Deirdre Lynn O'Connor’s Guides

Deirdre Lynn O'Connor

Torrance Appeals Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. How to Find a Good Lawyer in a Mistaken ID Case

    Written by attorney Deirdre O'Connor, over 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Start looking for an attorney right away Eyewitness identification ("EyeID") cases require prompt attention. Do not wait; critical evidence will be forever lost. Assuming you hire the right lawyer, s

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. How to Get Rid of a Bad Court-Appointed Lawyer

    Written by attorney Deirdre O'Connor, over 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Know the Rules About Changing Lawyers You can always fire your private lawyer and hire a new one without the court's approval. You can always replace a court-appointed lawyer (public defender, altern

    45 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. How Much Detail Should You Include About Your Criminal Case on Avvo

    Written by attorney Deirdre O'Connor, over 4 years ago.

    Why the seemingly conflicting advice? In criminal matters, a good defense lawyer is always concerned that the accused does not talk to anyone (except another criminal defense lawyer in a confidential

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. What to do about BAD answers on Avvo?

    Written by attorney Deirdre O'Connor, over 4 years ago.

    (To the lawyers) To err is human . . . Sometimes even the best of us make mistakes once in a while. Fellow attorneys can tactfully correct the error for the benefit of the Avvo consumer without unne

    5 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. What can my lawyer do about my "ALLEGED" Confession?

    Written by attorney Deirdre O'Connor, over 4 years ago.

    Should you or your lawyer be worried about the statement? Is it actually incriminating? The first thing your defense lawyer will do is determine whether the statement helps or hurts the defense. An

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  6. Being Innocent Can Be Dangerous

    Written by attorney Deirdre O'Connor, over 4 years ago.

    Myth: The Truth Will Set Me Free! Reality: Anything you say can and will be used against you! Many people who have been falsely accused understandably believe that all they have to do is tell the t

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful