Wednesday, November 21, 2012

5 Traits of a Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

Traits of a Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

What separates the top lawyers from the rest? For some people, it’s how experienced they are in practicing their profession. But what about those who are still new to the profession?

Here are 5 traits of a top criminal defense attorney:

1. Workaholic

Good lawyers are always workaholics. The average law student studies an average of 90 hours a week and will be working through the weekend.

2. Aggressive

Lawyers who win cases are aggressive lawyers. There is no room in the court for pushovers especially in criminal defense.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Teen in DUI Manslaughter Case Sentenced to 10-Year Church Attendance

A district judge in Oklahoma sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 10 years of church attendance for a DUI/DWI manslaughter offense. Tyler Alred, the teen offender, was driving a Chevrolet pickup in the early morning hours of December 4, 2011 when he hit a tree, in the process killing his passenger and friend, 16-year old John Dum. A breathalyzer test showed that his blood alcohol content then was under the state’s legal alcohol limit but he had been drinking underage which is also illegal. He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in August.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Arresting Officer in DUI Incident Arrested for Contempt of Court

Florida Highway Patrol trooper John Costa, 41, was ordered thrown in jail this week after his failure to appear at a DUI trial forced the judge to dismiss the defendant’s case.

Friday, November 16, 2012

What To Do If Charged With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious case; once the police are called in for a complaint, someone is going with them (usually to jail) for questioning.

What To Do If Charged With Domestic Violence
Here are things you should do when charged with domestic violence: 


You have the right to remain silent, so practice that right by being silent and only talking to the officer when asked with a question.


When being taken to custody, cooperate with the officer and be polite. You will gain nothing by being rude and/or angering the officer.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fox News Anchor Amanda Davis in Head-On Collision, Arrested for DUI

Amanda Davis, an award winning co-anchor for Fox 5 News in Atlanta, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after she figured in a head-on crash with another car along Piedmont Avenue.

According to investigators at the scene, Davis was found driving her green Fiat northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue when she struck a black Toyota Corolla driven by David Jarman. The head-on collision caused substantial front-end damage to both vehicles. Jarman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What To Do When You are Charged with DUI

Being charged with DUI is a serious offence for everyone. Driving under the influence does not only endanger your life but others as well.

If you’re charged with DUI here is a list of things to consider,
You have rights

The patrolman will read you the “Miranda rights”, remember that you have the right to remain silent and you should exercise that right. Anything you say once arrested will be used to you on the court of law and since you are being charged with DUI you will need to control yourself and comply with what the officer is instructing you. Remember that you can refuse the field sobriety test and the breathalyzer test. When being questioned, do not lie to the officer.