Faqs About Appealing A Criminal Conviction

24 June 2017
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After a conviction in a criminal case, you have several legal options available to you if you do not agree with the decision. One of those choices is to file an appeal with a higher court. If you are thinking of appealing a conviction, here is what you need to know: What Is the Possible Outcome of the Appeal?  When an appeal is filed, the appellate court will review the decision of the lower court. Read More 

3 Misconceptions About Hiring Attorneys

19 May 2017
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Hiring an attorney can be an exciting and stressful thing. The attorney can be helping you to resolve a problem such as a divorce, a personal injury dispute, a criminal charge. They can also help to prevent problems, like writing an estate plan, making business contracts, or putting a patent on a product. The important thing is that you understand what you should do when it comes to meeting with an attorney so that you know what to expect. Read More 

Why Character Testimony Isn’t All Its Cranked Up To Be

5 April 2017
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Character evidence isn't usually allowed during a criminal trial (there are a few exceptions), but you may be allowed to introduce it during the sentencing stage. For example, you may use your "good" character when pleading with the judge to have mercy on you and lower your penalties. However, introducing character witnesses doesn't always help, and in some cases, it can even hurt your case. Here are three major ways character evidence might fail to help you much: Read More 

When To Hire A Federal Defense Attorney

16 March 2017
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If you are under indictment or are being investigated by federal agents, you need a lawyer that specializes in these types of criminal cases. In most incidents, the lawyer who wrote your will, handled your divorce, or defended your son when he was arrested for DUI will not suffice. Federal crimes include things like securities fraud, Social Security fraud, IRS fraud, and crimes investigated by the FBI, such as kidnapping, terrorism, and cyber crimes. Read More 

Helping You Fight A Marijuana-Related DUI

17 October 2016
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Due to changes in public opinion, laws related to the possession and consumption of marijuana have been rapidly evolving all over the nation. However, one thing that remains the same in all fifty states is that you can be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence states that marijuana is second only to alcohol as the drug most consumed in association with a DUI. Read More