It’s no secret that an operating while intoxicated (OWI) charge is expensive. There’s the cost of hiring a lawyer and going to court – and if you lose the case, the fines and fees and surcharges you’ll deal with for years. But that’s not all an OWI will cost you. If...
When you’re facing a sexual battery charge, your first instinct might be to call the person who claimed you hurt them and demand they drop the case, that they’re taking things out of context or they’re flat- out lying. But that’s exactly what you shouldn’t do. When...
Let’s be real: facing a criminal charge is never a comfortable position to be in. It’s confusing, it’s scary, it’s frustrating, and even when you know logically that you need to hire a competent lawyer, your emotions can make it hard to think straight and act in your...
Sometimes people are accused of a crime that actually wasn’t a crime. Or, sometimes people do something and then begin to question whether what they just did might be a criminal offense. Information and knowledge is so valuable. You need to know exactly what constitutes a certain crime and what doesn’t.
Sometimes people feel intimidated by attorneys and hesitant to talk to them. There are probably thousands of cases each year that go unaddressed or improperly handled. If you ever have a legal question, don’t just assume that it’s probably silly or a non-issue, call an attorney and make sure. Attorneys are just people and almost always are more than happy to talk with you and figure out if you actually need to hire an attorney.
The police can pull you over for a multitude of reasons. And there are probably many many reasons that you have never heard before. However, there are probably 5 top reasons the police will pull you over and it’s important you are aware of these in order to help avoid being stopped.
Possession of a Controlled Substance. Possession of Marijuana. Possession with the intent to deprive. There are so many criminal offenses that involve possession, but what exactly is possession. There are two general types of possession that are involved in criminal offenses. You might think possession is an obvious thing, but it can be way trickier than that and it’s important to be properly informed.
If you are pulled over and the police officer believes you have been drinking and possibly intoxicated, they will almost certainly ask you to take a chemical test. That test can be either a breath sample or a blood sample. If you refuse to take this test, you WILL lose your license for at least 1 year. You need to know all the issues involved in taking the chemical test before you agree or disagree to take it.
You should always do your homework before hiring an attorney. You can also do some of the work yourself before hiring the attorney so you can save some time and money. These 3 things will give you a HUGE head start on your divorce case and will help your attorney get a better idea of your goals and desired outcome.
If the police ever ask to search your car without a warrant, tell them NO! It is never in your best interest to comply with their request. You never know who may have left something in your car without your knowledge.