Most of us know that when we are charged for a crime, we need to reach out for an attorney. We understand that with legal representation, we fare the best chance of not having to spend any time in jail or pay a ridiculous amount of money in the form of a fine. But, how many of us actually understand what an attorney actually does?

This post will focus on what a criminal defense attorney can do for someone who is facing a DWI charge. Feel free to send it to anyone you know in a difficult situation. Who may end up helping you out in the future!

Plea Bargaining

One of the most important ways a defense attorney can help you out is through the plea bargaining process. Plea bargaining is beneficial in a couple of ways. Your attorney may get the prosecutors in charge of your case to lower your charge to a more minor one which will lower your sentence.

Or, your attorney can get the prosecutor to lower the sentence they are seeking. Instead of jail time, for example, your attorney could work out a deal in which you only have to take a class about healthy relationships with alcohol and do community service.

Any defense attorney that you reach out to should have experience working with Driving While Intoxicated cases. As a result of their experience, they have likely cultivated relationships with prosecutors that are usually in charge of handling DWI cases. This relationship will make it easier for your attorney to make a deal with the prosecutor in charge of your case.

Examining Your Arrest

Sometimes, your case may be able to be thrown out if your attorney can prove any potential suspect elements of your arrest. These suspect elements may include issues with the field tests that the officer conducted to test your sobriety, maintenance problems with the breathalyzer used during your arrest, and possible misidentification of the signs of intoxication.

This could lead to your case being thrown out by the prosecutors involved with your case. It is definitely something worth speaking to your attorney about.

Prevention of the Interlock Device in Your Vehicle

In some places, if you have been convicted of two or more DWIs over a period of 5 years, a judge may order a device to be placed upon your vehicle. This device would require you to breathe into it, checking to make sure you are not legally intoxicated before starting your car.

If you are intoxicated, you will not be allowed to start your car. Having a device like this on your car can be extremely humiliating and can be a huge inconvenience, especially when you are running late. A good defense attorney can prevent this device from being installed in your car.

Hopefully, these examples showed you why it is so important to reach out to a qualified defense law firm like the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one as soon as possible — it may mean the difference between jail time and community service!

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Depending on where you live, industrial manufacturing may be a completely strange concept or it might be the lifeblood of your local community. In the south Texas area, manufacturing and industrial production employ many, many people. Whereas in different parts of the country, perhaps tourism or the service industry is a bigger employer.

However, unless you handcraft everything you own, your household, your car, and your belongings can all be traced back to a manufacturer at some point. That means that the livelihood and safety of the industry’s workers should be important to everyone, even beyond basic human compassion. If the industry is not safe, or if workers are constantly injured, this could also affect your life, too.

Unfortunately, the manufacturing industry and other related businesses related to all types of production are not always safe. In fact, the Beaumont personal injury law firm, Portner Bond, PLLC has testimonials and stories of countless workers injured on the job. The injuries could result from unsafe working conditions, negligent actions on behalf of supervisors or safety professionals, or improper instructions from instructors. And, of course, workers could always be responsible for becoming injured.

But in most cases, workers are injured as a result of a combination of multiple factors. The job of a workplace personal injury lawyer, though, is to advocate for their client and fight for compensation and coverage after the injury. Advocating for their clients is tough work, requiring the lawyer to sort through documents and records to determine liability. Some of the information that a personal injury lawyer must work through includes:

  • Medical records for surgeries, treatments, prescriptions, and more
  • Workplace records including safety manuals, training, and operation policies
  • Police reports or ambulance records filed in response to an accident
  • Correspondence between their client and different insurance companies

The last segment of an industrial workplace accident is perhaps the hardest. Insurance companies have one motive beyond any other desire: to profit as much as possible. As a result, insurance companies are entirely willing to undercut compensation offers. The injured could be left unable to pay medical bills for an injury for which they are not responsible!

Even worse, many insurance companies get away with this because they are perceived as too powerful for just one person to fight. And if the injured person does not have a lawyer experienced with negotiating against powerful interests, then the perception of powerlessness is basically correct.

However, there are industry workplace personal injury law firms that have prolific experience in working against greed and injustice. If you have been injured as a manufacturing or industrial employee, I would strongly advise against advocating on your own. Hire a lawyer with experience and receive the compensation for injuries and lost wages that you deserve!

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After my mom had her double mastectomy, she had tons of questions about the reconstruction process. I’m not a doctor, but I do know what she’s concerned about when it comes to the recovery process and how different reconstruction options are going to affect her body. I was doing research on the pros and cons of each different type of reconstruction and I came across some helpful information about Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap reconstruction on the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery website.

LD Flap reconstruction works by taking tissue from the upper back and combining this with a breast implant that matches the patient’s body and desired size. There are a lot of benefits to this surgery option. The biggest benefit is the reduced recovery time. Some reconstruction surgeries can have patients bed-ridden for a week or so after surgery. With LD Flap reconstruction, most patients can return to all but the most intense exercises right after surgery.

Another benefit of LD is the minimal scar exposure. Doctors create incisions that can be covered up by a bra so that no scars are revealed.
One of the coolest things about LD is that it allows thinner patients to undergo breast reconstruction. Some patients are told that they cannot have breast reconstruction done because they lack the necessary tissue to do so. This can leave some women feeling very upset and cause a lot of psychological stress. Thankfully, LD surgery only needs a minimal amount of tissue because it is combined with an implant. This allows thinner patients to receive the reconstruction surgery that they desire.

Although LD Flap reconstruction has many benefits, it may not be for everyone. There are a couple downsides to consider when choosing which surgery option is best for you. First of all, LD Flaps require the use of implants. There is simply not enough tissue on the upper back to create a full breast otherwise. These implants are usually made from silicon or saline. If patients are unwilling to use breast implants of any kind, they will not be able to undergo this surgery.

If you’re a very active person, LD Flap surgery may not be the best option for you either. Most people will not notice a weakening of back muscles after surgery. However, the back muscles will be partially imbalanced for life after LD Flap surgery. If you regularly participate in sports like tennis, swimming, weightlifting, or rock climbing, know that this surgery may affect your performance.

Everyone is looking for something different when it comes to reconstruction. Some women want to have a pure silicon implant. Some people are looking for an autologous surgery that only uses tissue from their own body. Some people don’t really care if it’s autologous or not, they just want to recover quickly. That’s why it’s important to talk to a doctor about the pros and cons of every surgery option before making a final decision.

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Our children are part of our families, and as you are filing for a divorce, it can seem natural to vent frustrations to young listeners. With high emotions, it can also be tempting to lash out at your ex in front of your child. The problem that we sometimes don’t realize is that this is one of the worst things you can do for your child, and it may backfire on you in court. Parental alienation, as described by the attorneys of Kessler & Solomiany LLC, is a style of manipulation that is dangerous, and it can cause lifelong harm. To avoid scarring your children with psychological warfare, take these points into consideration:

  • Do not blame your former spouse for unfortunate circumstances after the divorce. If the divorce did not turn out as well as you would have hoped, do not complain about it to your children. There is nothing they can do to alter the outcome of the divorce, and they are not the ones to blame for your current situation.
  • Do not condemn the actions of your former spouse in front of your children. This is by far the most difficult instance to avoid. The actions of your former spouse may be detestable, but that person is still your child’s parent. Criticizing and destroying your ex with words will only confuse your children because they love both of their parents. They still need to have the best possible relationship with Mom and Dad, so do not go out of your way to drag the other’s name through the mud.
  • Communicate directly with your former spouse. Under no circumstances should you employ your children to spy on the other parent, deliver messages on your behalf, or act as couriers for important documents. They do not understand the consequences of their actions, and your raw reactions may expose uncomfortable truths that your child is not prepared to comprehend.
  • Do not schedule special events that overlap with your ex’s custody time. Your children are going to be dragged in the middle of the dispute between you and your ex if you do this. No matter which parent the child decides to spend time with, they will be uncomfortable and feel guilty.
  • Do not encourage your children to pick a side of the argument. The children need a relationship with both parents, and dragging them into the dispute will only alienate them. The divorce is between you, your spouse, and your attorneys.
  • Do not discuss the court hearings, divorce settlements, or any other aspects of the divorce with your child. While it is important to have an explanation for your children when they ask specific questions about this situation, you should avoid sharing specific details about the divorce with your children. If you feel the need to discuss matters with someone, reach out to an adult friend or your divorce lawyers.

If you want what’s best for your children, do not alienate them from their other parent. Let them enjoy their childhood without the daily stresses of the divorce, and they will be healthier and happier because of it. Find a trustworthy law firm to handle the divorce settlement so you can spend time with your children.

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A city bus struck a charter bus in Flushing, Queens early on Monday, killing three people and injuring 16 more, according to news reports and reported by the Post-Gazette here. A 68-year old man who was a pedestrian on the scene was trapped beneath one of the buses and died while at the scene. A 55-year-old man and the 49-year old driver of the charter bus also died later of their injuries at local hospitals. The authorities are still investigating the accident, but the information released so far discussed just how tragic this accident was.

The charter bus was operated by Dahlia Travel and Tours, and reports say it crashed into the Q20 city bus at 6:15 a.m. The accident occurred at Northern Boulevard and Main Street when the charter bus apparently ran through the intersection and crashed into the turning city bus before slamming into a Kennedy Fried Chicken restaurant. There were no passengers on the charter bus at the time of the crash, but the city bus did have passengers at the time of the crash.



Most of the seriously and critically injured passengers were taken to the Queens New York Presbyterian Hospital, while those with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment. While most of us understand that accidents can happen at any time, it is important to realize that accidents like this could have been avoided. The bus driver of the city bus and the passengers did not have to suffer the injuries they suffered, and someone should be held accountable for their injuries and the pain and suffering they now have to endure due to the accident.

According to New York City workplace accident attorneys, the bus driver may be able to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered in the crash, while the injured passengers may be eligible to file personal injury lawsuits as well. They may argue that the charter bus driver acted negligently when running through the intersection, or the charter bus company may have failed to properly train the driver or ensure that a safe driving requirement was followed.

Those who were injured in the accident may wish to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the accident to recover medical expenses, pain, and suffering lost wages, and other financial compensation. The company that runs the charter bus, the Flushing-based Dahlia charter group apparently had several violations that placed it in the bottom 20 percent of charter companies, and in fact, the company had been cited for its buses speeding by at least 15 miles per hour. The company seems to have a spotty record of safety to begin with, so it may be discovered that unsafe practices were encouraged or at the very least, overlooked.

For more information on this tragic accident, read the news story by the Post-Gazette here or check back with us on our blog for updated details about this accident. The law firm website that we linked to is also a good resource if you want to learn more about workplace injuries and what action the injured bus driver may be able to take, or the actions that the injured passengers may be eligible for if they decided to take legal action.

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There is always a risk in investing, in the sense that you may actually lose money because of fluctuating investment values. That is understandable. But there is another risk that is just unwarranted – being exposed to fraudulent investments.

Investment fraud occurs when an investor has been persuaded to invest in a particular company, stock, or any commodity, because of false information. This usually results into money loss, but unlike fluctuating investment values, this money loss is unnecessary.

You worked hard for that cash, and the last thing you want is to fall victim to a fraudulent investment operation and lose your money just like that. Here are some of the things you can do to avoid investment fraud.

Know the company

Before anything else, know the company you are planning to invest to. First, it is important to know if it is a legitimate company, complete with documents such as licenses and registrations. Second, it is also important to know what this company does, so you can at least have an idea on what you are getting into and how you are going to get returns.

Know the salesperson

You should also look into the person who is trying to persuade you to invest in that company. First, make sure that this person has a legitimate connection with the company and actually registered to sell the commodity. Second, it is also wise to investigate whether this person has a bad history, particularly regarding misconduct.

Be doubtful if it sounds too good to be true

The website of Erez Law mentions that one of the most common signs of investment fraud, particularly Ponzi schemes, is that it offers high returns with no risks. Usually, investments with high returns are extremely risky, so you should be doubtful if an investment promises high returns with little to no risk.

Be doubtful of unsolicited offers

Investment pitches that are unsolicited are shady, especially if they are using ridiculous tactics to persuade you, including good testimonials from unidentified individuals. Be more doubtful if this investment is overseas. Your money is very vulnerable outside of the country, because you have less control and power over it. If you lose your money, it will also be harder to track and retrieve.


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The health industry is complicated. There may be legitimate reasons for the patient’s worsening condition and the doctor’s failing treatment processes. But there are also times where these happen because of the incompetence or negligence on the side of the medical staff, such as when they have misdiagnosed the patient.

According to the website of the Benton Law Firm, those who have been hurt because of medical malpractice incidents like misdiagnosis may receive compensation. This is just right, because the medical malpractice will result into significant financial damages. It may result into ridiculous medical bills, in the form of treatment and corrective costs. It also means that the patient may miss time to be productive, like going to work, school, or taking care of his or her family.

There are different kinds of misdiagnosis, and each possesses their own dangers:

  • A healthy patient has been diagnosed ill
  • An ill patient has been diagnosed healthy
  • A patient has been diagnosed with a wrong condition
  • A patient has been diagnosed with the wrong sub-type of a disease

A healthy patient determined to be ill may get unnecessary treatment, which may make complications to really arise. An ill patient determined to be healthy may experience worsening of his or her condition, and treatment may be delayed or in-existent. A patient diagnosed with a wrong condition or the wrong sub-type of a condition may receive unnecessary treatment and experience worsening symptoms. On the worst cases, these misdiagnosis incidents result into death.

To determine the viability of misdiagnosis claims, or medical malpractice claims in general, certain conditions are investigated, such as:

  • The legitimacy of the medical professional and patient relationship
  • The medical professional has duty of care toward the patient
  • The duty of care has been violated, either by action or inaction
  • The violation has caused any form of harm to the patient

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Failure to provide the quality of care a patient rightly deserves is the major contributing in of the many types of malpractice cases in the field of medicine. This failure, which is too common in so many hospitals and clinics in the U.S., is often the cause of prolonged or new illness, permanent disability, other life-threatening conditions, or death. Medical errors, however, can be prevented since these are merely due to negligence or carelessness committed by no other than medical professionals. According to the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services, about 180,000 Medicare patients died in 2010 due to negligent or careless medical acts (an article printed in the Journal of Patient Safety, however, says that the number of deaths during the same year was between 210,000 and 440,000).

Surgical error is one example of medical mistake that can cause serious harm. Surgery, being a risky procedure, is resorted to by doctors only as a last resort – after all other attempts in treating an illness fail. A patient, who has been advised (by his/her doctor) to undergo surgery, puts a great deal of trust in his/her doctor’s ability, trusting that he/she has correctly diagnosed his/her illness and that surgery is a necessary part of treatment. In many occasions, however, instead of improving patients’ conditions, surgical procedures have only become harmful. An alarming thing, though, is the fact that a number of these surgical errors were committed by either by highly-respected medical professionals or doctors in some of the best hospitals in the country.

A few types of surgical errors listed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality include: wrong dosage of anesthesia; accidental puncture or laceration; wrong-person surgery; wrong-site surgery; incorrect surgical procedure; removal of wrong organ; a foreign body or surgical instrument left inside the body of a patient; improper suturing; hematoma or post-operative hemorrhage; respiratory failure, or pulmonary embolism; wound dehiscence (the rupturing of a wound along a surgical suture, which is a surgical complication that may be due to age, diabetes, obesity, poor knotting, or post-surgery trauma due to the wound); and, wrongful death resulting from complications from negligent surgery.

As explained by the a Trading Lawyer, “medical malpractice and hospital negligence claims may be brought against all types of doctors and health care professionals, including:

  • Surgeons, who make mistakes in operating rooms;
  • Emergency room doctors and nurses, who commit errors in diagnosis or treatment;
  • Obstetricians and OB nurses, whose negligence results in avoidable birth injury;
  • Generalists, who fail to notice symptoms of serious illness;
  • Specialists, whose negligence results in failure to diagnose cancer, delay the appropriate diagnosis or other serious medical conditions; and,
  • Nurses, who make medication mistakes or other errors during in-patient care.

These accidents can be devastating and cause long-term injuries with debilitating side effects.”

It may be best for people who feel that their health only worsened after undergoing surgery to have their condition checked and, if something not right is made obvious, to seek legal assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer for whatever legal action they may have a right to pursue.

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There are many reasons that people riding a motorcycle than any other form of vehicles. First of all, it is convenient. It allows the driver to cut through traffic and reach their destination quicker than other vehicles. But while it offers convenience, it also puts drivers at a huge risk. Due to their size, motorcycles are susceptible to accidents.

No matter how safety conscious you are, you can still get involved in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic which could often result to injuries or worst death. When involved in an accident, there are certain things that you can do after an accident to reduce its effects on you.

1. Secure yourself

First things first, you need to get yourself out of harm’s way. Get yourself out of the roadway and the incoming traffic. Likewise, watch out for other things that may cause additional harm to you such as vehicles that are leaking gasoline, vehicles or structures that are on fire, structures that could collapse, roadside cliffs or drop-offs.

2. Check yourself for any injuries

Once you have gone to safety, check if you and other people are injured. It is rare for motorcycle riders to leave accidents without incurring any kind of injury. If you or other persons seriously got hurt, you may need medical attention right away. Call 911 immediately. Injuries in the chest and abdomen tend to be the most serious ones.

3. Keep your cool

While staying cool after an accident is unlikely, you need to do so cause it wil only make matters worse. Avoid getting into an argument with the other parties involved in the accident or find fault.

4. Report the accident

A police report can come in handy if you intend to file a case against the other persons involved in the accident. Give as much information as you can. Likewise, the police can help control traffic flow in the area of the accident.

5. Never leave the scene of the accident

Leaving the scene of the crime is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. If you do so, you could find yourself in hot water against the law and charged with “hit and run” especially if there is an injury.

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