Taking The Stand: It's Up To You


Being represented by a criminal law attorney is a must if you are to fight against being convicted of a crime. There are some situations, though, that call for defendants to make a decision on their own. When it comes to taking the stand during a trial, it's up to you—although your lawyer can advise you on what seems best. This ability to either testify on your own behalf or stay put at the defense table can be more complicated than might, at first, appear, so read on to find out more.

11 December 2019

DUI Arrests And A Choice Of Pleas


Those arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) will face a major decision. Even those that have not yet had an opportunity to speak with their legal counsel will be asked to enter a plea. The plea choices are: Guilty Not guilty Nolo contendere, or no contest For some guidance on how to handle this decision, read on. Your DUI Arraignment Arraignments happen within a day or so of an arrest.

21 August 2019

Top Reasons To Hire A Bail Bond Lawyer After Your Arrest


Finding yourself in jail for any type of crime is never good news for you or your family, and you might want to find a way out quickly after getting arrested. If you want to get out of jail quickly and do not have enough cash to pay your bond, you could either hire a bail bondsman for help, or you could hire a lawyer that offers 24/7 bail bond lawyer services.

15 May 2019

Body Language Tips To Remember When You Testify On Your Own Behalf


Any criminal defense attorney will tell you that when you decide to take the stand to testify on your own behalf, it's not just about what you say and how you say it. You also need to be aware of your body language, which can help or hurt you. Even though no members of the jury might be body language experts, the average person gets certain feelings when watching people using certain types of body language.

29 December 2018

You Got A Job Out Of Country: How Does Your Child Custody Work In This Situation?


After years of struggle, you finally landed your dream job. There are a few problems: it is in another country and your child's other parent is going to fight the move. Even if you have full custody, this fight is going to be tough. But it can be won. Why Moving To A New Country, Even With Full Custody, Is Hard Even if you have full custody of your child and the other parent only rarely sees them, trying to move to a new state, let alone a new country, is going to be tough.

15 October 2018

Your DUI Trial: What To Expect


Getting arrested and accused of driving under the influence can change your life in some surprising ways. Many people are unprepared for the way that the justice system has increased the minimum penalties for this offense in an effort to cut down on drunk driving fatalities. What might have led to a slap on the wrist in the past now has the power to put you in jail, take away your driving privileges and cost you thousands of dollars in fines and penalties.

11 September 2018

When High Medical Bills Mean Higher Compensation


If you've been injured by another driver's carelessness on the road, you might be entitled to be paid money damages. Seeking medical care and getting your physical injuries treated is not only a priority for your health and well-being but is an important part of your personal injury suit. Read on to learn more about the importance of your medical expenses in your case. Don't take your medical expenses for granted

9 August 2018

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