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What to Expect on Cross-Examination

Cross-examination is one of the most difficult parts of a trial for a witness or a criminal defendant. In fact, in all but a few rare instances, most criminal defense attorneys advise their clients not to testify at trial, precisely because they woul… Read More
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What Happens at a Criminal Pre-trial?

A pre-trial hearing is a formal appointment at court that takes place after a criminal defendant has had his initial appearance. The purpose of a pre-trial hearing is to address and simplify any issues before trial so that the trial, if one is held,… Read More
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5 Questions About Criminal Convictions and Child Custody

Child custody hearings are contentious, even in the best of circumstances. But if you’re fighting for custody of your children and have a criminal record, or if you lost custody of your children due to criminal activities, fighting for custody of y… Read More
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Chain of Custody and Why It Is Important in a Criminal Case

Chain of custody refers to the documentation that establishes a record of the control, transfer, and disposition of evidence in a criminal case. Evidence in a criminal case may include DNA samples, photographs, documents, personal property, or bodily… Read More
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Choosing a Jury in a Wyoming Criminal Case

Many lawyers consider jury selection in a criminal case to be the most important part of the trial. With a sympathetic jury, a client with a difficult case can be found Not Guilty. On the other hand, a client with a solid case can lose with a jury th… Read More
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Six Questions About Your Initial Appearance in a Wyoming Criminal Court

Being arrested and charged with a crime can feel scary. If this is your first time in court, you may have questions about what to expect at your initial appearance. At Just Criminal Law, our team of criminal defense professionals is here to answer yo… Read More
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What Evidence is Admissible in a Wyoming DWUI Case?

To convict someone of a Wyoming DWUI, prosecutors must present reliable, relevant evidence that was properly gathered and is legally admissible in court. Evidence that does not meet these standards should not be considered by the judge or jury in a W… Read More
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5 Questions About Restora…

5 Questions About Restoration of Rights in Wyoming

A Wyoming felony conviction carries significant penalties, including hefty fines, court costs, and jail time. You also lose many of your civil rights, including the right to vote, the right to serve on a jury, the right to hold office, and the right… Read More
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Should I Hire a Lawyer If I Think I’m Guilty?

People facing criminal charges often wonder if the cost of hiring a lawyer is worth it, especially if they plan to plead guilty or think they’re guilty. Many people believe they should just enter a guilty plea, take their punishment, and try to get… Read More
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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to the Police

Even if you haven’t committed a crime, it is dangerous to speak to the police without a lawyer. You could make a mistake that a police officer could misinterpret as a lie; the police officer might misremember the question he asked or your response… Read More
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