When you are in court, your demeanor happens to be very important, and this is especially true if you have received a criminal charge. Your actions can affect how the judge, the prosecutor, the jury, and even how your own lawyer sees and treats you, so you should take a minute and think about how you can best present yourself at your court appearances. Respect the formal atmosphere The court is a formal place and weighty decisions are made there daily.
When you are arrested and get to the point where you need to give your plea, it is often easier to simply plead guilty. There are many reasons why someone pleads guilty, then later regrets it, from not completely remembering the series of events, to being overwhelmed by the arrest itself. If you have given a guilty plea and regret it later on, you might be able to change your plea.
If you were in a car accident, but didn't notice your injuries right away, it is not too late to file a claim against the personal injuries you sustained. It is not uncommon to not notice all of your injuries right after the accident happens. It is important to seek medical attention right away in case you have internal bleeding, but you should also see a doctor if you don't notice back pain or neck pain until later.
Doctor-patient confidentiality is the term used to describe an agreement between a doctor and their patient. It states that the doctor may not share information about the patient, including their lab results and medical conditions, to the general public. However, there are many stipulations within this moral code and there can be some tricky legal situations that arise. If you think your doctor went against the doctor-patient confidentiality rule, here are some things to know first.
In many areas, a divorcing couple is allowed to write out their own agreement and have it filed with the court, and may not need the intervention of a judge or attorneys. While it may be tempting to try to do this if you and your spouse are separating, there are some very good reasons to think about at least consulting with an attorney throughout this process. Consider a few of those reasons here.
Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.