May 2016 Archives

Mounting a Defense: What to Expect in a Criminal Court Case

Crime shows can kind of lead people to believe that today's science is so high-tech, and our court systems so well-made, that finding yourself charged with a crime you didn't commit isn't all that likely to happen. Sadly, the creative stories of Hollywood and the realities of life are two very different things. Countless innocent people find themselves in court defending not only their name but also their freedom - even their lives. In order to lay the foundations for defense, let's go over what to expect in a criminal case and what can be done to help ensure a successful outcome.

Understanding the Financial Side of Your Divorce

Perhaps the greatest headache that pops up during a divorce is the one that stems from the financial complications of the situation. Money can cause a great deal of strife and stress in a divorce, from assets that are being contested, to figuring out the financial realities of your post-divorce life. To help you understand what to expect, plan for, and avoid during your divorce, as well as how to adjust financially afterwards, let's take a closer look at the financial aspects found in the majority of divorce proceedings.

Getting Compensation: What to Expect in a Personal Injury Suit

Whether you've been the victim of a negligent accident or an intentional attack, finding sufficient compensation, as well as a sense of justice, can feel like an overwhelming task. It's bad enough that you've been injured, especially if the injury was severe and you're dealing with a slew of medical complexities, but now you've got to figure out the sort of legal route you need to take. To help you prepare for the road ahead, let's go over what you can expect in a personal injury case and the things you can do help keep the ball rolling in the right direction.

Why You Need a DUI Lawyer

The advantages of having a lawyer in any legal case are numerous and often outweigh their expense. DUI and similar charges are areas where having a lawyer is often worth the cost, as their expertise could change the outcome of your case dramatically. Not only that, but they ensure your rights are exercised and not kept from being infringed upon, and they may have a strategy that could significantly reduce your punishment.

Top 10 Tips to Avoid a DUI/DWI

This blog post focuses on ways to avoid driving drunk. It provides tips and suggestions on how to best avoid potentially getting a debilitating DUI or DWI charge and subsequently avoid the rigorous legal system. Knowing the law is helpful, but avoiding the law can be better. These tips are intended to provide easy ways that this can be done, along with providing several proven methods of accomplishing that task. It also gives practical suggestions on ways to reduce drinking, as well as ways to get out of an unplanned drinking situation.

Advice for Dealing with a DUI/DWI

This article pertains to advice on generally avoiding a DUI charge, subsequently dealing with an officer, and then any legal actions that might come up. The tips regard all three and provide some legal avenues as well as other avenues to resolve and potentially avoid a DUI/DWI charge or deal with facing one.

What Does a DUI Charge Mean?

In today's world, everyone knows that a DUI charge is serious business. Evidence continues to demonstrate how driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs means that you just can't operate your vehicle as safely as you can when you're clean and sober. While, 30 or 40 years ago, having a few drinks and getting behind the wheel was a common occurrence and socially acceptable, it is happening less and less often as the calendar rolls forward.

How Can a DUI Lawyer Help Me?

So, you've been charged with a DUI offense, and you're not sure where to turn or who to talk to. You definitely feel terrible about it, and you're probably full of anxiety wondering what's going to happen, whether you're going to be able to drive again, or even whether or not you're going to face jail time. None of this is fun in any way, of course, but a good DUI lawyer can definitely help ease your mind through the entire process.

Everything You Need to Know About Sobriety Tests

In today's world, as states and jurisdictions are increasing penalties for DUI and DWI offences, almost everyone has some type of story about being stopped by law enforcement officials. This could be a random stop, because of erratic driving, or because you are passing through a roadside checkpoint. Whether it's you, one or more of your friends, or potentially a family member, these charges are significant, and they are affecting more and more people.

Your Quality of Life Shouldn't Have to Suffer as a Result of a Personal Injury

If you have sustained a personal injury because someone else was negligent, you are not alone. Every year thousands of people file personal injury lawsuits because they were hurt in an accident that caused them temporary or permanent injuries, loss of income or employment, disfigurement, or mental and psychological damages.

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