An increasing number of people are using their phones or other video recording devices to capture interactions with police, crimes in progress and automobile accidents. These videos are sometimes used to identify suspects or presented as evidence in court.
There are many misunderstandings about the Miranda rights: what they are, what they protect against, when they must be stated and when they can be evoked. Experts estimate about 80 percent of suspects unintentionally waive their Miranda rights.
What is expungement? If you’ve ever applied for a job or filled out a housing application, you’ve likely encountered the question, “Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a criminal offense?” Those with an arrest or conviction in their past can have a harder time navigating typical life changes like these.One way to make the process easier is to get the arrest or conviction record expunged.
Hiring an attorney isn’t a regular occurrence for many people, but as former “first brother” Billy Carter once said, “Sometimes even lawyers need lawyers.” Here are some of the most common types of attorneys people may need when unexpected circumstances arise.