Steven Frampton Law Office

Mr. Steven Frampton is an experienced and reputable Attorney that has been serving clients in N. Idaho and E. Washington for over 20 years. Mr Frampton is also a former Deputy Attorney General and is an experienced trial lawyer and criminal defense specialist. He is licensed to practice in both Idaho and Washington and is currently accepting new clients.

[06/26/14]   There's a tendency for people to use the separation of assets in a divorce as a way for to get even with their spouse. A prenuptial agreement is an easy way to keep this from happening in the event you ever decide to divorce.

[06/24/14]   If you have been injured and are considering filing a civil suit, proper documentation is important. Not only do you need to collect medical bill and records, but pictures should be taken of the injury that you will be able to present in court.

[06/19/14]   Why hire a lawyer to write your will? It's true there is no requirement that a lawyer write or file a will. However, if you are going to be dealing with medical directives, business issues and custody requests, a lawyer can make sure your wishes are followed.

[06/17/14]   When it comes to dealing with your criminal case, we will review the more technical aspects of how evidence was seized and compiled. While the evidence may be sufficient to convict, if it was obtained illegally, it can be ruled inadmissible by the presiding judge.

[06/12/14]   In the event your primary trustee of a designated Trust also becomes the sole beneficiary, we can help with the merger documentation and determination if the Trust terminated.

[06/10/14]   One of the benefits of mediation when it comes to the resolution of civil cases is that this process can facilitate open and calm communications between opposing parties to try to come up with a deal. However, no binding decisions are made and either party can walk away at any time.

[06/05/14]   What does 'preponderance of evidence' refer to when it comes to civil lawsuits? This means that the judge must be completely satisfied that the defendant's actions or negligence caused the plaintiff to be injured or somehow wronged.

[06/03/14]   Alimony can be a tricky situation. We can help you figure out if you're due spousal support in your divorce, for how long you may receive alimony payments, and assist in calculating the amount.

[05/29/14]   Unfortunately, there's often a perception that individuals with troubled pasts are more likely to commit criminal offenses. If you aren't sure how to overcome the details of your past, we may be able to help.

[05/27/14]   While a plea bargain may seem like a good alternative when it comes to your criminal case, it's not always in your best interest to accept it. We will review your case to determine what options are best for you.

[05/22/14]   While returning to your maiden name after a divorce may not seem like a big deal, there are still legal steps to follow. If you aren't sure where to start, we can take care of everything for you.

[05/20/14]   Five objectives are widely used for punishment in criminal law cases: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, and restitution. Jurisdictions differ in how much weight is given to each. Still, punishments can mean imprisonment, probation, fines, and/or property seizure.

[05/15/14]   If you have been served with a lawsuit, it's important that you retain a civil law attorney as soon as possible. This way, you can ensure that your rights are being protected through every stage of the process.

[05/13/14]   Are you an investor who is getting suspicious about your investments? Hopefully you will never experience investment fraud. This occurs when an adviser, stockbroker, or brokerage firm offers investors biased, unfounded, or contradictory investment advice out of a conflict of interest.

[05/08/14]   There are several grounds upon which a criminal appeal can be filed. These include improper exclusion or admission of evidence, incorrect jury instructions, false arrest, juror misconduct, and sentencing errors.

[05/06/14]   Did you know there are 202 law schools in the United States? The yearly size of graduating lawyers varies from school to school, but there were an estimated 760,000 lawyers based on 2012 statistics. The total figure is higher, but some people with law degrees do not pursue law as a career.

[05/01/14]   In the area of domestic violence, most states have laws that require police to arrest one or both spouses if domestic violence is suspected. The rationale behind this law is to stop an abusive partner from threats that make the spouse too afraid to go through with prosecution.

[04/29/14]   Essentially, civil litigation involves any type of court case that is not considered to be criminal. This includes everything from accidents and contract disputes to class action lawsuits, and family law and/or succession disputes.

[04/24/14]   So how exactly does expungement work? Essentially, this is a court process that results in the sealing of a criminal conviction. In this way, it cannot be seen or accessed by the general public.

[04/22/14]   A prenuptial agreement can be beneficial for any couple, not just those who are rich. If one spouse wants to protect a business interest or large savings account, for example, a prenuptial agreement can do that.

[04/17/14]   Did you know that there is fraud within the health care industry? This involves any scheme that is designed for illegal financial gain. This includes billing for services not rendered, inflating the cost of the service, the sale of medically unnecessary services, and the illegal payments of 'kickbacks,' which are illegal payments designed to guarantee awarding of a contract or right to provide a service.

[04/15/14]   Criminal charges are serious, which is why a good criminal law attorney is essential. Even with a first offense, a person convicted of a criminal offense faces consequences that can affect his or her life permanently.

[04/10/14]   What types of cases do civil attorneys handle? The list is quite long, from divorces, bankruptcy proceedings and personal injuries to product liability and medical malpractice. The most common type of civil law claim is a personal injury.

[04/08/14]   What kind of damages can you expect to receive in your personal injury case? The goal of civil law is to put the plaintiff back to the position he or she was before the incident. Compensatory damages can be awarded for medical costs, lost work and any property lost.

[04/03/14]   Why would a spouse be interested in a prenuptial agreement? We can explain some of the reasons, which include ensuring that your assets are protected so that some of them can be passed along to children from a previous marriage.

[04/01/14]   Criminal defenses are a set of conditions that tend to negate criminal law. Usually, the entire burden of proof falls on the prosecutor, who must also show an absence of defenses. In many jurisdictions, absence of criminal defenses is treated as an element of the crime.

[03/27/14]   It's important to understand that in any custody decision, the judge is going to look at stability as a primary factor in any decision. We will ensure that this is an important focus when presenting your case.

[03/25/14]   In the U.S. legal system, criminal and civil lawyers have different burdens of proof. In a criminal case, a claim must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil cases, a lawyer must prove that the defendant's negligence more than likely caused damages.

[03/20/14]   If you believe you have been discriminated against, or harassed in the workplace, your first step should be to report the conduct to a supervisor. It's best to have your complaint documented with your employer before seeking legal advice, and it bolsters any future course of action.

[03/18/14]   While crimes are typically broken into classes to determine punishment, all criminal offenses can be broken into 'mala in se' and 'mala prohibita' laws. Mala prohibita laws are crimes that do not have wrongfulness associated with them. Jaywalking is an example of a crime with a lack of wrongfulness.

[03/13/14]   Knowing what to say in court isn't all that matters in a criminal case. It's often just as important to know what not to say. Let us help you prepare to give an honest and favorable testimony.

[03/11/14]   A certified civil trial attorney is a lawyer who has demonstrated a high level of expertise and skill in civil trial practice. The certification is granted by an American Bar Association accredited national board, or in some states, by the state Supreme Court.

[03/06/14]   Please know that we don't understand you to be an expert in family law. That's why you have us. No matter how trivial you think your question may be, feel free to ask it anyway.

[03/04/14]   In many cases, it is possible to represent yourself in an effort to save money. But there are many areas of the law that are extremely complex and your inexperience could be significant. For example, if you do not properly fill out a petition for personal bankruptcy, your case will be refused.

[02/27/14]   Did you know that even in at-will employment, an employee's military status can affect his rights? By law, employers can't base hiring, firing, or adverse workplace decisions on whether an enlisted employee is on active duty, or has been called to active duty.

[02/25/14]   Do you know the state with the highest divorce rate in the country, according to 2009 statistics? Interestingly, it was Nevada - known for its wedding chapels and quick marriages in Las Vegas - had 6.7 divorces for every 1,000 people.

[02/20/14]   We understand the laws regarding prenuptial agreements and how to properly craft a document that can stand up to any potential legal challenge in the event of a divorce.

[02/18/14]   Unfortunately, even the most close-knit family can resort to feuding over an inheritance. If you want to ensure there's no room for your children to fight over your estate after you're gone, creating a will or trust is a good option.

[02/13/14]   Fatal offenses, including murder and manslaughter, are the most frequented by criminal law. The crime of murder is divided into various severities, based on intent. Malice is required to prove murder in most cases. Manslaughter is a lesser degree of killing in the absence of malice. It's brought about by provocation or diminished capacity.

[02/11/14]   If you're being charged with a drug-related offense, it may be possible to avoid jail time by entering a drug treatment program. If this is your first offense and you have no other criminal history, your chances of receiving probation can increase.

[02/06/14]   Punitive damages are a rare occurrence in a civil law case. They are ordered only when the defendant's actions have been particularly offensive. For example, a surgeon who leaves a medical instrument inside a patient after surgery could face punitive damages.

[02/04/14]   Regardless of the feelings between parents, the welfare of the children is important. If you're considering keeping a consistent relationship between children and parents, consider co-parenting, which gives both parents equal parental standing.

[01/30/14]   Have you ever known someone who has had his or her money or property taken by a threat? This is called 'extortion.' The person either threatened the victim's property or loved ones. Pretending to be an IRS agent is an example of extortion.

[01/28/14]   It's important to remember that wills are not the same as trusts. While both will allow you to pass on your assets after your death, a trust may have additional benefits worth looking into.

[01/23/14]   We understand that being charged with a criminal offense can be a scary time in anyone's life. We're here to help you understand your options and evaluate which is best for you.

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