Being charged with a serious crime is enough to throw anyone’s life into disarray.
That said what steps to take when prosecutors are looking to convict you for any one of many serious crimes?
Do you take one of the first criminal defense lawyers you find or do you do a little research online? Should you take a plea deal if it seems that you’re not going to win your case? Last, do... [Continue Reading]
There are various levels of sexual assault charges that an individual can face in Canada. These all depend on the circumstances involved in the alleged incident.
These charges are defined by the Criminal Code of Canada in sections 271 and 272, which indicates the types of charges as well as the different levels of penalties a convicted individual can face. They include sexual assault, sexual... [Continue Reading]
Filing for a patent for your invention is a big step. You need to know that it is the right step to take for your purposes, since filing for a patent can be time-consuming and costly. If you are new to the world of patents, this guide takes you through the first steps when filing for a patent in the UK.
You have an idea. You develop a new product or new technique. First of... [Continue Reading]
If you or a loved one are involved in a criminal case of any sort, you’re going to find that you need some help sorting through the rubble that comes with the whole thing. Do you know what you need in order to get through your case? Do you understand any, or all, of the legal issues that may come along as you’re working out that information? How can you make sure it goes your... [Continue Reading]
When you hire a defence lawyer to represent you after receiving a criminal charge, you have effectively armed yourself for the ensuing battle ahead of you. Proving your innocence is the job of your defence lawyer and any lawyer worth their salt will always have a plan. Although defence lawyers often follow the same defence strategies, a lot of the skill is in the delivery and the preparation.... [Continue Reading]
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While it is hoped that these questions will be helpful to anyone who needs the advice, this is not to be confused with actual, real, legal advice.
Will my divorce case go through the courts?
Thinking about going through a court process can seem like a lot when it comes to couples who are going through divorce. If everything is resolved amicably, then the court... [Continue Reading]
Do not be fooled by the term ‘estate planning’. You do not need to be wealthy to have an estate plan. In fact, if you have any assets at all and you wish to control what happens to them when you pass on, you will need an estate plan. Here is some detailed information to help you decide if an estate plan is right for you:
What is an estate?
An estate is made up of everything you... [Continue Reading]
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There are very strict laws against driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Still, people have confidence in themselves or make poor choices after drinking these beverages and end up getting caught while driving impaired. This means a Driving While Intoxicated charge, or a DWI. This charge can have a very serious impact on your life. It can result in the... [Continue Reading]
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Former U.S. Attorney William "Bill" C. Killian has joined the Chattanooga law firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. Killian will concentrate his practice on regulatory investigations, white collar criminal defense and governmental law. Killian has ...
(Jan 20, 2018, Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Several criminal defense attorneys said it could be a difficult defense for Weiss, who has told police that he fired his gun because he felt his life was in danger. Moments before he was fatally shot, the victim, 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim, said that ...
(Jan 20, 2018, Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Report Documents Administration's Shameful Criminal Prosecution ...
(Jan 20, 2018, KRWG)
The former police officer charged with killing his brother, Corey Jones, is trying to get a judge to dismiss the charges more than two years after shooting. According to the motion filed late Thursday, Raja's attorney's claim this was a “classic case ...
(Jan 19, 2018, WPTV.com)
Criminal defense attorneys say that gives prosecutors more power in messy legal cases. “They're basically saying they want to get rid of non-unanimous juries, but we're only going to do that if we also can either get rid of or change the language with ...
(Jan 19, 2018, OPB News)
Mark Filip, a Kirkland & Ellis partner in Chicago and Washington, D.C., who previously served as second-in-command at the U.S. Department of Justice, wears multiple leadership hats at his 2,000-plus lawyer firm, which has 60 partners and 30 other ...
(Jan 19, 2018, Law.com)
... though not part of our task, it has become pretty clear that the back-end calculations are so confusing you need an expert to figure it out,” Claitor said. “Even I can't make sense of it, all these different things, and I deal with this every day ...
(Jan 19, 2018, Daily Comet)
BATON ROUGE -- Members of a task force charged with simplifying Louisiana's criminal code can't seem to agree on what to do. Nevertheless, next week they will be recommending to the Legislature how to go about classifying crimes. Prosecutors say the ...
(Jan 19, 2018, Houma Courier)
Letting defense attorneys investigate could endanger “sources and methods that relate to the kinds of things that brought the towers down,” the general warned the judge on Jan. 10, without elaboration. “A general in the United States Army just told you ...
(Jan 19, 2018, Miami Herald)
David Dutton, a former Black Hawk County Attorney in the 1970s who has been practicing criminal defense and civil law for decades, testified as an expert in Metcalf's defense. “James Metcalf met and exceeded the standard of care in the defense of Mr ...
(Jan 19, 2018, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier)
BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- China will expand a pilot project nationwide this year to ensure all criminal cases to have defense lawyers, said a report on Friday's China Daily. The project will assign criminal defense lawyers to represent defendants in ...
(Jan 18, 2018, Xinhua)