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  • 3 Myths About Criminal Defense Attorneys Debunked


    When it comes to criminal law, there are a lot of grey areas and misconceptions. If you have been accused of a crime and are in need of an attorney, you most likely have a lot of questions about criminal defense attorneys. While there are myths floating around about nearly all types of law and lawyers, criminal defense attorneys tend to get some of the worst rumors spread about them. Below, three highly common myths about criminal defense attorneys are debunked, so you can feel better about hiring one to defend you and your case.
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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Social Media And The Police


    You may consider what you post to your friends on your social media accounts to be protected speech and private. However, you would be wrong. Here are five reasons you should be very careful about what you post, even if you consider yourself a law-abiding citizen. 1. Police scan social media to gather information. Police officers now have special software to track social media for evidence of various types of criminal activity in real time.
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  • Have You Become A Partner In Serious Crime?


    Things started innocently for you at least. You may have only wanted a pal or a love interest to make your life feel complete. Now you are helping someone engage in seriously illegal activity, perhaps even something violent. How did things come this far and what can you do? You Were Chosen If you have partnered up with someone who has antisocial traits, they probably chose you as a potential partner, whether as a friend, lover, or spouse.
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  • Mistakes to Avoid If You Are Facing Sexual Harassment in a Workplace


    Sexual harassment is a criminal offense. You have the right to take legal action against the person who is harassing you. Hiring a criminal lawyer is a good way of starting your legal redress process, but you can also make the process easier by avoiding these mistakes: Not Showing That the Behaviors Is Unwanted Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, and the best way of showing that a behavior is unwelcome is to tell the harasser to stop.
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  • Defending Yourself Against Criminal Charges


    If you have been accused of a crime, your first step is to find a defense attorney who can help you with the case. The attorney can look at the facts of your case and try to conjure a defense strategy that can help you avoid a guilty verdict, or at least reduce the punishment handed down to you. The law requires that all charges against you are proven beyond reasonable doubt.
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  • Three Harsh Truths About Medical Marijuana Laws That You Should Know Before You Travel


    If you're a medical marijuana patient, traveling to and from work or vacation can present some unusual problems. Even if medical marijuana is legal in your state, you can end up facing drug charges over a traffic stop. Here are 3 harsh truths about medical marijuana you should know before you hit the road. 1.) It isn't legal to drive while on medical marijuana. Depending on the state that you live in, the mere presence of any marijuana in your system is enough to convict you on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.
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  • Don't Face A Careless Driving Charge On Your Own: An Attorney Can Help You


    When you get behind the wheel, you are signing an agreement that you will commit to safe driving. Failing to honor this agreement doesn't just put your safety and the safety of other motorists on the road in jeopardy, but you also put your ability to drive at risk. If you are convicted of careless driving, you face harsh and lasting consequences. Familiarizing yourself with these penalties can show just how important having legal representation is.
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  • How to Deal With a DUI Case in Tennessee


    If you live in Tennessee or drive through it for any reason, you need to be aware of the laws of the road. One of the worst driving penalties that you can receive in the state is a driving under the influence (DUI) infraction. This misdemeanor criminal charge can cost you some serious money and time, and can even land you a jail sentence, with a criminal record. Each state handles DUI cases differently, so you need to be sure that you are able to inform yourself properly of what you might face, so that you can act accordingly.
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  • 3 Reasons Your Criminal Defense Attorney May Seek to Change Your Trial Venue


    If you have been accused of a crime, then your defense lawyer will do everything in his or her power to get help you. This may include, for example, filing a change of venue motion so that you can be tried in another court. Here are three reasons why your lawyer may submit such a motion. Pre-trial Publicity There are many cases where a case may attract intense publicity. For example, it may involve a public figure, a prominent person, or it may just be unusual.
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