Countless times each week, people call me who are up to their eyeballs in legal problems. I listen to them describe the situation, and very often they don’t just have a civil dispute with someone, they also have a criminal issue. They are the target of a criminal investigation or… Continue Reading A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT — NEVER SPEAK WITH THE POLICE — EVER!
First, a poem: “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume.” Romeo and Juliette, by William Shakespeare We haven’t had a juicy domestic violence case in the news in quite some time. But domestic violence cases are on the rise…..… Continue Reading “Who Started It?!” or Self-Defense in Domestic Violence Cases
Following the news onslaught about the Harvey Weinstein-Bill O’Reily-Donald Trump-Roger Ailes-et cetera-et cetera-ad nauseam sexual assault scandals, one concept has crossed my mind and consumed time in my law practice, namely the often blurry line between a civil and a criminal sexual assault case. Some of the allegations alleged against… Continue Reading Three Tips To Consider If you Fear You May Be Accused of Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment