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You Wore What to Court?

I am often amazed by what some people wear to court when they have been charged with a crime. Even if you have been charged with a minor offense, you need to dress appropriately for court. If it were up to me, we could all wear whatever we wanted to and not be judged by our clothes. But that’s not the way it works. South Carolina is a conservative state and, as such, so are our Judges, police officers, and prosecutors. The way you look in court may very well determine whether you get a break on your charges or whether… Read More

Remembering Those Who Died In Service To Their Country

“Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

Do I Really Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer!

Well, you know what my answer is going to be. Of course, you need to hire a lawyer! Skilled criminal defense lawyers can negotiate good deals that can minimize the harm a conviction can do to your future. Obviously, not all charges can be pled down to minor offenses. However, there are often alternate programs and sentencing structures that can get you a better result that won’t hurt your future. Lawyers go to law school for a reason. Law School is three years of pretty intense study where students learn how to look at issues from various points of view… Read More

Unsanitized Surgical Instrument

Just the thought of having to go in for surgery can be frightening. This concern has risen with the many negligences performed in the medical world. Unfortunately, many people’s lives turn into a nightmare even after going in for a routine surgery. Discovering that a negligence occurred because a surgical instrument was not properly sanitized is devastating. How can medical staff break such a commonly practiced rule within hospitals? Having a dirty instrument used during a surgery can cause a patient an infection. Infections could be non-life threatening or they can be deadly. Infections can cause severe pain, the area… Read More

Hit And Run Auto Accidents

When the driver responsible for your auto accident flees the scene, that accident is called a hit and run. This is true whether their vehicle hits another car, motorcycle, pedestrian or property. Many drivers who commit hit and run accidents do so because they fear getting into trouble or being charged with crime. Arizona law is clear. You cannot leave the scene of your auto accident without identifying yourself, calling 911 for help, aiding injured people or taking care of your responsibilities. Those responsibilities include providing your insurance policy, driver’s license details and contact information to the police and other… Read More