Criminal Law

How Qualified is a Public Defender to Take on My Case?

How Qualified is a Public Defender to Take on My Case?

Anyone who has never seen a police-based TV show know that criminal defendants are all apprised of their right to an attorney, and that “if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you…” And, based on a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in 1963 entitled...
How to Prove Self-Defense in a Homicide Charge

How to Prove Self-Defense in a Homicide Charge

The use of self-defense as a defense to criminal charges in homicide charges has always been a controversial one, but it has become an especially hot-button issue in recent years as the headlines have been filled with the acquittal or dismissal of charges against...
Amanda Knox – How the Media Affects Criminal Charges

Amanda Knox – How the Media Affects Criminal Charges

One of 2016’s hottest documentaries is Netflix’s Amanda Knox, which chronicles the story of how its titular subject went from being an anonymous 20-year old studying in Italy to an object of worldwide media fascination, scrutiny, and ridicule, resulting in her murder...
What to Do If You’re Arrested at an NFL Game

What to Do If You’re Arrested at an NFL Game

It’s NFL season again, which means long Sundays in front of the TV, fantasy football leagues, tailgating, highlight reels…and occasionally some arrests at NFL games across the country. When you put upwards of 90,000 people packed in a stadium for half a day,...