Blog Posts in March, 2016

  • Why You Should Never Jump Bail

    || 25-Mar-2016

    You might already be aware that jumping bail is not wise. Granted, it is not a common occurrence, but doing so can land you in hot water almost tenfold, particularly if you are facing criminal charges. Jumping bail because someone wants to avoid being criminally prosecuted will almost always lead to some very serious consequences. This is an unwise decision—something we would never recommend ...
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  • Should I Hire a Criminal Lawyer for an Expungement?

    || 23-Mar-2016

    You have decided that you want to get an expungement, but you are not sure if you should hire a general practice attorney, or a criminal defense attorney. What you do know is that this is important, and you want it done right. You don’t know if hiring an attorney that charges less, but does not specialize in criminal defense would yield the same quality results as hiring a seasoned criminal ...
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  • You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

    || 18-Mar-2016

    Our laws protect anyone from being considered automatically criminally responsible. “Innocence until proven guilty” is one of the tenets of our justice system. Essentially, it places the burden on prosecutors, who have pressed the charges, to break down, analyze, and decipher the evidence. If prosecutors can prove that the person has committed a crime without a shred of doubt, then a ...
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  • Will an Arrest Stop Me From Owning a Firearm?

    || 16-Mar-2016

    As Americans, we take our right to bear arms under the Second Amendment very seriously. Most gun enthusiasts embrace their right to use firearms to protect themselves and their families from intruders and dangerous individuals. Some people enjoy target shooting with handguns and rifles for fun, while others take their rifles to the woods to hunt deer and other animals. Often, guns are needed for ...
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  • The Fifth Amendment: The Right to Not Self-Incriminate

    || 11-Mar-2016

    A tactic that law enforcement often uses against a suspect is to force a false confession. The police might detain you or ask you to report to the police station for questioning. This is when you become vulnerable, a party to their overall scheme, and a pawn in their game of extracting as much information as possible to secure a conviction. More than likely, you already know that you have the ...
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  • When Is Browsing the Internet Illegal?

    || 4-Mar-2016

    Have you ever had the fear that your browsing history might send you to jail or worse? It is a commonly shared concern among many, especially now when the Internet has become such an integral part of our daily lives. Some Internet searches can certainly land you in trouble, however, as these keywords can be a trigger for law enforcement to investigate further and possibly step in. Simply put, ...
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