Understanding Your Preliminary Hearing In A Criminal Case

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If you've been charged with a felony, sooner or later you'll be given a preliminary hearing. The preliminary hearing is not a trial, but it can seem a bit like oneā€”and it's often the first real glimpse that the prosecution and defense have into each other's case. Here's what you should expect from your preliminary trial: What is a preliminary hearing? Preliminary hearings are held without a jury, but in all other respects, it generally resembles a trial.

27 December 2018

These Injuries May Be Possible When You Work As A Hotel Bellhop

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Working as a bellhop at a busy hotel can be an exciting career, giving you the chance to meet and assist new people throughout your workday, as well as earn tips based on how hard you work. There are some risks to this line of work, however, and it's possible that an injury on the job could leave you unable to report to duty for a period of time. The role of your employer in the injury is something to consider.

18 November 2018

Why You Might Need a Personal Injury Lawyer during the Holiday Season

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You might have a lot of things in mind for the holiday season, but getting hurt and having to hire a personal injury lawyer is probably not one of them. However, there are various types of personal injuries that can be common during the holiday season. These are a few of them. Getting Hit by a Drunk Driver Drunk driving accidents can and do happen all year long, but many people are extra prone to drinking and driving during the holiday season.

9 October 2018

Argue These Contributory Negligence Factors Following Someone's Injury Around Your Pool

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When someone is injured in or around your swimming pool, the person may file a personal injury lawsuit against you. As the property owner, you have a responsibility to keep your guests safe. Even if the injured person is a friend, he or she may still feel that legal action is necessary. For example, if the victim cannot work as a result of being hurt, he or she will need some form of financial damages.

29 August 2018

What You Need To Know About An Apostille

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An apostille is not something that the average person thinks about. However, when you have an official document that you must send outside of the United States, you may be required to authenticate your document with this feature. Here is some of the important information you need to know about the process. Requirements The requirements as to when you do and do not need an apostille vary from situation to situation.

30 July 2018

Putting Your Divorce On Pause

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Rushing into divorce is never a good idea; there's too much at stake, and sometimes putting things off for a bit can make things easier for everyone. Separation is often overlooked and treated like the run-up to the divorce filing, but it doesn't need to be that way. You can take as much time as you and your spouse need to think things over and get prepared for this next phase of life, and you can use a legal separation agreement to help get your financial and custodial issues on track.

25 June 2018

How To Plan Your Post-Divorce Financial Life

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Divorce can ruin your financial life, especially if you don't take the right mitigative measures. If you are going through a divorce, take the following precautions to safeguard your post-divorce finances: Estimate Your Living Expenses It is difficult to plan for your post-divorce life if you don't even know how much you need for your expected lifestyle. That is why the first thing you should do is create a budget for the day-to-day expenses you are likely to incur once you are divorced.

26 April 2018

What Happens When You Get An Out Of State DUI?

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Getting into a DUI case is never a simple thing, but it becomes a little bit more complicated when your drunk driving charge was out of state. Various rules can apply, so see what your options are below. Either State Can Pursue Legal Action The aftermath of a DUI in another state will depend upon the complex laws that govern drunk driving charges in both states. Sometimes, the state that you were driving in will pursue legal action.

25 March 2018

Child Custody Evaluation: Is It Right For You?

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Once parents decide to divorce, the next important decision is how the custody of the children will be handled. Many divorcing couples can work this out between themselves without any assistance from the court. However, there are some less amicable situations in which the court has to get involved when decisions cannot be made. Instead of taking the entire situation back to court, your attorneys may advise that you try a child custody evaluation first.

26 February 2018

Explaining Digital Evidence And How It Is Uncovered And Used In Court

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Digital evidence is a new branch of forensics. Not only do forensic investigators have to go to school to learn the proper measures of collecting and deciphering evidence, but they also have to learn how to find and use digital evidence via computers. The following information details various kinds of digital evidence, how it is uncovered, and how it is used in court. Cameras All over the City All kinds of cameras are taking your picture every day.

24 January 2018