Archive for November, 2011

Taking a Road Trip

Today, while reading a police report in a DUI case, I tried to decide if the traffic stop preceding the DUI arrest was lawful. After some brief legal research, I jumped in my truck and took off down the road. I wanted to see the exact stretch of road that the police officer wrote about. It is common for me to do this. I do this because sometimes there is a big pay off by going out and investigating the actual scenes where things take place. But, doing this takes time. Which leads me to the point of this post. If you are lawyer shopping and have one or more free consultations scheduled, consider asking the lawyers you meet how often they go out to incident scenes. The question might shed light on the type of representation you will receive.

Jeremy Richey

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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