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Start with Bias and Prejudice – your story must deal with these or you lose!

Posted in Civil Trial Practice, Criminal Defense, Hire a Lawyer, Uncategorized
Impartiality is a myth. So the idea that you will start with an impartial jury or fact finder (maybe a Judge) misses the mark. We all have inherent bias and prejudice that colors our decision making. All of us. Let’s start with a simple example involving cars. I have a bias (or preference) in favor… Continue Reading

Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.

Posted in Assistance of Counsel, Hire a Lawyer, Trials
I saw it again the other morning in court – a young kid whose lawyer was paying little more than lip service in protecting his right to a fair and speedy trial. The truth is most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, regardless of the fact the law is supposed to presume… Continue Reading

Beware the prescription drug DUI – get a lawyer to win your case

Posted in Criminal Defense, DUI, Hire a Lawyer
  Today’s question: “What happens if you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs? Let’s say prescription drugs. What does the prosecutor have to prove to obtain a conviction?” This question comes to me more frequently today than ever before, probably because more and more people who are taking medications prescribed… Continue Reading

Fight that Ticket!

Posted in Assistance of Counsel, Criminal Defense, Hire a Lawyer
  Peterson Lawyers associate attorney Will Young tells us to "challenge that speeding ticket! Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is not a good feeling. I realize speeding is not even close to the worst thing you can be accused… Continue Reading

Criminal Cases Require Lawyers with “attention to detail, an energetic investigation and a coherent plan of defense”

Posted in Assistance of Counsel, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Hire a Lawyer, News, Politics, Trials
 The news tonight declares that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has won a new trial because his criminal defense lawyer did not do enough to provide an effective defense. Robert F. Kennedy was his uncle. Mr. Skakel was convicted of the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975. She was beaten to death with a golf club… Continue Reading

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog Is About Content – Free Information For You On Criminal Defense In Idaho

Posted in Assistance of Counsel, Civil Rights, Civil Trial Practice, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, DUI, Hire a Lawyer, Trials
Have you noticed how many attorney websites are all about the lawyer and pay no attention to the information that people charged with criminal matters are looking for? Most lawyer websites scream: "Hire me! Do it now! You might go to prison if you don’t act within the next hour! Call me now!" I hate those… Continue Reading

A Bagel For Your Thoughts

Posted in Hire a Lawyer
 I went to get a bagel this morning after a hearing and ran into a guy with a story about "his lawyer." He had hired a friend of mine for a case in a practice area that I do not usually handle and he wanted to tell me about the great job his lawyer (and… Continue Reading

Hiring Your Own Lawyer In Tough Economic Times

Posted in Hire a Lawyer
 We lawyers tend to think of ourselves as indispensable when it comes to protecting your rights. That is not always the case and you may be able to handle your case on your own without any lawyer. It’s true. Not every case requires that you spend money to hire a criminal defense lawyer – whether… Continue Reading