Settlement Negotiations are Inadmissible

By Jedidiah McKeehan It may happen that you have a case that is proceeding to trial. Let’s say it is a contract dispute case. During the case, you may offer to settle by paying the other side $20,000.00. Then they reject this offer. If the case proceeds to trial, the other side cannot bring up […]

Premise Liability

Knew or Should Have Known By Jedidiah McKeehan Often I will speak to individuals who tell me they have received some horrific injury at someone’s business or on someone’s property because they fell down stairs or slipped on some surface. While I sympathize with these people, just because they sustained an injury on someone’s else […]

What is an Annulment?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may have heard of the legal term, annulment, as a way to end a marriage, but what does the term actually mean. An annulment differs from a divorce, in that a divorce is a proceeding to terminate a marriage, while an annulment is a proceeding to end a marriage because the […]

Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable?

By Jedidiah McKeehan At some point you may have gone to work somewhere and one contingency of the employer offering you a job is that you sign a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement usually contains language in it that states you are agreeing that if you leave this job you will not use your knowledge […]

Where Do I Sit in the Courtroom?

  By Jedidiah McKeehan Sometimes I represent people totally unfamiliar with the court process and are terrified of going to court or talking in front of a judge.  When I encounter these people, I think, “How nice!  Someone who actually take the court system seriously and realizes that what goes on in the courts is […]

How Does a Structured Settlement Work?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may have no personal experience with a structured settlement, but I bet you know the J.G. Wentworth jingle that starts off, “If you have a structured settlement and you need cash now…” Before we dive into what those people in the commercial are singing about, let’s discuss what a structured settlement […]

Breaking and entering

By Jedidiah McKeehan On TV you will occasionally hear law enforcement discussing a suspect’s criminal history and they will say something like, “well, he had a breaking and entering charge when he was 18.” If the cop saying this is hip, they will shorten breaking and entering to, “B&E.” I always find this mildly amusing […]

What Does It Mean to Plead the Fifth?

By Jedidiah McKeehan During your life you may have been participating in a healthy eating diet with your spouse and you snuck out and had ice cream without telling them.  And then, when they ask you about the ice cream stain on your shirt you blurt out, “I plead the Fifth!”  You have no idea […]

Do They Have To Tell Me What I Am Being Arrested For?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Occasionally I will talk with a potential client on the phone and they will tell me they would like to hire me to represent them in regard to their criminal charges. One of my first questions is, “What are your charges?” More often than you would think, the potential client will tell […]

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