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!
20 November 2015
If you have been charged with a DWI, then you may be facing a suspension of your license. This can affect your ability to get to and from work and also negatively impact your personal life. However, you do have several transportation options available. Continue Driving Being arrested for a DWI does not mean that you are automatically guilty of a DWI, however, in most states, your license will be automatically suspended a few days after your arrest if you don't get a lawyer from a firm like Hornthal Riley Ellis & Maland LLP to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles about your case.
22 September 2015
If you're a responsible drinker, you no doubt are aware of the common sense rules about alcohol, such as not driving when drinking, as well as various laws that apply in your state. Most of these laws make sense and are well defined, such as the legal drinking age or the alcohol blood level limit. But did you know that in some states, archaic laws that were passed decades ago are still lurking in the probably dusty legal archives?
1 September 2015
A wrongful death suit, a form of a personal injury case, can be filed when a loved one's death has been caused due to the poor planning or negligence of another entity, be it a person, institution, company, etc. This can be a very trying time for anyone's family. If successfully prosecuted, a wrongful death suit means you will receive damages, or compensation, for the death that has been caused. With regards to wrongful death suits, there are generally three forms of damages that are available to you.
11 August 2015
If you're disabled and your primary source of income is in the form of federal disability benefits, you may find it difficult to make ends meet with what can feel like constantly increasing expenses. If you've been sued by a bill collector, or have been unable to make court-ordered child support or alimony payments, you could be concerned your income will be garnished or your bank accounts frozen if you fail to make payments in time.
20 July 2015
Trademark confusion is a huge problem in US Law. A trademark is essentially an intellectual property that is owned by an entity that can only be used by that entity. Trademark violation occurs when another entity, be it a person, small business, LLC, or corporation, uses that trademark without the consent of the trademark holder of that intellectual property. Trademark confusion is a bit different. Trademark confusion occurs when an entity uses something that could be confused for the trademarked intellectual property without being the trademarked intellectual property itself.