3 Ways Defendants Make Their Lawyer’s Job Harder

When you are a defendant, it is imperative to work closely with your attorney to have the best outcome possible for your case. Unfortunately, there are defendants who not only make their lawyer's job harder, but if they are found guilty, they are more likely to  receive the harshest punishment possible for the offense. Being Defiant Sometimes, lawyers struggle with defiant clients who do nothing to help their case. Rarely, the underlying issue can be paranoia associated with mental illness, but in many cases, the problem is arrogance or fundamental distrust of lawyers. Read More 

Getting Bail After A Domestic Violence Arrest

When you are arrested for a domestic violence accusation, the last thing you want to do is figure out how to get out of jail. You already have a lot on your plate. Fortunately, bail bonds can help you get out of jail quickly and easily, allowing you to focus on your case and building a defense to fight back against the charges. If you have a family, you likely also want to get back to them rather than spend months behind bars awaiting trial. Read More 

What To Do After Being Charged With A DUI Or DWI

No matter where you live, drinking while intoxicated is a major offense and something that should not be taken lightly. The terminology can vary from state to state, but in most areas, if you are caught driving after drinking, you will be charged with either "driving under the influence" (DUI) or with "driving while intoxicated" (DWI). Whether it's a DUI or a DWI that you are charged with, be prepared for it to have a major impact on your life. Read More 

Don’t Succumb To Someone’s Requests For Your Prescription Medication

Those who struggle with drug addiction will often use a variety of means to get prescription medication. Some people will buy the drugs from street dealers, others will steal them from residents, and others will come up with excuses in order to have people they know give them the drugs. If you have a prescription for any type of drug, it's possible that someone you know—perhaps a family member or a friend—will try to obtain the drugs from you. Read More 

Three Ways To Attack The Legality Of An Arrest Made Based On Anonymous Tips

Police can and do use anonymous tips to arrest people for criminal activity, and the Supreme Court showed support for this behavior via rulings on several relevant cases. While it's acceptable for cops to make arrests based on information from secret sources, that doesn't automatically make those arrests valid or any evidence obtained as a result admissible in court. Here are three ways to challenge the use of anonymous tips in your case that may result in a positive outcome for you. Read More