Sexual crimes committed against children are among the most egregious. Unfortunately, these crimes can continue to haunt a victim even after they have been reported to the police. Families of child sex abuse victims may not think they need to hire an attorney to represent them. It's true that a prosecutor will handle criminal charges, but the help of an attorney can be invaluable throughout the investigative and court processes. [Read More]
Can You Get A Speeding Ticket When There Was No Posted Speed Limit?
If you got a speeding ticket when there was no posted speed limit, you may think it was unfair. You could be right, but the ticket might still be valid under the law. Here are some scenarios to consider. Missing Speed Limit Sign There may be a road where the police know the usual speed limit but the speed limit sign was missing because of weather damage or vandalism. You could also pull onto a road from another road where there may not be a speed limit sign from the point where you turned on to the point where you were pulled over. [Read More]
4 Things You Should Never Do After A DUI Arrest
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common criminal charge. However, navigating the criminal system after a DUI arrest isn't easy. This situation is stressful for most people from the minute they are pulled over to their court date. If you've been arrested for DUI, don't make these mistakes and damage your chances of getting the best possible outcome. Accept the Penalties Without a Fight Don't just assume you are guilty and accept your DUI penalties outright. [Read More]
Should You Claim Mutual Combat in an Assault Case?
If you were involved in a fight, you might be surprised if the other combatant decides to later press charges. In some cases, you might be right to object because some states have mutual combat laws on the books. When two individuals get into a fight that they both agree to, the defendant can use mutual combat as a defense. Don't Place Your Freedom at Risk No matter what the circumstances, if your freedom is in jeopardy because of a criminal charge, you must contact a violent crime defense attorney. [Read More]