Very recently (February 22, 2016 for future generations) the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments on a case titled "Utah v. Strieff."
PLEA BARGAINS AND YOU! SAVING MONEY AND TIME.
I wanted to spend a little time talking about plea bargains. Plea bargains are a somewhat confusing part of the law for those who have not been involved in the criminal justice system.
THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE
Our legal system is based on the presumption that everyone accused of something until they can be proven innocent. In a civil claim, the presumption is that the person did not do what they were accused of as well.
YOUR RIGHT NOT TO BE SEARCHED
I have, in my short time as an attorney, received a number of questions about when an officer can search a person's home (or office, or car, etc.). There is actually a lot of case laws on the issue.
DEALING WITH A TICKET
Traffic Tickets are the most common way that most people interact with both the police and with the legal system. It is unfortunate, but true.
WHAT TO DO IN COURT
Most people don't have to show up to court every day, but as an attorney, it is a regular part of business, and it is always something that I talk to my clients about before we get in there.