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I’ve Just Been Arrested for a DWI: Now What?

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Imagine that you have a few drinks at a friend's house. You notice that it's getting late and you want to head home. On the way home, a police officer pulls you over. The officer then asks you if you have been drinking and asks you to perform a field sobriety test. Hold on. Right now, you're probably wondering what to do. The decisions that you make...

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Hiring an Attorney: Make Sure He Has These 5 Essential Qualities

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Mintzer Law

"You need a tough lawyer." "Don't hire a cheap attorney." "Get good representation." These are things you'll hear when you have been accused of a crime, get into an accident or have to deal with a lawsuit. All of a sudden, your friends and neighbors will offer you their "expert" opinion, whether you ask for it or not. Despite their good intentions, your family and friends don't know your...

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Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Mintzer Law

If you look up the legal punishments for a specific crime, you'll usually find two items. One will be an incarceration term and one will be a monetary fine. However, this isn't the whole story. Both of these punishments can be enhanced for a variety of reasons. The most common reason to enhance a criminal sentence is prior offenses. How Do Prior Offenses Affect Sentencing? [caption id="attachment_1792" align="alignright"...

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The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Taking money or property that was entrusted to you by its owner and using it for your own personal gain is the crime of embezzlement. Unlike other theft crimes in which property is taken from its owner, embezzlement is unique because of the trust element that gave the accused access to the property. Embezzlement cases usually involve the movement of money from an owner's account by...

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Accused of Writing Bad Checks? Take Legal Action Now

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Checks are a convenient method of payment that businesses and individuals rely on to complete financial transactions on a daily basis. Offering a check in payment of a debt or other financial obligation implies that the funds it represents are on deposit in the account upon which it is drawn. When a bank refuses to honor a check you have written, you could face serious...

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Arrested for a DWI: The Police Have Already Begun Collecting Evidence

Posted on September 3, 2014 by Mintzer Law

The collection of evidence to prove that a person is driving while intoxicated begins the moment a police officer's attention is directed toward the motorist. An officer cannot stop a vehicle without observing a violation of the law or without reasonable suspicion that a violation might be occurring. Testimony about the officer's observations will be needed by the prosecutors in a DWI case to prove...

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