Being confronted by police officers can be scary, regardless if you’ve committed a crime or not, furthermore, being detained by multiple cops can compound the intensity. Here are some simple instructions to help you safeguard your rights when you are dealing with the police. Know Your Rights You have the right to remain silent. If… Read More

“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” Steven Wright Strategy Generally, a criminal defense strategy for your case will come to light as your defense attorney learns more about the prosecutor’s plan of attack. Because each criminal prosecution is different, your defense strategy… Read More

Definition: Vacating a Conviction Generally, to vacate a conviction means to set aside the verdict, allowing it to appear as if the first trial and conviction never happened. Prosecutors have the opportunity to pursue your case again, which means you, as the defendant, may have to endure another round of the criminal trial process. Overview… Read More

The Dangers of Boating Under the Influence Everyone knows drinking and driving causes large numbers of traffic accident fatalities annually, however, when you are relaxing on the lake, drinking may not seem like an issue. After all, you’re out to have a good time, right? Boating Under the Influence, or BUI, is a big deal.… Read More

If you’re caught driving while your license is suspended, you’re in for a heap of trouble. A DWLS is a class A misdemeanor and punishable up to 1 year in jail and / or a $2500 fine and 2 years probation. That is, at least, the range as to how much a judge is allowed… Read More

Check fraud is a very general and broad term that defines many types of theft infractions. More easily defined, check fraud can be communicated by one of the following explanations. If an individual knowingly signs another’s name on a check, it’s check fraud. If someone writes a bad or “hot” check off their own checking… Read More

When a case is vacated under the law it means that a superior court has voided the decision of a lower court and either released the defendant as innocent or sent the case back to the lower court to be reheard either in full or in part. Technically speaking, any case can possibly be vacated… Read More

If you’ve been found and convicted of drunk driving, you might be afraid there is no way to get your driver’s license back, your auto insurance rates reduced, or to simply move on with your life. There is, however, one thing that you can do to solve each of these problems: an ignition interlock device.… Read More

Were You Read Your Miranda Rights and Were They Read to You Properly? Miranda rights are commonly understood by most people by virtue of concept overuse in television crime shows, but many people do not actually understand how they should be delivered and what they actually mean. Miranda rights are not read until an individual… Read More

A restraining order is a court order that protects an individual from being physically abused, threatened, stalked or harassed. When the court assigns a restraining order against someone, that person is not allowed, under the guidelines of the court order, to come into contact (or near a general area) with another person, place, or event.… Read More