Are Traffic Laws Getting Too Draconian?

Since the first vehicles carried the first people from one location to a new destination, safety has been a concern for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. According to Bachus & Schanker, even when nobody is hurt, the financial consequences of an accident can be devastating. Laws and restrictions have been put in place to help protect all of us. Lately...

5 Ways Security Systems Impact Investigations and Prosecution

Annually the courts receive thousands of cases on issues concerning security. The security issue may be crime oriented or just an infringement on somebody’ right. However, research indicates that the number of cases that are being solved today outpaces those that ware solved in the past by a bigger percentage. The reason for this increase is attributed to the...

Odd Traffic Laws from Around the World

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Those of us with a driver’s license and a working car have a good knowledge of local traffic laws...or at least the ones we remember when someone cuts us off. And then there are the laws that should be made but aren't, like the fact that Virginia doesn't have a law prohibiting bus drivers from using their phones. Here...

Defense Attorney vs. Civil Attorney: Which Side is More Beneficial?

Whether a person is charged with a crime or facing a lawsuit that could result in having to pay thousands of dollars, the fact is they need an attorney who can help them win their case. However, since criminal and civil cases have a variety of differences, it's important to remember attorneys want to help you avoid financial penalties...

These Unlawful HR Practices Can Have Damaging Consequences

Labor laws can be complicated, partially because different states and municipalities have their own laws for what an employer can and cannot do. If you are a student or a job seeker, you need to know your rights so you can detect unlawful activity. For HR professionals, you need to be aware of unlawful practices and put a stop...

The Quick List of Prisoners’ Rights

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According to the US Bureau of Justice, over 2 million adults are currently detained in the country’s prisons. And the more people we have incarcerated, the higher we see statistics of inmate abuse and prison neglect. Criminals do not give up all of their rights when they become imprisoned — they actually have several rights to protect them from...

Security Laws You Should Know About

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Protecting your home and family is more than a responsibility — it is your right as a citizen. Fortunately, modern technology makes keeping your home and family safe more effective and convenient than ever before. There are safeguards for securing firearms, reinforcements for doors and locks, and, of course, security systems. But in order to utilize these resources, however,...

Are Plea Bargains Really Worth the Cost?

If you are facing criminal charges, you might have heard about the option of working with an attorney and attempting to make a plea bargain with the prosecutor. If you are wondering if this might be the right option for you, consider these benefits of doing so. Reduce the Consequences For one thing, you should know that in many cases, defense...

Are We on the Edge of Another Mortgage Crisis?

Real Estate Investors be advised. The US housing market may be in for another mortgage crisis on the level of that ten years ago. Or maybe not. Different sources claim different opinions, and both deserve exploration. So, without further ado: The 2017 (Or Not) Mortgage Bubble.   A History Lesson A number of financial factors caused the infamous 2008 Housing Crisis in...

5 Effective (but Unpleasant) Ways to Fix Social Security

Each year a projection is made by the trustee for the Social Security Trust Fund that uses past data to estimate when the promised benefits will no longer be able to be paid in full. The precise year changes, but it is widely believed that an accurate time frame for such to occur is between the years 2029 –...

Felons Need Not Apply: How a Felony Conviction Can Hurt Career Aspects

A felony conviction can change your life forever. Most companies do background checks, and a felony can stand in your way of a rewarding career. Here are six ways that a felony conviction can upset your career plans: It can prevent licensing There are a lot of professions that require a license. Attorneys are one example. If you have a felony...

5 Requirements for Legally-Justified Self-Defense

Self-defense is a tricky area because law enforcement tries to abide by the rights of both parties. A person does have the right to defend himself or herself in certain situations, but in others, it is against the law. The following are five of the requirements that a person must meet before his or her act of self-defense can...

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7 Things You Never Knew About South Africa

(Image Source: CapetownVillas.net) South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of Africa. It is the second most visited country on the continent. There is so...

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