4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To When you want a legal professional at all, you must work closely together in order to win your case. Regardless how competent they can be, they're gonna need your help. Listed below are four important ways to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're planning to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know all things in advance - most importantly information the other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of most information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they should enable them to win. 3. Show Up Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are promptly, whenever. In fact, because you may have to discuss eleventh hour details or be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important so that you can prove to the legal court that you simply both regret the actions and they are making strides toward boosting your life. By way of example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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Can A Person Be Charged At Both The State And Federal Level For A Single Criminal Violation?
If A Person Commits A Crime Which Is A Violation Of State Law (Lets Say Aggravated Assault) Could He Also Be Charged In Federal Court For Something That Is Technically A Different Charge (Lets Say Domestic Assault By An Habitual Offender), Or Would That Be Covered Under Double Jeopardy?
Technically, yes, they can be charged at both levels, since both are sovereign entities. The Supreme Court has allowed both the Feds and the State to prosecute for the same action. So if you murder somebody, are tried at the State level, the Federal Government can still choose to prosecute you, regardless of the verdict, and Double Jeopardy does not apply.
However, the Federal Government almost never steps in, and usually delegates to the States if the State has Jurisdiction. There is a policy called the "Petite Policy", which come from a former US Attorney General, that is basically the written out policy of the US Justice Department that says the Fed. Government will generally stay away from double prosecution, unless the Federal Government has a substantial interest in the outcome, and the State trial left "justice unvindicated". Generally you will only see this type of double prosecution in policy brutality cases, generally against minorities, where Federal Interest is high and a racially based acquittal was reached by the jury.
It is very very rare that the Feds will seek to re-prosecute.
Court Ordered Grandparent Rights?
I Am Estranged From My Mother And Am Wondering If She Will Be Able To Go Through The Courts To See My Future Children. She Also Doesn'T Get Along With My Sister-In-Law And Has Told Me That If They Have A Baby And Don'T Let Her See It She Will Take Them To Court Because She Has A Right As A Grandparent. My Mother Has Been Mentally Abusive To Me My Entire Life; She Is Not A Good Person. Does Anyone Know If She Actually Can Force Us To Let Her See Our Children? We Live In Ny If It Matters....
No, you can prove her unfit.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision from 2000 does not have any impact on the grandparent visitation law of New York State. That case, Troxel v. Granville, involved a broad Washington State statute which permitted:
‘[a]ny person may petition the court for visitation rights at any time,’ and the courts may grant such visitation rights whenever ‘visitation may serve the best interest of the child.’ *** Once the visitation petition has been filed in court and the matter is placed before a judge, a parent’s decision that visitation would not be in the child’s best interest is accorded no deference.
In that case, the grandchildren’s surviving parent would allow visitation to the grandparents with the grandchildren, but for only one day per month. The grandparents petitioned for more time with the grandchildren, two overnight weekends per month and two weeks during the summers. The Court below ignored the fact that the parent of the children assented to visitation prior to the filing of the petition, and placed the burden on the parent to prove it would not be in the best interest of the children. The U.S. Supreme Court compared and contrasted the Washington State law to other State laws for grandparent visitation, which require the grandparent to first be denied visitation by the child’s custodian prior to being able to file such a petition, and which put the burden on the grandparent to show that it is in the child’s best interest, as does New York law. The U.S. Supreme Court, in its majority decision, criticized the Washington State’s Trial Court case as being nothing more than a simple disagreement between the judge and the parent.
Most importantly, the U.S. Supreme Court decision was a very narrow one and made clear:
Because we rest our decision on the sweeping breadth of § 26.10.160(3) and the application of that broad, unlimited power in this case, we do not consider the primary constitutional question passed on by the Washington Supreme Court - - whether the Due Process Clause requires all non-parental visitation statutes to include a showing of harm or potential harm to the child as a condition precedent to granting visitation. We do not, and need not, define today the precise scope of the parental due process right in the visitation context. In this respect, we agree with Justice Kennedy that the constitutionality of any standard for awarding visitation turns on the specific manner in which that standard is applied and that the constitutional protections in this area are best ‘elaborated with care.’ *** Because much state-court adjudication in this context occurs on a case-by-case basis, we would be hesitant to hold that specific non-parental visitation statutes violate the Due Process Clause as a per se matter.
Thus, the New York grandparent visitation statute and case law stands untouched by that decision, because it is: not over broad, as it is limited solely to biological grandparents; it is required to first show that the petitioning grandparent has standing; and only then is best interest of the child considered, and is to be put forth by the petitioning grandparent.
Who Are Some Pro Bono Attorneys In Irving Tx, Grand Prairie, Dallas Area?
Specifically For Family Law
Help Much Appreciated
Also, Any Free Legal Aid Service Offices I Can Go To
if you are a citizen then you have very few options; however, if you are here illegally then you will have tons of pro bono lawfirms begging to take your case (since taxpayers will foot the swollen legal bill).
What Can I Do Now To Prepare For Being An International Lawyer?
Hello, I'M 14 And Want To Be An International Lawyer. I'M In Advanced Classes And Such, But I Just Want To Know What I Can Do To Prepare, Thanks.
Start learning languages! No one will take you seriously in ANY kind of international law without 2 or 3 languages spoken fluently in addition to English. What languages you should pursue depends on what kind of international law you're interested in, as there are many and they require different language skills.
Otherwise, you need to focus on school. You will need excellent grades now so you can be accepted to a good college, and excellent grades in college so you can be admitted to law school. Even if you ultimately decide law school isn't for you, having excellent grades will never hurt your career prospects.
What Is Constitutional Law? In Simple Terms!?
Hey, Me And Me Friend Are Doing A Presentation On Law, And We Need To Know What Constitutional Law Actually Consists Of. Obviously We Have Browsed The Net In Order To Find A Definition Ourselves But To No Prevail. The Definitions Are Very Specific And Technical And Quite Hard To Comprehend.
So If Anybody With A Good Understanding Of This Field Can Shed Some Light On It For Us In Simple, Easy To Understand Terms That Would Be Great. Thanks! X
Simply put, adhering to the constitution.
Read THE LAW from Fredrick Bastiat
“Nothing, therefore, can be more evident than this:
The law is the organization of the natural right of lawful defense; it is the substitution of collective for individual forces, for the purpose of acting in the sphere in which
they have a right to act, of doing what they have a right to do, to secure persons, liberties, and properties, and to maintain each in its right, so as to cause justice to reign over all.
Thus, as the force of an individual cannot lawfully touch the person, the liberty, or the property of another individual—for the same reason, the common force cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, the liberty, or the property of individuals or of classes.
But how is it to be distinguished?
Very easily. See whether the law takes from some persons that which belongs to them, to give to others what does not belong to them. See whether the law performs, for the profit of one citizen, and, to the injury of others, an act that this citizen cannot perform without committing a crime. Abolish this law without delay; it is not merely an iniquity—it is a fertile source of iniquities, for it invites reprisals; and if you do not take care, the exceptional case will extend, multiply, and become systematic.”
Excerpts from "The Law" Fredrick Bastiat 1850
Law Suit Personal Injury?
Hi, I Want To Know How Long Will My Case Take For My Personal Injury. I Had A Brain Injury And Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I Have A Deposition In (June.)
Discovery Closed In (August.)
The Defendants Have To File A Motion In (August.)
If The Judge Don'T Throw The Case Out. I Have Mediation In (October!)
I Have A Good Lawyer, I Have Good Evidence To Show I Wasn'T At Fault. I Also Have A Mri That Show I Suffered A Brain Injury. I Don'T Have Any Past Medical History Of Being Hurt..
Do A Deposition Decide If The Other Party Once To Settle Or Go To Trail??
The deposition is where you are asked questions, under oath, by the other party's lawyers. Your lawyer will do the same for the other guy. Also, if there are other witnesses they will be similarly deposed.
Once that is all in, if the other side reviews the testimony and evidence and decides there is a good chance they may lose at trial, then they will make an offer of settlement. If they think your case is weak and they could convince a jury that their guy was not at fault, or that you were also at fault to some extent, then they will not make an offer to settle and will instead go to trial.