Establishing A Working Relationship With Bail Bond Agents: How And Why For Lawyers
20 September 2018
As a criminal lawyer, you spend a lot of time in court and visiting clients in jail. A question you are most certainly asked often is "Where can I find a bail agent?" Maybe your client asks it, or a family member of the jailed (when the family member calls to ask what happens next or get the case file number for bail). If you have spent enough time in the jails, you eventually run into a couple of bail bond agents.
Three Ways That The Discharge Of A Firearm Could Lead To A Misdemeanor Charge
22 August 2018
If you own firearms, you can legally shoot them at a gun range and while hunting. Should you choose to discharge one of your weapons at another time and for another reason, however, you could soon be dealing with the local police force. Different areas have different rules regarding the shooting of firearms. If you live remotely and have a large property, for example, you may be able to lawfully shoot your guns on your property.
When Should You Be Advised Of Your Rights? What If You Haven't Been, What Happens?
2 August 2018
It's possible that you have been accused of a crime and are being arrested. At this time, the police are supposed to read you your rights, known as Miranda rights. These tell you what your rights are in that moment – you have the right to remain silent and not talk to police and you have the right to a lawyer.
There is a bit of a misunderstanding of when your rights should be read to you.
What Can Happen If You Get Convicted Of Drug Possession
26 May 2018
Being charged with drug possession is very serious. And, if that charge turns into a conviction, things get even more serious.
Potential consequences of a drug possession conviction will vary from state to state and depending on the drug that a person had in his or her possession at the time of arrest.
However, any conviction of this type has the power to negatively affect your life, which is why it's important to secure legal representation as soon as possible after your arrest.