Depending on the details of your case, it might be possible to use the conduct of the police officers involved as part of your defense. If you can prove that police misconduct occurred, there is a possibility that you could have the case against you dismissed. If you are facing a criminal charge and feel there was police misconduct involved, here is what you need to know. What Is Police Misconduct? [Read More]
When You Have Been Arrested Because Of Drugs, Here's What You Need To Do
If you have been using drugs and have gotten yourself arrested because of it, you might be afraid of what will happen next in your life. After you've been released on bail, use the following information to help you get your life in order and make a good case for yourself when you go to court. Seek Out the Right Kind of Attorney If you have been in legal trouble before, you might want to use the same lawyer you used in the past. [Read More]
Five Ramifications Of A DUI Conviction You May Not Have Considered
If you've been arrested on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, you may think defending yourself and leaving your sentence to the mercy of the court is a good way to save a little money. However, being convicted of a DUI offense (even if it's your first time) can have a number of unexpected ramifications. Hiring a good criminal lawyer to defend you in court may actually save you money in the long run. [Read More]
What Does A Mistrial Mean For Your DUI Case?
In most DUI trials where someone has been seriously injured or killed, a defendant has the right to a decision by a jury of twelve–and all of those jurors have to agree that the defendant is guilty before there is a conviction. One holdout can grind the entire proceeding to a halt. A jury that's stuck between innocence and guilt is said to be deadlocked or "hung." It is important to understand what this means if it happens to you, because what happens next can drastically affect the rest of your life. [Read More]