Why The Court May Offer You A Plea Bargain In Your Criminal Case

You may have a lot of questions and uncertainties if you are facing criminal charges for the first time in your life, and one of the big questions you may have may relate to a plea bargain the court offers you. A plea bargain is something courts commonly use in criminal cases, and you should not be surprised if the court offers one to you. Here are some of the main reasons courts do this. Read More 

Do High-Profile Defendants Have A Harder Time Getting A Fair Deal On A First-Time Drunk Driving Offense?

Any type of charge related to driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be a disaster in your life -- it can cost you a small fortune in legal fees and fines, result in jail time or mandatory alcohol or drug counseling and cost you the ability to drive. However, if you happen to be a public figure of some sort, like a politician, a member of law enforcement, or even a police officer, the cost to your reputation can be incalculable. Read More 

The Essential Elements for Drafting a Letter of Demand That Will Get Results

If you have been hurt due to the fault of another individual, you may want to seek a settlement as compensation for your injuries. Obtaining a monetary settlement from an insurance company is a time-honored means of righting wrongs, and this route can be fast, relatively simple, and less stressful than litigation. However, the importance of getting a settlement request off the ground in the right way can hardly be overstated, and this process begins with a letter of demand. Read More 

Falsely Accused of a Crime? How to Build Your Defense, Avoid Incriminating Actions & Seek Damages for Defamation

Being falsely accused of a crime would make anyone see red, but how you react immediately after motions are filed against you can have a powerful effect on your defense. If you want to beat false charges and possibly seek damages for defamation of character, you'll need to know what to do and what not to do before your hearing. How Do You Start Building a Defense? The most important step in forming your defense is to absolutely trust your lawyer. Read More 

Frequently Asked Questions About Probation: What You’ll Need To Know If You’re Facing This Sentence

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project, nearly 7.3 million adults across the United States are either behind bars, on parole or on probation. If you or a loved one was recently sentenced to probation, you might be confused, concerned or scared about what happens next. Here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about what exactly probation is and what you can expect: Read More