3 Things To Remember If You’re Arrested

Life is complicated, and your path may cross with that of law enforcement, resulting in you being detained or even arrested. What should you do from here?

Keep Calm

Keep your hands visible, and don’t make sudden movements. Don’t fight or run. If they ask for your name, give it to them. Unless you are a nonimmigrant tourist, that is the only question you legally have to answer.

Ask if you are being arrested and if they say no, ask if you can leave. If they are arresting you, you may tell them that you choose to remain silent and won’t speak without a lawyer present.

Verbally expressing non-consent to a pat-down won’t stop it from happening, but having done so may help you later in court.

Know Your Options

Do not sign or comment on anything without advice from your lawyer first. If hiring a lawyer is financially out of your reach, you will be given one by the court when you go to trial; you may ask how to reach them. Remember that your call to them will be confidential, but if you contact anyone else, it won’t be, and your call may be recorded or listened in on.

Continue to remain silent. Do not talk with other detainees. Do not talk with officers, even if they weren’t involved in your arrest. Anything you say while detained can and will be used against you, even if the person you’re speaking with seems friendly or “on your side.” Do … Read More ...

Types of Construction Site Accidents

Construction accidents are an unfortunate but common occurrence on job sites. Many accidents can occur on a construction site, and you need an attorney who understands these accidents and how to get you the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the most common types of construction accidents:

Fall From Height

One of the most common construction accidents is when someone falls from height. This can include working off a ladder or from a higher level, such as a roof. Falls from height are one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. About one-third of all worker fatalities are due to falls. Falls can cause serious injuries, including head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones.

You can do many things to prevent falls from height while working. First and foremost, always use safety equipment properly and ensure that it is in good condition. When working at height, always use a harness, and make sure that the anchors are strong. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for hazards that could cause you to fall. And always stay within the limits of your abilities. Do not try to do something that is beyond your skill level.

Use of Defective Equipment or Tools

One of the most common causes of construction accidents is worker error. This can include anything from failing to use proper safety gear to working under unsafe conditions.

Another major cause of construction accidents is defective equipment or tools. Vehicles with no brakes … Read More ...

San Diego Family Law Practitioners

Many types of family law cases are emotionally difficult, especially when they involve divorce, child custody and support. Others are some of the happiest times that people experience like with a successful adoption. Each process can take years to finalize. Even when the parties to a divorce start out with efforts at reaching an amicable resolution of their differences, the parties can become acrimonious and argumentative. A knowledgeable and experienced family law lawyer from here at Garwood Reeves can provide legal counsel and guidance that can prove to be invaluable. That’s because we have strong experience in family law cases like the following:

  • Temporary and final orders of child and spousal support.
  • Child custody and division and distribution of assets.
  • Drafting and enforcement of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
  • Contempt proceedings.
  • Domestic violence.

We Focus on the Best Interests of Your Children

When child custody, visitation, and support are at issue, matters can become intense. Mediation might even be required. We understand how such issues can affect some parents. Our approach to such matters is sympathetic and humane. As the best interests of the children is of paramount importance, we might need to customize legal strategies to suit the psychological, physical and emotional needs of children. If we’re not confident that a single provision of a parenting agreement doesn’t operate in the best interests of your children, we’re not going to recommend that you just live with it. Our objective is to assist you and your children in moving ahead in a vision of a new future.


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Essential Roles of a Family Law Lawyer

Family law is a specialized field of legal practice dedicated to conflict resolution between two families. Family lawyers are involved in various complex scenarios that involve children, financial assets and debts, infidelity, mental illness, and many other circumstances that could leave one or both parties devastated facing the stressors of separation. A family lawyer continuously deals with issues that affect their clients and have a profound effect on them, requiring a high degree of emotional intelligence and empathy, instilling confidence in their clients that they can rely on.

Therefore, the most important role for a family lawyer is to guide people through the detrimental effects of conflict resolution by providing effective solutions during troubling times. However, a family lawyer still plays other essential roles in divorce proceedings, from pre-divorce planning to the post-divorce period. Some of the essential roles of a family law lawyer are:

Advising Families on Their Legal Rights and Obligations

family law lawyer can guide families on their legal rights and obligations. This advice can be especially helpful during times of change, such as a divorce or child custody dispute. A lawyer can also help families understand the implications of any legal decisions they make.

Negotiating and Drafting Contracts

Many family law disputes require negotiating and drafting contracts between the involved parties. This includes such documents as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce settlement agreements, and child custody agreements.

Representing Clients in Family Court Proceedings

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Understanding Divorce

In many cases, divorce is more stressful than the death of a loved one. While death is often out of a person’s control, divorce tends to come with blame, regret and a lack of closure. Also, divorce usually comes with other problems such as litigation, moving, money issues, arguments and single parenting. Such a jarring disruption can leave a person feeling helpless and unsure about the future.


Marriage is meant to offer stability in a family structure, and divorce often feels like a dissolution of stability. A person can be gun-ho about ending a marriage when passions are high, but such a drastic decision can catch up to the person later. It can be difficult to figure out who is at fault, what could have been done and if now is the right time to stop the divorce proceeding. When such confusing fluctuations take hold of a person’s emotions, it’s important to maintain objectivity throughout the process.


The pangs of divorce can be carried over into other aspects of life when they are untreated. A person’s professional life can be compromised, health can go on the backburner and friendships can be ruined. Most importantly, relations with kids can be troubled, especially when the kids want an explanation. The shock of divorce can cause a person to act out of character and make long-lasting mistakes when dealing with life in general.


Because divorce has many legal steps, an individual can make the wrong decisions when emotions are high. … Read More ...