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What to Wear For Court
As a trial lawyer and criminal defense attorney, one of the most frequent discussions that I have with my clients is they should prepare for appearing in court.  It is a fact that people do judge us at least temporarily by our initial appearance.  Judges do their best to resist this temptation but they are still human.  So, bearing this in mind, [....]
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Charged Versus Arrested
Being "charged" is the initiating process in which an individual is accused of committing a violation of law.  It is basically the part where a person is formally accused.  The violation can be anything from a minor traffic infraction, such as speeding to something as serious as murder.  Police officers have the authority to file charges indepen [....]
Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney: Does the Officer Have to Read Me My Rights?
This is one of the most frequently misunderstood aspects of being arrested.  Most people assume that if a police officer makes an arrest there is an attendant obligation of receiving a formal notification of "your rights".  This is untrue.  A person is entitled to be advised of "their rights" only before custodial questioning.   In a landmark d [....]
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