Do You Have to Testify in Court if You’re Charged with a Crime?

Being the Defendant in a criminal case is one of the most stressful, nerve-wracking experiences an individual will ever endure. Attending a court session and being called “The Defendant” is in and of itself a  daunting experience. Now imagine that your case cannot be resolved before trial, and you have to defend yourself before a jury of your peers. One of the most significant discussions you will have with your Read More

Stay Strong: How to Remain Positive Throughout the Trial Process

When an individual is charged with a crime, one of the options available is to go to trial and defend yourself. If you have made a decision to proceed to trial before a jury or a judge, it is important to stay calm and act appropriately during the time leading up to trial and during the trial itself. With that in mind, although a trial can be extremely stressful and nerve-wracking, it’s important to keep your Read More

The First Steps to Take if You’re Charged with a White Collar Crime

“White collar” crimes include things such as fraud, money laundering, and other non-violent financial crimes. Due to the rise in these types of activities and their drastic impact on both individuals and corporations, the federal government has made it a priority to prosecute individuals who engage in this conduct. Extremely stringent penalties have been enacted to punish anyone convicted of a white collar crime. Read More

Criminal Defense: “If I’m Charged with a Crime, Will it Go on My Record Forever?”

It is a nightmare that nobody wants to experience. Just when you think you’ve landed your dream job, the bad news comes in: you have a criminal record and cannot be accepted into the company. Indeed, the feeling is devastating and can leave you depressed for days on end. Nevertheless, this feeling can be avoided if you take the initiative to seal or expunge your records. What is Sealing or Expunging? After you Read More

Charged With Domestic Violence? Here’s What to Expect

Domestic violence is a serious offense that can get you into a lot of trouble with the law. In fact, most domestic abuse cases that are reported usually end up with an arrest, even if the accuser decides to withdraw the allegations. In this article, we are going to look at what happens after you are charged with domestic violence and what to expect. First Expectation: The Arrest Once an officer is dispatched Read More

What to Expect if You’re Charged with Financial Crimes

Financial crimes are among the most sensitive in the US criminal justice system. Some of the issues that constitute financial crimes include fraud, embezzlement, corruption and related actions, which are often labeled as “white-collar crimes.” Various federal agencies are tasked with investigating and carrying out the prosecution of all individuals that commit financial crimes in the country. This article provides a Read More

Don’t Talk to The Police Without Your Lawyer—Even if You’ve Done Nothing Wrong!

If you’ve been brought to the police station, arrested for a crime you didn’t commit, it’s tempting to talk to the police. In your mind, you might think, “If I can just explain my story and what actually happened, then they’ll know I’m not guilty.” However, this is an instinct that you will need to ignore. It is absolutely in your best interest to talk with a criminal defense lawyer first and have them present when Read More

When Bad Things Happen to Good People: How to Respond if You’re Accused Unjustly

Being falsely accused of a crime can come as quite a shock, especially if you have not done anything wrong. If you believe that you have been falsely accused of a crime, stay calm. Following these steps will help you have the best outcome possible: 1) HIRE AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY! Even if you have been arrested or charged for a crime you did not commit, it is the prosecutor’s job to hold someone Read More

The Offer on the Table: The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Plea Bargain

Frequently, prosecutors offer plea bargains to defendants to help expedite the judicial process. When defendants accept a plea bargain, they essentially are admitting guilt to lesser charges in return for a concession from the prosecutor. The case usually ends at this point, and it’s removed from the court docket. However, what exactly comes with accepting or rejecting a plea bargain? In this blog we discuss the Read More

A Second Chance: Understanding How Expunging or Sealing Your Criminal Record in Florida Works

If you have ever been charged with a crime, you have a criminal record. Even if the charges were later dropped, it stays on your record, and it can greatly impact your present and future. Whenever you apply for a job or to rent an apartment, this information shows up in a report about you. The same goes for applying for a loan, to a school, for a professional license, and more. That’s why, for many people, going Read More