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Category Archives: General 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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Fighting False Allegations

No one likes to be accused of doing something they didn’t do. When those accusations result in legal action, things quickly escalate from frustrating to frightening. This is especially true in cases revolving around physical or sexual abuse. Even 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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What Trials Have Juries?

Have you ever noticed that some court cases have a jury that decides the verdict, while others simply have a judge? This isn’t just something in movies or TV shows. In real life, not all court hearings have a jury. …
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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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Choosing Your First Attorney

Growing up no one tells you how to choose an attorney. No one tells you that you need one unless something happens. However, having an attorney isn’t just for someone in trouble, they can be incredible assets and protectors of …
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What Movies Get Wrong About Lawyers

If you’ve never personally used a lawyer before, you likely base your expectations on what you’ve seen in movies and TV shows. Courtroom drama can certainly make for an entertaining story, but it often plays loose with the facts.  Should you find yourself in need …
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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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I’ve Been Subpoenaed. What Happens Next?

Being requested to appear in court sounds like a scary thing. Depending on the circumstances, there may even be legitimate cause for fear. But for those who receive a subpoena to testify, it’s generally nothing to be worried about. Still, …
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Legal Fees and Taxes

January isn’t a fun month for many people. The excitement of Christmas and the New Year are over. It’s cold. Days are still really short. And there’s taxes. If you’re a business owner, tax season can be especially complex as …
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