Why You Shouldn't Rush To Plead Guilty
27 December 2019
Being charged with a criminal offense may leave you with a sinking feeling, a sense that the cops "got" you. When you talk with a criminal defense attorney, though, one of the first things you'll probably be told is to enter a "not guilty" plea at your arraignment hearing. You may be wondering why this is the case, especially if you've informed your criminal attorney that you wish to plead guilty.
Assault, Battery, And Aggravated Assault: What's The Difference?
19 September 2019
If you've been charged with a crime, one of the best ways you can help yourself is by carefully understanding the charges against you and what they potentially mean. Doing so gives you the ability to make educated decisions about your case and to better assist your attorney in your own defense.
Assault, battery, and aggravated assault all sound similar and they all involve an intentional act of violence toward another person -- but they're distinctly different charges with different potential penalties.
Mistakes That Aggravate During DUI Stops
22 May 2019
Your behavior during a DUI (driving under the influence) stop determines many things. Here are some behaviors that may worsen your situation during a DUI stop.
Making Incriminating Statements
One of the worst things you can do at a DUI stop is to admit to the police that you have been drinking. It doesn't matter whether you say you have taken "just a sip" of alcohol. The moment you admit to drinking, you have already incriminated yourself, and the police are unlikely to let you go.
A Look At Common Terminology Used In Drug Offense Cases
7 January 2019
According to DrugWarFacts.org, law enforcement made 1,632,921 in the year 2017 for drug-related offenses. The never-ending war on drugs brings about a lot of new arrests by the day, and unfortunately, if you have anything to do with illegal substances, you could be one of the people charged with a drug offense. Because drug offenses are taken so seriously, your best line of defense is to hire a good drug offense lawyer and arm yourself with knowledge.