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Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and What it All Means

22 September, 2010 by Lawrence in child support, Contempt of Court
Contempt of court often comes up when somebody fails to pay their child support. There's no statute that makes failure to pay child support a criminal offense that requires jail time. So how does somebody end up behind bars for failure to pay? read more...

The Purple-Faced Lawyer Test

12 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Representation style
Some lawyers say that they'll argue anything that doesn't turn their face purple from embarrassment. This is called the "purple face" test. While your attorney has an ethical duty to be candid with the judge and jury, you expect him to look at the facts from every possible angle and perhaps ... read more...