One of the most complex issues for people facing criminal allegations to process is how circumstantial evidence can be used to arrive at charges and even convictions. Describing evidence as circumstantial makes it sound irrelevant unless you look at the problem the way a criminal defense lawyer would. There is also a popular myth, perpetuated by TV and film crime dramas, that a person can't be convicted on the basis of circumstantial evidence. [Read More]
Criminal Law Services: Pleading Down A Misdemeanor
If you've been charged with a felony crime, your future might hang in the balance of how you choose to fight your charges. Working with a licensed and experienced criminal defense lawyer in your area should be your top priority. In many cases, your best bet is to attempt to plead down your felony to a lesser misdemeanor crime. Here's what you should know about this process and how you can help your attorney secure the best outcome for your case. [Read More]
Should You Be Concerned With Wobbler Duis?
If you are charged with a DUI, you might find yourself fighting back against a wobbler charge. Wobblers are crimes that sit on the cusp of felony and misdemeanor, meaning you don't necessarily know which you are being charged with until the prosecutor makes a decision based on any extenuating circumstances. If your case might be a wobbler, you need to keep reading. What Is a Wobbler DUI? A wobbling charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony, and it impacts the consequences you face if you are found guilty. [Read More]
It Does Happen To Men: What To Do If You're The Victim Of A Sexual Assault
If you're male, and you've been the victim of a sex crime, you should know that you're not alone. Studies show that about 1 in 71 men will be raped in their lifetime. Not only that but about 1 in 6 men will experience some type of sexual violence during their lifetime. However, since most men won't report when they're the victim of a sex crime, those numbers may actually be higher. [Read More]