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What To Do If Your Child Gets Arrested

When your child gets arrested you may have no idea as to what will happen. If your child is a minor, things generally are handled differently than if your child has reached their majority.  Do Not Let Them Speak to the Police Alone If your child is under the age of 18, they can't be questioned without a representative present. That means that you can sit in on any questioning. You also have the right to tell your child to be quiet. Read More 

3 Ways You Can Potentially Mitigate Your DUI Charges And Consequences

If you have recently been arrested on the suspicion of drinking and driving, you may be facing severe criminal DUI charges. The one thing that you need to realize is that you do not have to agree to the charges that the police have filed against you. There are steps that can be taken to possibly mitigate the charges and consequences. Here are three directions that you could potentially take: Read More 

Can You Withdraw A Guilty Plea?

Plea deals aren't uncommon in criminal cases -- neither is regret once one has been accepted. Some people are unhappy with the sentence they are offered and some people just start to think that they might have had a better outcome at trial. However, withdrawing a guilty plea isn't that easy to do. Here are some things you should know if you're thinking of trying. Has the court already accepted the plea? Read More 

Is There Forensic Evidence Against You? Don’t Assume That Your Case Is Lost

One of the scariest things you can probably hear if you're facing criminal charges is a detective saying that they have physical evidence that you were at a crime scene -- especially if you weren't. Juries these days love forensic evidence, in part because of the CSI effect. Popular television has many people convinced that forensic evidence is easy and foolproof, when it is not. If you're facing forensic evidence in your criminal trial, don't assume that you're as good as convicted. Read More 

Is It Possible For A DUI Misdemeanor To Be Upgraded To A Felony DUI?

The lowest level of crime, which includes driving under the influence (DUI), is known as a misdemeanor. As a general rule, if you are facing a first-time charge, then this is the type of charge. However, there are some instances when you are charged with a felony DUI instead of a misdemeanor DUI. Although a felony is more serious in nature, which will warrant more severe punishment, both types of charges carry stiff penalties. Read More