Recent Posts in Criminal Defense Category

  • What Happens If I Don't Respond To A Discovery Demand?

    || 22-Dec-2016

    If you fail to answer a discovery demand you could be precluded from entering evidence, witnesses or testimony at the time of trial. Always respond and always keep your discovery response as up to date as possible. If you do miss a discovery date file the documentation with the opposing party as soon as possible to avoid delays that could cause prejudice to the other side.
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  • What Is Discovery?

    || 15-Dec-2016

    As an attorney I am often asked "what is discovery?" This is the legal method of exchanging paperwork and documentation that will be admitted into evidence at the time of trial so no one is unfairly prejudiced at the time of trial with the admission of documents. In a family court case discovery cannot occur without court permission.
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  • Should I Talk to Police If I Get Arrested?

    || 26-Jan-2016

    Most people who are arrested find a profound need to speak to police officers. These people cannot be more wrong. Police are not your friend if you are being arrested and nothing you say to them is going to change their minds about the arrest. Rather, speaking to them about anything could make things substantially worse. The police cannot offer you a plea bargain and they are not authorized to ...
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  • What Is an ACD?

    || 28-Dec-2015

    One of the possible settlements on a criminal case is called an ACD or an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. However, many people are never explained what this disposition actually means. An ACD means that a case will be adjourned for a period of time that is set by the court. This is usually a six month or one year's time period. Should the Defendant not have any further issues with ...
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  • Dressing and Conducting Yourself for the Courtroom

    || 9-Jun-2015

    Whether our clients are facing a traffic violation, divorce, or a criminal charge, it is likely that they have little experience inside the courtroom. In fact, few people outside lawyers and judges do and it is normal for clients to wonder how to present themselves so that they do not further complicate their legal issue. How you dress and conduct yourself in the courtroom may seem beside the ...
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  • How Can I Invoke My Right to Silence?

    || 27-Mar-2015

    In popular media, someone that has been arrested is immediately told they have the right to remain silent during an arrest. This is not something that was made up in order to make television shows and movies more interesting to the viewer. Whenever law enforcement makes an arrest, they are legally required to inform a suspect that they have rights. Thanks to the landmark case Miranda v. Arizona, ...
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