Should You Plead No Contest Or Something Else? How To Know

After being arrested, all defendants are brought before a judge and asked to enter a preliminary plea. You have a choice of three different pleas and many are confused when confronted with those options. Read on to find out more about pleas including the puzzling no-contest plea. What is a Plea? The word plea is a bit confusing since you are not actually pleading for your innocence or anything else. Instead, it's how you wish the state to view your case. [Read More]

Preparing for a Criminal Trial? Things You Should Know

The courts in this country take crimes seriously. When they arrest people for criminal charges, they require a legal process afterward. The legal process might involve a plea bargain for the defendant. If the defendant chooses not to accept the plea, they will go to trial. If you have pending criminal charges against you, going to trial might be the route you want to take. If so, here are several things to know about your upcoming trial and how your lawyer prepares for it. [Read More]

Is A Toll Violation A Traffic Ticket?

Whether you forgot to bring change, your transponder didn't read, or you didn't mean to drive on a toll road, there's a good chance of finding yourself with a toll violation at some point. Does it count as a traffic ticket, and what will happen to your driving record? Some Toll Violations Are Just Bills In some areas, if you get a letter in the mail for missing a toll, it's just a bill. [Read More]

What You Should Know About Shoplifting Charges

Shoplifting often seems like a light charge when you read about it, but is it really as light as you think? You may find that shoplifting is more serious after you have been arrested and charged with a crime. If you or somebody you love is facing shoplifting charges, this is what you need to know about the process of fighting your charges in criminal court. You may be surprised at the steps you need to take. [Read More]