Being accused of a crime is a frightening experience for the uninitiated. Every step of the way there is something new and intimidating that happens from having the handcuffs placed on you to hearing the cell door shut after arriving at the jail. If you have never before need the services of a criminal defense [ ] The post Why Is My Criminal Defense Attorney Asking Me the Same Questions Over and Over Again? appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
In the United States, we all enjoy a number of rights and privileges that are guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution. In addition, while it may not be perfect, our criminal justice system is one of the best in the world, particularly with respect to protecting the rights of a suspect or defendant. One [ ] The post Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Probable Cause appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
For the average person, the criminal justice system is a confusing and often contradictory mystery that they would just as soon not try and solve – unless they find themselves accused of a crime. At that point, it becomes necessary to gain at least a basic understanding of how to navigate the system. [ ] The post A Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains the Decision to Prosecute appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
The one thing that might be more stressful than being arrested for a criminal offense is knowing you are a suspect in a crime and having to wait around for the other shoe to drop. Whether you actually committed a crime or not, you could find yourself in just that situation at some point in [ ] The post So You Are a Suspect – Now What? appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you were recently arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you are likely dealing with a considerable amount of stress and worry about your situation. You probably have a number of questions as well. If you have never been involved in the criminal justice system before, you may not know where to look for [ ] The post 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
You have probably heard of the Bill of Rights. Depending on your age, you might even remember studying the Bill of Rights back when you studied the U.S. Constitution in elementary school. At that time, the Bill of Rights was likely nothing more than a history lesson that taught you about some vague rights you [ ] The post Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses the Bill of Rights appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
In the 21st century, having a criminal conviction for anything can have long-lasting and far reaching negative consequences. Job opportunities may be lost, housing applications denied, and even custody and/or visitation with minor children could be altered because of a criminal conviction. Moreover, a criminal conviction is often the result of an otherwise law abiding [ ] The post Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Get My Conviction Expunged? appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.