable to present them with a driver's license, it's considered a misdemeanor or an infraction, which is a bit less serious.

8 November 2017

Top 4 Reasons To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney After Being Charged With A Crime


Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a very scary and stressful event. Depending on the charge, you can expect several court hearings before a verdict is reached. After being charged with a crime, the best thing you can do is hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. There are a number of reasons to hire a criminal defense attorney. Communication with the Prosecutor A prosecutor is the attorney that works on behalf of the state, county, or city, when trying a criminal case.

8 August 2017

Going To Court? When Your Appearance Counts


If you are scheduled to appear before a judge for a criminal manner, your appearance may be the last thing on your mind. Being charged with a crime is a serious manner and being too stressed to think of much else is understandable, but you can count on your defense attorney to represent you successfully. Your appearance, however, does matter, since it demonstrates your respect for the justice system in general, for the law and for the judge that day.

5 August 2017

Why You May Be Charged For A DWI And What You Can Expect


If you drive regularly, you may be concerned about one day being accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Even people who do not drink or use illegal drugs are sometimes believed to be driving under the influence. Here is a bit of information about DWIs to help you better understand why you may be charged and what you can expect. There are three basic ways that a law enforcement officer determines whether or not you are driving while intoxicated.

28 July 2017

How Other Parties May Delay Your Criminal Hearing


If you are facing a criminal trial, your hope is to get the issue resolved as soon as possible so that you can get back to your normal life. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances can crop up and delay your trial. In fact, some of these circumstances may not even be of your own doing. For example, events associated with these three parties can easily see your case postponed: The Court Some courts have very busy schedules, and this increases the risk of conflicting schedules.

27 July 2017

Key Facts You Should Know If You Have Been Arrested Drinking And Driving With A Minor In The Vehicle


Although getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol always has the potential to destroy lives, the ramifications of your arrest for DUI can be even more significant if you were arrested for doing so with one or more kids in the car. For instance, it's possible that following your arrest, you may need to speak with Child Protective Services, or CPS. In addition, you may discover that even though no injuries resulted from your mistake, the crime that might normally be a misdemeanor will now be prosecuted as a felony.

26 July 2017