Meeting with a criminal defense lawyer is not just for those who have committed a crime. You may even need to meet with a criminal defense lawyer even if you have not committed a crime. Here are three reasons that may be:
You are Being Questioned:
If the police want to question you, especially at the police station, you definitely want a criminal defense lawyer present. Yes, this may seem suspicious to law enforcement.
You may follow every traffic rule in the book while using your best judgment to drive in a safe manner, but certain issues may arise that can place you and your family in harm's ray. While shocking for many people to learn, 28 people die in the United States every day due to a vehicle accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Unfortunately, protecting your vehicle, yourself, and your family is not always possible, so it is important to know what to do in case you are involved in an accident.
If you enjoy smoking marijuana and you live in the state of Colorado, you were probably pleased when the voter amendment allowing recreational use of marijuana was approved a few years ago. However, that doesn't mean that arrests for marijuana-related offenses have stopped – over 1000 people were charged with possession in the year after Amendment 64 passed. There are several reasons why arrests are still happening, and one of them might be some confusion over the details of the law.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 percent of children who are 6 to 11 years old and 21 percent of teens from 12 to 19 years old were obese in 2012. The negative impact excess weight has on a child's life and health is well documented, and some parents have found themselves the subjects of child-protective services investigations because of their children's obesity. Unfortunately, parents of overweight children may also have to worry about being hit with criminal charges.