Many people wonder if they need an attorney when they are charged with a crime. They worry about not being able to afford legal representation, and some believe that they can defend themselves successfully. When a person is charged with a crime, they need an attorney. The answer is that simple. Any person who wishes
Identify theft makes big news. It is a crime that is often anonymous, but the victim almost always suffers a severe financial impact. Identify theft tends to spike during the holiday season as people become less aware of their shopping habits, both online and off. Different states their own opinions on whether or not identity
When people think of driving under the influence, they picture a vehicle of some sort. Typically, thoughts turn to a car or truck. People may have read the odd story of someone being charged with DUI while driving a tractor or boat, sometimes even a bicycle, but these stories are few and far between. Many
We’ve all heard of vandalism, but not everyone knows what it really is. This crime has an interesting history. Way back in 455 A.D., the Roman empire was invaded by a group of Germanic tribesman. The tribesman burned and pillaged their way through the empire. The name of the group? The Vandals. Their actions gave
The First Amendment of the Constitution gives people the right to have their voices heard. People are permitted to peacefully assemble and make their concerns known. In the aftermath of the recent presidential election, hundreds have taken to the streets to voice their opinions. In many cases, these assemblies have been peaceful. In other cases,
On-field brawls aren’t uncommon in professional or amateur sports. Football players take a few swings, baseball players charge the mound and even hockey players throw down the gloves. In none of these cases do we ever see the police rushing out to break up the fight and cart the participants off to jail. But why?
Very few people, if any, enjoy Daylight Saving Time. It throws off our internal rhythms twice each year, makes for cranky children and confused pets. It can take weeks for our bodies to adjust to what seems like an innocuous hour. Even though most of us complain about the change, we don’t think much about
When you hire a criminal defense attorney, you want to be sure not only that you hired the right person, but that your attorney is going to mount a strong defense. To assist you in selecting the right attorney, here is a list of questions you should ask during your initial consultation. 1. “What can
When it is time to have your case heard in court, you may be given the option to appear in front of a judge or a jury of your peers. Many people wonder if it is a better idea to appear in front of a judge only or, in other words, to choose a bench
Being involved in a drunk driving accident is frightening. Not only are you worried about being charged with driving under the influence, but you may have the additional fear that you hurt someone. Once you discover that no one was injured or killed in your incident, you can take a deep breath and relax a
Credit card theft is a serious crime that has negative consequences for both the victim and the person charged with the crime. A credit card theft occurs when a person takes the physical credit card or account number of a person with an intent to defraud the issuer or the account holder of money, goods,
One of this season’s hottest new shows is FX’s Atlanta. If you are unfamiliar with the show, the premise is this: Alfred Miles, a.k.a. Paper Boi, is a small-time rapper from Atlanta, trying to make it big in the music business. His cousin, Earn, is trying to represent him so they both can get paid.