Countless crime dramas contain pivotal scenes where the suspect is taken into a tiny, windowless room and questioned. Many of these fictional accounts of police procedures leave out the reading of the Miranda Rights. Usually, the Miranda warning is given when the suspect is arrested, but a confusing situation exists for those who are in police custody, but not under arrest. The purpose of the Miranda warning is to give people the opportunity to avoid incriminating themselves while being questioned by keeping silent. [Read More]
What Exactly Is Disorderly Conduct And How Do I Fight The Charges?
Disorderly conduct is a very broad law that can encompass a variety of behaviors. Therefore, it is difficult to predict when you may be breaking the law, but the penalties can be severe, include fines or jail time and will also go on your permanent criminal record. The Reason for Disorderly Conduct Laws The purpose of the disorderly conduct law is to have a reason to arrest someone to prevent that individual from engaging in actions that could become dangerous. [Read More]
2 Reasons To Hire An Attorney To Assist With An Adoption
An adoption is one of those situations where hiring an attorney is absolutely necessary, mostly because of the complexity of the process and the potential pitfalls. You should consider hiring an attorney, such as Herbert Law Firm LLC, to help you deal with failed private adoptions and to help find reputable agencies. Deal With Failed Private Adoptions Private adoptions are one of the most common forms of adoption proceedings, usually because it is arranged between yourself and a pregnant woman, an adoption agency is not going to be involved. [Read More]
Understanding The Obligations Of A Legal Separation
With a total of 22 states requiring some duration of legal separation or waiting period prior to a divorce, it's important to get all the facts before you start the paperwork. If you live in one of these states, it's a good idea to first identify the minimum possible duration required by your state statutes, and then to do everything possible to qualify for that minimum. That may still leave you with several months or more before you divorce can be finalized, so make sure your separation agreement contains everything you intend it to. [Read More]