10 Reasons to Never Defend Yourself in a Criminal Case

Categories: criminal defense

defending yourself

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may be tempted to represent yourself in court. But while you have a legal right to represent yourself, it’s never a good idea. Here are 10 reasons it isn’t a good idea to defend yourself if you face criminal charges. 1) You Only Get One Arraignment You…

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Can You File for Bankruptcy with a Pending IRS Audit?

Categories: bankruptcy

bankruptcy and IRS audit

Have you gotten over your head into debt? Filing bankruptcy could provide you with a means to end your debt nightmare and make a fresh start. But what if you’re in the middle of being audited by the IRS? Can you still file for bankruptcy with a pending audit? Yes, but there are some things…

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Common Terms in Bankruptcy to Know

Categories: bankruptcy

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If you’re going through bankruptcy, you may encounter a number of legal terms that may be unfamiliar. Understanding these common terms will help you more easily navigate the bankruptcy process and ensure that you make the right decisions. Here are some of the most common terms you may encounter in your bankruptcy case. Administer: To…

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Can You Sue for Injuries from Electric Shock?

Categories: criminal defense

electric shock

Each year, at least 70 people in the United States are killed by electrocution due to faulty consumer products. The majority of these victims were adults aged 40 to 59 years old. Electrocution is also one of the most common workplace injuries. In fact, about nine percent of all deadly workplace accidents involve electrocution. If…

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Common Flaws in DIY Estate Plans

Categories: estate planning

DIY estate planning

These days, it’s not hard to find DIY estate plan websites, software packages, books, and fill-in-the-blank forms. More people than ever are relying on DIY estate plans to make wills and other estate documents. It’s a cheap solution for those who can’t afford to pay an attorney to create estate plan documents. But, if you’re…

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Can I Withdraw from the Joint Account While Divorcing?

Categories: family law

withdraw from joint account divorce

Most married couples have joint bank accounts. They’re a convenient way to budget, plan for the future, and share expenses while you’re married. But when things go wrong and divorce proceedings are underway, those joint accounts can suddenly become the source of headaches and frustration. Many divorcing couples are unsure about how to manage a…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Private Street?

Categories: dwi/owi

dui on private street

You probably already know that driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal on public streets. But what if you’re driving on a private street? Many states actually do prohibit drunk driving on certain private properties. DUI On Private Property in Wisconsin Although it might vary according to the state you live in or the state…

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Stop and Officer Frisks

Categories: criminal defense

stop and frisk

Stop and frisk procedures have been in the news quite a bit lately, with claims of drivers and pedestrians being stopped and frisked, and being falsely arrested as a result, when they shouldn’t have been. That’s what attorneys say happened to Kavin Nesbit, in State v. Nesbit, while he was walking down I-94 with a…

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Consent to Blood Draw Issues

Categories: dwi/owi

blood

As most people know, the results of a blood draw can make a significant difference in the charges you face at a traffic stop. It’s for this reason that giving consent to the blood draw in the first place can be so important. It is your right as a citizen to either give consent or…

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