Applying For A Job With A Criminal Record: Important Dos And Don’ts

If you have a conviction on your record--whether it be a misdemeanor or felony--you may be understandably concerned about your ability to find a job once you've done your time or received your sentence. While gaining employment with a criminal record isn't easy, there are some important things you can keep in mind and steps you can take to increase your chances of success. From there, you can get on with your life and work towards a successful career. Read More 

Three Things You Should Know about Pleading Insanity as a Defense

You may be tempted to feign insanity if you are charged with a serious crime. Many people who have never faced the reality of being institutionalized might feel it is an attractive alternative to prison. However, the truth is very different than what is portrayed in the media. 1. You May Spend More Time Locked Up If you are declared not guilty by reason of insanity, you may be confined to a state mental facility, and you may remain there until you have been declared sane and there may be other restrictions such as placement upon release. Read More 

Parents Paying The Price: 3 Ways You Might Be On The Hook Financially For Your Child’s Crime

If your child is charged with a crime, they will have to navigate the juvenile justice system and pay for their crime if they are found guilty. While being charged with a crime will be very stressful for your child, it will be equally stressful for you, if not more so. In addition to carving out times for meetings with your lawyer and court dates, your child's crime might also hurt you financially. Read More 

3 Things You Should Do If You Are Approached By An Officer For A Possible Arrest

Being arrested can be a scary thing. You might be worried about a variety of things. This stress and worry can make people make rash decisions, that might not help their case. This is why it is important that you know what to do and not to do if you are arrested by the police. 1. Comply With The Officer Even if you feel the officer is being unfair or targeting you, it is important that you comply with the police. Read More 

Pleading Insanity: 3 Facts You Should Know Before Asserting This Legal Defense

One of the only defense strategies that can be use in all criminal proceedings is an insanity defense. By pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, a defendant is able to admit that they committed a crime, but ask that the jury does not hold them criminally liable for their actions due to a mental defect or disorder. While this defense strategy can be quite effective in some cases, there are a few facts that you should know before choosing to assert this defense in your own case. Read More