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Can a doctor refuse to see you just because you’ve been in a car wreck? Believe it or not, the answer is “yes.” Doctors in private practice are in business to make money. In private practice, doctors can decide who they will see as a patient and who they will not see. While this may […]
When someone else’s negligence leads to the loss of someone you love, no amount of money will ever replace that person in your life. However, a wrongful death suit can relieve the financial pressure, which may make moving forward a little easier. The law gives survivors latitude to pursue damages in a wide variety of […]
Yes, because the lawyer is responsible for more than defending the person’s innocence. The lawyer is responsible for discovering and presenting mitigating evidence, such as the person’s spotless criminal record, to ensure that the punishment is fair and reasonable in the circumstances. Even if the person actually committed the criminal act, the actus reus, the […]
Hiring a lawyer can be challenging. You want to get the best lawyer, but how do you even find the “best” lawyer? Based on 23 years of experience practicing law, and based on my personal experience of having to find a lawyer to handle estate matters and real estate loan closings, I believe that you […]
In Gary v. State, A16A0666, July 15, 2016, Georgia joins Texas, Washington, D.C., Oregon, and a host of other states in declaring that upskirt photographs, known as “upskirting,” do not criminally invade a woman’s privacy. Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), who has written extensively […]
Prosecutors may terminate or postpone criminal cases in two important, yet widely misunderstood, ways. If the prosecutor wants the case to be postponed indefinitely, she may ask the judge to transfer the case to the dead docket. The judge may or may not agree to transfer the case to the dead docket. The clerk of […]
Accusation – document filed by a prosecutor officially charging a person with a crime Arraignment – a formal court proceeding during which a defendant is notified of the charges against her and asked to enter a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty,” or, in some circumstances, “nolo contendere” or “not guilty by reason of insanity” […]
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer There are lots of reasons the criminal justice system is slow. Here are a few: Sheer volume. There are many, many cases in the system, some older than yours and some newer than yours. Yours is not […]
Generally, the law does not require any person to hire an attorney by a specific date. In fact, you do not have to hire a lawyer at all. You may represent yourself, but remember Abe Lincoln’s belief that “a person who represents herself has a fool for a client.” If you choose to hire an attorney, you may hire one at any time. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the more time the lawyer has to work on your case.