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Are You At Fault If A Drunk Driver Crashes After Your Party?

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Hosting a party is a lot of fun. In many cases, you’ll serve alcohol to your guests as a way of celebrating and relaxing. This is all well and good during the party, but what if someone leaves your party, causes an accident, and gets a DUI on the way home? Is this your fault? Can you be held liable in court for their actions? That depends on the circumstances and where you are located.…

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Three Reasons To Ask A Police Officer If You'Re Free To Leave

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No one wants to have a brush with the law, but the manner in which you handle this situation can often impact how it unfolds. Because police officers have an authoritative presence, people can often have their rights violated without even realizing it. Many criminal defense attorneys will emphasize to their clients the importance of being polite to an officer who stops them, but to also ask if they’re free to leave.…

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Push Your Anger Management Classes As A Form Of Sentence After An Assault Charge

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After you’ve been charged with assault, one of your attorney’s first priorities will be to get the charges dropped. If the evidence against you is overwhelming and you’re looking to avoid going to trial, pleading guilty — perhaps against a lesser charge than assault — can be a good idea. In this scenario, talk to an attorney, such as Matt Chapel, Trial Lawyer, about what types of criminal sentencing you’d accept. If you’re a first-time offender, you may wish to push for anger management classes.…

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The Surprisingly Short History Of Personal Injury Law

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Based on how many commercials you see on television, you’d think personal injury law has been a dominant feature of the American legal landscape for a long time. The first advertisement for personal injury law services, however, didn’t air until 1979. As recently as 1900, it’s hard to really even describe it as a distinct field of law. The rise of a critical concept, negligence, changed everything. How It Was…

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5 Things That May Mitigate Your Shoplifting Charges

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Shoplifting may or may not be a serious crime depending on the circumstances of your alleged actions. This means that you may be able to water down your charges if you give your defense the right approach. For example, you may succeed in lowering your charges if: The Item Was of Low Value All factors constant, stealing an expensive gold watch will not be treated the same as stealing a toy watch.…

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What College And University Students Need To Know About Drug Charges

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College life can be really stressful. Not only is a student expected to handle an enormous educational load, he or she may be working and coping with the realities of life without parental supervision for the very first time. Experimentation with drugs and alcohol is common – and so are drug charges. Unfortunately, college students facing even small drug charges have some big reasons to worry. Here’s what you should know.…

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What Can You Say When You've Been Arrested For A DUI?

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One commonly asked question surrounding DUIs is what can be said when you’ve been arrested for one. Many people believe that staying completely silent is the best option. However, this is actually going to make it seem as if you are guilty because you are trying to hide something. Instead, here’s what you should know about what can and cannot be said. Don’t Answer Incriminating Questions: While it’s best not to remain silent and to answer basic questions, such as your name, you should not answer any incriminating questions.…

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Refuting Some Incorrect Ideas About DUI Charges

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If you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence, you could face a range of serious consequences. While this is an offense that should be treated seriously, there are many pieces of misinformation about these charges that could lead to mistakes or other issues as you attempt to defend yourself against this charge. Myth: You Must Be Visibly Intoxicated To Be Tested For Driving Under The Influence One of the common assumptions that individuals have when it concerns driving under the influence is that they will have to appear to be visibly intoxicated before they can be detained or questioned about it.…

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Got Money? How You Can BUY Your Way Into The U.S.

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While fishing around for ways that will allow you to stay in the U.S. legally, you might be surprised to hear about the EB-5 law. Otherwise known as the “Employment-Based Fifth Preference Visa,” this law allows foreign nationals to buy their way into the U.S.. If you got money, you can buy your citizenship! Here is how it works. Step One Fly to the United States from your home country. While you are here, work with a lawyer in immigration law.…

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What To Know About The Miranda Warning

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Like most, you’ve probably seen all the crime dramas where a suspect is taken into a small, windowless room down at “headquarters” and questioned by police detectives. In some cases, the suspect is read their Miranda Rights before questioning begins, and sometimes not. If you are being questioned and are not actually in police custody, do you still have the same rights as the Miranda warning guarantees? Read on to learn more about your right to remain silent.…

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