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- Police Investigations
Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent. Generally when the police contact an individual who is suspected of a crime, whether or not the subject of that investigation has committed a crime or not, the best advice for that subject is to remain silent.
- Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is making headlines in Denver and in particular in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, where activists have been distributing fliers about nullification and fighting charges against other activists who have done the same, since July of this summer.
- Are We Able to Smoke Pot in Public in Colorado Yet?
The short answer at this point is no. While an initiative was introduced earlier this year to permit public smoking in certain areas, activists just announced they are pulling the initiative from the ballot and seeking a more collaborative effort between themselves and local businesses in Denver.
- Laws for Large Breed Dogs in New Jersey
On May 11, 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members.
- How The Government Can Take Your Property
A new bill has been introduced to end forfeiture funding of the DEA’s Marijuana Suppression programs. The bill is a bipartisan effort to modify was has become a widely abused system of asset forfeiture from innocent citizens, who in many cases have not even been charged with any crimes.
- Detroit's Casino Tax Dollars Become Issue in City's Bankruptcy
Detroit was one of the most heavily hit cities during the recent economic downturn. Although it has started to rebound, based in large part upon federal subsidies provided by the Obama Administration which many credit with saving the American auto industry, the city continues to deal with financial woes as it struggles through the larges Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in US history.
- When Public Services Fail How Do You Get Relief?
We have all heard the saying that you cannot fight city hall. But, what do you do when a public service like electricity, water, sewage, or trash pick up breaks down and nobody does anything to fix it? Who do you pursue and how?
- Which States Are Likely to Issue Gun Permits and Which Are Not
Gun laws are largely a matter of state law. Although certain federal laws regulate some guns, like automatic weapons, states are generally able to control the issuance of concealed weapons permits.
- Litigation in North Carolina State Courts
This article discusses the litigation process in the State of North Carolina. It briefly addresses the pleadings, the discovery process, mediation, trial, and appeals. It also addresses the rules of evidence and the rules of civil procedure applicable to cases in North Carolina.
- How to Find an In-State Debt Settlement Attorney
Debt settlement attorneys, up until recently, did not have to hold a license in the state in which their client resided. This is no longer the case due to the amendment by the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The practicing attorney now must hold a license in the area in which their client resides.