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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Understanding Burden of Proof

If you’re involved in a legal case, whether you’ve filed charges or charges have been filed against you, you’ll likely hear the term “burden of proof”. Essentially, burden of proof is the requirement for winning a case. For example, if …
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Representing Yourself in Court

You may have seen a movie or a show where a main character boldly declares that they’re dismissing their attorney and choosing to represent themselves. While this can make for some dynamic entertainment, it can be a very risky move …
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Public Defender vs. Assigned Counsel – What Choice Do You Have?

If you’ve ever heard someone being read their Miranda Rights, you should be familiar with this phrase: You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. That might have left …
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Can You Fight a DUI?

Everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol is both illegal and dangerous. Yet, people still do it every day. Often, those people are being grossly irresponsible, getting behind the wheel when they have no business doing so. In …
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How Juries are Chosen

Recently, we talked about the difference between jury trials and bench trials. In bench trials, the judge determines the credibility of evidence and hands out a verdict. While these trials proceed faster, they may not be the best choice depending …
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DUIs and Ignition Interlock Devices

Drinking and driving is serious business. A DUI on your record can and will change your life, even if it’s your first offense. There will be fines, court dates, and you’ll lose your license. Once you get your license back, …
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Bail 101 – Everything You Need to Know

Chances are, you’ve heard bail mentioned in a movie or TV show. Either a person is denied bail or it’s set at some incredibly high amount that they can’t pay. But unless you or someone you know has been arrested before, you’re …
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Domestic Violence & Divorce

Domestic violence is a horrid action that is often tragically overlooked in today’s society. Many who are caught up in it aren’t sure where to begin. What are your options? What does a divorce look like if domestic violence is …
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The Breathalyzer – What Happens If You Fail or Refuse

It’s the nightmare of many socially active people. You’ve been out for the evening with friends, having a few drinks. As the night comes to a close, you feel fine, and decide to drive yourself home. Only you don’t make …
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What You Need to Know about Parole

If a person is released after they have been in a jail for an extended period of time, it’s likely they will be placed on parole.  In order to granted parole, the individual must show that they have observed the …
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