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Alexandria Cazares-Perez > Posts tagged "dallas attorneys"

Starting Out As a Criminal Defense Lawyer: Some Advice

It's a time marked both by excitement and apprehension. I clearly remember the day I graduated and even though I was only 24, I have seen a common reaction in law graduates no matter what age. The greatest single benefit I had after graduation was my one-year articling term. Criminal lawyers are usually lone-wolves. Unlike civil litigators who practice in groups and firms, a criminal lawyer is typically a sole practitioner either practicing alone or in a cost-sharing arrangement with other criminal lawyers who are also sole practitioners. This has its advantages...

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The "Truths" Top Criminal Law Attorneys Wish More People Were Aware Of

1.) Do not retain a criminal law attorney or DUI defense lawyer based upon the attorney's office location. For many hardworking people, it is simply easier to go to a local criminal law attorney blocks away to make legal decisions that could land you or a loved one in jail and/or affect one's livelihood forever. While a general practice attorney is often acceptable for non specialty areas such as the drafting of wills, contacts, etc., criminal and drunk driving defense has become a specialized field requiring unique training and attention. For example, most police departments have officers who are trained...

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5 Tips for Writing Authentic Crime and Legal Fiction

Writing about a highly technical topic, like crime or law, can be intimidating. In the world of criminal law, there are innumerable rules, practices and procedures. Criminal lawyers speak their own language. To write a good crime or legal story, a writer needs to have credibility. Credibility comes from working within the rules of criminal law and speaking the criminal law language. But you don't have to be a cop or lawyer to write about crime or criminal law with authenticity. Here are some tips to get started: 1....

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Can I Face Criminal Charges for Writing a Bad Check?

When a person writes a check and presents it to a bank or merchant, and does so knowing that their bank account cannot cover it, they are committing a crime called check fraud. Passing a bad check can be defended in court by claiming "you did not know" if the state cannot prove intent. This is because passing a bad check is sometimes unintentional, and rather, a result of poor or irresponsible banking practice. On the other hand, there are countless cases of intentional check fraud, ranging from petty to white collar. What happens...

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Key Factors That Make a Successful Criminal Defense Lawyer

Many people believe that a good criminal lawyer is one who is aggressive and, perhaps, even pushy with the prosecutor or the judge. This belief may even include the idea that a successful criminal lawyer uses theatrics and deception to win in court. This cannot be further from the truth. No doubt, this perception is influenced, at least partly, by the many prime-time American television programs featuring tricky lawyers pulling the wool over the eyes of judges and juries, or aggressively pressuring the prosecutor to "cut a deal". However, in real life practice...

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Criminal Law: A Critical Evaluation of Murder

Introduction Murder is not provided for in any statute in England or Wales, with its definition emanating from case law. The definition of murder can be broken down into two elements, mens rea and actus reus . This brief article will focus on these two elements of murder. Firstly, a brief insight into the two concepts will be needed. This will equip the reader with the relevant understanding for the more critical part of this article, that being the evolution of these two concepts. Lastly, this article will focus on the...

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Wyoming, Michigan Criminal Defense

In Wyoming, Michigan, there are two district court judges. Pablo Cortes was appointed as a district court judge in November, 2005. His current term expires in December, 2014. Judge Cortes got a undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University Law School. He is also an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The other district court judge is Steven Timmers. He was elected district judge in November 2001 and his current term expires in December, 2016. Judge Timmers got his undergraduate degree from West Michigan university. ...

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Rehabilitation in Criminal Law

In short and plain terms, rehabilitation basically means the path to restore a criminal to a useful existence in society. This path is often paved with hundreds of hours of therapy, pertinent education and more. To truly restore a perpetrator to good condition so he or she can operate efficiently in the real world again requires time and a lot of analysis. The right decisions need to be made from the start with regards to the proposed rehab plan. The main assumption made by the advocates of rehabilitation is that a person is...

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The Difference Between Federal Law and State Law

When you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, it is wise to start doing your research in order to better understand the law and what you might expect during the judicial process. The most fundamental place to start is to learn the difference between state and federal law. One area of law involves misdemeanor convictions, while the other deals with felonies. Continue reading to learn what you need to know about state and federal law, including what they are, when they were created, who created them, their constitutional power, and much more.State LawState law refers to the laws...

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Which States Allow Criminal Record Expungement?

With so many laws being passed and repealed every day, it's hard to keep up. And although most people are unaware of new laws being passed in their state, there is one new law that many cannot afford to ignore. Criminal expungement is now legal in several states within the country. This new law allows past criminals to seal or restrict their past arrests and convictions from public view. There are endless benefits to this law, but not all states have approved it yet. Continue reading to learn more about criminal record expungement and which states have approved the law.Expunging...

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