Monthly Archives: January 2016

The importance of hiring a professional DUI Lawyers

According to various DUI Lawyers around the states, its not impossible for the government authorities to follow the tough implementation of drunk driving laws to all car drivers and motorists in any pace. Any person suspected of drunk driving usually undergo car inspection and a series of tests executed by the arresting officers. If a person is proven to be driving while intoxicated, possible DUI conviction will follow. Like many other places in the world, drunk driving is one of the most common criminal cases that is happening to any states in the U.S.. And the fact is, United States has the most number of drunk driving incidents in a year.

Most DUI Lawyers encounter people who are not aware of the possible consequences of the offense they have committed, and most of the time, they don’t have any idea on where to find someone who can help them during this complicated situation. Therefore, most of them end up in jail, have their license hold for revocation and sometimes they ask to pay a high amount of related fines. It is always the result of people’s unawareness on the importance of hiring a professional DUI Lawyers.

Having arrested of drunk driving doesn’t always mean that you are guilty, as what most DUI Lawyers would say. People who committed the offense find it difficult in dealing with this kind of situation, that’s why they just voluntarily submit themselves for police investigation. But, if they are just aware of the things they need to do during this situation, they may not be suffering from the serious charges of DUI.

In cases like DUI, not all the time that the offenders are responsible for the accusation. So, when you are facing such offense, it is very important to consider the help of a good DUI Lawyers that can help you defend your case. An experienced DUI Lawyers are the one who are knowledgeable in dealing with this complicated cases of DUI. They have the ability to defend your case to any court and protect you from having convicted of DUI. So, before anything turn to worst, make a wise decision, hire a quality DUI Lawyers that can stand in behalf of you in any situation to regain tour freedom and fight for your legal rights. With the help of a DUI lawyers, you can always assure the possibility of winning your case.

Legal Aid will overhaul and review Family law services

The legal service is considering a raft of changes to try and make its support more accessible to vulnerable people.

We know that lengthy, protracted court cases are not good for anyone, particularly where children are involved.

Victoria Legal Aid will overhaul its family law services to give more help to people whose first encounter with the labyrinthine legal system occurs when they go to court to get a family violence intervention order.

Nicole Rich

People who go to the Magistrates Court to apply for family violence intervention orders could be linked with help to solve their other family law problems.

For the first time since 1974 the service has launched a comprehensive review, responding in part to the huge increase inĀ  people appearing in court on family violence matters.

Statewide, the number of family violence intervention order applications increased 46 per cent between 2009 and 2014.

The legal service is also considering other changes: expanding its outreach services, providing more duty lawyers at family courts, and improving legal information for community workers who help vulnerable people.

On Monday it released an “options” paper, canvassing possibilities put forward by those within the sector and calling for submissions from the public.

Family Youth and Children’s Law director Nicole Rich said well-designed family law services prevented legal problems and resolved disputes quickly.

“We know that lengthy, protracted court cases are not good for anyone, particularly where children are involved,” Ms Rich said.

Early talks highlighted the need to help clients navigate the incredibly complex family law system, she said.

In 2013, Victoria Legal Aid made changes to its eligibility guidelines in order to balance the books in the face of record demand for family mediation and family law proceedings.

In September 2014, Victoria Legal Aid announced it would restore free legal help for family violence victims in child custody battles, reversing the cuts that left some to face their attackers in court alone.

“We acknowledge that these changes have been difficult for many people and we have recently taken action to reduce the effects of these on some of our most vulnerable clients,” the review paper said on Monday.

Federal funding for state legal aid commissions has declined from half in 1997 to about a third of all funding.

Women’s Legal Service senior lawyer Pasana Mutha-Merennege said the changes to funding in 2013 had seen some clients lose their family law funding during trial.

To open the review up to consultation was a positive step, Ms Mutha-Merennege said.

Source : http://www.theage.com.au