If you’ve spent anytime hanging around a courthouse in Idaho you will probably have heard the term “rule 11” thrown around. This raises the question for those with criminal charges, what is a rule 11?
So you messed up. You are guilty and know you messed up. So, why would you need a criminal defense attorney? You only hire a criminal defense attorney if you are trying to get the case dismissed, right? Wrong!
When your reputation, character and freedom are on the line, nothing will occupy your mind more than the question of whether you should take your criminal case to a Jury Trial. In order to help guide you in your decision making, I’ve outlined some points that you should consider when making this decision.
I am often surprised at how passionate people get about how wrong a jury verdict is when they know very little about the case. We often see great passion from the general public in verdicts like the infamous criminal trials like the O.J. Simpson trial. People will talk for hours about how wrong the jury […]
As a criminal defense lawyer, I often get asked questions about withheld judgments. Often my client’s primary concern is keeping his or her record clean. Having a criminal record can make it difficult to get a job, get financial aid for college, be accepted into some colleges, etc. The hope is that the case can […]