What defenses can I use for criminal trial?
In order for a person to be convicted of a crime, the prosecutor must prove, in trial, beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. At trial, a defendant is given the chance to present a defense that supports whether or not they committed the crime, and if they did commit a crime, a legal […]
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
What should I do after a car accident? I often have to answer this question for friends, family and curious strangers who find out that I am a lawyer. I answer it so often I decided to make a quick outline: Call the Police: By calling the police you can get help to the scene and the […]
“Mr. Lafrance, thank you for believing in me and my story.” Those were the words my client said to me as she hugged and sobbed in my arms. I remember when she first walked into my office and asked me to represent her. My client was being accused of battery (at the time). The allegations […]
What is the Juvenile Justice System Process?
Many parents and guardians of youthful offenders want to know what their child will encounter as they move through the Juvenile Justice System. Understanding the process will allow parents and guardians to be knowledgeable and properly involved in supporting their child. A juvenile criminal case may proceed as follows: 1. Law EnforcementThe police arrest the […]