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Cyclists involved in motor vehicle collisions have rights to compensation, too

Cyclists injured in auto accidents often fail to assert their legal rights to pursue a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, when police perform investigations around a collision, they find fault with the cyclist in the scenario. The fault can be inaccurately and incorrectly placed on the cyclist, because a car or automobile is required by law

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Divorce and Family Law: A Rundown of How an Attorney can Help

Divorce, issues of child custody, support and alimony are complex. Couples can have very unique circumstances which complicate family law and divorces, like the lack of a prenuptial agreement, one working and one stay-at-home spouse, and of course children who will be impacted by a separation. Many factors go into a ruling from a judge

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Hiring an attorney for personal injury gets you the money you deserve

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you have a right to recover money through a personal injury claim. You can use that money as compensation for damages, lost wages, medical bills or damage to property. You will want an attorney experienced in these types of claims who will help

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What does ‘Pain and Suffering’ mean in legal terms?

You may have heard the term “pain and suffering” used in legal conversations, on television programs or by peers. This term is often used in discussions of personal injury accidents. Ever wondered what it specifically refers to, and how it is relevant in accident cases? Here is how pain and suffering is used in personal

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A Criminal Conviction Can Be More Damaging Than You Think. Here’s How to Lessen the Impact

A criminal conviction, even for a minor crime, can have an effect on your life in many ways, and it can go long beyond the initial ruling and resulting punishment. For example, a drug conviction, even for simple possession may result in the loss of your driver’s license, may have an impact on your ability

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The importance of a criminal defense attorney

The role of a defense attorney is to protect the constitutional rights of ALL people I am often asked controversial questions about my role as a criminal defense attorney. How can I represent someone who I know to be guilty of the crime with which they are charged? What if they’re charged with a particularly

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When the Police Come Calling: Go to your Lawyer First

Make sure not to talk to the police before calling a lawyer The police have called; they want to talk to you or a family member and you are unsure of what you should do. The answer is straightforward, and we can’t stress it enough: Do not talk to the police.  You may think you

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Your rights when you’re injured in a car or auto accident

If you have been injured in a car or automobile accident you have the right to financial compensation. These following personal injury terms can form the basis of a financial claim after a car accident: If you have your own car and are insured you have a right to collect lost wages and medical bills

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The science behind a false confession

Why would someone ever make a false confession? It’s more common than you think. A False confession may seem like a rare occurrence. Do you think someone would confess to a crime that they did not commit? If you are inclined to say no, keep reading.  All too often people are subjected to police interviews

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What does the New Federal Tax Law Mean for Your Divorce Agreement?

Here’s how the federal tax changes will impact future divorce agreements and judgements The newly enacted federal tax law will have a substantial impact on future divorce agreements and judgments.  The new federal law eliminates the deduction for alimony for separation agreements signed after 2018.  Previously alimony payments were deductible by the payor and includable

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