Should I Take The Plea Deal?

The answer to that question is – it depends. Pleading no contest or guilty is can lead to a criminal conviction, which can have severe, life-altering consequences. While you should always confer with an experienced criminal defense attorney, the final decision on whether to accept or reject a plea offer belongs to you – not […]

7 Ways A Lawyer Help With My Criminal Case?

Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side – one who understands the system, and who knows the law and the rules (both spoken and unspoken) – helps to level the playing field.

YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AT TRIAL

The Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution establish the fundamental rights of a criminal defendant before and during trial. The purpose of these rights is to ensure that all citizens are treated fairly and to protect defendants from overreaching by the government or abuse at the hands of an overzealous prosecutor. If you […]

WHAT HAPPENS IF I VIOLATE MY PROBATION?

If you violate the terms of your probation, you may be placed in custody by your probation officer, which is also referred to as having a “detainer” lodged on you. You will then have a hearing before the judge who sentenced you previously. At the initial hearing, your lawyer will discuss with the prosecutor to […]

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF COMMON TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF PROBATION?

Some examples of common terms and conditions of probation are: Check in with a probation officer as instructed; Abstain from using illegal or non-prescribed drugs, and do not abuse prescribed drugs; Abstain from alcohol; Attend and complete drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation; Submit to random or scheduled drug screens; Submit to random searches Stay employed or […]