Why “Aggressive” Isn’t Always a Good Trait in a Lawyer

We’ve all seen and heard the ads for lawyers- they can be seen on buses, billboards, and heard on radio and television commercials. “Get an AGGRESSIVE lawyer!” “We don’t back down!” “We will FIGHT for you!” Clients seem to think they need an aggressive lawyer, and some lawyers think advertising themselves as aggressive (whether or not they are) will bring in more clients. But is aggression really good?

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What is unsupervised probation?

Defendants who are convicted of, or take pleas to, misdemeanor offenses are often placed on unsupervised probation. Most people have some idea of what probation entails, but few know what unsupervised probation is. Unsupervised probation comes with some conditions, and it is important to understand those before accepting a plea that will place you on probation.

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