Crime of shoplifting

April 21, 2017

Shoplifting occurs when customers take items from the store without paying for it. Stores have now included many processes to deter shoplifters and to catch them before they leave the store. Here is a general guide to shoplifting laws. Deterrents – Stores have now added surveillance cameras in their stores to monitor shoplifters. Most stores have also included signage that lets shoppers know that they are being monitored. Apart from…

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What is child visitation law?

April 20, 2017

Child visitation rights are handled by the state courts and include issues that follow divorce, separation, alimony, child support and custody. Child visitation rights are granted to non-custodial parents to allow them to spend time with their child. Here are some areas of concern that may arise with child visitation rights. Legal disputes – The parents may not be able to agree on the visitation schedule and therefore require the…

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Bullying laws in New Jersey

March 20, 2017

The state of New Jersey was one of the first states in the US to initiate anti-bullying laws. The law prompted a further 14 states in the US to pass anti-bullying laws. The laws in New Jersey focuses on fighting against bullying in all schools in the state. This bill defines bullying as harmful action towards another student and includes any other acts that infringe on a student’s individual and…

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Managing Financial Verification for Prospective Tenants

March 17, 2017

Summary: Ensuring that your prospective tenants will pay on time can be done through a series of verification steps. An important, if not the most important, aspect of being a landlord is verifying your prospective tenants’ income. And, let’s say you’re running an apartment complex and are caring for dozens of tenants, you may become overwhelmed by financial difficulties if you don’t properly take the necessary verification steps. This can…

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The services a construction consulting services firm provides

March 10, 2017

Written by Lyle Charles Most reputed construction consulting services will provide years of experience and knowledge to assist a project to meet its goals. Consultants will also help the project’s team to meet challenges that arise with owners, contractors, engineers, and architects throughout the construction process. Construction consulting service firms will offer some of the following services; Construction management – A construction management team will usually be assigned to specific projects…

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What defenses can be used in a criminal case?

February 21, 2017

According to American law, a defendant can only be convicted if he/she is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. However, the defendant should provide evidence that supports his/her defense. Here are some defenses that can be used in a criminal case. It cannot be proved – Since the prosecution has to prove that the defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt, the defendants do not have to defend themselves if they choose not…

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What is an alibi and how it works?

February 20, 2017

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…

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Four important categories affecting immigration

January 20, 2017

Laws on immigration can be confusing and include many factors. Here are important factors that affect the four main immigration categories. Family-based immigration – This category allows US citizens or lawful permanent residents to bring in family members to the US. The limit for family-based visas is 480,000 a year. However, there is no limit on immediate family, which includes children and spouses, if they are within the age and…

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Qualifying your potential construction expert witness

January 12, 2017

Written by Lyle Charles In order to win a construction defect case, it is vital to hire the right construction expert witness that can reduce liabilities and damages that a construction company will have to pay. The construction expert hired for the case should also be able to communicate complex processes into simple language that judges, juries, and arbitrators can easily understand. Therefore qualifying and vetting your construction expert witness is…

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When should you accept a plea bargain in your criminal case

December 12, 2016

Being arrested can be terrifying, stressful and often confusing. In most cases, once a person is arrested, things can move fast and get very complicated. In a confused mental state, it can be tempting to accept a plea bargain from a prosecutor. However, you need to know if you are getting the best deal. Before accepting a plea bargain you should ask yourself a few questions: Have I talked to…

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