Many people have, at some point in their lives, either spoken or heard another speak poorly of lawyers.  Such conversations may have involved telling a “horror story”of how a lawyer mistreated the individual or simply relaying jokes wherein the “greedy lawyer” gets what is coming to him/her.  Heck, even Shakespeare wrote, “The first thing we…

Just like in the novel “The Scarlett Letter”, a criminal conviction, even today, leaves a giant scarlet “A” on a person’s chest.  It may not be a physical letter “A” anymore, but a conviction can haunt you forever.  And like Hester Prynne’s infamous “A,” it can hurt you going forward, even areas that seemingly have nothing to…