After two days of trial, a jury in Rock Island County, Illinois returned a verdict on January 11, 2017 in case 2012LM63. That case was a legal malpractice and breach of contract lawsuit against Jack A. Schwartz, an attorney from Rock Island, IL. The verdict was against Jack A. Schwartz for $3,000 was due to Mr. Schwartz’s improper handling of his representation of a former client of his. The attorneys and staff of Puryear Law P.C. were quite pleased to help a deserving person obtain justice … Continued
In many cases, a person will wish to avoid having to take their case to trial. Paradoxically, by preparing for trial, a person can often avoid trial – and get the most favorable outcome possible.
In a criminal jury trial, it is the members of the jury who decide the guilt or innocence of the accused. Selecting the jury is an important part of a person’s defense.
A person facing criminal charges can have either a jury trial or a bench trial. Depending upon the nature of the charges and facts of the case, it may be wise to opt for one type of trial or another.
In court, a defendant’s physical appearance can be of great importance. The judge, jury, and prosecutor will all form impressions about the defendant’s character, based upon