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When a person is charged with murder, it is important to understand the distinction between this charge and a wrongful death action. A murder charge is a type of criminal charge that carries criminal penalties with it. These penalties may include prison time, fines, probation and community service. Criminal defense lawyers handle these types of cases.
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A "Jane Doe rape kit" is the common name given to the forensic examination of a sexual assault victim who chooses to remain anonymous. Basically, it enables rape victims to have... [Continue Reading]
Most people don’t know the first thing about creating legal documents. Even if you know more than the average person, it may be limited to basics like the fact that you need a notary public to witness signatures made by the appropriate parties. It is for this reason that most of us continue to pay lawyers to draw up paperwork for us as needed. Of course, sites like Docracy.com have... [Continue Reading]
It’s been quite a while since the movie ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ addressed the social issues associated with divorce, and in particular, whether or not a father is just as qualified as a mother to raise children in a single-parent household. In fact, it has been 35 years since this pivotal film forced viewers to rethink their views on who, exactly, makes for a good parent. And... [Continue Reading]
Growing your Business Abroad
The goal of any business is to become as successful as possible. For many businesses, that means expanding overseas. When you widen your audience, you stand to gain a lot more profit. However, there are many potential pitfalls you need to be aware of when taking your business abroad. Companies such as www.vpnotaries.co.uk can help to limit potential problems.
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The legal world can be full of legalese and terms that no one outside of a legal profession would understand. However, there is a good chance that you have heard of expunging and pardoning. Even still, you are probably having a hard time finding the difference between the two. The truth is that there are many differences. In fact, they are almost two completely different legal methods of... [Continue Reading]
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The lawyer for the man who is suing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer has given us this picture of his client -- taken around the time Singer allegedly drugged and sexually abused the then 17-year-old. Attorney Jeff Herman gave TMZ this photo of his client ...
(Apr 17, 2014, TMZ.com)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—Army Maj. Jason Wright, a member of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's defense team, informed the court Thursday morning that he will be retiring from the military in order to continue defending his ...
(Apr 17, 2014, Washington Free Beacon)
Brian Salisbury. A defense attorney has pleaded guilty to bringing heroin and other drugs to a client locked up in a southwestern Pennsylvania city's police booking center and will resign his law license. Fayette County attorney charged with delivering ...
(Apr 17, 2014, WTAE Pittsburgh)
John Edwards, who lost his bid for the White House in 2004, has returned to his original trade as a lawyer and launched a medical malpractice case on behalf of a 4-year-old Virginia boy. Mr. Edwards and three other attorneys are representing the family ...
(Apr 17, 2014, Washington Times)
Book: Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter's gay ...
(Apr 17, 2014, Washington Post)
Charges added against Seattle lawyer accused of rapes. King County prosecutors have filed two additional charges of attempted second-degree rape against Danford Grant, a Seattle attorney who now faces a total of nine felony counts in connection with ...
(Apr 17, 2014, The Seattle Times)
A lawyer for a former priest convicted on felony sex abuse charges is asking a jury to be lenient on James Schook, who has terminal cancer. A jury convicted Schook, 66, on Wednesday of three counts of sodomy and one count of indecent or immoral ...
(Apr 17, 2014, ABC News)
Texas Governor Rick Perry hired a criminal-defense lawyer to represent him in a prosecutor's probe of claims that he violated Texas ethics laws by vetoing funding for the state ethics office, his spokeswoman said. Perry, 64, hired David Botsford, “to ...
(Apr 17, 2014, Bloomberg)