Eyewitnesses Do Not Always See What They Think They See

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If you are being accused of a crime based on eyewitness testimony, it may seem that the police have an open and shut case. Eyewitness testimony can produce a powerful reaction from those seated on the jury. It is often easy for them to take this information as the truth. What you may not realize is eyewitness testimony could actually be in your favor. This is because science has been able to prove that many people do not always see what they think they see, and if you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, they will be able to prove this.

21 December 2015

A Guide For Finding The Right Criminal Defense Lawyer For Your Case


No one likes to think about needing a criminal defense lawyer, which means many people are at a disadvantage when the unthinkable happens and they find themselves in need of a defense lawyer. If you find yourself in this situation, you probably already know that time is of the essence, but that doesn't give you an excuse to call the first name you find in the yellow pages. Follow these tips for looking for and hiring a criminal defense lawyer to handle your case.

8 December 2015

3 Questions You May Have About Chapter 11 Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation

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If you own a business and are having financial difficulties, you may want to consider looking into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While this branch of bankruptcy can be complicated, it can also be extremely beneficial if you want to restructure your business and keep it up and running. To successfully use Chapter 11 bankruptcy for this purpose, you will need to hire an attorney that specializes in both bankruptcy cases and commercial litigation.

30 October 2015

3 Things You Need To Know About Transitioning From Child To Adult On Social Security Disability

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If you were diagnosed with a qualifying condition as a child and you receive Social Security Disability payments, you may be wondering what will happen as you approach your eighteenth birthday. Will you continue to receive benefits? What will you need to do? The first thing that you need to know is that you will have to have a Continuing Disability Review (CDR), sometimes called an "age 18 review." Take a look at some of the things you'll need to know about continuing your Social Security benefits as an adult.

9 October 2015

Compensation You Can Ask For In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Of A Stay-At-Home Spouse

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Losing a spouse in a bad car accident can be a devastating event in life, especially if the accident could have been prevented. After a loss like this occurs, you can seek compensation for your loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. As you go forward with your case, your personal injury lawyer will help you determine what types of damages to sue for. If your spouse was a stay-at-home parent, there are several things you should know when seeking compensation for your loss.

9 September 2015

4 Situations You Might Need a Real Estate Lawyer


When it comes to purchasing a house, you probably think you have everything figured out. Especially when you're closing the deal. Hey, you've come this far, might think that you might as well fly this last stretch solo, as well. You might, however, want to consider an attorney. There are many states where having an attorney present when you purchase a home is, in fact, mandatory. Real estate attorneys are attorneys that specialize in real estate.

17 August 2015

Field Sobriety Tests: The Reasons Why They Might Be Unreliable

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Field sobriety tests are the subject of hot debate. On one hand, a motorist that's clearly over the legal alcohol limit will usually display characteristic behavior that makes them easy to spot. On the other hand, many of the field tests require skills that could be compromised for reasons other than inebriation. In fact, in a U.S. Department of Transportation study, no field sobriety test was 100% accurate. This makes it difficult to say whether these tests are useful or a detriment to motorist's basic rights.

28 July 2015

Dividing Property During Divorce: Who Will Get To Keep The Dog?

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Family pets can be as dear as children to a married couple, and deciding who will get custody of the dog can often cause a lot of heartache for both parties. However, arguing for pet custody can end up being both exhausting and disheartening, as the court decisions on pet custody can be complex. Understanding how the law will work in this instance can help you prepare to argue custody for your pet if you are going through a divorce.

10 July 2015

Personal Injury Claims: A Guide To Food Poisoning Resulting In Hospitalization

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Food poisoning happens more often than you think. Each year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans get some form of food poisoning; however, only 128,000 cases result in hospitalization. If you've gotten severe food poisoning that resulted in hospitalization after visiting a restaurant, you can recoup medical expenses, wage loss and other types of compensation from the restaurant with a personal injury suit. This article will give you a brief explanation of all that you need to know.

22 June 2015

Planning For Your Digital Assets After Your Death

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Modern wills often have to address more than just bank accounts and property. Now that many people have digital accounts and online access to financial assets, those issues must be addressed. If you have digital assets and accounts, you can make a plan to have that dealt with after you die. Here are some steps to take.  Take an Inventory of Digital Accounts The first thing you will need to do is make a list of every online account you use.

2 June 2015