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When Does It Make Sense To Accept A Low Accident Settlement Offer?

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When you are negotiating a personal injury settlement, your main aim is to get the highest possible amount. In fact, a common bit of advice is to reject a low offer and proceed to trial with the hope of increasing the award. However, this only makes sense in some cases, but not all. For example, it might be prudent to accept a seemingly low offer in any of these two conditions. Read More»

Keeping Your Teenager's Criminal Case In Juvenile Court

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If your teenage son or daughter is charged with a serious crime, you want to focus a lot of effort into making sure that his or her case is heard in the juvenile court system instead of the adult one. These are the things you need to know. Why is juvenile court better than adult court? Juvenile courts exist because the law has started to recognize that the juvenile mind doesn’t fully develop its ability to think in long-range terms or fully understand the consequences of certain actions. Read More»

Knock! Knock! The Police Are At Your Door! Read This Before You Open It

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What should you do if the police come to your door and ask to come inside and speak with you? Do you let them in? Do you try to find out what they want to know? Make the wrong choice, and you could end up facing charges yourself. Before you open the door, this is what you should know about handling the situation. 1.) The police can’t force you to talk to them. Read More»

Four Myths About Police That Criminal Defense Attorneys Want You To Know

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Criminal defense attorneys aren’t just called in when you’re guilty of a crime. Any time you’ve been accused of a crime – whether you’re under arrest or not – is a good time to consult with a criminal defense attorney first. Even dealing with the police as a witness or innocent bystander can potentially become an issue if you don’t have legal counsel.  Cops Need to Say They’re Cops It’s fairly common for people to ask “ Read More»

5 Things You Shouldn't Do After Getting Arrested

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There are few events in life that are more stressful than getting arrested. The thought of spending significant time in jail is always in the back of your mind. However, being nervous and scared all the time can cause you to make mistakes that could hurt your case. Here are five things you should not do after getting arrested: Resisting Arrest If you are innocent of a crime, getting handcuffed by the police can definitely be frustrating. Read More»

What Is Driving While Buzzed?

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You know that if you have had several drinks, you should call a cab or have a designated driver so that you aren’t driving drunk. However, if you have only had a couple of drinks, you may think that you can drive since you are only buzzed, or just have a happy glow, or whatever you may call it. Driving while buzzed can cause accidents and may cause you a lot of legal problems. Read More»

Three Mistakes To Avoid So A DUI Attorney Can Better Defend You

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If you are pulled over on a suspicion of driving while intoxicated, there are many things that you can do that will make it more difficult for an attorney to defend you in a court of law. The following is only a partial list of things to avoid, so your attorney will have the best chance of defending you successfully. Driving with an open container of alcohol Even if you have had only a drink or two with a meal and believe you are under the legal limit for blood alcohol, an open container will hurt your cause. Read More»

When Must I Hire A Lawyer For A DUI Case?

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If you need to go to trial for a DUI offense, there are some times when you can successfully handle the case on your own. But other times, there’s such a close call that you can use any help you can get to make the difference in your court ruling. Here are several close calls where it’s best to get a DUI attorney.  When the Evidence is Slim In some cases, the evidence isn’t as definitive as you think in a DUI case. Read More»

Four Tips For Winning Over Your DUI Judge In Court

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If you have been charged with a DUI, it is time to act fast and work with an attorney to try to lessen charges or get the case dismissed. If there is a chance that your charges might not lead to a conviction, it is well worth it to try. This includes making sure you impress the judge assigned to your court case. Here are four tips that might help win over your DUI judge at your upcoming court date. Read More»

4 Things To Know When You've Been Charged With A DUI

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Being charged with a DUI is something you always want to avoid. The consequences of being charged with a DUI can be severe, especially if it’s not your first one. However, if you have been charged with a DUI, here are four things to know: You Can Fight It: Once you are charged with a DUI, don’t think that there is no way you can fight it. It is possible to beat the charge, especially with a DUI attorney by your side. Read More»