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Blog January 4, 2015

Courtroom Attire for Females

COURTROOM ATTIRE IS IMPORTANT! Make yourself look as attractive as possible (without violating the dress code)! A recent study from researchers at Cornell University found that more attractive defendants were more likely than their less pretty counterparts to get light sentences: the less attractive criminals earned, on average, “22 months longer in prison.”  One could […]

Blog November 28, 2014

What To Expect When Your Adult Child is Facing Criminal Charges

Let’s talk more about adult children facing criminal charges.  My typical criminal defense client is a university student, legally an adult,* charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance like marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement, public drunkenness, or other crimes. For most, it is their first arrest, their first time being in jail, their first […]

Blog October 1, 2014

In the News: “$22 Mil. Settlement Reached in Allstate Bad-Faith Case”

P.J. D’Annunzio, The Legal IntelligencerSeptember 30, 2014    |  Comments A bad-faith suit against Allstate Insurance Co. stemming from an auto-accident case that produced a $19.1 million verdict in Philadelphia has been settled for $22 million. According to Legal sibling publication PaLaw, which tracks the largest verdicts and settlements in the state, the $22 million settlement in […]

Blog September 25, 2014

3 Reasons You May Want a Bench Trial Instead of a Jury Trial.

A bench trial is a trial by judge instead of a trial by jury.  In a bench trial, a judge hears the evidence and decides who wins and who loses.  In a bench trial, the judge also hears and rules on matters of law and procedure. In a jury trial, the jury hears the evidence […]

Blog September 18, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions About DUI

The following questions and answers appear on the Georgia Department of Driver Services web site. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) DUI What is a DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Course?  DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction is an intervention program mandated by law for people convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), possession […]

Blog September 12, 2014

Don’t Put Your Auto Insurance on Auto-Pilot

This article first appeared in a News Release from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, December 5, 2006.   DON’T PUT YOUR AUTO INSURANCE ON AUTO–PILOT Insurance Commissioners Offer Tips for Updating Coverage, Saving Money KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 5, 2006) – Smart motorists rely on seatbelts and airbags as the first line of protection in the event […]

Blog August 19, 2014

5 Important Things You Need to Know About Your Injury Case Before It’s Too Late

1.  Liens and rights of reimbursement.  If your own insurance company pays your medical bills, but someone else caused your injury, your insurance company may and claim entitlement to part, or all, of the money you got from the other guy’s insurance company.  For example, say you pay monthly premiums for a health insurance policy.  While driving to […]

Blog August 8, 2014

4 Sexy Reasons You Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

4 Sexy Reasons You Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage Okay.  Maybe not sexy, but definitely important.  Anyway, now that I’ve got your attention, YOU NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST INSURANCE COVERAGE!  Want to know why?  Read on weary traveler.  Read on. 1.  It’s like buying liability insurance for the deadbeat uninsured driver that caused your wreck.  Whoa!!  […]

Blog August 5, 2014

Top 5 Reasons You Need Help With Your Injury Claim

When someone carelessly injures you, their insurance company will pay your bills, buy you a new car, and give you a wheelbarrow full of money for your pain and suffering, right?  Well, probably not.  In a perfect world, the insurance company would look out for your best interest and give you full and complete compensation […]

Blog In the News July 30, 2014

In the News – Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades

In the News – Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials […]