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
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