Monday, February 29, 2016
When folks hear the term “family attorney”, most people think divorce or divorce-related issues, such as child custody, child support or alimony. Although most family attorneys do handle divorce and separation cases, people often forget that they can also be consulted for a wide variety of other family-related issues as well.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Being accused of a crime is serious business. Depending on the severity of the charges, you can expect a range of outcomes if convicted. Sometimes you walk away with a “slap on the wrist” and a small fine (which may still result in a criminal record). Other times you might receive a suspended sentence and community service. In the worst case scenario, you could serve some time behind bars and that’s no fun.
The increasingly popular use of drones has undoubtedly given people more opportunities and options for recreation. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are also used for security and surveillance work. The growing popularity of UAVs, however, has also given rise to different security and airspace issues. In an effort to address these issues, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently required drone owners to have their devices registered or suffer civil and even criminal penalties.
Recently, the world watched as the legal dispute between “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara and ex-fiancé Nick Loeb unfolded, particularly because both parties were battling over the frozen embryos they created. The high-profile case brings attention to the debate on what the law states regarding assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and marriages that don’t go as planned. Lee vs. Findley: Documents over Emotions While Vergara and Loeb’s dispute shed light on the debate, it is certainly not the first case of couples disputing over the right of their frozen embryos. One California case often reviewed by the legal community is the dispute between breast cancer survivor Mimi Lee and her ex-husband Stephen Findley. In her defense, Lee’s family attorney stated that the court should let her have custody over their frozen embryos, arguing that her medical condition greatly reduced her prospects of conceiving in the future.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Everyone is subject to DWI arrest if the police finds probable cause that you have been driving while under the influence of alcohol. Even members of law enforcement aren’t exempt from DWI charges. Such was the case of a Sheriff’s Deputy from Lincoln County, who resigned from his post after being charged with DWI. Exactly at the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit The deputy, identified as Gerald David Dellinger, was recently charged with DWI after abandoning his vehicle, which rolled down an embankment along Highway 27 West and hit a tree. After the North Carolina Highway Patrol found the abandoned vehicle through a report from a passer-by, Dellinger was taken to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office and took a breathalyzer test, where he registered a 0.08 alcohol level, the minimum legal blood alcohol limit.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Robert Edward Whiteside, a 46-year old man was arrested for suspicion that he was holding a woman from Germany in involuntary servitude in a secret room at a Zebulon warehouse. Originally, Whiteside was charged with one count of sexual servitude of an adult victim. Recently, however, federal authorities have taken over the case and filed new charges against him. Whiteside now faces a federal second-degree sex offense and two counts of assault by strangulation on top of the original state charges. Some people might think this is an example of “double jeopardy,” or being charged with the same offense twice but any experienced federal criminal lawyer will tell you that this is not the case here since the charges were filed separately at the state and federal levels for the same set of crimes.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Some people believe that it is not necessary to hire an attorney if you are a first-time offender accused of Driving While Impaired (DWI). While there may be a few types of cases for which you may not need a lawyer, it is always best to work with DWI lawyer, even if it is your first offense.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Personal injury lawyers can helpful when the accident has caused severe injuries or the case is complex. Every case will have its unique circumstances that will decide if the victim needs to hire a personal injury lawyer or not, especially if the case relates to any of the following situation.
Monday, February 8, 2016
One of the most important factors to consider when you retain an attorney is the level of experience they have. Making sure that you retain a lawyer that knows what they are doing is extremely important.
There are few things worse in life than being arrested for a crime. However, after you have been taken into custody and gone through the booking process, your next step should be to hire a defense attorney. Once you have an attorney, it is your responsibility to be as open and honest with that person as possible.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
If you've been charged with a DWI, then you should hire a DWI lawyer to represent you. The penalties of being convicted for DWI can be severe, resulting in lost wages, fines and fees, a suspended license, a requirement to attend DWI school or even jail time in some cases.
DUI lawyers are familiar with all the laws pertaining to DUIs, and you might not know everything that there is to know about DUI law, especially if this is your first DUI charge and you've never had to deal with the court system before.
Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your case, there are various strategies that a DUI lawyer might take when defending you in court.