Month: April 2018

April 29, 2018 Matthew Benedict

This is a difficult topic to discuss.  Prosecutors and Politicians have successfully labeled sex offenders as evil living among us.  The truth is there are degrees of wrong associated with sex crimes.  For years, politicians added more and more criminal offenses that required the defendant to sign up on the sex offender registry.  In 2011,…

April 23, 2018 Matthew Benedict

Every attorney that has litigated a case in court has dealt with this issue:  The attorney submits interrogatories to the opposing party and receives incomplete or evasive interrogatory answers.  When this happens, there is a decision to be made, file a motion to compel answers or not.  Every attorney in this situation is bothered by…

April 12, 2018 Matthew Benedict

A conviction for a serious crime has consequences, incarceration, fines, restitution, and the loss of gun rights.  Some, but not all, felony convictions result in the defendant effectively losing all their firearm rights.  What exactly happens?  There are two governmental bodies associated with gun rights, the federal government and state government, federal gun rights and…