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Our Law Offices is one of the premier DUI defense law firms in the state. Our DUI defense attorneys provide our clients with an aggressive representation against misdemeanor or felony DUI charges. Our DUI defense attorneys fight for dismissal of DUI charges, acquittal or not guilty verdicts. In some cases a reduction of charges is a cost effective solution. For more information please visit our
DUI defense attorney website.

An Arrest Is Not A Conviction
A DUI arrest, or BUI arrest, is a serious legal matter however an arrest is not a conviction. As your DUI defense attorney our job is to make sure that your arrest becomes only a bad memory. The facts of your arrest, including the jurisdiction where it occurred, will determine our options to manage your DUI defense. Our DUI defense attorneys will leverage every legal point, favorable fact, and strategic move to affect a favorable outcome for your case. We fight to win, in or out of court.

Hire a DUI attorney as quickly as possible after your arrest. From the date of your arrest, you have only 10 days to correctly file the appropriate paperwork or you automatically lose your driver’s license. We encourage you to contact us immediately to schedule a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with a DUI defense attorney.

DUI Attorneys
DUI Attorneys have to address not only the DUI charge itself, but also the many smaller pieces of the puzzle. Anyone who is arrested for DUI can expect initial jail time, potential loss of driving license, extended jail time, community service, fines and a lot of headaches. As your DUI attorney you get the full benefit of our experience in successfully fighting DUI charges. We fight for the dismissal of DUI charges and we are skilled trial lawyers with no fear of fighting a DUI or BUI in court to prevent a needless criminal conviction.

Misdemeanor DUI charges have the lightest penalties, however this does not mean that it is not a problem that needs serious attention. If convicted, you will have a lifelong criminal record. In the immediate time you will have to deal with hefty fines, community service, attendance of a special DUI class, and probably have some actions taken against your driving privileges. Our DUI defense attorneys take a top to bottom review of your arrest in order to develop the best possible DUI defense. We look for problems in the traffic stop, investigation, testing and other flaws in the prosecutors case.

Felony DUI charges result from a DUI arrest made on a person with prior DUI convictions. If this describes your situation you need to immediately hire a DUI attorney. If your DUI involved a car wreck, extensive property damage, or the death of any persons you are probably facing other felony charges. We are not only experienced DUI attorneys but also aggressive criminal defense attorneys. This combined experience makes us ideally suited to defend anyone from felony DUI charges or criminal charges stemming from a felony DUI arrest.

Underage DUI charges are treated very harshly in order to make a lasting impression on the person arrested. Anyone charged with underage DUI, possession of alcohol, or related alcohol offenses will be facing a number problems. Underage drivers who are convicted of only .02-.08 BAC will be facing a six month license suspension, and those with a BAC above .08 will be facing a one year license suspension. Additionally there will be fines, court costs and extreme rate increases for whatever auto insurance you can find. We can defend underage persons charged with any alcohol offense.

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Attorneys use many of the same tactics as a DUI defense for a BUI defense. A BUI is a serious charge. Fortunately for most persons charged with BUI there may be field sobriety test or video evidence. We are very experienced, and highly effective, in fighting BUI charges.

We urge you to call our DUI law firm as soon as possible to set an appointment for a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with a DUI attorney or BUI attorney. We will provide you with our professional opinion on what to expect, your legal options, and recommend a suitable course of action for an effective DUI defense.

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Representing Clients Throughout the State
Divorce can be one of the most significant, stressful events in your life. It can lead to changes in lifestyle, location, and most importantly, parenting. When you are dealing with the uncertainties that accompany divorce, you need experienced legal representation to help guide you through the process and stand up for your interests. For over 30 years our firm has helped make divorce easier for clients.

Contact us today for a free phone consultation about your divorce or family law issue.

A Caring, Competent Approach
We provide personal attention and skilled representation that is focused on your needs and the best interests of your children. Our family law attorney has handled a myriad of cases, from uncontested, straightforward divorces to complex divorce litigation cases involving custody disputes and millions of dollars in assets.

Many clients find that mediation of their family law matter is their best alternative. Mediation is an out of court dispute resolution process designed to minimize the stress and cost of a divorce. Mediation can be a sensible, economical, efficient alternative to a hostile, contested divorce.


You may elect to hire your own personal attorney who will represent you only and provide confidential, essential legal advice needed to resolve your case. Even if both parties have their own attorney, you may still be able to resolve your case by way of settlement. If settlement is not possible after exploring all viable alternatives, we will vigorously represent you in Court. The divorce process can seem daunting. When children are involved, you may worry about the impact on them and their future. We give you information about what your options are and explain the next steps. We will lay out realistic expectations for your case and help you feel confident about what lies ahead.

Our goal is keeping you out of court if possible to give you, instead of a judge, control of your case. We focus on saving you money and protecting your confidentiality. When the end result would benefit you more than litigation, we fully explore all settlement options before engaging in contested litigation.

What may begin as an ending can lead to a new beginning. Contact our lawyers to discuss your family law case.

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Conflict can be a major cause for and element of divorce. There may be a dispute over assets and obligations or bitterness because of past wrongs. If the differences between you and your spouse have become so great that settlement is not possible, a judge will be needed to make decisions in your case. If so, you need personal representation by knowledgeable, experienced attorneys. At our firm, we have been providing divorce litigation services for over 30 years.

Our attorneys have handled all types of divorce cases, including high-net-worth, complex divorce litigation. We can help you achieve your goals and get to the next stage in your life.

In the past, the most common way of getting a divorce or obtaining other family law orders has been for each party to retain their own attorney to represent them in court. In a contested case, the parties rarely discussed their issues face to face.

We Fully Explore All Settlement Options
We believe that simply because the parties have each hired their own attorney, this does not mean there must be a big fight. An important service your personal advocate can provide is to identify issues, collect information and participate in settlement negotiations.

Working with opposing counsel, we can facilitate settlement of issues in some cases and avoid court proceedings.

We Know What Needs to be Done and How to Do it
Your personal attorney will carefully listen to your concerns and goals. The attorney then has a job to do:

In custody and visitation cases, this may include interviewing witnesses and collecting records by subpoena or otherwise. In especially difficult cases, expert witnesses may be called in to perform custody and/or psychological evaluations.
When child support and/or spousal support is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence of each party’s income or perhaps, their ability to earn income. An expert witness may be utilized to perform a vocational evaluation of a spouse who has not worked for a considerable period of time. If one or both parties is self employed, the investigation of actual income available for support may be more complex, requiring the services of a forensic CPA or other expert who can prepare a report to use in settlement negotiations and can testify to financial details in court if necessary.
When property characterization and division is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence regarding the acquisition of assets and their value. An expert witness may be employed to provide a report about property value, and testify in court if necessary.
When debt allocation is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence about when and how the debt was incurred, security, if any, for the repayment of the debt, and other specifics which vary depending on the type of debt involved. The attorney will also assist the client by accumulating evidence regarding any reimbursements that may be due the client or charges which should be assessed against the other party.
When responsibility for attorney fees is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence for use in settlement or to present to the court so an appropriate order can be made.
If necessary, your attorney will obtain restraining orders to protect the personal safety of the client and children or to protect the assets of the marriage.
Whatever issues you may be facing with your divorce or family law case, you can trust us to provide essential, confidential legal advice and dedicated, results-driven representation.

Please feel free to contact our lawyers for your free telephone consultation to discuss your case.

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If you are facing overwhelming debt, you might be able to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. At our Law Office we can help you decide if bankruptcy is the right option. We will work with you to quickly resolve your debt.

With many years of experience, our attorneys help you decide whether filing for bankruptcy is the answer to your financial crisis. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
When you file for bankruptcy, an order of relief (sometimes called an “automatic stay”) is put in place. After this order goes into effect, creditors will not be allowed to keep trying to collect what you owe them. For example, creditors cannot garnish your wages or repossess your car once there is an automatic stay in place.

Many of your debts, including debt from credit cards and medical bills, could be discharged. Once your debts have been discharged in a chapter 7 bankruptcy, creditors and collectors cannot continue to harass you to pay those debts.

You can get on with your life. Filing for chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy can be a quick process. Most of the time, we can guide you from the filing to a discharge in 120 days.

Not everyone is eligible to file for bankruptcy. An experienced lawyer can help you decide which debt relief options are best for you. Contact us to find out whether you should file for chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Higher than average regular monthly incomes differing from state to state, mortgages which have fallen behind, non-exempt assets which you may wish to keep which would not be allowed in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, are just some of the factors which might require you to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor works out a plan to be approved by the bankruptcy court whereby he/she repays certain debts (e.g. mortgage arrears) over a three or five year period. Many times unsecured creditors receive nothing. The amount a debtor must pay into the plan each month depends, among other things, on monthly household income, monthly expenses allowed a household using IRS standards for the geographical area in question, and monthly secured debt obligations to be paid over the life of the plan.

Debts that Cannot Be Discharged
While many consumer debts can be discharged through chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are certain types of debt that you must pay, such as:

Child support
Spousal maintenance (alimony)
Student loans (unless you can prove that paying them would cause a hardship)
Certain taxes
If the majority of your debts are related to these issues, chapter 7 bankruptcy might not help you. In this case, you should consider alternative debt solutions such as credit counseling.

Callus to discuss your financial situation. Come visit us during the week between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

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Many people mistakenly avoid hiring a bankruptcy lawyer with the belief that becoming bankrupt is not part of their future plans. What is important to understand is that bankruptcy is a position that can arise at anytime and the only real way to avoid any problems is to take legal measures which have been designed to safeguard the welfare of both the creditor and the debtor. To go through the experience that will occur between the two parties, it is the bankruptcy lawyers that play the part of the intermediary and attend to all the proceedings that must be undertaken to reach an agreement.

If a company is suffering losses and is in no real position to pay off the debts, it files for bankruptcy. All this is carried out under the very strict oversight of the attorneys representing the company. Several aspects must be considered when filing such as the costs and the route to eventually rebuild credit. As the role played by these bankruptcy attorneys is quite obscure and involved in nature, selecting the correct kind is vital. When choosing a bankruptcy lawyer, bear in mind the following:

Specialization: The company should only choose the lawyers who have acquired a specialty in this area of law. Only such attorneys would be confident to cope with all the problems comfortably. Hiring one from a different field like divorce law for instance, would be a dangerous option that may well work against you.

Experience: Just specialization is not sufficient, get a lawyer who has gained a lot of experience in this field. An experienced bankruptcy lawyer will be more confident regarding what he/she intends to do. The sheer quality of work put in by an amateur and an experienced legal expert will differ hugely.

Costs: This is something that is only the company or individual actually filing for bankruptcy can decide. Using the services of a law firm that is high up in the records would obviously demand much more money for their services plus, the chances of getting no extra services is high, but a relatively small law firm although may have less credentials, they would be more willing to provide a better service for a lower fee.

There are two avenues which can be taken for bankruptcy filing by the law firm. The main difference being in the way the debts are settled. The first is called Chapter 7 bankruptcy which involves selling all the assets of the debtor in order to pay off the debts. The second is called Chapter 13 bankruptcy which involves providing regular payments to creditors but also stopping them from approaching the debtor directly. No assets are sold, but a lot of work has to be undertaken to repay the full debt. The attorneys need to be consulted and the correct filing needs to be done after thorough consultation and examining at the for and the against aspects of both.

It is important for everyone to know that filing for bankruptcy, although wavering all debts, ultimately leads to the reputation and future reputation of the person being diminished and also undermines his potential credibility in getting credit from banks in the future. A bankruptcy lawyer will be able to assist and advice you on the correct course of action.

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Bankruptcy Attorney
Bankruptcy is typically a highly emotional, stressful, and extremely complicated process. Although individuals can go through the process without hiring an attorney, doing so can be extremely risky. A bankruptcy attorney can help to protect your assets that could otherwise be at risk, help you to navigate the process without falling victim to the many potential pitfalls, defend you in the case of litigation, and ensure that your rights are recognized at all steps of the process.
Due to the nature of bankruptcy, it is extremely important – perhaps more so than in any other area of law – that you hire a bankruptcy attorney with whom you feel extremely comfortable. Even under normal circumstances, many people are loath to discuss their finances with anyone, including family and friends. When going through bankruptcy, though, you will need to inform your attorney about all of your assets and your full financial picture to ensure that he is able to protect you to the best of his ability. If you are any less than forthright in this regard, you are likely to lose a lot more than you should.
The bankruptcy attorneys at our Law Firm have been through the bankruptcy process many times before. Our lawyers are not here to judge you. They fully understand that there are times when people lose control of their financial situation through no fault of their own, often due to the loss of a job, illness, or some other major event that is beyond their control. They understand that you would not be going through bankruptcy if you had another option, and that the process is the first step toward you being able to get back in control of your life with as many of your assets as possible.
In addition to being an emotionally charged process, bankruptcy can also be highly complicated. Failure to file the proper paperwork and account for all of your assets can lead to the forfeiture of assets that could otherwise be protected. One of the greatest advantages of hiring a bankruptcy attorney is having someone to help you file all of the necessary paperwork. This would include your bankruptcy petition, bankruptcy schedules, which include your assets and liabilities, executor contracts, and other documents relevant to your case, as well as a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy plan when applicable. Your bankruptcy attorney will also attend the creditor meeting with you, again ensuring that your rights are protected.
You don’t have to be alone during this difficult and intricate process. Your creditors have been through this before and are seeking to collect on the debts owed to them. They have been through the process countless times before and looking out for their interests, not yours. Our bankruptcy attorneys are ready and willing to protect both your rights and your assets on this first step toward taking back control of your financial life.
Give us a call today to learn more about how our bankruptcy attorneys can help you through this trying time.

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Below is some information pertaining to Worker’s Compensation Law that might be useful to you:

Temporary Total Disability

This is a benefit that is designed to compensate injured workers during the period of time they are unable to work because of an injury suffered while on the job. Temporary total disability is normally calculated based on two-thirds of the average weekly earnings at the time of injury.

You may also be entitled to temporary total disability if your doctor has defined temporary work restrictions, and your employer is unable to provide a position that complies with your restrictions.

Generally, temporary total disability is calculated based on two-thirds of your average weekly earnings at the time of injury.

There are restrictions and limits on your eligibility to receive temporary total disability. Many laws governing temporary total disability are dependent upon the date of your injury. Your date of injury determines which laws apply to your eligibility to receive temporary total disability indemnity.

Medical Treatment

If you have been injured at work, your employer or its insurance carrier is responsible for providing medical treatment for your injury.

Many employers have a Medical Provider Network (MPN). You may be required to treat with a physician who is a member of the MPN. You do have the right to change your treating physician as long as the new physician is a member of the MPN.

Qualified Medical Evaluation

If you or the insurance carrier disputes a determination made by your treating physician, either party may request that a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) be designated to provide an opinion regarding the dispute.

This is a pivotal point in your case. Do not initiate the QME process without consulting with an attorney. In general, you will only be entitled to one Qualified Medical Evaluator. If you select a Qualified Medical Evaluator and attend the examination, you will likely be stuck with that QME’s opinion.

If you do not understand the above or you have any questions, please contact our Law Office.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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