While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!
17 October 2016
Families of murder victims and the public often have misconceptions about the insanity defense. The most common misconception is the insanity defense is a tactic used by the accused allowing them to get away with their crimes. Use of the insanity defense is more complex than many people realize. The Insanity Defense Is Rare The use of the insanity defense is rare in itself with some states eliminating the option. Most defendants plead guilty or not guilty and the case moves forward.
29 July 2016
After a judge declares that you are divorced, you may think you will never need to speak to your divorce attorney again. While this is true in many cases, there are also times when people will need to contact their attorneys after their divorces are finalized. One example of this is if you are having trouble collecting the child support your ex-husband owes you. If you are currently in this situation, your divorce attorney might be able to help you collect the money your ex owes you for child support.
7 June 2016
As your child matures and transitions into adulthood, they will likely make several mistakes that turn into good learning lessons. Unfortunately, in some cases these mistakes may be small crimes that lead to arrests and charges. Among some of the most reported crimes for teenagers is theft. A petty theft charge varies by state, but typically involves the theft of an item or items that are valued under $1,000. If your child has been charged with petty theft, it can be a really scary situation as the charges move forward.
3 May 2016
Mountain biking is a great hobby that involves exploring the outdoors, staying in shape, and using great recreational equipment. If you've been involved in a car accident that causes severe injuries, not only will you be limited in future mountain biking, but there may be some financial impacts as a result of the injury. As you help build a settlement case and consult with a car accident lawyer, you can explore these financial impacts and help make them an essential part of a settlement case.
2 March 2016
Going camping involves the great outdoors, some survival instincts, and a natural change to your everyday environment. When you go camping, you are increasing your risk for injuries, but when these injuries could have been prevented by the campground, then you may deserve compensation for your damages. If you've suffered a personal injury while at a campground, it's important to consult with a lawyer for any possible cases or compensation. As you plan out a case, there are five factors that may be involved.