While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!
8 January 2016
Shoplifting charges may not seem like a big deal, but they can be a serious hindrance to your future. If you were recently arrested for shoplifting, don't dismiss the charges as not worthy of fighting. In fact, fighting a shoplifting charge is important, because it could save you from a criminal conviction on your record. Here are a few things you should know about fighting shoplifting charges, including a few ways your criminal defense attorney can help.
15 December 2015
If you are arrested for a crime that you did not commit, it is extremely beneficial to hire a criminal law attorney, if you can afford one. However, in addition to simply hiring one, it is important that you do so as quickly as possible. Here are a few of the reasons why hiring an attorney quickly can prove to be invaluable. An Attorney Can Obtain Information Related to Your Alibi Before it Disappears
20 November 2015
If you have been charged with a DWI, then you may be facing a suspension of your license. This can affect your ability to get to and from work and also negatively impact your personal life. However, you do have several transportation options available. Continue Driving Being arrested for a DWI does not mean that you are automatically guilty of a DWI, however, in most states, your license will be automatically suspended a few days after your arrest if you don't get a lawyer from a firm like Hornthal Riley Ellis & Maland LLP to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles about your case.
21 October 2015
When you get injured on someone's property, you may be entitled to a settlement to help pay for your medical expenses. Slip and fall cases, however, can be extremely complicated, so your best bet is to hire an attorney and check out these three important facts you must consider. It's Your Responsibility to Prove Fault To successfully win your case against a property owner, you need to prove they caused your accident.
22 September 2015
If you're a responsible drinker, you no doubt are aware of the common sense rules about alcohol, such as not driving when drinking, as well as various laws that apply in your state. Most of these laws make sense and are well defined, such as the legal drinking age or the alcohol blood level limit. But did you know that in some states, archaic laws that were passed decades ago are still lurking in the probably dusty legal archives?