The Role of a Public DefenderWritten by Mart Gil Abareta
When you’ve been wrongly accused of a certain crime and been prosecuted, you’ll certainly need legal help and assistance of a public defender especially when you can’t afford to pay for legal fees and bills covering consultations, gathering of evidences, and actual proceedings regarding case. However, getting a public defender is not that easy. You also have to go through a somewhat-rigorous process.
The role of a criminal defense attorney is really complex. He can challenge probable cause for arrest, argue in favor of being released on your own recognizance or on very low bail, negotiate plea bargains with prosecutors, discuss pros and cons of going to trial, and discuss advantages and disadvantages of pleading guilty instead of going to trial. These things are what a public attorney can offer you when you’re in same circumstances.
As what I’ve said, getting service of a public attorney from a public attorney’s office is not so simple. You have to go through a careful evaluation of your financial assets, properties, incomes and debts to determine if you are eligible for representation by a public attorney. And, if you can’t afford to hire a lawyer from private legal community, court will automatically appoint a government-paid lawyer to represent you.
Information on Defective Products’ CasesWritten by Mart Gil Abareta
Every year, millions of people are being injured or harmed by defective products. A product can be considered to be defective for various reasons such as design defect, failure to warn, failure to guard, unfit for intended use, defect in construction, or a defect in materials. With this, defective product claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness depending on jurisdiction within which claim is based.
No matter how big or small, you must file your defective products claim and see what your legal rights are. Basically, liability and damages are two important elements in every defective products law case. A liability involves demonstrating that person being charged did bear responsibility for injury. The damages, however, refer to extent or amount of injury or loss that was suffered on account of defendant's actions or negligence.
Know what, defective product cases require extensive resources and experience. Expert witnesses can cost tens of thousands of dollars just for an initial evaluation. Not every lawyer has resources or connections to utilize top experts. In addition, product liability cases require originality, creativeness, fortitude and resources to cover high expenses involved. Representing injured parties is often expensive for attorneys because they put up large sums of money on these complex cases in order to hire experts, take depositions, gather evidence, and oppose lawyers of large companies and insurance firms.