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The ABCs of Dealing With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.


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Tips For Dealing With A Cannabis Charge

by Gina Hill

Living in a society that is increasingly marijuana-friendly doesn't mean that you can simply get reckless. There are several states with legal cannabis, but it is up to you to know exactly what this means and what your rights are. When you get pulled over or otherwise caught with some marijuana, you may have to face the music in front of a judge. 

To avoid worst case scenarios as far as this goes, and to protect yourself in a potential legal battle, utilize the following tips. 

Remember and Record the Vivid Details of the Arrest, Learn What Kind of Violation You Are Charged With, and Speak to a Criminal Defense Attorney

You'll be better able to get criminal defense when you remember the details of the arrest. You might remember one seemingly tiny detail that changes everything. For example, if the police acted improperly, illegally or unethically during the arrest, or did not make you aware of your rights, you may be able to walk from a seemingly open and shut case. 

As soon as you are able jot down every aspect of the arrest in as vivid detail as possible. Once you are bailed out or arraigned, get a copy of the charges and pay careful attention to the legal code that you are charged with. Knowing this legal code gives you an opportunity to understand the ins and outs of it, so you can then put together a case. 

Once you've nailed these details, it's time to hire a criminal defense attorney. Speak to several so you get great representation at a great price. You'll generally pay between about $150 per hour and $700 per hour. 

Prepare Yourself For Legal Blowback, Shoot For Your Best Case Scenario, and Get a Breakdown of Potential Penalties

No matter the charge, there's a potential repercussion for it -- whether this means a small ticket or probation, or a felony charge. Make the most out of your situation so that you know the terrain you're navigating, and how to get out of it as unscathed as possible. 

Working with your criminal defense attorney will help you find the best case scenario, which hopefully means minimal fines and no jail time. When you have a good lawyer, they will also let you know this landscape and the realistic chances you have of winning your case. 

If you're facing a cannabis charge, follow these tips.