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Three Top Criminal Defense Strategies

Topics: Criminal Defense

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Ensure Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Being accused of a criminal offense can be life-altering. If you end up being charged for the offense, your life could be permanently changed with the potential to face years in prison. Fortunately, there are several effective criminal defense strategies that have been proven time and time again. These strategies are designed to give you all the legal benefits afforded to you by the United States Justice System and ensure that you are truly “innocent until proven guilty.” Here are just a few of the most popular criminal defense strategies:

Suppressing evidence in court

While “suppressing evidence” sounds strange, the reality is that this is a common method of improving a defendant’s prospects in the courtroom. Suppressing evidence involves the lawful process of disqualifying specific pieces of evidence because they were acquired unlawfully. For example, evidence that was taken in violation of the Fourth Amendment could be inadmissible in court, so long as the criminal defense lawyer moves to suppress the evidence.

Creating a truthful story that offers the best chance of a reduced (or eliminated) sentence

Quite often the defendant will take the stand, and then be examined and cross-examined by the defendant’s lawyer and the prosecutor. Therefore, it is incredibly important that the defendant and their criminal defense lawyer work together to ensure that every part of the story makes sense. This helps to ensure that the prosecution cannot poke holes in the testimony (thereby creating doubt in the minds of the jury). Even defendants who had absolutely nothing to with what they’ve been accused of can get nervous and say something they didn’t mean to say – which is why practicing is extremely important.

Utilizing expert witnesses

In many cases, the evidence won’t necessarily point directly to the defendant; instead, it will be interpreted by the prosecutor in a way that links it to the defendant. Retaining one or more expert witnesses is an excellent way of bringing into question the validity of those interpretations. Remember, all a criminal defense strategy needs to do is establish enough reasonable doubt that a “not guilty” verdict is reached. If you are not a U.S. citizen, for example, you are undocumented or have a visa or a green card, the consequences of a criminal conviction could be even more harmful for you. That is why it is best to work with a team that has both criminal and immigration experts who can advise you. Retaining a criminal defense attorney who understands the intricacies of the law, and who is also willing to fight in court for you, is essential to any successful criminal defense strategy. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Personal Injury – Stuck at Home and Bored?

Topics: Personal Injury

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Stuck at Home? Be Productive!

A personal injury can befall any of us in a matter of seconds. One minute you’re doing fine and literally the next minute you can find yourself injured and on disability. Even though you have hired yourself a great personal injury attorney, many workaholic types find themselves going crazy while rehabilitating. If you're this kind of person, you need something constructive to do with your time. If you find yourself in this type of situation, and if you’re legally able, the article on The Huffington Post titled "5 ways to Earn Money If You’re Out of Work Due to Injury" has listed some great ways to be productive, and possibly prosperous, while you're stuck at home.

Become an Online Retailer

With popular sites like eBay and Craigslist, not to mention the new array of Facebook Marketplaces, you can find yourself developing a new online business just by selling off stuff you have in your attic or basement. If you’re creative and have a knack for woodworking, or graphic design, you can sell your work on sites such as Etsy, or maybe strike a deal with a local consignment shop to sell your items.

Freelancing

If you have some type of marketable skill such as writing, design, music, or photography, just to name a few, you can actually find paying gigs on sites such as Fiverr and Upwork. Both are networking directories that allow you to bid on an array of creative jobs while you sit at home.

Online Sourcing Model Websites

From the comfort of your bed or sofa you can source gigs from sites such as CrowdSource which is popular for obtaining small task and writings jobs. Liveops is an online answering service company and all you need is a landline. You can also create your own hours. Another great company is Speakwrite which sources out transcribing projects. A really fun company, Project Payday will actually, pay you to give a testimonial for a tested product.

And More

The ventures above are just the tip of the iceberg. If you do a Google search on online part time jobs, you will be surprised at the many result pages that will appear.  The most important thing to remember, if your doctor has told you to rest and put you on limited mobility, your health and well-being comes first. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Has Canada Written the Book on Immigration?

Topics: Immigration

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Canada has a unique immigration system based on points. These points are given to applicants on the basis of key factors such as education level, professional experience, and a few other factors that are then assessed prior to granting permanent residence. It is an Express Entry system that was instituted in 2015, for the Canadians, it is a system that seems to be working out fine for our Canadian neighbors. Can such a system ever work in the United States with all our challenges and political divisions?<?p>

3 Reasons Why the Canadian Points System May Be Challenging for the U.S. to Replicate

  • 1) America's undocumented migrants, a unique dilemma
  • 2) Unskilled workers, a necessary factor for U.S. economy
  • 3) The complexity of Congress, and the different components of the current immigration law
Read more about this in the article: Why Trump’s Plan To Copy Canada’s Immigration System Would Backfire