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What are some good reasons to work with a defense attorney?

You know that the fact that you're facing a criminal charge is serious, so you've looked into working with an attorney. You also know that you have the potential to represent yourself, which costs less and, you believe, is a possible option.

What do you do if you accidentally shoplifted and were caught?

You didn't intend to be where you are now, facing criminal charges for a crime you didn't even plan on committing. The store you went into has a strict policy for pursing shoplifters, but you didn't mean to shoplift. You were carrying around items you want to try on, and you had tried on some. You picked up those items to put them back and forgot about one that was slung over your bag. Now, you're facing charges and are frustrated with the entire situation.

Build doubt to reduce the chances of a conviction

When you've gotten into trouble with the law, the best thing you can do for yourself is work to develop a strong defense. In most kinds of criminal cases, it has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you participated in a crime. If you can create enough doubt, then the case should move in your favor.

Don't let a DUI charge ruin your holiday season

It's that time of year again where you can find a crazy mash-up in the stores of everything from Halloween treats to Christmas gifts. It's also that time of year where you can pretty much count on the fact that there will be feasting, parties, plenty of alcohol to go around at every event -- and plenty of extra police officers patrolling for suspected drunk drivers.

Your criminal defense attorney will protect your interests

When you commit a crime, the first thing you should do is remember that you have a right to an attorney. Whether you committed a crime intentionally or not, what happens next is largely up to the authorities. Some prosecuting attorneys might seek relatively simple charges. Others, however, are more aggressive and will push for the harshest possible charges and penalties.

Facing a DWI: Here's what to think about with a breath test

If you want the best chance of defending your DWI case, you need to know if taking your breath test or avoiding it is the right choice. In the majority of cases, taking the test is the best option, since failing to do so results in an immediate one-year loss of your license.

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