The prevalence of underage drinking, both in reality and in popular media, often gives it the aura of being socially acceptable. While that may or may not be true, what is absolutely true is that underage drinking is still very much illegal in the United States. Many states have what are known as “minor in possession” laws, or MIP laws. California is no exception, and any … [Read more...] about California Underage Drinking Laws
If you’ve been charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to hire a criminal defense attorney. With rare exception, all criminal defendants are represented by criminal defense lawyers (or public defenders), especially when there is the possibility of going to jail or prison. The alternative to hiring a criminal defense lawyer — self representation — is exceedingly … [Read more...] about Self Representation: Do You Really Need A Defense Attorney?
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, it often feels like the whole world is against you. Being a defendant in a criminal case can cause a tremendous amount of stress, anxiety, and feelings of unjust persecution. Under this kind of emotional stress, you’re far more likely to make a mistake that could have severe consequences in your case. To help you avoid making … [Read more...] about 4 Common Mistakes Defendants Make in Criminal Cases
“Pleading the fifth” or “taking the fifth” is a legal concept that gets used frequently in television and movies, but which few people understand fully. The fifth amendment of the United States Constitution states that no person “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” What this means in common legal practice is that if you’re on … [Read more...] about What Does “Pleading The Fifth” Actually Mean?
There’s no arguing that Las Vegas is a fun place to party. The town goes out of its way to promote a fun, wild, and “do as you please” atmosphere for the hordes of visitors that descend upon it every year without fail. But what happens if you party just a little too hard and end up in the back of a police car? Las Vegas And Public Intoxication Unlike here … [Read more...] about So You Went To Vegas, Got Drunk, And Got Arrested. Now What?