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What To Expect From Jury Duty

Many people register to vote because they want to be a good citizen and because they want their vote to count in elections. If you're a registered voter you shouldn't be surprised if you get a jury duty summons in the mail. While some people may groan when they hear the words "jury duty", others view it as a responsibility they're proud to be a part of. I've been selected for jury duty several times and I've even been a part of the jury. If you want to know what to expect if you're called for jury duty, you can read my blog to find out. I hope that reading my blog will dissolve any fears or apprehensions you have about serving on a jury.

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What Is The Process For Settling A Car Accident Case?

15 October 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are injured in a car accident, your first instincts may be about how you will need to take the other driver to court to be compensated for your injury. Many people don't realize that up to 96% of personal injury claims are never taken to court and are actually settled pre-trial. Your hopes may be on receiving a huge settlement from a judge, but the reality of what will happen is completely different. Read More …

Charged With A DUI Even Though You Don’t Drink? 4 Things That Can Cause A False Positive On Breathalyzer Tests

6 October 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

You don't drink, but you still tested positive on the field sobriety test that included a breathalyzer test at a check stop or if you were driving a little carelessly. Now you're wondering how you could test positive when you hadn't been drinking. The first thing you'll need to do is contact a good defense attorney. The next thing you should do is look at the potential causes for false positives on breathalyzer tests. Read More …

Dismissal Of Wrongful Birth Case Highlights Importance Of Choosing The Right Legal Theory

11 September 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

In 2014, a white woman sued a sperm bank for providing her with the wrong donor sperm. Specifically, she had requested the sperm of a white male but was given a donation provided by a black male, resulting in the birth of a mixed-race child. She filed a claim of wrongful birth and breach of warranty against the clinic, but her case was dismissed because the facts didn't fit the requirements of the legal theories she was using. Read More …

Probation Gives You Some Freedom While Serving A Sentence

24 August 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you are charged with a crime, there are several things that can happen. One is that the charges can be dropped. One is that you can plead guilty. Another is that you can go to trial and get the verdict that way. If you plead or are found guilty, you may end up in jail or even prison. However, there is an alternative sentence that you may get. That is to be out on probation. Read More …

6 Reasons Your Criminal Case Could Be Dismissed

26 July 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have been charged with a crime, and the facts are sketchy, there may be good reason for your attorney to make a motion for a dismissal. There are six primary reasons why a judge may dismiss a case. 1. The complaint is based on flimsy grounds. If you have been arrested on flimsy grounds such as hearsay, these things should not hold up in court. If the prosecutor cannot find real evidence to keep you, they will either drop the charges or they may be dismissed by the judge. Read More …