Any situation where you feel the need to seek out the advice of a lawyer is a serious one, but if you've been accused of a violent crime, it's especially vital that you take every possible precaution. Regardless of your actual culpability in the event, there are some steps you can take to make sure you're active and engaged in your defense. Below, you'll find a guide to some questions you should be sure to ask your criminal defense attorney. [Read More]
Is There Any Way To Prevent A Juvenile From Being Tried As An Adult?
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 7,000 teens are tried as adults for crimes. While criminal court can provide teens with more rights than juvenile court, there's also the risk they will be sentenced to harsher punishment, such as longer jail time and higher fines. Additionally, being placed with adult offenders can result in significant psychological and physical harm to juveniles. If you suspect your child's case will be transferred to adult court, there may be a way to prevent that from happening. [Read More]
If You've Been Denied Workers Comp Benefits: Appealing Your Initial Denial To Receive Benefits
When you are at work and you get injured, you will need to report your injuries to your supervisor. If you are not able to return to work right away, you should be covered under workers compensation benefits until you are able to begin working again. Sometimes the medical exam you receive from the doctor your employer sends you to will indicate that you can return to work, even if you are still hurt. [Read More]
Why You Need To Hire An Appellate Lawyer To Win Your Case
You might have a good working relationship with your existing trial lawyer. You trust them, and they have worked very hard on your behalf. They already know the complexities of your case and have been working months if not years on getting your case either dismissed or the charges dropped. If your case has gone to the appeals board, however, it is better to hire an appellate lawyer to take over the process, and there are very valid reasons why. [Read More]