Street Fight: A Self-Defense Guide To Prepare And Protect

You may not be in elementary or high school any longer, but that does not mean a physical confrontation is not possible. How should you deal with a confrontation and what should you do during a fight? The following guide will help you understand what you should do if you are physically threatened or assaulted.  What Are You Dealing With In Legal Terms? The first thing you should know is that an altercation that leads to a physical confrontation is generally going to involve the following: Read More 

Trying To Get A Lighter Sentence? Here Are Four Things To Do.

You made a mistake and committed a crime. Now, you've been convicted and are waiting to learn what sentence the court is going to impose on you. What can you (and your lawyer) do to try to get the court to give you a lenient sentence? 1. Try to get a court appearance early in the morning or right after lunch. The reality is that a judge's mood can affect the outcome of your case. Read More 

Two Of Your Questions About Criminal Cases Answered

When a person enters the criminal justice system, the entire process can seem overwhelming. In addition to being extremely complicated, the consequences of losing your criminal case can be particularly devastating. Unfortunately, this is a part of the legal system that you may not have any experience with, which can result in you being poorly informed about this process. By understanding the following two answers to common criminal case questions, your understanding of defending yourself against these charges may improve. Read More 

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