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Fighting Your First Traffic Ticket

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Traffic tickets are issued every day, but you may have been proud of never having gotten one--until one is written for you. You might be frustrated and a little angry about the situation and want to appear in court to clear your name. That might be especially so if you imagine you'll be punished with license points, high fines or worse. However, know that not everyone wins in court. Can you honestly say any of these statements are true?

9 December 2017

Limitations Of Police Authority: What The Police Cannot Do

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The police are usually thought of as all-powerful, especially when it comes to criminal issues, but this is not the case. Here are some things the police cannot do: Search for Evidence without a Warrant           The police are generally required to get a search warrant from a judge before entering your house to look for evidence. A judge will only issue a search warrant if they are convinced that there is probable cause for the search.

15 November 2017

Times That Small Business Owners May Encounter Disputes

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When you're a small business owner, it's easy to tie up the bulk of your available funds in operating the business, but you should also plan to keep some funds aside to pay for legal representation in the event that you face business litigation. Although large corporations are often synonymous with legal disputes, the reality is that there are many legal issues that small business owners can also encounter. You don't want a business dispute hindering your productivity or profitability, so it's important that you hire a business attorney who can help to resolve the matter fairly and quickly for you.

8 November 2017

Report An Accident That You Were Involved In And Receive Care That Will Help You Recover From Injuries

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If your neighbor offered you a ride to a grocery store and was driving faster than the posted speed limit and refused to slow down or let you out of the vehicle while en route to the destination and their car hit another vehicle at a traffic light as a result of the careless driving, you may be suffering from whiplash and feel dazed and confused as a result of the traffic accident.

3 November 2017

Giving Personal Injury A New Meaning

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Did you know that genital herpes affects up to 1 in 6 people aged 14-49? This disease has become ever more prevalent over time, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and chances are it will affect you or someone you know sooner or later. If that someone is you, you may be naturally wondering if your last few sexual encounters were unwise. In most cases, you may know who passed this sexually transmitted disease to you, and they may even admit that they knew they had it.

26 October 2017

3 Important Reasons Why You Should Hire A Disability Attorney

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Have you become disabled and unable to work? Are you entitled to compensation or government disability payments but you keep getting your claims denied? When you're sick or injured, day-to-day life can be difficult enough. You don't want the added hassle of trying to deal with an insurance company or the government. Maybe you've already toyed with the idea of hiring a lawyer to handle everything but have dismissed the thought for various reasons.

22 October 2017

Why Your Release On Bail May Be Delayed Or Fail After Your Arrest

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Paying bail allows you to be released from jail almost as soon as you are arrested so that you can fight your charges from the outside. However, you aren't guaranteed an immediate release on bail if you are arrested; in some cases, you may not even be released at all. Here are some of the cases where your release on bail may delay or you may be refused bail: There Is a Delay in Seeing the Judge

19 October 2017

The Lesser Known Questions To Ask When Hiring A DUI Lawyer

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If you have been charged with a DUI, you may be looking to hire a DUI lawyer. A DUI lawyer may be able to help you present a defense for your DUI, helping to get the charges reduced or dismissed. There are many important questions to ask when hiring a DUI lawyer, including questions related to their education, experience and how they will handle your case. But while you may know to ask these questions, there are many others that you may not know to ask.

17 October 2017

Doing The Right Thing For Your Child When It Comes To Custody

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Divorce can be a traumatizing event for children, and when you and your spouse can get along well enough to make some joint decisions about their future it's always for the best. When it comes to children and divorce, the family court system makes it a high priority to protect them from any negative consequences. As long as you and your spouse are on the same page and can create an agreement, it won't be necessary to involve the courts, but unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.

15 October 2017

Why A Dog Owner May Not Be Liable For Their Animal's Attack

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If you have been treated for a dog bite, your first thought might be to trace the owner and sue them for the injuries. This makes sense because, in most cases, dog owners are liable for the injuries their animals cause. However, there are a few cases in which a dog owner may not be liable for their animal's attack; here are some of those cases: You Provoked the Dog

13 October 2017