What Is Comparative Fault?

The general rule in personal injury law is the party who is responsible for causing the injuries is responsible for paying expenses related to them. Sometimes, the defendants in personal injury cases will use the state’s comparative fault laws to reduce the amount they are ordered to pay to the victims. What are the comparative … Continue reading What Is Comparative Fault?

Do I Need an Attorney to Fight My Charges?

The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that every criminal defendant has the right to an attorney. But, is hiring an attorney necessary? Here are some of the many reasons why you will need an attorney to fight your charges: Plea Bargain Negotiations Most criminal cases are resolved with plea bargains, which is an … Continue reading Do I Need an Attorney to Fight My Charges?

How Do Drug Courts Work?

Many people who are convicted of drug crimes are suffering from serious substance abuse issues. Sending these offenders to prison or jail is not nearly as effective as treating the underlying substance abuse problem. Fortunately, certain non-violent drug offenders in Missouri are given the opportunity to avoid incarceration by participating in a specialized drug court … Continue reading How Do Drug Courts Work?

Your Rights in Trial: Calling on Witnesses

Anyone who has been charged with a crime has a number of rights in trial that they must protect. Most people are familiar with some of these rights, such as the right to a speedy and public trial. However, one of the lesser-known rights protected by the U.S. Constitution involves a defendant’s right to call … Continue reading Your Rights in Trial: Calling on Witnesses