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Jul 24

If you're been charged with a criminal offense, one of the most important steps you will take in defending yourself is hiring a lawyer. With such high stakes, however, it's easy to get overwhelmed when choosing an attorney. Here are some things to consider as you look for the right lawyer to defend you in your criminal case. read more

Jul 10

According to the law, any person who "intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent" arrest could be charged with resisting arrest. Here are some tips of avoid being charged with resisting arrest in the first place, and some defense strategies if you are accused of resisting arrest. read more

Feb 23

For a lot of people, a background check is no big deal—but if you've got a record, you know that sinking feeling you get when you realize that you may not get a job or an apartment because of your prior convictions. Fortunately, a criminal record may not always be the end of the world—in fact, some infractions, convictions, and other transgressions may be expunged. read more

Jul 25

To paraphrase Jay Z, when you see the lights in your rearview mirror, you may think you have a few choices: Either pull over, or burn rubber. And while running for it may seem like a good idea at the time, it's rarely a good idea to add another charge—which is exactly what happens when you evade police. But if you're not quite sure what constitutes evasion—and just how much worse it might make your situation—keep reading to find out how serious it really is. read more

May 26

When an officer of the law is slapping cuffs on your wrist or peppering you with questions at a police department, it can be extremely frightening. It's a good idea to know exactly what you're entitled to do under the law to protect yourself. That means understanding your constitutional right to stay quiet and using it when the time comes. If you've been accused of a crime—even if you've just been stopped by a traffic cop!—do yourself (and your attorney) a favor and follow these steps: read more

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