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Two Packs for Legal Advice | Criminal Defense Attorney Tip of the Week

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Judge-Judy-Criminal-Defense-Attorney-TipWhat Doesn’t Work:  Trading two packs of cigarettes to your cellmate for his great legal advice…especially when tells you, “Don’t worry Man, I’ve watched every episode of Judge Judy since 1996.”

What Works:  Don’t take legal advice from attorneys!…unless they have experience in the area of law you’re dealing with.  Most people think that if someone is an attorney, then they probably know the law.  That’s not true. These days, most attorneys only know the law in a few specific areas.  Don’t rely on advice from an attorney unless he or she has experience in the type of law you’re dealing with.  If the attorney does civil law, don’t rely on any criminal law advice he gives you.  If you need advice on criminal law you really need to speak with a criminal attorney.  If you don’t, there is a good chance you will live to regret it.

Ineffective Insanity Defense & an Adage to Live by | Utah Defense Attorney Tip of the Week

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What Doesn’t Work: Trying to prove an insanity defense by dressing up as a wizard and casting a spell on the judge…because if you really were insane you would know that the judge’s black robes protect him from enemy magic.

What Works: Remember the old adage: “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” Unless you’re a lawyer, don’t argue with the judge or the prosecutor, even if you’re right. The judge has power to make your life much easier or much harder, so your best chance at success is to get them on your side by being polite, prepared, and passionate about your case.