Archive for First Offense

Hire a Lawyer and Make a Plan

Hire a Lawyer and Make a Plan

  • May 1st, 2020
  • Bruce Denson
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I have always counseled my clients to hope for the best and plan for the worst. I’ve been thinking lately about how interconnected the ideas of hope, reality, and planning are. Hope, especially in times of crisis, is a necessity….

Withhold of Adjudication and COP

Withhold of Adjudication and COP

  • January 29th, 2020
  • Bruce Denson
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Two things happen when you enter a plea and are sentenced. There is what you do (the Plea), and there is what the judge does (the Sentence). While what you do is meaningful, what the judge does is far more…

How Much Does the Right Attorney Cost?

How Much Does the Right Attorney Cost?

  • October 4th, 2019
  • Bruce Denson
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Understanding Attorney Fees and Costs Let’s talk about attorney’s fees. Like your doctor, dentist, plumber, barber/hairdresser, or other professionals in your life, lawyers charge for their services. And like those professionals, you should be able to find one you can…

Do You Need A Lawyer For Your First Arrest?

  • January 12th, 2012
  • Bruce Denson
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If you are facing your first arrest or criminal offense, chances are you are either young and have made a bad decision or are older and have made a bad decision. Either way, you are in a situation you have…

12 THINGS EVERY CIVIL LAWYER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SEALING AND EXPUNGING ARREST RECORDS

  • January 2nd, 2011
  • Bruce Denson
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1. Arrest records are forever.  With the advent of today’s electronic databases, criminal records are readily available and visible to most of the public. Even cursory background checks will turn up criminal records.  Like the Violent Femmes said back in 1983,…