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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Common types of traffic tickets

October 21, 2017

Traffic tickets are a common offense, but one that can cause a person costly fines, court appearances, and lawyers’ fees. Here are some common types of traffic tickets: Parking tickets – You may receive a parking ticket for illegally parking in a loading zone or a disabled park. You could also receive a parking ticket for parking in the wrong direction or for parking too far from the curb. Parking…

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What is foreclosure law?

October 20, 2017

If you default on your mortgage payments, Foreclosure law provides for the lender to take possession and sell your home. Once the home is sold, the lender will use the payment to pay off the balance of the loan and the new homeowner will buy their home free of the loan. However, of the proceeds received do not pay off the loan in total, the lender will hold the borrower…

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How to Effectively Write Better Legal Articles

September 14, 2017

It’s not uncommon to find a lawyer that’s terrible at writing articles. Barry K. Rothman, a seasoned business and entertainment lawyer, and his firm believe that detailed and convincing articles can help provide your firm with a versatile asset. If you feel like you’re in this category, this guide will showcase the main points that’ll help get your article read. Now, lawyers have to write a wide array of articles…

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Animal bite laws

August 21, 2017

Article written by Barry K Rothman. States will also consider other parties like animal keepers such as a kennel, pound or animal sitter; property owners, if they have allowed the animal into their property and landlords if they were aware that the tenant owned an unsafe animal. Parents will be charged if their minors are injured due to a pet they own. States usually have strict laws on animal owners…

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