Category: Legal Insight

Have you ever seen videos online of a deposition gone wrong? Lawyers in Texas going crazy on each other ( Lil’ Wayne telling a lawyer “that’s a stupid ass question” ( The videos are amusing, but they show a wasted deposition—the result of bad lawyering and a poor understanding by the lawyer and the witness […]Continue reading

What is an Answer? What does it do? And how does it impact my case? You may have read our blog about complaints, the document which formally starts a lawsuit. After a plaintiff has filed a complaint, the defendant in a case normally files an “answer.” An answer is a pleading which literally answers a […]Continue reading

What will the DMV do after a DUI? The Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) can take your license if you are convicted of DUI. But even before you are convicted, the DMV can take your license. That’s because, in DUI cases, the penalties you face from the DMV are different than the penalties you face […]Continue reading

What is a Complaint? What is a Complaint? What does it do? And how does it impact my case? These are great questions that our clients often ask us, especially if their cases may be headed for litigation. At its most basic level, a complaint is a type of legal document called a pleading. Pleadings […]Continue reading

When are your First Amendment rights at stake? Only if the government is acting. People restrict speech all the time. Organizations often punish others for the things they say. The NFL recently tried to institute a policy regarding players’ protests during the National Anthem. Twitter permanently banned the account of too-eager-to-take-his-shirt-off Alex Jones, the Infowars […]Continue reading

What is perjury? Great question. We see the term perjury being thrown around in the media. We see it in relation to criminal defendants. We also see it used in relation to people who are testifying before Congress. Often, it seems like the people using the term on television may not fully know what it […]Continue reading