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 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...

3 Frequently Sued Professions and How They Can Protect Themselves

Lawsuits can be devastating to an individual or business. Facing a lawsuit can eat up a professional’s time and resources, cause significant distress, and potentially end their career if the suit is successful. Certain professions are sued more than others. What measures should they take to protect themselves? Attorney Even though...

Your Teenager Got a DUI. How Do You Fix This?

Generally speaking, the laws regarding underage drinking and driving are stricter than those that apply to adults 21 and older. Therefore, if your teenager gets a DUI, he or she could face penalties that have both an immediate and a long-term impact. Let's take a look at some ways that you can help your son or daughter in the...

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 –...

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...

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...

What to Do If Charged with Domestic Violence

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What is Domestic Violence Legal Definition? Domestic violence (DV) is violent or aggressive behavior with an intimate partner, spouse, or family member. This can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on what allegedly occurred. Incarceration can be as little as one day or up to several years depending on the type of DV conduct. Domestic violence (DV) can have...

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...

Free Speech Cuts Both Ways

There was a time when yelling “fire” in a crowded theater was the only form of speech not protected by the first amendment. Free speech sits right there next to freedom of religion, the freedom to peacefully assemble and a free press as among our most inalienable rights. Recently, however, many believe our first amendment rights have come under...

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...

How to Know if Your DUI Charge Can Go to Mediation

Have you or someone you loved been charged with a DUI? If so, it's important to know your options before heading into court. In fact, depending on your specific situation, you may be able to move your case from criminal court to mediation. However, not everyone is eligible for this step. Here's a look at the three...

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(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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New business owners often have trouble attracting the right kinds of employees. Rather than marketing themselves to the best of the best,...