Bangerter Law - July 2018

JULY 2018

THE BANGERTER CASE FILES

FROM THE DESK OF Matthew Bangerter

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI or other crime, you may feel lost or overwhelmed by the legal process.

I’ve written a free book answering some common questions:

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT T he S tory of the D eclaration of I ndependence

How do people unknowingly and unintentionally hurt themselves and their cases?

What are the most common misconceptions about arrests in criminal cases?

What does it mean to be indicted?

Every American knows that the Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 — it’s also called Independence Day, after all. The story behind the document, however, gets less attention than it deserves. It’s a fascinating tale, culminating with the birth of the United States of America as we know it.

How do your Miranda rights affect your case?

What happens after your arrest?

THE ROAD TO DECLARATION

Can you get your record sealed or expunged?

Even after the early battles of the American Revolution, which began in earnest during April of 1775, it was unclear what shape the rebellion would take. At that point, independence was still far from certain. As the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia in May of that year, two groups formed around polar opinions. “The fundamental issue between them was were they fighting for their rights as Englishmen within the British Empire, or were they going to fight for independence?” says historian Richard Slotkin. It was not an easy choice, and both sides held passionate opinions. As the calendar changed to 1776, those in favor of breaking from King George III began to gain momentum. The growth of the revolutionary movement had a number of causes, but two in particular stand out. In late 1775, King George III spoke to Parliament with the goal of enlarging the Royal Army and Navy to quash the rebellion. He went so far as to solicit help from foreign mercenaries. Word of this decision reached the colonies in January 1776, making reconciliation seem less likely than ever before. During the same month, Thomas Paine published his famous pamphlet “Common Sense,” which advocated for outright independence. “The custom of all Courts is against us, and will be so, until by an independence we take rank with other nations,” Paine wrote. “Common

And other frequently asked questions

You can download the book for no charge and no obligation frommy website at BangerterLaw.com.

If you still have questions about your case, call my office for a consultation,

and schedule an appointment. I’m here to help!

-MatthewBangerter

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