Even if you know and understand the short-term consequences of getting a DUI — jail time, license suspension, and fines — you might not have ever considered how a DUI conviction can affect your future. Sure, you can lose your driver's license if you're convicted of driving under the influence, but there's a lot more you can lose too. Learn more about the long-term consequences of DUI convictions. Your Job [Read More]
How Social Media Can Land You A Date With Criminal Disaster
Social media often creates a fun environment in which you can chat with friends and family and even meet new people. If you currently have a social media profile, you are not alone. There are approximately 2.3 billion individuals actively using social media throughout the world. Despite the allure of constant and easy communication that social media provides, it could also pose as a recipe for criminal disaster. Fortunately, there are ways you can avoid such a scandal. [Read More]
Why Is Your Attorney Suggesting A Bench Trial?
Criminal defendants facing serious charges generally have a right to a jury of their peers—so why would anyone deliberately ask for a bench trial and put their fate in the hands of the judge alone? If you've been charged with a serious crime and your attorney is suggesting a bench trial, one of these two reasons is probably the cause. The Decision Hangs On A Question Of Law There are often multiple versions of what happened before, during, and after the commission of a crime. [Read More]
Pulled Over Because Of A Suspected DWI? Know These 3 Things
If a police officer pulls you over because they suspect you have been drinking while driving, it is something that needs to be taken very seriously. Being convicted of a DWI can have major consequences, so you do not want to give the officer any reason to arrest during your traffic stop. These tips should help you handle the situation. Comply With Requests From The Police Officer A police officer can pull your car over if they have any reason to believe that you have been drinking and driving. [Read More]