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Under Criminal Investigation? Here’s What You Need to Know Date: June 2, 2017

Being under criminal investigation can be a stressful and bewildering experience. If you’re going it alone, it’s impossible to know what you should do and say, let alone what you should expect from the process. Here are the most important factors you need to know if you’re under criminal investigation. Will the Police Keep the Investi...Read More

Are You Entitled to Damages? Date: May 5, 2017

When you get hurt due to circumstances that aren’t your fault, the days and weeks afterward can seem like a flurry of emotion and activity. Your first priority is healing from your injuries — both physical and emotional. However, one thing that most people don’t consider is that depending on how they became injured, they may be entitled t...Read More

What Are the Best DUI Defense Strategies? Date: March 27, 2017

A DUI arrest can be devastating — particularly if it leads to a conviction. Steep fines, potentially losing your driver’s license, or the shame of driving around with yellow OVI plates on your vehicle are just the beginning of your problems. A criminal record, loss of your job and the inability to get a new one, and financial woes can haunt...Read More

The Top 5 Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer Before Hiring Date: March 24, 2017

Getting a divorce can be a long and emotional process. It’s important to have a knowledgeable, experienced legal advocate by your side. There are many misconceptions about divorce attorneys, and finding one isn’t as simple as hiring the first lawyer that pops up on an internet search, however. Use this guide to know what questions to ask a ...Read More

How Long Does a Police Investigation Take? Date: March 23, 2017

If you’re being investigated for criminal charges, you likely want to know what to expect. How do you know if you’re under criminal investigation? What are the things you should do or avoid doing in order to help your case? Most of all, you’re likely wondering how long does a police investigation take? How to Know If You’re Under Polic...Read More

What Does It Mean to Be Indicted? Date: February 27, 2017

What does it mean to be indicted? “Indicted” is a scary word. Whenever anyone flips on the news and hears that someone has been indicted by a grand jury, it sounds like serious business. However, the term simply refers to a procedure in the legal process — a procedure that does not, in fact, indicate someone’s guilt or innocence. Wit...Read More

What Can the Police Search Without a Warrant? Date: February 24, 2017

Can the police search without a warrant? The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” Simply put, this means that police can’t randomly search your vehicle or your home unless they have a warrant ...Read More

The Top 5 Misconceptions About Criminal Arrests Date: February 23, 2017

Being arrested for a crime is frightening and confusing. The problem is that from the second the arrest begins, everything you say and do matters. It’s important that you understand your rights, as well as common misconceptions about criminal arrests. 1. I’ll just explain to police and they’ll let me go. “You have the right to remain ...Read More

Who’s Liable? Understanding the Different Types of Personal Injury Cases Date: February 2, 2017

Personal injury cases happen every day — someone is going about their normal business and they get hurt due to circumstances beyond their control. However, those circumstances are often under someone else’s control. When this happens, the person harmed can file a personal injury lawsuit. This serves as a deterrent for individuals and bus...Read More

What to Look For in a DUI Defense Attorney Date: January 26, 2017

It can all happen so quickly: You have one too many drinks and before you know it, there are red and blue lights flashing in your rear-view mirror. Now more than ever, you need a good DUI defense attorney. One bad, split-second decision can result in an avalanche of long-term problems. A DUI can result in expensive fines. You could lose your...Read More