When you've been charged criminally and are discussing your court case with your attorney, the topic of you testifying will almost certainly come up. Those who have been charged with crimes don't always testify on their own behalf, but there are certain times that criminal defense attorneys will advocate doing so. It's also common to practice testifying with your attorney asking you questions. Here are some strengths and weaknesses of taking the stand, which you'll want to discuss with your attorney before you move forward.
Being charged with a burglary offense involves a couple of elements — you're alleged to have entered a structure without permission to do so, and you had plans to take something that doesn't belong to you. If you've been arrested for a burglary, you may face serious legal consequences. It's important to discuss your case with your attorney. Upon reviewing the arrest record, your attorney may express concern with the evidence that has been collected against you.
If you have been injured in a multi-car accident in a work zone (an area with ongoing road works), it may be tempting to automatically hold the road contractor liable for your damages. However, auto accident liability is not always that automatic. In fact, there are clear scenarios where the driver you collided with may be solely liable for your damages. Here are a few examples of such scenarios:
The Driver Was Speeding
The potential to become injured while performing job-related tasks exists for many employees on a daily basis. An injury sustained at work could qualify you for workers' compensation benefits, but only if you follow strict guidelines following your injury.
Avoid these common mistakes and, with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you will be able to access the workers' compensation benefits you need during recovery.
1. Waiting to seek medical attention and file a claim.
If there is someone at your work harassing you in any way, you need to talk to your supervisor. If nothing is done about this harassment, do not leave your job immediately. Instead, you need to hire a civil rights attorney. Below are three ways this type of attorney can help you.
Interview and Depose Witnesses
Once you have a meeting with your civil rights attorney and tell them everything that is going on, they will ask you if there are any witnesses to the harassment.