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How a Criminal Defense Lawyer can Have Your Probation Ended Early

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer can Have Your Probation Ended Early

If you have been arrested on criminal charges, you may be overwhelmed with the legal process that is about to follow. It is extremely difficult and can even work against you to represent yourself in a court of law. Not only can a criminal defense lawyer represent you and ensure you a fair trial, but he or she can even negotiate later on if you are convicted, to have your sentence or probation shortened. Probation Negotiation Case In the case of Debra Lafave, the infamous teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old student in her classroom, home, and car in 2005, her criminal defense lawyer had her probation sentence shortened even though one of the terms of her conviction was no early termination of probation. Her criminal defense lawyer, John… […]

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The Outcome Of Your Case With Criminal Defense Attorney

The Outcome Of Your Case With Criminal Defense Attorney

One of the primary tasks of a criminal law lawyer is to advocate for his or her clients. If you or your loved one have been charged with a crime, retaining a criminal defense attorney is your highest priority. You will need a lawyer with experience, knowledge and take charge attitude. Types of Criminal Offenses Many states group criminal offenses into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a lesser offense, such as theft, and the punishment is typically less than one year in a local jail. Felonies are more serious crimes that include rape, murder and kidnapping, and offenders are usually sentenced to more than one year in prison. Some states refer to criminal offenses in terms of degrees. A fourth-degree offense such as mischief is less serious… […]

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Why You Need to Carefully Choose Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

Why You Need to Carefully Choose Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are faced with criminal charges, make sure you have a criminal defense lawyer you can trust. In the case of a major mortgage-fraud trial of a former Plantation police officer and his brother, defense attorney Michael D. Walsh has apparently abandoned his defendant. A runaway criminal defense lawyer? According to the Palm Beach Post, a federal judge Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for defense attorney Walsh after he failed to show up for the start of the trial. He was supposed to represent Joseph Guaracino, the main defendant in the case, in Fort Lauderdale federal court on Monday. He also failed to show up for a “show case” hearing Tuesday morning on why he should not be held in contempt of court for failing to appear. The mortgage-fraud… […]

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