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Police Report Filed But No Charges: What Does It Mean?

Police Report Filed But No Charges: What Does It Mean?Whether you have become a victim of a crime or have been falsely accused of a crime, it is one of the common frustrations of many individuals: a police report has been filed, but no charges have been laid. For the victim, there is a feeling that no justice was handed. For the accused, it means that while they might enjoy temporary relief, there is a potential charge hanging over their heads.... ❯❯❯

Understand Bankruptcy Attorney Marketing To Get Leads

You probably didn’t choose to become a bankruptcy attorney to figure out how to get bankruptcy leads. Unfortunately, because most bankruptcy firms are small businesses, you have to figure out how to get people in the door. Unlike other types of industries, most people may not be talking to their co-workers or friends about their financial difficulties. So, your word of mouth referrals may be... ❯❯❯

What Can Happen if You Lie on Your Resume

What Can Happen if You Lie on Your ResumeEveryone stretches the truth on their resume, right? The studies seem to suggest so. As CNBC reports, nearly 8 out of 10 people are not 100% honest, when applying for a job. Some will embellish their resume, while others will add skills, experience, and jobs they never had. What do people lie about on their resumes anyway? According to the same CNBC article: Having mastery of skills they’ve... ❯❯❯

After a Felony Conviction, What Rights Do You Lose?

 A felony conviction is a grave occurrence in one's life. Life after incarceration for many ex-convicts can prove very challenging because of the many state-imposed limitations. “Former convicts tend to have very limited options due to curtailment of certain liberties,” a criminal defense lawyer noted. Forfeiture of rights depends on the jurisdiction and nature of the crime. Upon release from... ❯❯❯

DUI Laws in Florida—Drunk Driving Penalties

DUI Laws in Florida—Drunk Driving PenaltiesIMAGE CREDITS Drunk driving is nothing new but if in Florida, you must be prepared to face the penalties and the punishments that come with the law violations. If you are about to go behind the wheel or are already driving, this blog will enlighten you about the drunk driving laws in Florida. Without much ado, let’s begin. What’s the Punishment if I Get Caught Drunk Driving? Driving Under... ❯❯❯

What is a Court Martial?

When it comes to court proceedings there are so many different types that it can be hard to keep up. With those that are in the military, there is a form of judicial hearing that is called the court martial. If you are dealing with a court martial, you may want to consider a civilian court-martial lawyer.   What is a Court Martial? Court marital is a term that is used when someone in the... ❯❯❯

The Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor

Felonies are the most serious types of crimes you can commit and will typically result in large fines and long prison sentences. Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies. Misdemeanors can involve some jail time and smaller fines, but these are usually only temporary punishments. Crimes can be escalated to felonies based on different actions. For example, if you get a DUI and are only slightly... ❯❯❯

Most common awards for attorneys

We all love to be recognized for our hard efforts and good work and lawyers and law firms are no different. There are a huge number of different awards that a lawyer or a law firm can get and knowing a bit about them can help your law firm stand out.   Common Awards for Attorneys Some of the most common awards are Best Lawyers and SuperLawyers. These are both awards that are given to lawyers... ❯❯❯

How does the Fair Labor Standards Act protect American workers?

To improve working conditions in America, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), was established 80 years ago. As workers and businesses adapt to the 21st-century workplace, the law has changed over time. In an interview with SHRM Online, Steven Pockrass from Ogletree Deakins, an Indianapolis attorney, stated that the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was passed in 1938, has had a significant impact... ❯❯❯

Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer Vs. Using a Public Defender

If you are faced with criminal charges, you have some decisions to make. You will need to decide what to plead, whether or not you take the punishment suggested by a prosecutor, and whether or not you should have a lawyer. You have two options for a lawyer, either a criminal defense lawyer in Sioux City or a public defender. There are pros and cons to both, and it is important to weigh the... ❯❯❯

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