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- Michigan's MIP Law Offers Deferred Prosecution
The Michigan MIP law allows Courts to dismiss the case if the minor successfully completes a probationary period. Deferred prosecution protects the underage drinker from jail and a permanent criminal record. On the other hand, the repeat offender faces potential jail time, costly probation conditions and a mandatory license suspension.
- Technology in Litigation and its Cost Saving Ways
Technology has become a staple in today’s legal industry by shaping and changing the way business is conducted.
- 2 Steps to Take When Served with a Summons and Complaint
Owning a business is not without certain legal risks. Businesses are vulnerable to the perils of being served with a business litigation summons and complaint at any time. Customers can think of all kinds of reasons to bring a lawsuit against a business.
- Self Defense and Stand Your Ground laws
The Trayvon Martin case in Florida has received national attention on the Stand Your Ground law and now many states that have the Stand Your Ground law in place are looking at their current legislation regarding the Stand Your Ground law. However, the Stand Your Ground law has a rational basis and dates years back. This is a discussion on investigating self defense cases under the Stand Your Ground statutes.
- Wischmeyer Professional Service Access Plans
The world of law, tax and real estate continue to become more and more complex. Costs can be a strong deterrent to a person seeking professional advice. Wischmeyer Professional Services Access Plan allows employers to provide valuable resources to their employees at minimal cost and can even benefit themselves. Access to free consultations with an attorney, accountant or real estate agent with discounts if services are needed for professional resources and services.
- Contractor-Friendly PA Mechanics' Lien Change
A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision may have very well changed the PA Mechanics’ Lien Law dealing with repayment priority, to the benefit of the contractor, when a construction project takes a wrong turn. A mechanic's lien is a security interest that is placed on the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve that property. 49 P.S. § 1101 et seq.
- Prevent Creditors from Harassing You
When you fall behind on your bills and owe everyone in the world money, chances are your phone will be ringing all day with creditors looking for money. Once you are in a similar situation to the one described, it quickly becomes overwhelming. Not sure where to turn? Consult a debt relief expert and find out your options. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can assist you while trying to get creditors to stop harassing you and your family.
- How Are Sentencing Guidelines Used in Criminal Cases in Virginia?
Virginia uses sentencing guidelines during sentencing for felony charges. After someone is convicted of a felony in Virginia, whether it be after entering a guilty plea or a trial, the Circuit Court judge will order a presentence report. A presentence report is prepared by a probation officer and includes various background, family, and employment information about the defendant. One of the items included in the presentence report is a calculation of sentencing guidelines.
- Starting Your Own Law Practice
I. Getting Started - As a lawyer, or sometime in your life, you have probably heard the saying by Abraham Lincoln: “He who would be his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” (Mr. Lincoln also said “A lawyer’s time is his stock in trade.” a useful motto in our profession. My hometown lawyer had that sign above his receptionist’s desk.) I mention this slogan (the first one) because a common problem that I have with my business-owner clients is that they work beyond their skill set.....
- Choosing a Family Law Attorney - What are the Things to Speculate?
The need for hiring a lawyer is rising these days, given that different circumstances that surface. Given the massive choices available on the net and in local markets, persons have to develop advance decision making skills to ascertain choice of the right lawyer.