One of the most challenging things you can face is being charged with a crime. The experience is frustrating, and you will likely make mistakes that affect your case. However, it is vital to maintain your credibility if you wish to have your case dismissed. So, take the time to learn some common mistakes people make that weaken their defense and avoid them. The article highlights some errors to avoid when dealing with a personal criminal defense case.
16 February 2021
The prospect of having a DUI on their driving record can leave a driver worried. People have plenty of reasons to try to argue such charges down, if possible. You might wonder, though, whether you'll be able to enter a plea agreement. Let's look at this issue the way a DUI lawyer might. First-Time Offender Generally, the folks with the best chances of bargaining a case down to a lesser charge are first-time offenders.
20 October 2020
If you have been charged with a sex crime, one of your first defenses might be to opt for consent as a criminal defense. Are you interested in using consent as a defense? This guide will help you determine your next steps. What Is Consent? First, you need to understand the basic premise of consent. When somebody consents to something, they agree to it. If somebody consents to legal sexual activity, it is not a crime.
15 July 2020
Many states have enacted laws that treat a driver's refusal to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test as the equivalent of driving while intoxicated. These laws are designed to encourage compliance with law enforcement; after all, if you're going to be subject to the same penalties and fines for failing to take a breathalyzer test as you would be if you failed this test, why refuse? But despite these laws, there are some situations in which it just doesn't make sense to submit to a breathalyzer test.
19 February 2020
While driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol should never occur, it does happen frequently all over the country. Fortunately, getting pulled over for a DUI or DWI does not have to be a repeated offense. By taking responsibility for the crime you have committed, you may find the punishment is not as severe as you had expected. This is the best way to handle a first time DUI charge in court.
22 November 2019
The field of real estate law is full of concepts that are important to handling transactions and other issues involving property. If you're getting ready to talk with an attorney at a real estate law services firm, it's a good idea to learn a bit of the terminology they often use. Let's take a moment to explore four of the biggest ideas. The County Register Keeping tabs on all the properties in a region is a tough task.
7 August 2019
If your license was suspended due to a driving citation and you're headed to a DMV hearing, you'll want to take precautions. The first thing you need to know is that your court hearing was a separate event from your DMV hearing. The same tactics that can work in court aren't going to work in your DMV hearing. During your hearing, you'll be trying to undo the damage that was done in court; specifically, you'll be trying to get your suspension reversed.
2 May 2019