Double Trouble: Criminal And Civil Issues


When you are injured in an accident, the person or business that caused the harm can be liable for monetary damages. In most cases, accident victims seek retribution using civil law procedures. When you file suit against an at-fault party, you are using civil law to do so. While this form of legal action provides victims with financial compensation, some accident situations call for taking things a step further. There are some circumstances that can have the perpetrator both charged with a crime and on the hook for paying personal injury compensation.

7 December 2018

Two Defenses To Leaving The Scene Of A DWI Accident


One way to make a DWI worse is to leave the scene of any accident you're involved in while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depending on the circumstances, leaving could result in the DWI charge being elevated to a felony, which means bigger consequences such as jail time and license revocation. You can avoid this outcome if you can provide the court with a good reason for not sticking around.

20 October 2018

3 Benefits Of Working With A Criminal Defense Attorney For A Possession Of Drugs Charge


Getting charged with the possession of drugs can be a startling experience. Life as you know it is about to change, unless you work with a criminal defense attorney. They can help you through this difficult legal situation in the following ways.  Help You Better Understand the Charges  The starting point for dealing with a drug charge is understanding what it means. This can be quite challenging if you've never had to face one of these criminal charges before.

24 September 2018

Regain Money That You Lent To A Friend


If you lent one of your best friends a large sum of money to assist with having some renovations done to their home and the individual promised to pay you back on a monthly basis, it can be very disconcerting if the person breaches on their promise to you.  Speak To Your Friend Don't automatically assume that the situation is useless and that your friend will forego paying you back. You likely want to make the situation as smooth as possible, so keeping calm and speaking politely to your friend should be one of your concerns.

28 July 2018

Are You Being Discriminated Against? 4 Questions To Consider


No one wants to face harassment or discrimination in the workplace. If you feel that you are being discriminated against, you may want to consult with an employment law attorney. Cases of discrimination are often extremely fact-specific. Here are a few questions you may want to consider: 1. Are You a Protected Class? In order for you to be discriminated against, you need to be part of a protected class. A protected class can include gender, race, or sexual orientation.

20 June 2018

Consider Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer For Incarcerated Loved Ones


Is someone you care about locked away in a correctional institution? Have they been involved in a criminal disciplinary situation that now threatens to add time to their current sentence? You may be tempted to believe that the inmate deserves what is happening to them. After all, they have been duly convicted of at least one crime. Well, you need to understand that life behind prison walls is harsh indeed. Your friend or relative needs legal help.

14 April 2018

Do You Need A Lawyer For Your Trucking Accident?


When you drive a truck for a living, you run the risk of getting into an accident, especially since you are on the road for long hours at a time. Getting into a wreck can potentially ruin your truck driving career and leave you unable to work. Do you need a lawyer when you get into a trucking accident? Here is a guide to help you decide. You are at fault

23 March 2018

How Does Bankruptcy Affect Jointly Owned Property?


If you own joint property with another individual and want to file for bankruptcy, then you may be concerned about the way that the bankruptcy may affect the co-owner. This is a valid concern, since your joint property may be affected negatively. However, there are many factors that will determine whether or not your co-owned property will be seized. Keep reading to learn about a few of these factors. The Type Of Bankruptcy

20 February 2018

Getting Out Of An Abusive Marriage: The First Steps Before Divorce


If you are in a physically, mentally, or emotionally abusive relationship, you may be wanting a divorce. Of course, this can be difficult with an abuser, because he or she may not want to separate amicably. In the worst-case scenarios, even suggesting divorce could upset your spouse and put you in danger. Here are some tips to help you get out of this difficult situation. Make Contact with a Lawyer or Other Legal Professional ASAP

5 February 2018

Preventing A Sudden Windfall From Decimating Your Social Security Insurance Benefits


As a Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefit recipient, you probably know how strict the Social Security Administration (SSA) is about the amount of income you receive. If you receive more than $750 in any one month or obtain more than $2,000 in assets, your benefits could subsequently be reduced or cancelled. Thus, it can a bittersweet moment when you receive a financial windfall that puts you over the limit. Here are a couple of things you can do to prevent the money you receive from affecting your benefits.

22 January 2018