If I Plead Guilty, Do I Still Need An Attorney?


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Share List OK, you got caught. You’re detained in jail, charged with drunk driving, or drug possession, or domestic violence. You are now reviewing your options, considering who you would contact for your one phone call. You spend the night and think about it. The next morning you realize that it might be better and […]

March 1, 2018

What Is An Arraignment?


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Share List You are sitting there in a jail cell, handcuffs around your wrists. If you were in some other countries, you may be in that jail cell for an interminable amount of time, and you may not know for a while (if ever) why you are in prison. Fortunately, you do live in the […]

February 6, 2018

What Are Pre-Indictment Investigations?


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Share List When a serious crime such as murder has been committed, a grand jury usually determines whether or not there is enough evidence to bring the case to trial based on what was gathered. Grand juries almost always indict, as the bar for going to trial is set extremely low. When a minor crime […]

January 2, 2018

Reasons For A Criminal Appeal


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Share List A criminal case can be a crapshoot. You may have a great attorney and it may seem the evidence exonerates you, but … yes, our criminal justice system is not perfect. After all, it is run by humans. Humans have biases and prejudices, and with some people, those biases will never change regardless […]

February 16, 2017