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Bail Procedure in UAE

  April 25, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or friends released on bail...

Consequences of an Arrest but not a Conviction on Employment

  April 24, 2017     By HG.org
In some situations, a person may be arrested while he or she is working and the arrest can put his or her job in jeopardy. Arrests are treated...

Guide to Punishment of Crimes of Theft in UAE

  April 24, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Because theft is such a broad brush crime, the penalties that an accused person is likely to receive depend greatly on circumstance. Here are...

Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

  April 21, 2017     By Powers McCartan, PLLC
I am a lawyer and I know, generally, how lawyers think and what motivates them. For the life of me I don’t get how paralegals put up with us and...

Italian Criminal Procedure

  April 20, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Italian criminal procedure: Safeguards for Foreigners.

“Distinctness” Between Individual RICO Defendants and Legal Entity Enterprise Is Clear

  April 20, 2017     By Law Office of David J. Stander, LLC
Where is the Ambiguity When Allege Individual Defendant and Legal Entity Enterprise?

Summary of Theft in the UAE

  April 17, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The main principles of the crime of theft in the UAE are governed by Federal Law No. 3. There are some key facets of the law that must be...

District Court in Third Circuit Denies Motion to Dismiss- Fraud Civil RICO Complaint is ON

  April 14, 2017     By Law Office of David J. Stander, LLC
Can Company A sue Company B for commercial fraud under RICO? How about when the pattern and enterprise existed for only two years? Usually not,...

What Are the Different Myths Regarding Domestic Violence

  April 14, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Domestic violence is a highly underrated crime. Many people do not even understand that they are facing a domestic violence at home and they...

Hotel Security Cameras Found in Room, Is that Legal?

  April 14, 2017     By HG.org
Placing security cameras in various places in a hotel may be a touchy subject when it comes to privacy and where these may be. As the...

Do I Have a Criminal Case, A Civil Tort Claim, Both or Neither?

  April 13, 2017     By HG.org
Many crimes committed may be prosecuted through the criminal justice system as well as civil courts so that a remedy may be provided for the...

The "Big Order" Scam in China

  April 13, 2017     By Zhejiang Xinmu Law Firm
“Big order” scam is a sort of scam that was often-to-be-seen in international trade business. And foreign companies need to be very careful with...

Expert Witness: Lifelong Consequences of Child Abuse

  April 10, 2017     By HG.org
Child abuse is often a lifelong concern once it has been suffered through the abuses by an adult or other child. Most often, when a youth...

Quick-Cash Loan, Is It a Scam?

  April 10, 2017     By HG.org
There are many scams cycling through the country either from those within the United States or from foreign persons that attempt to steal as...

Arlington Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Not Created Equal - Differences Between a Good & Poor Choice

  March 31, 2017     By Tuomey Law Firm, PLLC
Regardless of the crime you have been accused of, it's important to your freedom, career, and reputation to choose a capable criminal defense...

Why You Should Request Criminal Record Sealing in Colorado

  March 30, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
A single criminal record even for a small crime can affect your chances of getting a job, renting a house, getting a loan, getting license for...

Bail Procedure in UAE

  March 30, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Bail procedure is usually amongst the chief concerns of [criminal law firm] clients. They want their lawyer to get their family members or...

What North Carolina’s Implied Consent Law Means for Your DWI

  March 28, 2017     By Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC
Under North Carolina law, all in-state and out-of-state drivers give their “implied consent” to a chemical analysis of their blood alcohol...

Can Victims Claim Compensation in UAE?

  March 28, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Many people often feel offended when they are charged with a Criminal case, such as for financial crimes, physical violence, cyber crimes and so...

Will Smiling at the Police Get You Arrested?

  March 28, 2017     By Wolfe & Stec, Ltd.
When a Plano, TX, police officer pulled over a group of teenagers last year, he was not amused by their attitudes. The teens seemed to be taking...

Voter Bribery: The Treatment of this Pervasive Electoral Offence in Kenya

  March 24, 2017     By Ameli Inyangu & Partners
Voter bribery, if committed by a person vying for elective office adversely affects the consideration of elections as free and fair.

Can I Drop My Public Defender and Hire My Own Lawyer?

  March 23, 2017     By HG.org
When someone has been accused of committing crime and is in need of a lawyer, he or she is permitted either a public defender or a privately...

Bullying Laws in New Jersey

  March 23, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
New Jersey constituted an anti bullying law in 2002 that was one of the first to be initiated, in 2003 New Jersey and 14 other states passed the...

Elder Abuse Laws in New Jersey

  March 23, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
In New Jersey, the goal is to protect those people who are most vulnerable.

Sexual Harassment

  March 22, 2017     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A recent study suggests that tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google may have a long way to go when it comes to programming their...

Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

  March 21, 2017     By Donald C. Barrett, P.A.
Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal...

Compensation from a Skiing Accident

  March 20, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Ski accident damage: compensation in civil and criminal matters.

Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy

  March 16, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a...

Factors That Will Be Considered in Extradition Requests in UAE

  March 15, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The UAE is home to a great number of foreign citizens and thus has set out extensive laws relating to when it will and will not process...

10 Quick Tips about Penalties For Drunk Driving in New Jersey

  March 15, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
It is good to prefer refraining from getting convicted of drunk driving. If convicted, hire the best lawyer and remove yourself free of all...

Questions You Need to Ask When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

  March 14, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
When you are faced with a serious criminal charge, your situation may seem bleak. The first thing you need to do is search for a criminal...

Witness Hearing Before the Criminal Courts in UAE

  March 9, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The witnesses have to be invited to attend the hearing on the basis of a request from one of the parties. After the approval of the court. The...

Private Investigators Help Prevent Catfishing Schemes

  March 8, 2017     By HG.org
Catfishing schemes have become more common as social media presence has increased over time. They often lure unsuspecting victims in,...

Individual Investors Can Seek to Recover Losses through FINRA Arbitration

  March 7, 2017     By Zamansky LLC
For individual investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) arbitration process provides an opportunity to recover...

Understanding Simple and Aggravated Assault in Florida

  March 7, 2017     By Fowler Law Group, P.A.
In Florida, assault may be defined as a misdemeanor (simple assault) or a felony (aggravated assault), depending on the circumstances...

Jordan’s Judicial Authorities Branch

  March 6, 2017     By Abdullah & Partners Law Firm
The constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan clearly states that the judicial branch of the country is independent while judges only...

How Extradition Cases Proceed in the UAE

  March 6, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
When an extradition order is made for someone residing in the UAE, there are certain procedures that are followed. If the case has gone to...

Can I Get Arrested Just for Being Rude to the Police?

  March 3, 2017     By Bloom Legal, LLC
The First Amendment protects your right to be rude to police officers, but that right is not unlimited and it doesn't mean you won't get...

Jordanian Punishment Laws

  March 2, 2017     By Abdullah & Partners Law Firm
How much punishment is too much? This sensitive question is as old as the law itself. As well as the word “justice” and “legitimacy”.

When Can New Jersey's Child Welfare Agency (DCP&P) Take a Child from the Home

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Having your child taken from you can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, many parents who are involved in child welfare cases with New...

Kickback Fraud in the Health Care Business

  March 1, 2017     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
Competition for health care business is strong. Every possible service from pharmaceutical manufacturers to providers of durable medical...

Child Welfare Litigation Strategies

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
It’s easy to feel as if the whole system is against you when you are fighting for your child in court.

Your Rights With CPS

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child Protective Services (CPS) is required by law to investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. They are part of the New Jersey Department...

What Child Welfare Casworkers Expect from You

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
When working with child welfare caseworkers, it is important to know and understand their expectations for you.

False Accusations Of Child Abuse

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
When reading reports of sexual assault in newspapers and on television, it is natural to assume that they are true. However, the reality of the...

Vulnerability of Child Abuse Accusations

  March 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child abuse accusations are being used as a weapon by some unscrupulous individuals to taint the character of those from whom they would like to...

The Law on Drugs in the UAE

  February 27, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The UAE is a Muslim country and illicit drugs are strictly forbidden. Drug offences are severely punished including by imprisonment and...

Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

  February 24, 2017     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony...

What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove When You’ve Been Charged with Armed Robbery?

  February 24, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
Armed robbery is a type of violent crime that can have serious repercussions. If you are charged with armed robbery or another type of violent...

What Is Considered Child Abuse in New Jersey?

  February 24, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Unfortunately there are numerous cases each year where child abuse takes place in New Jersey.

What Are the Adoption Laws in New Jersey?

  February 24, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
New Jersey adoption laws aim to observe the rights of all persons involved, including the birth parents, adoptive parents, and the child to be...

What Are Reasons why there may be a False Positive on a DUI Test?

  February 23, 2017     By HG.org
When a person has been pulled over because of suspected driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he or she is usually tested with...

Is a DUI a Felony?

  February 23, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Arrested for DUI? Is a DUI a Felony? Regardless of the State, DUI-DWI laws in most jurisdictions have common factors that can escalate a driving...

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

  February 21, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or...

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

  February 17, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no...

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Domestic violence occurs when one’s safety is compromised. The safety in question includes one’s physical, mental, sexual, and economic, and...

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

  February 13, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

When Do Police Have To Read You Your Rights?

  February 10, 2017     By Rogers Garcia Patton PLLC
Incriminating statements collected during a "conversation" be used against you if you haven't been read your Miranda rights? The United States...

Domestic Violence Laws in Colorado and Their Implications

  February 10, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Domestic Violence is bad in any form and nobody should accept it. Learn what could happened to you if you are caught under domestic violence law...

Watch Out Online Scam!

  February 10, 2017     By Damiani & Damiani
In the last few years, due to the widespread use of the electronic commerce (i.e. e-commerce), the risk of incurring scam increased enormously.

What to Do When Falsely Accused of a Crime

  February 9, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
Facing a serious criminal charge can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are falsely accused of a crime. The best thing to do when you...

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

  February 8, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The...

What to Do When Charged with a Violent Crime

  February 8, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are suspected of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, talk to a violent...

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling,...

DUI Checkpoints in New Jersey

  February 8, 2017     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
New Jersey has multiple options in the ongoing fight to curtail drunk driving. Sobriety checkpoints are a legal police method used to combat DUI...

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

  February 7, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of...

Top Ways to Prevent Fraud from a Private Investigator

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators do not only have to be hired after some bad conduct has occurred. Instead, they can be hired as a preventative measure....

Explaining the Law around Fraud in the UAE

  February 6, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
In 1987, the UAE government passed Penal Code Article No. 399 which governs the crime of fraud in the country. Below we outline the law and then...

Criminal Background Checks from a Private Investigator

  February 5, 2017     By HG.org
Today, there are many ways that a person can infiltrate the life of another and cause him or her harm. Romantic partners may lie about their...

Why You Need an Embezzlement Lawyer

  February 3, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you have been accused of embezzlement, it is always best to seek an embezzlement lawyer or a criminal defense attorney who can help defend...

What to Do When Facing Drug Charges

  February 3, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are in danger of facing drug charges, you may face severe penalties and even a lengthy prison sentence. The best thing to do for your...

How Mental Health Affects Custody

  February 2, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Raising a child is a demanding and challenging endeavor. This can pose problems for parents who suffer from a mental illness.

Adoption - Your Rights as a Parent

  February 2, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
When children are adopted, their legal guardians change from the biological parent to the adoptive parent. Once a child is adopted, the parental...

Was Your Child Taken From You? Here Are Your First Steps

  February 1, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Take Action - If child welfare workers took your child from your home, you might be feeling helpless and scared.

5 Facts about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in California

  February 1, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
While we are all aware of the facts of driving under the influence of alcohol, the laws about driving under the influence of marijuana are not...

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately

  February 1, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you have recently been arrested or charged with committing a crime, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is talk to a criminal...

What To Do When You Are Arrested

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Getting arrested is a stressful and upsetting situation, but it’s very important to not let that affect your judgment. The wrong reaction can...

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in New Jersey

A traffic ticket lawyer in New Jersey deals with all the legal approaches and citations required during various types of traffic violations....

Four Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Licenses in Texas

  January 30, 2017     By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
This article explains answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about occupational driver's licenses in Texas. Do I need to go in...

Understanding the Laws on Underage Drinking in California

  January 30, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Consumption of alcohol below the age of 21 is a criminal offense. Ensure that you are not breaking any of these other laws regarding underage...

Civil Justice for Sexual Offence Victims in the UK

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
While the criminal courts have long provided retribution through sentencing for those guilty of a sexual offence, this often fails to provide...

Keeping Your License after a Georgia DUI Arrest

  By HG.org
After you are arrested for a DUI, you only have a limited amount of time to fight to keep your driving privileges. If you do not quickly assert...

Search Warrants in Drug Offences in UAE: A Recent Case

Recently, an important legal case [involved] the need for police to have a search warrant when they charge people with possession and use of...

Do I Have to Submit to Tests during a Georgia DUI Stop?

  By HG.org
Simply because you are stopped for DUI does not mean that you have lost all of your rights. During the course of a short DUI investigation, you...

Georgia DUI Frequently Asked Questions

  By HG.org
When a person is stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, he or she often has many questions. Knowing a person’s rights during this situation can...

How to Avoid a DUI Conviction in Georgia

  By HG.org
DUI in Georgia is taken very seriously, even if it is a first defense. Knowing the penalties, your rights and the possible defenses in your case...

DUI First Offense in Georgia

  By HG.org
Georgia law enforcement officers take DUI very seriously. If a person is over the legal limit, he or she faces automatic jail time....

"DUI Less Safe" Georgia - What is the "DUI Less Safe" Penalty?

A person arrested in Georgia for DUI-alcohol is initially arrested for DUI less safe. This is the most common type of DUI GA charge for driving...

Expungement in New Jersey

Having a record expunged is an important step for eligible persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor and have completed their sentence or...

Litigating Georgia Implied Consent Law Motions to Obtain Exclusion of Breath Test Evidence

Georgia implied consent law is outdated, flawed and incomplete. A Georgia DUI Lawyer must know how to challenge the admissibility of implied...

Search & Seizure Law: Exclusionary Rule Applies at Probation Hearing in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dramatically re-interpreted search and seizure law for people who are serving sentences of probation or...

What You Need for a Texas Occupational Driver's License

A Texas Occupational Driver's License will allow a person whose license is suspended to drive under certain restricted conditions. This article...

Roles and Responsibilities of a Criminal Defense Attorney

To avoid the undesirable number of troubles in criminal charges you can find here the roles and responsibilities of a criminal defense attorney.

Can I Use Marijuana While on Probation or Parole in Colorado?

Marijuana is a federal offense, but for residents of Colorado, Marijuana is legal medically and recreationally. So what are CO residents' rights...

First Conviction Pursuant to Israeli “FCPA” – Following the Footsteps of the US

It is sometimes difficult to identify historical milestones as they occur, especially if they are small and sometimes may seem almost...

You Refused to Submit to DWI Breath Test, So What!

The strongest evidence for a prosecutor in a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) case is the results of a breathalyzer or blood test that shows a...

DUI Checkpoints in Georgia: the 15 Most Important Georgia Appellate Decisions

Georgia is one of 38 states that permits warrantless DUI checkpoints. New Georgia case law in the past 5 years has clarified the requirements of...

How to Neutralize the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus [DUI Eye Test]

Field sobriety tests were created to help police officers make better DUI arrests. Studies in 1977 and 1981, sponsored by NHTSA, posted...

Key Statutes Controlling DUI Laws in Georgia: Implied Consent

Georgia has had very tough DUI laws for over half a century. In recent years, after several highly publicized boating under the influence deaths...

The History of Drug Laws in America and the enactment of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Laws

Drug laws in America were enacted in 125 years ago, as international awareness of the perils of addiction and its health and social costs. Drunk...


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