Monthly Archives: February 2022
Can A Judge Use My Claim Of Innocence Against Me At Sentencing?
As you probably know, you have a constitutional right against self-incrimination. This means you cannot be compelled to testify at your own criminal trial. Of course, you can still choose to testify but anything that you do say could be used against you. When a person is convicted of a crime, there is usually… Read More »
What Happens If My Lawyer Failed To Call A Key Witness At My Criminal Trial?
A common reason that criminal defendants apply for post-conviction relief following a guilty verdict is that their trial counsel was somehow “ineffective” in failing to take a certain action that could have changed the outcome. Not all decisions or mistakes made by a trial lawyer are grounds for relief, of course, but when there… Read More »
Do I Have To Report An Accident Involving Unattended Property?
If you are involved in a minor car crash and no other person is involved, your first instinct might be to count your blessings and get back in your car and drive away. However, if your accident resulted in damage to any “unattended property”–such as another vehicle with no occupants or even a fixture… Read More »
When Can I Seek An “Emergency” Modification Of Child Custody In Florida?
Once a Florida court has issued a final order regarding child custody, it is not a simple process to make changes. If either parent seeks a change, they must file a separate petition with the court. And that parent must then overcome what is commonly described as the “extraordinary burden” of proving that a… Read More »