Right now, it's a good time to be a criminal defendant in Baltimore -- and a very bad time to be a police officer. The situation going on in the city illustrates how easy it is for an entire city's police force to lose credibility based on the actions of a few rogue officers -- and why defense attorneys need to stay alert to claims from a client that swears he or she is innocent.
While there are very few jobs that don't involve the use of your hands and wrists at some point, some positions require extensive use. If you sit and type at a computer keyboard all day, use a sewing machine, do small electrical assembly or do other jobs that require the almost constant use of your hands and wrists, you may begin to suffer from some painful effects of that use after a time.
The criminal justice system is complicated for the uninitiated, especially when it comes to trial. You can easily make a mistake that can lose your case if you don't know what you are doing. That is why you need to be prepared by a criminal defense lawyer before facing the prosecutor in court. Here are some of the ways in which your lawyer will prepare you for trial:
Holding Mock Trials or Interviews with you
A common punishment that judges levy against defendants in DUI cases is to make them pay fines. The amount of money you'll be ordered to pay will depend on the severity of your crime. Unfortunately, most people in America are living paycheck to paycheck and can't afford to pay the money. If you're in this position, here are your options for resolving the issue.
Request a Hardship Waiver
One thing you can do is file a request to have the fines waived.