Making mistakes is just part of life, but in some cases, these mistakes can cost a person their freedom and their ability to do certain things. Having a criminal record can hold you back and make it nearly impossible to do things like get a good job or even travel. In Canada, they have what is called a criminal record suspension. This process will allow you to get the dings on your record... [Continue Reading]
Have you been the victim of a car accident? Did you suffer injuries as a result of the accident? The truth is, car accidents can often lead to serious injuries, the kind of injuries that can dramatically impact virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Often, these accidents are the result of careless or distracted driving, or driving while under the influence of drugs... [Continue Reading]
To be liable for something from a legal viewpoint means that you bear a responsibility for something under the law. To be more precise, you share in a liability that may translate into ramifications against your possessions or person. While everyone may or may not have a general idea of what this means, very few have a keen understanding of how much liability they personally have in a given... [Continue Reading]
Putting in overtime hours can be bittersweet for most people. You are spending more time at your job instead of spending time doing what you want. However, for your extra time and effort, you are compensated at a higher than normal rate. It is a pretty fair trade off.
We are all aware that citizens in the United States of America benefit from overtime pay. What about other countries though?... [Continue Reading]
If you have been unfortunately subjected to personal injury due to someone’s negligence, you have every right to seek legal compensation. The injury might force you to encounter expensive medical treatments and could also hamper your job aspects- hence it’s smarter to consult a personal injury solicitor here who will guide you in obtaining the right level of legal compensation. The... [Continue Reading]
Switching to direct deposit for your paycheck often leads to a lack of interest when your employer hands you your pay stub. You don’t need to cash it so you really have no reason to check it. However, this apathy can lead to you being underpaid, whether accidentally or on purpose.
Once you switch to direct deposit, it is still important for you to go over every paycheck. Very simple... [Continue Reading]
Congrats on the new gig! It would seem that your hard work, resume updating, and endless interviewing has paid off. So now that you’ve been offered your new job, what’s next? The first thing you’ll want to do is iron out your wages. There is actually a lot more involved to this than simply finding out what your hourly rate is.
You’ll want to ask your employer... [Continue Reading]
In Arizona, you must deal with two separate court systems if you are charged with a DUI – the criminal court system and the administrative court system. At Phoenix DUI Law, we have gathered together the most reliable team of lawyers in Phoenix to make sure your rights are fully preserved in both systems.
What does the criminal court system do?
The criminal court system will determine... [Continue Reading]
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An ex-lawyer disbarred for stealing $64,000 from his clients did not disclose his shady history when hired as a teacher a decade ago — and a Department of Education background check failed to find it. David Jampol, 58, teaches at the Urban Action ...
(May 24, 2015, New York Post)
Should chimpanzees — complex creatures with thoughts, feelings and the ability to learn sign language — have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Steven Wise, a prominent animal rights attorney from Coral Springs, Fla., has bet ...
(May 24, 2015, Redding Record Searchlight)
After correctional officers told Patricia DeJuneas she would have to lift her shirt and show her bra to get past prison security, the appellate lawyer filed a public records request. She wanted to know, among other things, how many other female ...
(May 23, 2015, Boston Globe (subscription))
Lawyer moves rights of chimps into the courtroom. Originally published May 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm. This week, attorney Steven Wise will argue that two of his clients — chimps Leo and Hercules, being used for research at Stony Brook University in Long ...
(May 23, 2015, The Seattle Times)
Venezuela's government transfers opposition leader to notoriously violent ...
(May 23, 2015, Fox News)
A Cleveland attorney is asking why patrolman Michael Brelo was the only officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects in a volley of police gunfire. Paul Cristallo spoke at a news conference Thursday with the family of shooting victim Timothy ...
(May 23, 2015, Roanoke Times)
BuzzFeed Reporter Sexual Harassment Claims: 'Mad Men' Actor's Rep Disputes ...
(May 23, 2015, TheWrap)
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that ...
(May 23, 2015, KABC-TV)