December 11th, 2013
There are many who believe that hiring a criminal defence lawyer is a waste of time and money. If you’ve been doubting whether or not it’s in your best interest to retain a criminal defence lawyer, consider the following:
1. How will you develop authority and trust during a court case?
If you are arrested and charged with a crime, [...]
December 10th, 2013
Car accident victims sometimes neglect to realize the importance of having a car accident lawyer to represent them. These lawyers are equipped to assist victims with collecting compensation for their injuries. Injuries are not limited to physical injuries. Some accident victims might also incur psychological damages as a result of being in car accidents.
Insurance companies are eager to offer [...]
December 6th, 2013
A few months ago my husband and I wanted to get a divorce. We had been separated for a few months and nothing seemed to be changing. I wanted to move on with my life and close the chapter between my husband and I. Before we got lawyers involved my husband and I had agreed to certain terms about splitting [...]
December 4th, 2013
I was injured on my job a couple of months ago. The injures I sustained sent me straight to the hospital, where I had to have surgery to repair the damage. I could not go to work for weeks after my hospital stint. Not being able to work meant lost wages. I could not afford to lose money, so I [...]
Criminal Law Explained
What is Criminal Law?
Criminal law is a system of law that deals with those who commit crimes. It regulates social conduct and keeps law-abiding citizens safe from people who could endanger their health, safety, or moral welfare. Most criminal lawyers work in cases concerning crimes committed against the public; civil law regards crimes committed by one person against another. (Murder is a criminal offense, while violating a contract is a civil offense.) There are three types of criminal law violations: treason, misdemeanors, and felonies. Treason threatens national security, misdemeanors are fairly minor crimes, and felonies are serious crimes with more severe sentences.
Do I Want to Be a Lawyer?
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before pursuing a law degree.
Can I be empathetic with a client, yet objectively analyze their issues?
Am I good at explaining complex legal terms in a simple way for clients to understand?
Will I be able to interpret an issue and analyze it?
Do I spending my time reading and studying?
Am I detail-oriented?
Will I be able to argue both sides of a situation?
Can I be an advocate and argue my client's case factually but with passion?
Criminal Law Reform
The Criminal Law Reform Project's goal is to revolutionize the unnecessarily harsh crime policies in America. Its advocates work to lower the amount of people sentenced to jail and prison time by changing drug policies, and bringing to light police and prosecutor misconduct. Advocates believe that the drug policies that lead to mass incarceration are too stringent; that targeting small amounts of marijuana possession is a waste of resources; and that police practices could be improved. They state that 25 to 50 years in prison is too severe for the crime at hand.