• Strictly Liability: What It Means And The Possible Defenses

    There are three forms of torts that can give rise to personal injury claims. They include intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability. Many people understand the first two better than the last one. Below is an overview of what strict liability means and the defenses it might attract. What It Means In many forms of personal injury claims, you need to prove that the defendant did something or failed to do something and that action or inaction led to your injuries.
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  • Did You Hurt Your Head In A Car Accident? You May Be At Risk Of A DUI Charge

    One of the main concerns anytime you're in a car accident is that you'll sustain trauma to your head. Hitting the window or something else in the vehicle can leave you with a serious injury, but you may not always be aware of its extent. If you've been in a collision and the police have responded, the symptoms of your head injury could actually suggest that you're intoxicated. This might lead to a DUI arrest, which you'll definitely want to fight with the help of a DWI lawyer that specializes in wrongful arrests for DUI.
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  • Two Confusing Terms: Parole And Probation

    The terms parole and probation are often used interchangeably, and they are similar. If you have been accused of a crime and are attempting to evaluate the possibility of a plea bargain or taking your case to trial, it's vital that you have a full understanding of parole, probation, and other criminal justice issues. Read on to find out more. How Parole and Probation are Similar If you end up being convicted of a crime, you may face a myriad of punishments.
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  • Understanding Blood Alcohol Concentration

    Anytime a DUI arrest issue arises, the term blood alcohol concentration (BAC) comes up. This term is often heard but seldom understood. If you or a loved one has been arrested and accused of driving under the influence (DUI), you may need to have a better idea of what this term means. Read on to learn more. What is Meant by Blood Alcohol Concentration? There is a bit of confusion about this term and it is frequently confused or used interchangeably with breathalyzer results.
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  • What You Need to Know About Miranda Warnings & the Fifth Amendment

    You have likely seen many crime dramas where a suspect is read their "Miranda rights". The often-heard reading begins "You have the right to remain silent", and it is this right that is targeted with this warning. Simply put, the reading of this warning to a person being arrested puts them on notice that they are not required to speak to an interrogator and that they may request legal counsel.
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  • Four Aspects Of Your College Life That A DUI Conviction Can Ruin

    The consequences of driving under the influence (DUI) are serious for everyone, but they are worse for college students. As a student, therefore, you need to be extra cautious to avoid drinking and driving. Here four aspects of your college education that will be affected if you're convicted of a DUI: Study Time Unless you are a genius in the literal meaning of the word (not the everyday adulterated meaning), you need to study to graduate in time and with good grades.
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  • When Is A Rental Car Company Responsible For A Car Accident?

    If a rental vehicle crashes into your car, it is the driver of the rental car, rather than the rental company, who is responsible for your losses. This is the situation if the driver's negligence causes them to crash into your car. However, there are a few situations in which you may hold the rental company liable for your losses. Here are a few examples of such situations: The Accident Was Caused By a Vehicle Defect
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  • Is It Still Assault If You Agree To Fight Each Other?

    When people are angry with each other, it's not unusual for them to engage in physical combat—especially if alcohol is involved. It's a given that if one person is the aggressor and the second party only fought back to defend his or herself from attack, the aggressor would be guilty of assault. But is it still assault if both parties agree to engage in mutual combat? Here's what you should know about this issue.
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  • Two Ways The Statute Of Limitations For Drug Crimes May Be Extended

    The majority of states and the federal government limit the amount of time prosecutors have to bring charges against defendants for drug crimes. Called the statute of limitations, this time frame is typically determined by whether the crime was a felony or misdemeanor. In general, once the expiration date for the crime has passed, you can't be prosecuted for it. However, there are two instances when the statute of limitations may be postponed or reset.
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  • Avoid These 3 Mistakes In Your Criminal Case

    Being charged with a crime isn't something you should take lightly. There are serious implications involved with committing a crime. Depending on what you were charged with and your track record, you could find yourself spending time behind bars to pay for your crime. Having a good attorney can go a long way in reducing your sentence or getting your charges dropped. However, there are other things you can do to minimize your chances of getting yourself into trouble further.
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