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Miami, Florida is a really a good place to live. People are friendly and easy to cope with. But sometimes there are some things that make you exclaim ‘Oh my God!’ and you wish you had someone to help you out. If it is something to do with criminals or legal issue, help is just a call away. You should always keep phone number of a Miami attorney, or federal criminal lawyer in your cell phone directory. You need it if you really don’t want to waste your time and efforts on persuading police or someone else in your language. They might not listen to you.

It is common to get panic in some offensive situations or in case of an accident. The things get worst when you are embroiled in some legal case due to it. Certainly you did not have expected it. It is something which is quite unwanted but things sometimes take an awry way and we are at loss to know what to do. In such situations what you can do is call a Miami criminal defence lawyer or attorney to stand by you. In fact you should call an attorney prior to calling anyone of your friends or relations. The reason is the more you take time to consult with a lawyer, the more difficult your case will grow.

Let me explain you how. A few days ago my friend was driving down to Tampa. He was hit hard by a young lad from the back of his car. The boy didn’t stop there even to say a sorry. My friend had almost forgiven him and consoled himself. Certainly it was going to cost a few hundred dollars to get the car repaired now. My friend had jotted down the number of that culprit car but was not thinking of taking the matter further. But to his surprise, he was detained by police as he was passing through Broward highway. Still the good man was thinking that it’s a general checking which it was not. That rowdy boy had filed a complained with this police squad against my friend for rash driving. My o My! My friend was bewildered. But the good thing he didn’t loss his self control. He parked the car at side. Sought permission to make a call and rang to his attorney in Miami. His lawyer advised him not to panic, show the identity cards to the officers, sign the form and go on his way. Rest everything will be managed by the law firm. To his surprise my friend did not have to go second time to police station. He was contacted by a family member of that spoiled boy only to forgive the boy and take the case back. This could not have been possible without help of Miami attorney. My friend didn’t have to pay a single buck to the attorney. All the expenses were borne by the opponent it was their fault.
 
 

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Getting charged with driving while intoxicated is a very serious offense which may result in immediate and long term penalties. Drunk driving is never an excuse nut sometimes it does happen without being recognized. If you have a DWI defence lawyer then your rights will be protected here in Nassau County. A qualified, experienced, social legal DWI defence lawyer can make a huge difference between being found guilty and having the charges reduced or the case dismissed.

Our Nassau County Lawyers understand that to succeed in such cases a lawyer must posses certain characteristics, technical skills and social skills. They will use their experience and knowledge of the New York laws and their courtroom experience to formulate the best and most aggressive defence strategy for your case.

If you are arrested, do not lose the hope, there are many ways to get you out of this mess. The laws of New York allow many ways to challenge an arrest for suspicion of drunk driving in Nassau County.

Our DWI Defence lawyers will review your arrest very thoroughly. They will make sure that each and every step was followed in your arrest and question anything suspicious. They will make sure all procedures were correctly followed and no wrongful doings occurred.

As former criminal prosecutors with more than 50 years of combined trial experience, we understand the difficult predicament you face. We take pride in providing strong legal advocacy to people facing criminal charges.

Do not feel like you have no where to turn, just come to our DWI defence Lawyers in Nassau County and consult your case with them. Provide them with whatever information they require. Do not take this case lightly, because this is a serious offense in Nassau County. As we told earlier it may cost you too much, you may loose your privileges to drive, your car may taken away, so it will be best for you to come to our DWI defence Lawyers in Nassau County as soon as possible. These are the attorneys who will defend you till the end and resolve this offense.

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It’s a time marked both by excitement and apprehension. I clearly remember the day I graduated and even though I was only 24, I have seen a common reaction in law graduates no matter what age.

The greatest single benefit I had after graduation was my one-year articling term. Criminal lawyers are usually lone-wolves. Unlike civil litigators who practice in groups and firms, a criminal lawyer is typically a sole practitioner either practising alone or in a cost-sharing arrangement with other criminal lawyers who are also sole practitioners. This has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have an articling term in your jurisdiction, don’t waste it. Do some research and send out resumes to criminal lawyers only, and only those who are practising as sole practitioners because they are the ones from whom you will have the maximum one-on-one attention.

I learned a lot from my articling principle. I stuck to him like glue; went to court with him, stayed late when he did, got to the office early when he did. I learned not only how he practised criminal law, but also how he operated the business of the practice of law. After articling, there was the bar admission course (six months) during which time I worked part-time for him. After I got called to the bar, he offered me a job and I worked for him for another year. Then an office became available in his suite and I set up my own practice, in a cost-sharing association with him. After three more years, I leased my own space and started my own cost-sharing association. But I never believed that anything else was a more important start to my practice than my year of articling.

If you don’t have that in your jurisdiction, then try to do the next best thing. Try to get a job with a senior criminal lawyer of good reputation who is a sole practitioner and stick to him/her like glue. It is important that you carefully choose who you work for. The greatest asset of a criminal lawyer is his ethical reputation and, therefore, his credibility. That goes a long way. So find a lawyer with a good, solid ethical reputation. He/she will teach you how to practice that way and teach you how to develop your own credibility in the field. Another benefit is that you will have a head start in that area just by virtue of having been known to have worked for a respectable and well-known criminal lawyer. After you have worked in that capacity for 1-3 years, you can consider yourself prepared to hang out your own shingle.

My second piece of advice is to join your local Criminal Lawyers Association and other professional lawyers associations, and become active in them. I found early on that the lawyers who practice well and have a good reputation tend to donate about 25% of their time to professional activities. Not only do you learn a lot from the best of your field of practice, but you also gain access to the best CLE (continuing legal education) programs. If you have a Young Lawyers Division, join that as well. I was quite active in that respect, especially in the first 7 years of my practice. It is also very enjoyable and a gives you a good break from the day-to-day stresses of running your business. It is a social outlet as well as a rich learning opportunity. You’ll find that the senior lawyers that enjoy what they do also enjoy teaching young lawyers what they do. You’ll gain some very good mentors.

My third piece of advice is to enjoy what you’re doing. Try not to succumb to the financial burden of starting up a practice by accepting every kind of case and every kind of client. Personally, I believe that it is worth the sacrifice of taking a dip in revenue rather than taking on cases where you don’t like the client or the work involved in representing that client. If you decline to accept a case, make sure you can provide the client with a referral to another criminal lawyer whom you respect and trust. Do not ask for, or accept, a referral fee. He/she will appreciate the referral and you will be developing a referral network which can be a good source of business.

Fourthly, if a particular case usually involves 10 hours of prep time, spend 20. (I actually continue to do that even after 20 years of practice). It makes you look good when you know the facts cold, know the case law pertaining to a particular situation well and can stand on your feet and answer the judge’s questions without looking down. You will particularly catch everyone off guard because you are just starting out. You look green, you sound green, but you handle yourself like a seasoned professional.

Fifth, you may be thinking of internet marketing and that may be of some benefit. However, you will find that the greater part of your practice will develop from referrals from previous clients. If you really put everything into client contact and preparation, your clients will see that you work hard and if they have friends that need you, they will send them to you. Do not underestimate the importance of maintaining good client relations. Don’t wait for the client to call you and ask, “How’s my case?”. Initiate a call at least once a month (once a week if you have time), let them know what’s going on, say hi. That will stand you apart from your competitors. If a client calls and leaves a message, return the call as quickly as you can. They will be impressed. I get that all the time, “Wow, that was fast”.

Back in my early days, there was no email. Now I set aside some time on Friday afternoon and fire off a brief email to all my clients (it doesn’t take as long as you might initially think):

“Hi John (or Mr. Smith). Just thought I would touch base with you and let you know that I am still waiting for some outstanding disclosure from the Crown. I’m going to court next week and I’ll put a little pressure on the Crown to get this case moving for you. Once I receive all of the missing items, you and I should get together and review the next step. What is your schedule usually like during the week?”

Developing a rapport with mentors, colleagues and clients is not only a benefit to your business, but also makes the practice of law enjoyable. You will find that you will be going home to your family telling them about what a good day you had, instead of what kind of stressful day you had. A genuine smile also lets clients, judges and juries know that you are confident and competent.

Practising Criminal Law in Toronto, it is my experience that the Crown Attorneys are generally very good; very professional, very competent and a pleasure to deal with as an opponent in and out of court. They will respect you if you stick to your ground, having done your research and not being reticent about trying a case or a constitutional argument that is fairly well-founded.

Once in a while, you may come across a Crown that is not so. When in court, I find the best way to deal with them is:

Always respond to their arguments or objections by addressing the judge, not the Crown;
Speak at a volume level slightly below that of the Crown;
Be brief and to the point, avoiding dramatics, even if the Crown is dramatic; and,
Be very pleasant, even if the Crown is not.

This approach will contrast you and have the effect of emphasising the negatives of your opposing counsel. Avoid making sarcastic or caustic remarks in responding to your opposing counsel. It’s your professionalism that will carry the day.

Copyright © 2011 Steven Tress, Barrister and Solicitor. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Steven Tress is a with over 20 years experience in Criminal Law. His office is located at 425 University Avenue, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1T6, and may be contacted for a consultation at (416) 977-3657 or via email: contact@steventress.com

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