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Should a Criminal Defendant Testify at Trial?

It’s considered one of the most difficult questions a criminal defense lawyer faces in preparing for a trial — should your client testify? In actuality, except for in a few cases, the question, “Should a criminal defendant testify?”… Read More
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Judge or Jury — You Choose

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution. ~ Thomas Jefferson If you’ve been accused of a crime in Wyoming and choose to take your case to trial… Read More
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What to Expect at Trial

A criminal trial is the most high-profile part of any criminal case. Less than 10% of cases nationally actually go to trial. Most are resolved before trial through a plea bargain. Of course, as a former prosecutor and now as a Wyoming criminal defens… Read More
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Lady Justice Scales / Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The State's Burden of Proof - What is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?

"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffers." These words, written in 1765 by English judge William Blackstone, stand for the idea that anyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent, and that to find someone guilty… Read More
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Wyoming Marijuana Possession Charges

Wyoming Marijuana Possession Charges: 5 Things You Need to Know

We are living during a marijuana renaissance. Across the country, 25 states have legalized some form of marijuana use. Most of the states that have legalized marijuana allow it only for medical purposes, and have placed limitations on how to and who… Read More
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Categories: Drug Charges
DUI Sentencing in Wyoming

DUI Sentencing in Wyoming — And Why You Should Care About It

If you’ve been arrested and charged with drunk driving, this may your first brush with the law, other than minor traffic violations like speeding tickets. Drunk driving charges are scary. And DUI sentencing in Wyoming includes criminal and admi… Read More
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Breathalyzer Test

The Breathalyzer Test: To Blow or Not to Blow (That is the Question)

It’s a scene that plays out across the country on any given night. After having a few too many drinks at the bar, you decide to drive home. Maybe it’s not that far. Maybe it’s a drive you’ve made before. But on this night, you… Read More
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Wyoming Criminal Defense Q & A

Misdemeanor or Felony, What's the Difference?

If you are facing criminal charges, one of the first things the judge will tell you is whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony. But why does that matter? What’s the difference, anyway? In this post I will define criminal misdemeanor an… Read More
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What to Expect in Your Initial Consultation with a Criminal Defense Attorney

You just found out you have been charged with a crime. You know you need a criminal defense attorney, but you don’t know what to expect. This has never happened before. Who do you talk to? How does it work? What do you need to do? In this blog… Read More
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When Should I Call a Criminal Lawyer?

While some criminal charges come upon you suddenly, other times you can see them coming. When you know you are under investigation for a crime it can be hard to know whether you need a criminal attorney or not. But waiting to schedule a consultation… Read More
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