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 

Dog Bite Basics: What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Dog Bite Injury Cases

12 April 2016
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When you own a dog, it's up to you to protect others from your pup's behavior. In fact, if someone is bitten by your dog, you may be liable for any injuries caused. But to be held liable, there must be some evidence that you behaved in a negligent manner and that negligence led to the bite. Here's a look at what you should know about negligent actions as a dog owner and resulting dog bites. Read More 

Should You Accept A Plea Bargain For Drug Trafficking?

8 October 2015
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If are charged with drug trafficking, it's very likely that you will be offered a plea bargain. In fact, 97% of federal criminal prosecutions are resolved with plea bargains, and state prosecutions are similar. A plea bargain results in minimal sentencing, which can be as much as 5 or 10 years for drug trafficking by first offenders, depending on the amount of drugs involved in the crime.  Before you accept a plea bargain, here are a few important things to understand. Read More