What is a trust?

April 20, 2018

Articles written by the legal news blog A trust is a legal document that is used in estate planning, which provides for a person’s loved ones when they pass away. The written document will state the rules that will state how, what, when and to whom the estate will be given to. Since the trust is a legal entity, it is best to follow the rules outlined by your state….


What is an alibi and how it works?

March 18, 2018

An alibi means that the defendant can demonstrate evidence in a criminal case that they were somewhere other than the scene of the crime. The defendant can rely on another witness to testify in person that they were with or in the same room/area as the defendant. The defendant does not have to take the stand if she/he feels that their past may be questioned and their credibility may be…


What can you do if you’re falsely accused of Rape?

February 21, 2018

Sometimes people misuse serious chargers to harm, hurt, get revenge on other people. Falsely accusing someone can be devastating and result in a innocent person being convicted. Unfortunately, some prosecutors take the side of the false-accuser even when the evidence points elsewhere. Plus prosecutors do not want actual rape victims to fear reporting rape, and therefore false claims are often never prosecuted criminally. However, the consequences of a false report…


What are my rights of my flight is delayed or canceled?

February 20, 2018

Anyone who has experienced a flight being canceled or delayed due to unavoidable circumstances will want to know how they can get the earliest flight to their destination. Most airline will rebook passengers on the soonest available flight at often no extra charge. However, each airline has their own policies and procedure for cancellations and delays. Some airlines will provide food and lodging until the passengers are flown out although…


What is marriage immigration fraud?

January 21, 2018

Marriage rights have been sold to many foreign citizens to get into the US. When a person marries another to receive citizenship, this means that the couple are not indeed together and therefore it is labelled as marriage fraud. Marriage immigration fraud can lead to penalties, deportation and fines. Most often a foreign citizen will contact an American citizen and agree on a charge for the transaction. Couples will have…


Changes to Federal criminal laws since the Trump administration

January 20, 2018

Once the Trump administration was elected, there have been some changes to existing criminal laws. In general, the rules have been enforced more harshly and often have seen first-time offenders being imprisoned. Here are some of the leading changes that took place. Charging of five to ten years for first-time drug offenses – Previously first-time drug offenders were most often charged with three years of imprisonment depending on the amount…


Five things a company needs to look for in a consulting agreement

January 8, 2018

Consultants have become an essential resource especially in the construction industry, as they offer specialized information and guidance on construction projects. However, companies should be aware of what to include in consulting agreements to avoid any disputes that may arise in the future. Description of services – A consulting agreement should state what is expected from the consultant to give the consultant and the management an idea of what is…


When should I accept a plea bargain in a criminal case?

December 22, 2017

If you have ever been arrested, you will soon find out that the experience can be terrifying and stressful. Once an arrest is made, the process can move fast, leaving the person arrested confused. If you have been offered a plea bargain, here are some areas to consider before you accept the plea. Have I spoken to my lawyer – If you have been offered a plea, start off by…


What laws affect the failure to diagnose laws?

December 20, 2017

Failure to diagnose laws are part of medical malpractice laws. Some medical malpractice cases grow from medical professional’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnose a medical condition. Here are the laws that affect the failure to diagnose. Elements – Patients will have to prove three things to justify a failure to diagnose claim. They are as follows: the existence of a doctor-patient relationship, the doctor is negligent, and the doctor’s negligent…


What is immigration law?

November 20, 2017

Immigration law lays out the rules that are established by the federal government to determine who can enter the country. These rules will also highlight the rules that have to be followed for people who wish to become citizens in the US. Immigration laws also cover the detention and removal of people who have entered the country without permission, overstayed their visit or those who have lost legal status in…