2020

How A Defense Lawyer Looks At Drug Possession Charges

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Drug possession is a fairly common criminal charge. If you're facing allegations, you may benefit from thinking about how a drug possession lawyer would likely handle the situation. Here are three of the defense options available under drug possession law. Questioning the Logic for the Initial Arrest Generally, drug possession cases arise from circumstances where police encounter members of the public without knowing what those citizens have on them. For example, you might be pulled over during a traffic stop and a police officer may insist they smell weed or that your pupils are dilated.

9 November 2020

Why Wardens Should Consider Requesting Corrections Law Consultants

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As a warden in a county jail or other correctional facility, you understand that there are good and bad points to any facility. In some cases, you can take care of the issues your facility yourself using administrative actions and policy changes. There are a few times, however, when you may need to have a consultant. In these cases, you may want to request the county or state give approval for a corrections law consultant.

14 October 2020

What Divorcing Couples Need To Know About Community Property Issues

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A divorcing couple's state of residency can have a great deal of influence on the way property and debts are divided. Some states use the equitable distribution method of dividing assets and debt, but some use community property guidelines. Read on to find out more about how things work in community property states. Current Community Property States As of now, only nine states adhere strictly to community property guidelines with regard to divorce.

11 August 2020

How Do You Enforce A Trade Secret?

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Intellectual property protection attorneys are often asked about how companies can enforce trade secrets. There are several layers to the process so let's take a look at what they are and how they might apply to your circumstances. Applicable Laws Oddly enough, most trade secrets are not enforced at the federal level. This is different from how many other forms of IP, such as patents and trademarks, are protected. Most states use a variant of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

11 August 2020

Blended Family? How Estate Planning Can Be Tricky

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Do you have a blended family? Increasingly common in modern America, a blended family consists of two individuals who each have children prior to the new marriage. They may or may not have additional children within the new marriage.  Blended families face some unique challenges, including how to harmonize the new family as a unit and how to maintain both balance and fairness among all the kids. One unusual piece of the puzzle, too, is the little-understood challenge of estate planning in this situation.

14 July 2020

Car Accident Lawyer: Maximizing Your Claims

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If you've recently been involved in a serious car accident, the accident has probably done more than just put a dent in your bumper. From medical expenses to insurance hassles to car repair quotes, maximizing the value of your claim can help you move past everything that can come with an auto accident. Here's some advice experienced car accident lawyers often give their clients. Medical Damages When clients are involved in an auto accident, often their natural inclination is to fix the most immediate and obvious damages they see or feel.

9 June 2020

Don't End Your Personal Injury Case Too Soon

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Hurt drivers usually want to get their lives back to normal again – and who could blame them? If you've been injured in a car accident that was caused by a careless driver, you may be suffering from all kinds of issues. When you add up those issues, you may want to be paid and that is where many accident victims make their first mistake in dealing with their claim. Read on to find out more about how ending your case too soon could be a big mistake.

6 May 2020

3 Ways Homeowners Can Protect Others from Injuries

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When you own a home, you want to create a safe place for everyone in the home. However, you should also pay plenty of attention to the outside of your home to prevent yourself from being sued if someone gets injured on your property. It can be easier than you may realize to end up being found liable for someone else's injuries, even if you technically didn't do anything wrong. This is why you need to pay close attention to your property to make sure you have secured all possible risks to the best of your ability.

26 March 2020

How Chapter 7 Affects Your Personal Property

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The two main branches of bankruptcy for consumers are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. If you are leaning towards using Chapter 7, you should fully understand the effects this branch may have on your property. Evaluating the pros and cons of this branch before using it is always a smart move, and during this evaluation, you will learn how Chapter 7 affects the personal property you own. The Personal Property You Own

25 February 2020

Traveling Abroad: Will You Need An Apostille?

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Everybody knows that when you travel abroad you need a passport. What you may not know is that you may need other documents as well, and these documents may require additional documents as proof of authenticity. If you are a little nervous now after finding out that you may need more than a passport, the following information will help.  Birth Certificates (Especially If You Are Traveling with Minors) Traveling to Canada used to be so easy.

22 January 2020