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...

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...

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...

What Happens if You Get into a Rideshare Accident?

Ridesharing is when groups of people use the same car and can include anything from carpooling to companies like Uber and Lyft. Despite ridesharing's popularity, however, this means of travel is no more immune to vehicular accidents than any other. Understandably, the idea of being in a rideshare accident may seem daunting. After all, not only have...

I Just Got a Jury Duty Summons as a Single Parent—Now What?

Jury duty is an important part of being an American citizen; you’re helping to give your peers a fair trial. While it’s often associated with negative feelings of inconvenience, jurors are critical to the legal process. Being summoned can cause some issues in the best of situations, so what happens when you’re a single parent?

Why You Should NEVER Be Your Own Lawyer

You might not be a lawyer, but there's something romantic about the notion of representing yourself in court. To deliver a passionate argument for your innocence or deservingness to win a case and move the entire courtroom to tears is fun to imagine, but it's not at all practical. These reasons will help you understand why being...

4 Things Republicans Get Wrong About the Criminal Justice System

When someone breaks the law, they deserve to be punished for their actions. However, it doesn't mean that an individual is a bad person or intended to harm anyone else through his or her actions. It also shouldn't mean that an individual loses the ability to make a positive change in his or her life. 

Is Weed Legal Now? Short Answer: It’s Complicated

Marijuana has become so common that you may see people smoking it while walking down the street, depending on where you live. If you want to know if it is legal, the answer is yes and no. Let's look at the complex issue of weed legality.   Federal Law   Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and it remains a Schedule 1 drug....

What to Do if You’re Charged With a Crime

Being charged with a crime can be a scary experience. Whether it's a misdemeanor or a felony, you can potentially face jail time or have to pay hefty fines as a result. If you're currently in this situation, you need to tread carefully. Here are a few things you must do. Call a Lawyer

What Is Personal Injury Law?

The basis for filing a personal injury or tort law claim involves two essential things: liability and damages. If you are able to prove both, you will receive compensation for your claim. This article will discuss some of the basics of this law. What Is Personal Injury? Personal injury occurs when...

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...

Who’s at Fault in the Event of a Car Accident?

A car accident could cause property damage, property loss and bodily injury. Generally speaking, the person who is deemed to be liable for the crash is responsible for paying any damages that other drivers, passengers or pedestrians incur. However, it may take many different types of evidence to determine who caused the crash. Was...

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