When people picture a criminal defense attorney at work, they usually imagine someone presenting arguments at a trial in front of a jury. This is far from the ideal scenario for a defendant, though. Many other potential options are available for preserving a client's rights. Let's look at three ways a lawyer might try to help a defendant without going to trial. Questioning the Charges at Arraignment After someone has been arrested and formally charged with an offense, they will be compelled to appear before the court for a relatively short hearing called an arraignment.
29 January 2020
If you are in the process of deciding how to proceed with your criminal case and feel that going through a trial would be your best option, you will likely leave the fate of your case up to the jurors who are selected for this case. Going through a trial is not always the best choice defendants have in cases, but it might be the right option for you. If so, here are three important things you should know about the jury that will be handling your criminal case.
2 January 2020
If you're the parent of a transgender teen, you worry about the way society treats them. Unfortunately, gender discrimination is a common occurrence among the transgender community, even within the educational system. This is particularly true where sports are concerned. Many transgender teens face extreme difficulties concerning school sports programs as soon as they become vocal about their gender identity. If your teen is experiencing difficulties with school sports programs, and you're not getting anywhere through educational channels, it's time to contact a gender discrimination attorney.
30 November 2019
Having a friend's animal bite or attack you is upsetting for a multitude of reasons. Your friendship will be tested as you tend to injuries and ask that they pitch in with medical bills. In fact, they may refuse to help completely. If that happens, you might decide a lawsuit is your only solution. However, your commitment to the friendship could still cause the following mistakes: Not Contacting Police When the incident happened, you likely expected that your friend would apologize profusely and admit their pet was wrong.
4 November 2019
As long as there have been doctors and other medical providers, there has invariably been medical negligence. While most medical professionals do the absolute best job they can, sometimes things do go horribly wrong. If you believe you or a family member may be the victim of medical malpractice, then it's important you understand as much about the process of filing litigation as you reasonably can. Armed with a clear understanding of the basics, you can then consult with a medical malpractice lawyer to determine if you have a winnable case and should file a lawsuit.
3 October 2019
Receiving a phone call from jail is always distressing. Just knowing that a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can bring about fear and confusion about what needs to be done. Take a deep breath and know that there are processes in place to deal with issues like this. Read on for a take on what is about to happen to your loved one after a DUI arrest.
4 September 2019
Immigration issues have dominated the news for a while now, so you'll need to make sure you're handling every part of your application so that there aren't any penalties or setbacks. Immigration law is a subject that you'll need to wrap your mind around, and you will have to get help from an immigration attorney. Use the steps in this article to be sure that you're taking every part of this process seriously.
2 August 2019
When a workplace injury is so severe that it affects your ability to work at your job, you are entitled to be paid a lump sum payment. The process toward that ultimate settlement offer can be difficult for those dealing with health issues as a result of an injury. To find out what to expect, read on and learn about a common step on the path toward a settlement — mediation.
1 July 2019
A person who actually sees a car accident take place is considered an eyewitness, and this person is very helpful in settling a car accident case. Eyewitnesses can come in different forms and can offer details that you did not know about. If you were in an accident, or if you ever are, here are several things to understand about the vitality of witnesses. Types you may encounter at an accident scene
24 April 2019
If you ever decide to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you should hang on to all the documents you receive from your case, as you might need them in the future. You may need them when applying for a loan to buy a house or car, or you might need them to fight errors relating to debts that you once had. Here are some tips to help you use these documents to fight the errors you may encounter in the future.
24 April 2019