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What Is An Attorney Contract Of Engagement? What Terms Should Be Included?

A reputable attorney representing clients charged with felony or misdemeanor offenses will have a contract. That contract spells out what efforts will be made to defend you against the pending charges. Because criminal charges go through the courts in stages and usually do not result in trial, the representation will probably be for all appearances … Continue reading What Is An Attorney Contract Of Engagement? What Terms Should Be Included?

What Is A Deferred Entry Of Sentence Or Deferred Entry Of Judgement?

Many courts and counties have come to the realization that first time misdemeanor offenders without prior criminal contact of any sort should be treated differently from the traditional approach of seeking a criminal conviction. For example, if a person in a moment of weakness or bad judgement walks out of a store without paying for … Continue reading What Is A Deferred Entry Of Sentence Or Deferred Entry Of Judgement?

What Is The Burdon Of Proof In A Criminal Case? “PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT”

The prosecution in a criminal case has the burden of going forward with evidence and must present facts that prove guilt BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. The reason that the prosecution has the burden of presenting evidence first is that there is a presumption of innocence until actually proven guilty. These concepts are embodied in the … Continue reading What Is The Burdon Of Proof In A Criminal Case? “PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT”

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal?

Checkpoints are a necessary tool for police agencies to both enforce license and registration requirements but are also one of the best ways to detain and arrest impaired drivers. During selected holidays and at other times of the year many cities conduct these checkpoints. Cities get federal grants to run these programs. The courts have … Continue reading Are DUI Checkpoints Legal?

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