Every new college student should know about drugs. Not just why they're bad for you but also some of the surprising ways that they can cause you serious legal and financial trouble. This is what you should know. 1.) It doesn't matter if the drugs aren't yours. Most new college students end up with roommates that they didn't even know prior to the start of the school year. Some of those roommates may use drugs recreationally or habitually—they may even sell them. [Read More]
Are You Playing DUI Russian Roulette? Four Ways To Get Your Life Back
Unfortunately, about a million and a half people are arrested for drunk driving every year. If you're one of them, the sooner you turn your life around, the better. Before more havoc is wreaked on your life and before a tragedy befalls it, do something. Being proactive about your problem is the only way to solve it. Here are four ways to get you headed in the right direction. Have A Heart-To-Heart With Your Lawyer [Read More]
3 Steps To Take After Being Charged With A Domestic Violence Offense
The court system takes domestic violence charges very seriously, and if you are charged with a domestic violence offense it can drastically change your life. How you react after being charged can make a big difference in how your future will play out, so it is important to think things through and make the right decisions. Take the following steps after being charged with a domestic violence offense: Understand the Consequences [Read More]
Does Your Lawyer Have To Prove Your Innocence In Court If You Are On Trial?
If you are on trial for a criminal offense, this could be anything from theft to murder, and you need to get the judge and/or jury to see the possibility that you are innocent. This is where reasonable doubt comes into play at trials. Your lawyer, in a sense, doesn't have to prove absolutely that you didn't commit the crime; they just need to plant the seed of doubt in the juror's head. [Read More]