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The Impact of Prior Criminal Convictions

If you have a criminal record and are charged with another crime you face the possibility of enhanced penalties, including higher fines and a longer sentence than someone who is a first-time offender. Read More
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Wyoming Criminal Diversion Programs - Alternatives to Jail

People who have been convicted of a crime in Wyoming do not always need to go to jail. In certain circumstances, alternatives to jail may be available, especially for first-time non-violent offenders. Juvenile Diversion Programs Juvenile diversion pr… Read More
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Collateral Consequences - What They Are and How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

Collateral consequences from a criminal charge include civil and administrative penalties which, according to statute, attach to a criminal conviction. These repercussions are not direct consequences, like jail time, fines, or probation, but nonethel… Read More
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Wyoming Passes Legislation to Reduce Recidivism and Pay for Treatment Programs

In February 2019, Governor Mark Gordon signed Justice Reinvestment legislation into law. The new laws, which include House Enrolled Act (HEA) 15, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 19, SEA 50, and SEA 50 are intended to reduce the number of repeat offenders a… Read More
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Posting Bail in a Wyoming Criminal Case

Posting bail allows someone who has been charged with a crime to get out of jail and remain out until they go to trial.  Read More
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5 Reasons to Hire a Team of Criminal Defense Professionals

There are a lot of criminal defense lawyers out there. If you’ve been charged with a crime in Wyoming, how do you know which one to pick?   At the Just Criminal Law Group, our team of criminal defense professionals defends you against allegations… Read More
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Why Do I Need a Lawyer If I Plan to Plead Guilty?

Many people charged with a crime feel hopeless, believing that the best thing to do is to just enter a guilty plea and put the case behind them. They often wonder, “Why do I need a lawyer if I plan to plead guilty?” Others cite financial reasons,… Read More
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What If I Lose My License But Continue to Drive (Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License)

A person can lose their driver’s license for any number of reasons: maybe you were caught driving without insurance; maybe your license was suspended because you were charged with Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI); maybe you you received too… Read More
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10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Lawyer in a Wyoming Criminal Case

If you have been charged with a crime in Wyoming, your freedom could be at risk. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be facing time in jail, the loss of your driver’s license, substantial fines and court costs, and a lifetime of secon… Read More
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5 Things You Need to Know About Your First Court Appearance

If you were arrested in Wyoming, you should have been given a date for your first court appearance. If this is your first court appearance and you’re like most people, you’re probably nervous and don’t know what to expect. To reduce your stress… Read More
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