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...

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...

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...

6 Law Practices You Never Knew Existed

When you think about lawyers, the first thoughts that come to mind are probably the common fields, such as DUI, criminal, bankruptcy, and family law. You may be surprised to know that there are numerous specialized fields that lawyers get into. In many cases, it is out of necessity, not design. Some also choose these rare fields because it...

Are Duty-to-Retreat Laws Fair?

Currently, only 17 states require would-be victims of violent crime to retreat before using force in self-defense. In its most basic form, these laws state that if you are threatened with deadly force you are not allowed to use force in self defense unless all other options (namely retreat) are unavailable. Rather than fight, you have to retreat to...

Intentionality and Crime: It’s More Complicated than You Think

Have you ever been watching a news story about a murder but not understood what they were talking about? There are a lot of terms that are only slightly different from one another, and if you want to understand the nuances of current events, it can be useful to know those terms. Here are a few commonly used phrases...

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....

How Prevalent is Underage Drinking in the United States?

Why are more and more teens involved in underage drinking? Here are four reasons why underage drinking is wreaking havoc on our society. Drinking Alcohol at Young Ages Throughout history, underage teens and adults have found ways to get alcohol in their systems in many creative ways. Sources explain that recent surveys tell us that 11% of the alcohol consumed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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