Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer might be the single most important decision you make throughout your case. Chances are there’s at least dozens if not hundreds of criminal defense lawyers hanging their shingles in your city or town. Most have small practices. A few are really good. Below are five things that might surprise you:
Domestic violence now is one of the most commonly charged types of crimes in the United States. Arguments between spouses, household members, parents, children, and romantic partners (or even casual partners) can result in charges related to domestic violence.
Within days of assuming the Presidency, Trump signed two Executive Orders. While these orders don’t change who is legally subject to deportation, they greatly broaden the scope of who now is a priority for deportation.
Drinking, as your parents will admit, if they’re honest, is an expected and largely tolerated part of college life. If your parents are old enough, they remember when you could buy beer in the student union—back then the drinking age was eighteen.
At least two thirds of freshman use a fake ID “25 percent of the time”when they drink alcohol. Unlike your parents’ college days, however, there are at least three things chances are you didn’t know about fake IDs in 2017:
Choosing the right lawyer in the beginning may be the single most important factor in determining the outcome in the end. In fact, choosing the right DUI lawyer will likely be the most important single decision you make in the entire case. This simple article gives you a few surprising and hopefully helpful tips.
This blog series, first and foremost, serves as an alert to you, a warning of sorts. Have fun, but be cautious and try to think before you act. Most common crimes I have dealt with include marijuana possession, fake IDs, alcohol, and driving offenses such as DUI, occasionally shoplifting, and unfortunately but all too often, assault or domestic violence, which almost always involves alcohol.
(part II: Marijuana) Twenty years ago, in 1996, marijuana made its legalization debut for medical purposes in sunny California. Since that time, states across the country have been legalizing marijuana for medical purposes (as of today, 26 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam, with four more states having medical marijuana on their 2016 Read More
On Friday, August 19th United States District Court Judge G. Murray Snow, Phoenix, referred for prosecution Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, Captain Steve Bailey, and Attorney Michele Iafrate. Previously, Judge Snow had held Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three others in contempt for disobeying orders meant to curtail racial profiling Read More
On June 14th, in US v. Christie, No. 14-10233 the Ninth Circuit affirmed the conviction of two ministers of the “Hawaii Cannabis Ministry” for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Reverend Roger Cusick Christie founded the “Hawaii Cannabis Ministry,” envisioning the congregation as “a community wherein cannabis could be celebrated as a sacrament.” See Read More