Top 10 Online Resources for Legal Services

Whether it be forming an LLC, incorporating your business, or filing for bankruptcy, legal services tend to be a costly and time-consuming affair. There are tons of lawyers and legal aides out there, but finding a good one is an altogether different matter. Here are our top 10 picks of online legal services that will […]

A New and Much Needed Perspective in Defending the Mentally Ill

As a criminal defense attorney, I fight hard for my clients.  One question I am often asked is, “how can you defend those people.”  I always appreciate the question—the truth is my clients are wonderful, law abiding citizens…some are absolutely innocent and never thought they would have ever needed a criminal defense attorney.  Others, make […]

What Makes a Great Criminal Defense Attorney?

I love representing my clients–and as a criminal defense attorney, I have many obligations to my clients:  Honesty, trust, communication and experience.   Here are two recent posts about our firm: “Ms. Silva is Wonderful! Without sharing too many details as why we needed Ms. Silva’s services in the first place, I want to tell […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My child has been arrested how can I make sure their record remains clean? It is always difficult to watch a child suffer, and having your child arrested is not any easier. The system considers anyone under the age of 18 as a child. Children are not held in jail–but held in juvenile hall. […]

I Got a DUI, WHAT NOW?!?

For anyone who gets a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), the prospect of a criminal record for drunk driving seems like a nightmare.  The fact of the matter is that a DUI arrest does not discriminate.  Doctors, lawyers, actors, actresses, nurses, teachers and yes even police themselves can and do get arrested for DUI.  The […]

Right To Remain Silent…Anything You Say…WILL MAKE IT WORSE!

I will never forget defending a client who was arrested for a drug charge.  The client was properly Mirandized by the officer who arrested him.  My client was an intelligent man…he was kind, educated and a hard worker.  He was a recreational drug user who understood his rights and the importance of his rights.  What […]

Do I Need A Lawyer?

You are driving, exhausted after a long day at work going home to your waiting family.   You had a couple of beers after work with your coworkers to take the edge off and felt the effects of the alcohol but not to the point you thought you shouldn’t drive. As you are driving home, you […]

So Your Child’s Been Arrested…Now What?

Chad has always been a studious child, followed the rules and always treated his parents with respect, which is why his parents were so shocked when he was cited to juvenile court for fighting on school grounds.   ​Emotions of, “where did I go wrong,” or “what could I have done differently,” can drive a parent […]