HG.org Legal Resources
  • Find Legal Articles
Expert Witnesses

Law Articles - Law Related Articles

Legal articles written by lawyers discussing aspects related
to industries, businesses and individuals.

Find Law Articles by Practice Area:

Recent Law Articles

Criminal Appeal Based on Unfair Trial

September 27, 2016     By HG.org
In the United States, all criminal defendants have the right to receive a fair trial. There are numerous constitutional safeguards in place to help protect these rights.

Police Interrogation and Confessions

September 27, 2016     By HG.org
When someone is suspected of committing a crime, one of the most effective ways to convict the individual is to present a confession from him or her admitting to the crime.

Non-payment of a Fine Can Lead to the Prohibition of the Entrance to Armenia

September 27, 2016     By iLex Law Firm Armenia
If a foreigner commits an offense by a vehicle not registered in the area of RA. Have you committed an offense by a vehicle not registered in RA?, do you think a video camera fixed it, but don't you receive the administrative act of offense?

How Estate Executors Can Successfully Navigate the Florida Probate Process

September 27, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
If you have been named the executor (a/k/a personal representative) of an estate, you will probably have some questions about your exact duties and responsibilities when it comes to Florida probate.

Child Support Payments

September 27, 2016     By Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias
How does an obligation to pay child support impact someone’s right to workers’ compensation benefits?

Workplace Injury Claims through Civil Lawsuits

September 27, 2016     By Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias
Can an injured worker pursue a claim for pain and suffering through a civil lawsuit alleging negligence; or is the injured worker limited to just a claim for workers’ compensation benefits?

Conscious Uncoupling

September 27, 2016     By Lyons & Associates
For many divorcing couples, the goal of reaching an amicable settlement loosely translates to everyone getting out without suffering serious emotional harm. If you were lucky enough to have an amicable divorce, you may have still been able to see, hear about, or talk to your ex without too much angst.

Divorce in New Jersey

September 27, 2016     By Lyons & Associates
When a marriage or domestic partnership comes to an end, the ensuing divorce proceedings can be extremely complex. Each family is different, and every state has its own set of regulations surrounding divorce.

Criminal Cases and Marital Exceptions

September 26, 2016     By HG.org
One of the biggest public policies in the United States is protecting the sanctity of marriage. Marriage is considered by many to be a sacred bond. As such, the privacy between spouses to be able to talk about nearly anything is also held sacred. This truism also operates in many courts of law. In most jurisdictions, it is difficult or impossible to force one spouse to testify against another spouse. This concept is referred to as marital privilege.

Rules Regarding Evidence Spoliation

September 26, 2016     By HG.org
At civil trials, both parties may present evidence and testimony to prove their side of the story. In many cases, the most effective way to convince others of a party’s side is by presenting physical evidence or documentary evidence. However, getting rid of evidence before it can be used in court can have a significant impact on a case and important implications.

Static-99 Reports Explained

September 26, 2016     By HG.org
In criminal cases, it is common for there to be a number of confusing terms, such as arraignment, indictment, information, constitutional rights and other legal jargon that only experienced lawyers understand. One term that many criminal defendants are not often aware of is a Static-99 report.

Police Confessionals

September 26, 2016     By HG.org
One of the most common pieces of advice that a lawyer gives to his or her client is not to say anything. This is especially true when dealing with statements made to the police.

Public Pension Plans Struggle to Meet Funding Obligations

September 26, 2016     By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc.
Low interest rates are one of several factors contributing to higher levels of unfunded pension liabilities at state and county pension plans across the country. The inability of state and municipal pension plans to properly fund current liabilities at the same time that rates of return are falling is causing significant underfunding.

H1B Process

September 26, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The H1B visa is for nonimmigrant workers in specialty occupations who have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Formation of a Business Contract in England - Offer, Invitation to Treat and Acceptance

September 26, 2016     By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
Contracts often become the centre of commercial disputes. The five necessary key components of a legally enforceable contract are offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations and certainty of terms. If any one of these are absent, or disputable then it may mean that a legally enforceable contract was never created.

D&O Insurance: BGH Bolsters Policyholders‘ Rights in Germany

September 26, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Claims arising from a D&O (Directors & Officers) insurance policy can be ceded to the employer. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, in its ruling of April 13, 2016 (Az.: IV ZR 304/13).

Insights and Advice on the Wells Fargo Bank Fraudulent New Account Opening Litigation

September 26, 2016     By Don Coker
Negative repercussions from fraudulent new account opening sales practices monkey business was bound to happen at some point, and now it has come to light in a big-time way at venerable Wells Fargo Bank. [Full Disclosure: As an expert witness consultant that serves both plaintiffs and defendants, I have consulted on cases against and for Wells Fargo Bank in the past.]

Thinking of Immigrating to Florida? A Treaty Investor Visa Could Be Your Ticket

September 26, 2016     By Apfelbaum Law
Have you ever heard of a Treaty Investor Visa? Have you considered hiring the services of a Florida Business Lawyer in hopes to expand a business as a foreigner into Florida? While these two topics may look unrelated, they can play a central role in you getting a visa to operate a business in the United States. Getting a visa allowing you to stay for an extended period of time in the US is usually a long and daunting task for many foreigners.

China Simplifies Administrative Procedures for Foreign Invested Enterprises

September 26, 2016     By MMLC Group
On September 3, 2016, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released a draft of the Interim Measures for the Administration of the Recordation of Establishment and Changing of Foreign Invested Enterprises (the Interim Measures) for public opinion solicitation. This article looks at this draft and discussions its implications.

Germany's Cartel Office Imposes High Fines in Response to Illegal Agreements

September 26, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Infringements of competition law or antitrust law can prove to be costly for businesses. That much is clear from the annual report for 2015 that was recently published by the Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office.

Improvements in Panama Corporation Law for Redomiciliation

September 26, 2016     By Abogados Lombardi Aguilar Group
Decree Law 5 of 1997 included several improvements for the redomiciliation and powers of attorney for corporations which are still useful today

Auditor’s Approval in Hungary Is No Guarantee that NAV Won’t Fine You

September 26, 2016     By Jalsovszky Law Firm
It’s common knowledge that in Hungary, calculation of the corporate tax liability is based on the items recognised in the accounting books. But a nasty surprise could lie in store for taxpayers who think they can apply the principles of accounting recognition fully in the course of calculating corporate tax.

Can a Spouse Testify Against His or Her Spouse?

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
When one or both spouses are in legal trouble, the question of privileges and testimonial exceptions may arise. This is an important concept as it may prohibit one spouse from talking out against another.

Right to a Speedy Trial

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
Every US citizen has the right to a speedy trial as provided by the United States Constitution. Many state constitutions also contain similar provisions that guarantee that a person’s criminal case will be handled expediently. Looking at how this right can be treated in a particular state can give a criminal defendant a better sense of his or her rights and possible arguments that can be asserted to get criminal charges dismissed.

Travel Restrictions While on Probation

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
When individuals are convicted of crimes, they often face a number of punishments. One such punishment that is often imposed is probation. It is important for a criminal defendant to understand the restrictions that probation imposes, including limitations on the ability to travel.

Criminal Defense Strategies

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
When a person is facing criminal charges, there are high stakes. His or her liberty may be at stake, along with his or her standing in the community and his or her profession. A criminal defense lawyer can evaluate the circumstances involving the case and find critical mistakes that were made by law enforcement to help improve the defendant’s chance at a successful defense.

Road Rage and Legal Consequences

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
Drivers have become more aggressive on roads and in traffic for several years. This phenomenon has become one of the top issues that often leads to vehicle accidents. Outbursts of violent behavior have become commonplace in traffic jams and in rush hour.

Prevent Loss of Driving Privileges with the Help of a Lawyer

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
Many individuals may find their driver’s license revoked, suspended or made useless along with driving privileges removed for various reasons. These results may occur because of the commission of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, hit and run crimes, driving in a reckless manner, driving well over the speed limit or running from an arrest.

Pain Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice

September 25, 2016     By HG.org
Medication often affects individuals differently based on body chemistry and many different factors. It sometimes requires some tweaking and testing to determine which pills work the best for the patient. To discover the right medication for the person, careful attention to the entire process is required by the healthcare professional.

Late Night Automotive Accidents

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
Collisions occur at night more so than during the day for various reasons. The lack of light affects many drivers adversely, but the bright lights of other vehicles may also be a contributing factor to the extensive numbers of accidents in the dark.

Impounded Vehicles Explained

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
A vehicle is impounded often when tickets issued by law enforcement officers go unpaid or other crimes such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs occur. When an owner’s vehicle is impounded, he or she often finds it difficult to make it to work, pick up children or make trips to get groceries and pay bills.

Criminal Defense for Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
One of the most egregious criminal charges a person may face involving a vehicle is the traffic violation of vehicular manslaughter. This crime is usually in conjunction with other traffic criminal acts such as reckless driving, driving under the influence or other similar acts.

How Bail Is Set

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
In many cases, a criminal defendant can leave police custody by posting bail. The amount that bail is ordered at is different in each case depending on a number of factors.

Analyzing False Confessions and Exonerations

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
Given the significant number of exonerations that have been issued in recent years, it is important to consider what events led to these exonerations and the flaws in the American criminal justice system. Many exonerations were the result of false confessions.

Common Questions about Plea Bargains

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
Rather than trying every criminal case, the prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer may resolve a case by agreeing to a plea agreement. Many criminal cases are disposed of through this type of agreement. Some of the common questions related to plea bargains include:

Steps to Take If You Cannot Afford to Make Bail in Your Case

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the issuance of excessive bail. However, courts have found that excessive bail does not simply mean that the defendant cannot afford bail. When bail is too high, a defendant may not be able to pay it and may need to look into other arrangements.

Pleading Not Guilty Even When Guilty

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
Many individuals have heard the phrase “innocent until proven guilty.” This means that all criminal defendants are presumed to be innocent. The only thing that overcomes this presumption is if the prosecutor proves that the defendant is guilty by proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

Constitutional Rights of Criminal Defendants

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals who are facing criminal charges have a number of key rights that must be honored throughout the process. By being aware of this information, criminal defendants can take necessary steps to protect these important rights.

Plea Bargaining Basics

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
A criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate an agreement between a criminal defendant and a prosecutor. This agreement is referred to as a “plea bargain” or “plea agreement.” There are a number of benefits of plea bargaining.

History of Plea Bargains

September 24, 2016     By HG.org
A plea bargain is a negotiated agreement for a criminal defendant whereby he or she agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a more favorable outcome. This outcome may be the dropping of additional charges, a reduction in the sentence or being charged with a lesser crime.

Jaguar Land Rover Adds More than 50,000 to Takata Airbag Recall

September 22, 2016     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Previously unaffected by the Takata Airbag recall, Jaguar Land Rover has announced that thousands of SUVs and Sedans will be recalled.

Need for Experienced Lawyer in Drug Trafficking Case

September 22, 2016     By HG.org
Drug trafficking charges are extremely serious with the potential to carry some of the stiffest penalties in the country. For this reason, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible

Reasons to Expunge a Criminal Record

September 22, 2016     By HG.org
When a person has been convicted of a crime, he or she usually acquires a criminal record which can be accessed by landlords, potential employers and members of the general record. In order to conceal this record of past indiscretions, some criminal defendant decide to have their criminal record expunged.

Stages of Criminal Defense

September 22, 2016     By HG.org
The American criminal justice system is one of the most complex, making it difficult for many criminal defendants to navigate this system alone.

Retail Trading and Distribution in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

September 22, 2016     By Hazim AL-Madani Law Firm
Saudi Arabia’s economy showed an impressive performance in the retail sector as per survey of 2015. Saudi Arabia’s retail sector is the largest in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), representing 42% of the council’s market size, followed by the UAE (29%) and Qatar (11%).

Employment Law in Germany – Formal Warnings of Dismissal

September 22, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
In order to effectively issue ordinary notice of dismissal for reasons relating to conduct, it is often necessary for the employer to have previously issued a formal written warning.

How a Recall Affects a Product Liability Claim

September 22, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
These days, it is almost impossible turn on the television or go online without seeing news about another product safety recall. The number of safety recalls involving unsafe toys, contaminated food products, auto defects, and dangerous drugs have surged in recent years – with no end in site.

What Is I-129 Form?

September 21, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, is a form that is used for multiple purposes regarding nonimmigrant workers: petitioning for a nonimmigrant worker in certain categories; requesting an extension of stay in certain nonimmigrant categories and requesting a change of status to certain nonimmigrant categories.

California’s “Good Faith Settlement” Law: An Example from a Recent Case

September 21, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Lawsuits are expensive, as we all know, and as experienced business law litigators, we frequently find ourselves advising our business clients to settle their claims, usually at some reduced value, rather than pursue expensive, distracting litigation. But sometimes, even where your adversary is willing to agree to pay a reasonable settlement amount, filing a lawsuit may be advantageous.

Invest in Ukraine: Protection of Foreign Investment

September 21, 2016     By DLF Attorneys at Law
One of the means for protection of foreign investment is the conclusion of international agreements on promotion and protection of investment.

Taxation in Agriculture in Ukraine

September 21, 2016     By DLF Attorneys at Law
The main provisions of the Ukrainian legislation governing taxation in agriculture are embodied in the Tax Code of Ukraine, which regulates the special tax regime in the agricultural sector. Ukraine’s tax law provides certain tax benefits for agricultural producers.

Inheritance Tax Reform in Germany: More Stringent Requirements for Company Heirs

September 21, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Germany’s federal government has settled on reforms to inheritance tax. Company heirs can continue to expect favourable tax treatment in the context of business succession.

Business Registration in Armenia: Registering a Company

September 21, 2016     By iLex Law Firm Armenia
To conduct a business activity in Armenia registration of a company, basically of an LLC is required. The expediency of a business activity, by means of a LLC registration, is firstly conditioned by the legislative opportunity of incurring limited liability. The founder of a company, as compared to the registration of a PE, does not put his/her property at a risk in the case of suffering losses.

Hiring an Attorney to Enforce a Child’s Special Education Rights

September 21, 2016     By Law Office of Laurence J. Brock
If you feel that your child is not receiving the appropriate level of education because a school or district has denied them either correct placement or classes for their special educational needs, you have the right to remedy the situation by filing a claim and requesting a hearing. The process can be complex, and you must be properly prepared, which makes it within your best interests to hire a special education attorney.

Change of Non-Immigrant Status from B1/B2 (Visitor) to F1/M1 (Student)

September 21, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Persons in the United States on B1 (temporary visitor for business) or B2 (temporary visitor for pleasure) status are limited in the activities in which they can engage. Among the prohibited activities for persons on B1 or B2 status is attending school as a student in the United Sates.

How to Fight Misrepresentation in Immigration Case?

September 19, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who seeks to procure, has sought to procure, or procured any benefit under the INA by fraud or willful misrepresentation of a material fact, is inadmissible to the United States.

Setting up a Company in Cyprus

September 19, 2016     By Danos & Associates LLC
Having one of the lowest corporate tax rates in Europe and a wide network of double tax treaties, Cyprus is a very attractive and established jurisdiction for registering companies. The country is well known for the high standard of service providers such as law firms and accountants. English is widely spoken and the country has a pro-business environment and investor-friendly mentality. This article examines the advantages and process of setting up a company in Cyprus.

Thailand Trademark Act Amendments

September 19, 2016     By Mirandah Asia
Thailand is gearing up to become a member of the Madrid Protocol concerning the International Registration of Trademarks (the “Madrid Protocol”). It began by amending the current Trademark Act B.E. 2534 (the “Act”) and introduced amendments to procedures, extended its protective scope and revised the deadlines and fees. It also introduced a new international trademark filing system, preparing Thailand for its accession to the Madrid Protocol.

New Auto Defect Whistleblower Proposal Receives Early Support

September 19, 2016     By Denena & Points, PC
There is a new piece of federal legislation being proposed that would give financial incentives to whistleblowers who expose safety defects in autos. The legislation is in response to the recent wave of auto defects, some of which were concealed by automakers for up to ten years. It would allow any whistleblower to share in the penalty payments that an auto company may be forced to make as a result of failing to disclose a known defect.

Taxes in Ukraine: Corporate Income Tax

September 19, 2016     By DLF Attorneys at Law
Corporate Taxpayers: Corporate Income Tax (CIT) is paid by the resident companies, which receive income in Ukraine as well as abroad. CIT is also paid by the non-resident companies, which receive income from Ukrainian sources.

Understanding the Process of Probate in Florida: What You Need to Know

September 19, 2016     By Apfelbaum Law
According to the Florida Bar Association, probate is a court-supervised process of finding and collecting the assets of a deceased person (called the decedent), paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the remainder of the assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries

Explanation of Violent Crimes

September 18, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals who have been charged with a violent crime may wish to seek immediate legal counsel in order to help combat the potential consequences of such charges. Having a firm understanding of these crimes and the charges associated with them can help provide a better defense.

Facing Assault and Battery Charges? What You Need to Know

September 18, 2016     By HG.org
Assault and battery charges are very serious in nature. Being convicted of a crime of this nature corresponds with potentially life-altering consequences. Due to the potential consequences, a person should immediately seek legal representation in order to have the best chance at avoiding a conviction.

How Assault and Aggravated Assault Differ

September 18, 2016     By HG.org
Assault charges and aggravated assault charges differ in a number of important ways. An assault charge may be elevated to an aggravated assault charge when certain factors are at play. Whether a charge is considered assault or aggravated assault also affects the potential punishment that a defendant can face.

Domestic Battery Laws

September 18, 2016     By HG.org
Domestic violence instances continue to run rampant throughout the country. Learning about the laws related to domestic battery and the potential penalties that a conviction can mean is the first step that a defendant who is facing domestic battery charges may take.

Is Domestic Violence a Felony or Misdemeanor?

September 18, 2016     By HG.org
Domestic violence is taken seriously in jurisdictions throughout the country. In some areas, domestic violence is considered a felony. In others, it is considered a misdemeanor. This classification has a dramatic impact on the potential sentences that a defendant may face.

Right to Confront Accuser in Sex Abuse Cases

September 17, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals accused of crimes of sexual abuse often face serious consequences when the allegations become public. Various areas of their lives are affected in negative ways. Even relationships may end from the mere mention of possible sex abuse towards another person. The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution gives a criminal defendant the right to confront his or her accuser.

Repercussions of Domestic Violence Accusations

September 17, 2016     By HG.org
When domestic violence ensues, the person that perpetrates the acts and is convicted may find himself or herself on the receiving end of many harsh punishments. This conviction usually occurs when the prosecution is successful at proving the accused has harmed the victim in a violent and intentional way.

Is Prosecution the Only Way to Stop Domestic Violence?

September 17, 2016     By HG.org
Domestic violence is a continuing issue that has predominately affected women and young children. Laws have been changing to assist in changing situations for many and awareness about these constant problems has been heightened.

An Overview of Domestic Violence

September 17, 2016     By HG.org
Domestic violence is an act that has been difficult to categorize legally in some states, but it has been increasing in occurrence throughout the entire country. It is often defined as the actions of an offender through violent or aggressive conduct towards those at home. These individuals at home may be family members, a spouse, children or those residing in the house.

Choking as a Felony

September 17, 2016     By HG.org
Many states are taking proactive steps to make choking a more serious offense by elevating it to a felony charge. Choking is a criminal act that is often associated with domestic violence. Despite this association, many states do not currently consider this offense to be a felony. Like many aspects of domestic violence issues, this elevation of the crime is a highly debated topic.

How Long Does I-601 Visa Take to Process?

September 16, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
In order to obtain a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa, an alien must be admissible to the United States. If an alien is inadmissible, he or she must generally file a Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.

Constitutional Right to Legal Counsel

September 16, 2016     By HG.org
Any citizen in the United States who is facing criminal charges is guaranteed the right to legal counsel. If he or she cannot afford his or her own lawyer, one will be appointed to him or her. Despite this fundamental right, many individuals are not aware of this right, how far this right extends, the rights associated with the right to legal counsel and when a person qualifies to have a lawyer appointed by the court.

Constitutional Right to a Fair Trial

September 16, 2016     By HG.org
When a person is accused of a crime, the consequences at stake are significant. A conviction can mean the loss of freedom with years behind bars. Having a criminal record can impact the rest of a person’s life and limit career and educational opportunities. Due to these possibilities, many criminal defendants seek legal counsel.

The Pitfalls of Berliner Testaments in Germany

September 16, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
A Berliner Testament (Berlin will) is a widespread form of will in which spouses mutually appoint each other as sole heirs. While this spousal will offers many advantages, it also entails potential disadvantages.

Woman Complained About Unequal Pay, so Company Sued Her

September 16, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
What employees need to know about unlawful retaliation

Divorcing Someone in the Military

September 16, 2016     By Lyons & Associates
Military lives are different in many ways. Someone who is part of the military can be divorced in our state courts just like everyone else. However, as we all know, there are some differences in military life that could make divorce a bit more complicated.

Can I Make My Ex Pay My Attorney's Fees?

September 16, 2016     By Lyons & Associates
What Constitutes “Bad Faith” to Justify an Award of Counsel Fees?

Guarding Against Personal Liability for Rental Property Owners in California

September 16, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Big rewards can be reaped by owning investment properties, but so too can big risks. One common threat real estate investors wish to avoid is personal liability for judgments resulting from a lawsuit.

Federal Criminal Appeals Process

September 15, 2016     By HG.org
If a defendant is convicted of a crime in a trial court, he or she has the right to appeal this decision to the appellate court. In order to make a successful appeal, it is necessary to be familiar with the process involved.

Fathers’ Rights in New Jersey

September 15, 2016     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
When children are involved in a divorce, emotions can often turn an already stressful situation into an unbearable one, especially when both parents want to spend equal time with their children following the divorce. The decision of who will get primary physical custody of the children and which parent receives visitation rights is no longer automatic.

Bank in breach of duty of care in the case of excessive lending in the Netherlands?

September 15, 2016     By AMS Advocaten
In the current economic climate, more and more people in the Netherlands have problems repaying consumer credits. To protect consumers, lenders (banks) must comply with strict standards to prevent so-called excessive lending. We use a recent case to enlighten you as to how excessive lending is underwritten in the Netherlands.

Importance of Prenuptial Agreements in High Stakes Divorces

September 15, 2016     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
When a high profile New York real estate mogul and his wife recently announced their divorce, the bitter battle played out in the media, becoming a real life “War of the Roses.” The marriage ended after 57 years, but the fight had just begun.

Fathers’ Rights in New Jersey

September 15, 2016     By Law Offices of Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC
Today’s modern family has come a long way. Gone are the days where mom was relegated only to raising kids and tending to the home.

Resisting Arrest without the Presence of Violence

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
When someone imagines someone else resisting arrest, they often have a mental image of a person violently thrashing around and physically resisting an officer who is simply attempting to handcuff him or her. Many people equate this scenario with resisting arrest and realize that this can often be a criminal act.

What Are My Rights If Stopped on the Street?

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
It is not uncommon for a person to happen upon a law enforcement officer. He or she may be stopped by the law enforcement officer and asked questions. If a person runs into this situation, it is important that he or she understands his or her rights.

Potential Defenses to Crimes

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
In order to avoid a conviction, it is necessary to build a defensive strategy in a criminal case. This strategy is based on the particular circumstances involved in the case.

Common Defenses in Criminal Cases

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
When a person is facing serious criminal charges, he or she needs to develop a strong defense. A criminal defense lawyer can advise a defendant of his or her rights so that the defendant does not do anything to self-incriminate. Additionally, a criminal defense lawyer can discuss the process of a criminal case, the prosecutor’s role and the potential defenses that may apply.

Self Defense Laws

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
Many individuals believe that they have the legal right to protect themselves. However, there are times when self-defense laws do not apply. If a person uses self-defense in an instance when this defense does not apply, the person executing self-defense may face criminal charges of his or her own.

What is a Waiver of Inadmissibility to the U.S.?

September 14, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains various grounds of alien “inadmissibility.”

Discovery in Criminal Cases

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
The discovery process involves the parties sharing information about the case so that a proper counter-argument can be presented. In a civil case, the plaintiff and the defendant may ask for information from the other side, including answering certain questions, producing certain documents and making certain admissions or denials under oath.

Combating Felony Charges

September 14, 2016     By HG.org
Criminal offenses are typically classified into categories: misdemeanors or felonies. Felony charges are considered more serious than misdemeanors. The penalties for felony convictions are also more severe than those of misdemeanors.

GmbH Managing Director: Right to Remuneration in Germany Despite Being Removed from Post

September 14, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
It is important to bear in mind when removing a managing director from his post for good cause that an employment relationship exists as well. These two legal relationships ought to be considered separately.

Liabilities in Maritime Law: A case and comparative approach with Ecuador

September 14, 2016     By Villagran Lara, Attorneys
A comparative analysis which provides the idea on the impact of international conventions and the implementation of different kind of liabilities.

8 Steps to a Successful Annulment in the Philippines

September 14, 2016     By De Borja Lamorena and Duano Law Offices
An annulment is a complicated process. The authors of this article attempt to simplify a Philippine annulment for laymen to help them navigate their way towards understanding the legal procedure involved. This article should not be taken as legal advice and is meant only for research and information.

How? When? What? Handling Medical Expenses after a Car Accident

September 14, 2016     By Powers & Associates, PLLC
A major concern for personal injury victims is the medical bills that are inevitably incurred after being injured in a car accident.

Elements of the Franchise Contract in Spain

September 14, 2016     By Mariscal Abogados
The franchise contract in Spain has no specific regulations, although there are some pre-contractual duties that the franchiser must fulfil in order to give greater protection to the franchisee, which is always considered the weaker party.

Dangers of Stop and Frisk

September 13, 2016     By HG.org
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures. Despite this important freedom, there are limitations to it. For example, stop and frisk allows a law enforcement officer to briefly detain a person when no probable cause exists.

Pedestrian Stop Laws

September 13, 2016     By HG.org
While many people are aware of the frequency of being pulled over by law enforcement when driving, fewer individuals may be aware of law enforcement’s ability to conduct a stop on a pedestrian. Similar to drivers, pedestrians may be stopped by law enforcement officers when they commit a traffic offense.

Laws Regarding Stop and Frisk

September 13, 2016     By HG.org
The term “stop and frisk” refers to a law enforcement officer’s limited right to detain a person momentarily and inspect him or her for weapons. While this right seems to be at odds with constitutional protections, the United States Supreme Court has upheld this practice as constitutional.

Contact a Lawyer

Find a Local Lawyer