Legal Guide

Legal Guide (Page 235)

5 Inspirational Quotes for Law School Students

Those inclined to enter the noble profession of law, whether as public defenders, high-priced litigators, or even judges, are held to a high standard. The bar exam is proof of that. And yet, lawyers are often considered to be pretty low on the social totem pole, a dangerous necessity to be feared and revered in equal measure. As a law student you no doubt have aspirations to change the world and... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Plea Bargain

The American justice system is one of the most well-respected in the world, but no system is perfect. The issue here is one of massive overload. The courts are constantly packed, and cases frequently get pushed off for months as there just aren’t enough judges and resources to work through everything. One of the biggest assets to the legal system over the years is the plea bargain. This is a way... ❯❯❯

When Do Police Have the Legal Right to Search Your Property?

As you may or may not know, the fourth amendment protects you from illegal search and seizure. In fact, it guarantees “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” going on to state this this right “shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation.”... ❯❯❯

The Legal Process of Adopting a Stepchild

Stepchild adoption is the most common kind of adoption in the United States, according to statistics, but many people are naturally unfamiliar with the details of the legal process involved in becoming a step-parent. Contrary to popular opinion, if you marry a spouse who already has children, you do not automatically become a step-parent. The child’s other biological parent is still legally... ❯❯❯

Knowing the Difference between Civil and Criminal Law

The American justice system is one of the best in the world, primarily due to the uniformity of rules and regulations. Everything is out there in the public record, and if you find yourself in the crosshairs of legal action you’ll always have an attorney by your side to walk you through it. Every case is different, of course, as are the crimes and the punishments that follow. But the two basic... ❯❯❯

How to Find a Reputable Criminal Defense Lawyer

When it comes to jotting down a list of things that we all need in this life, probably none of us want to put down “get a criminal defense lawyer”. That’s because when someone hires this kind of professional to represent them, it’s usually to help keep them from doing a significant amount of jail or prison time. Yet, whether you did commit a crime or you need someone to prove your innocence, you... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Find Quality Legal Advice for Less

Most lawyers have a bad rep, but regardless, there comes a time where we might need one or even count on one. A good, qualified lawyer can help us out of a number of jams, like car accident suits, late payments, disputes with landlord, occupational injuries and so on. Yet, good lawyers don’t usually come cheap. It can be incredibly expensive to find quality council and most of the time, if you... ❯❯❯

How to Go About Copyrighting Your Original Music

In today’s digital age it has never been more important to protect your music with a copyright so that it doesn’t fall into the wrongs hands or get exploited. The last thing you want is to put your music online, only for someone to download the music and claim that they were the original creator. A copyright is essentially a legal guarantee that protects the creator of any original piece of... ❯❯❯

5 Reasons to Hire an Adoption Lawyer

The decision to adopt a child is not one that any parent takes lightly. And whether you choose this path because you cannot have children yourself or because you want to open your home to kids in need, you may be considering hiring an adoption lawyer to help you through the tricky legalities of such an undertaking. Here are just a few reasons why you should. Knowledge. Even if this is not your... ❯❯❯

Determining Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident

In some states, like Florida, Michigan, and New York, just to name a few, it doesn’t matter who is to blame for an accident since they follow a no-fault policy by which each driver’s insurance will cover his or her damages in the case of an auto accident (there are twelve states that observe such laws). But in the majority of states it is important to figure out who is at fault since it will... ❯❯❯

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