Can I Get My DUI Expunged?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is one of the most common criminal charges in the United States.  Individuals cannot seem to resist consuming alcohol and then operating a motor vehicle. Being convicted of a DUI has very serious implications.  Not only will you have to serve jail time, you will also lose […]

How Can Someone’s Probation Be Violated?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Every single day, in courtrooms across America, criminal defendants are pleading guilty to crimes with which they have been charged and entering agreements to serve their sentences on probation. This is a good thing.  If everyone who pleads guilty went to jail, the jails would not just be overcrowded, they would be […]

Wage Garnishment

By Jedidiah McKeehan Almost every day in almost every county in America, people are getting sued because they owe money to someone. It can be a credit card debt, a medical debt, or back rent that individuals and companies are suing on to collect the money they are owed. Let’s say that a lawsuit is […]

Where do I sit in a courtroom?

By Jedidiah McKeehan As an attorney, I occasionally forget some of the most basic things about going to court and being involved in a legal proceeding.  Most people have never had to go to court, or even had to contact an attorney, which is a good thing. One of the things that people ask me […]

Legal Separation or divorce for Christians

By Jedidiah McKeehan When people ask me about my personal position on the concept of divorce, I tell them, “I am not pro-divorce, I am pro people being happy.”  I would never, and do not, push people toward getting a divorce. Some people are hesitant to file for divorce because of religious reasons.  There are […]

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

By Jedidiah McKeehan When we think of a “family unit,” in our heads, many of us will think of a married husband and wife and their children born to them while the couple is married.  However, as we all know, families take on many forms.  The family unit can take on many variations and sometimes, […]

What is Parole?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may be watching the news, or reading an article online about a high-profile criminal case and the criminal defendant is found guilty and sentenced to a long prison sentence. What the articles and stories usually do not discuss is how much of that sentence the defendant will actually have to spend […]

What is a Claims Adjuster?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There are a number of weird words and job titles that I encounter in the legal field.  Where did the job title, “bailiff” come from?  Why is it called a “motion to quash” and not a “motion to squash?”  Where did the title, “guardian ad litem” come from? A very common job […]

What Is a Counter-Complaint?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When someone comes to see me who has been sued, they will often tell me about the terrible things that the other side has done to them.  When they are telling me these things, I will consider whether the person has grounds for a Counter-Complaint, which is the name for a lawsuit […]

What Is Hearsay?

By Jed McKeehan One of those weird legal terms that attorneys use a lot is the term, “hearsay.”  Attorneys throw that term around quite a bit, and it seems important.  And they sure do object to it a whole bunch during trials, but what does that term actually mean? Hearsay is, “an out-of-court statement offered […]