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Know your rights when there is a lineup involved in your case

The criminal justice system sets very specific rights for people who are facing charges. These individuals must make sure that their rights are being respected or they might end up being railroaded. One of the areas that some people might not realize is included in those in which the defendant's counsel must be present is the lineup.

Start your criminal defense immediately after arrest

We recently discussed how bail isn't required in all criminal cases. It is possible for a judge to order that you are released from jail on your own recognizance. This means that you have to sign a document stating that you will show up for your court dates. If you don't, you can face arrest.

Know where to start when you are planning your defense

Criminal matters must be taken seriously, no matter how minor the issue might seem. Your defense strategy can have a big impact on how your case ends. While you might not think that you have options, we can often figure out a way to call certain aspects of the prosecution's case into question.

Plan your defense based on the facts of your case

Your criminal defense strategy is something that we need to plan ahead of time. It is all too easy to ignore these charges and think that they aren't going to end with you having to face any serious penalties. The chance of your charges just going away aren't very good, so don't waste precious time that you could be using to shore up a defense.

High school teacher faces several charges related to drugs

Teachers are supposed to be the people who children can look up to. These professionals are held to a very high standard when it comes to their conduct. To learn that a teacher is facing criminal charges is rather upsetting to some people. In fact, some people forget that a person who is charged with a crime might not be guilty of the crime. The concept of "innocent until proven guilty" is true in all cases, even when a teacher is involved.

Juveniles can get quickly entangled in social media crimes

In the last decade or so, social media seems like it has become tightly interwoven with modern life -- changing the way people meet, stay in touch, build relationships and fall in love. It's also changed another big factor of life: how crimes get committed.

The jury selection process is part random and part planned

If you are facing a criminal trial, there are a lot of factors that you have to think about. One of these is who is going to sit on the jury that will hear and decide your case. Jury selection is a big part of this process, so learning a bit about the process can help you as you go through the process of selecting jurors.

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