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Blog July 23, 2014

How Do Attorneys Get Paid?

Attorneys get paid in a variety of ways, depending on the particular circumstances of the legal matter.  For example, suppose Sally Doe was arrested and charged with forgery and obstruction of law enforcement.  Sally visits a lawyer and explains her predicament.  The lawyer tells Sally that she will represent her for a “flat fee,” or […]

Blog May 28, 2014

What Are the Consequences of a Criminal Conviction?

Have you ever wondered about the consequences of a criminal conviction?  Not just the usual fine, community service, probation, or jail time, but what about other, collateral consequences, things like license suspensions, professional disqualifications, firearm restrictions, and the like. Recently, several governmental agencies conducted the necessary research and compiled a list of such collateral consequences. […]