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What does a judgement of acquittal mean?

If you have ever followed the happenings in a criminal case in California, you may have seen a judgement of acquittal granted. This judgement has to be requested by the defense attorney. Ask any legal professional, from a Los Angeles to a San Diego or Pasadena Criminal Attorney, and they will tell y...

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How does a defense of self defense work in Arizona?

Using self defense as a defense, when you are accused of a crime, is a legally accepted principle across the US legal system. The general principles of self defense are the same, but the details do differ slightly from state to state. If you have been accused of a crime, and believe you acted in sel...

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What might the Californian three strikes law mean for you?


The Californian three strikes law was first implemented in 1994, partly as a result of the outcry following the Polly Klaas murder case. Initially the law was one of the strictest pieces of criminal legislation ever implemented in the US. The original law stated that if a defendant committed a serio...

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What constitutes assault and battery in California?

The first thing it's important to say is that assault and battery are actually two separate offences under California law. Assault is defined as an attempt to use violence or force against someone, and is dealt with under penal code 240. Battery, which most people probably think of as assault, is th...

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Arrested on a DUI in Los Angeles – should you be read your rights?

You have been stopped for a suspected DUI offense in Los Angeles; should the officer who stops you read you your rights. It may surprise you to learn that US law is such that the answer to this question is, not necessarily. The thing about the Miranda warning, which is commonly referred to as Mirand...

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Arrested on a DUI charge – can your silence be used against you?


You may think that your silence cannot be used against you in court; this is not entirely true. This is not to say that you should volunteer information if you are pulled over on suspicion of a DUI; doing so is not usually a good idea. But, if you remain silent, this can be considered a sign of guil...

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What to do about claiming if you are assaulted at work

If you are injured as the result of an assault at work, it can be costly, in terms of your health and loss of earnings. The good news is that there are actions you can take if you are assaulted. These actions can help you get the support you need with expenses that occur as a result of the assault. ...

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If you say "I don't know" in a Californian court, is it perjury?

A criminal court proceeding can be a daunting thing, whether you are charged with a crime, or whether you are being asked to testify in a case. There is a lot of pressure on a person when they take to the stand and are asked to swear an oath that they will tell the truth. Everyone has to do this, al...

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Did the negligence of an attorney stop you from winning your case?


Hiring an attorney is an important process, and one that many people put a lot of effort into getting right. However, even if you thought you hired a reliable attorney, there is always the chance you will encounter problems. Californian law is such that, if your attorney is guilty of malpractice, yo...

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Understanding Virginia Personal injury Laws

If you are injured in Virginia due to someone else's negligence, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. While it's important to work with a competent and experienced lawyer, it helps to have an understanding of the state's laws and statutes of limitations. Statutes of Limitations V...

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When DUI Charges Turn Into Felonies

DUI (driving under the influence) charges are normally misdemeanors but in many situations they are seen as being gross misdemeanor offenses. In the event you are convicted you can be faced with license suspensions, jail, fines and many other penalties. The big problem with DUI charges is that in ma...

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Dealing With Workplace Discrimination And Harassment

Harassment and discrimination will appear at the workplace in so many different possible forms. Unfortunately, this is a problem that is still not solved, although this is something that many large companies would like you to think. The good news is there are various federal and state laws that are ...

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2 Methods to Calculate Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Settlement

Personal Injury lawsuits can occur due to car accidents, slip and falls, and any other negligent act from another party that leads to the injury of another person. When a case is filed in court and a settlement is made, there are two main forms of damages: 1.Special damages, which are lost income, m...

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Legalizing marijuana - pros and cons


Despite the criminal liability for the cultivation and spread of cannabis in the most countries of the world, the marijuana market becomes bigger every year as more and more people start smoking this kind of drug. At the same time, marijuana is an active anesthetic that is used in medicine. Toronto ...

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Cell Phone Use and Accident Liability – What You Need to Know

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving-related accidents. To help curb this growing problem, many states have implemented laws that ban the use of cell phones while driving. Here's what you need to know about cell pho...

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Bicyclist Accidents: Understanding Duty of Care and Contributory Fault

Bicycle accidents can be deadly when the bicyclist is hit by an automobile. Negligence will play a role in the accident, and this negligence will result in the bicyclist's injuries. The rider may be at fault for the accident, but in many cases, the bicyclist was the victim. You can file a personal i...

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Former Shipyard Workers Experiencing Symptoms from Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos, a known carcinogen since the 1940s, has many former shipyard workers experiencing the effects of its toxicity today.The fibers of this deadly mineral are so durable that they can remain in the body for years. The long latency period between asbestos exposure and illness means that asbestos...

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How To Select A Lawyer For Trusts And Estates

"Trusts and Estates" stands out as a really broad category that currently includes trust administration, elder law, probate law, estate law, estate planning and much more. The trusts and estates lawyer (example here) will help clients to: Avoid probatePlan for owner incapacityReduce taxes for real e...

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Disputing Credit Card Chargebacks: Legal Recourse for Fraud

A chargeback is the consumer's last line of defense against fraud and other inappropriate credit card charges. Under state and federal law, credit card companies are required to offer chargebacks to consumers for disputed charges. Chargebacks are essentially refunds for consumers with valid disputes...

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Hiring a Company to Help You Apply for a Pardon

Many people have made mistakes in their life. They might have committed a crime when they were very young and foolish. Having a criminal record is something that can haunt you forever. It can prevent you from getting a job or accepted into a good school. It can also seriously limit your ability to t...

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