All people, no matter their legal history, have certain rights that must be respected. Criminal law attorneys everywhere make sure their defendants get justice after police wrongdoing. Every day, police officers around the country arrest thousands of people. In fact, in 2014 alone, over 11 million people were arrested across all 50 states. With so many arrests, officers are bound to make errors that could infringe on the rights of the people they take into their custody.
10 November 2020
Most companies are required by law to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees. If you get hurt on the job, you can file a claim and receive benefits while you recover from your injuries. There are times, however, when you can run into problems with your benefits. When this happens, you should consult with an attorney. The following are a few situations when this can occur. You are denied benefits
15 October 2020
Although medical professionals are not supposed to discriminate against patients, the fact is, some people do not receive adequate care because of their ethnicity. This often leads to unnecessary suffering and other bad outcomes for those affected. However, suing for medical racism can be challenging for these two reasons. Proving Discrimination Can Be Difficult To prove you were a victim of medical racism, you must show the offender did not provide you with proper medical care because of your race or ethnicity.
16 September 2020
With divorce comes an opportunity to make a fresh start in many areas of your life. If you have been using your husband's last name for a while, you might be ready to change that too. Read and find out more about what's involved in making this change with a divorce decree. Consider Keeping Your Married Name Just because you can doesn't mean you should but changing your name through a divorce is undoubtedly the easiest way to do so.
11 August 2020
In the United States, there are thousands of dog owners who never have a problem with walking their dog or having people over to their house. These dogs are friendly and haven't posed a dangerous threat to anyone. However, there are times when a dog can bite and seriously injure pedestrians or visitors to a home. If you were injured in a dog bite incident, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
15 July 2020
When someone meets with a criminal defense lawyer, it's not uncommon for them to focus on winning their case. It's important to understand, however, what winning means in this particular context. For a defense attorney, winning means protecting their clients' rights and interests. The range of potential outcomes is wide, and it only narrows down once it becomes clear how the prosecution is going to proceed. Let's take a look at the ways a criminal defense attorney may go about trying to win a case.
12 June 2020
It can be tempting to think about going it alone in a divorce proceeding, especially if the divorce is mutually amicable between both spouses. The objective truth of the matter, however, is that is it almost always a bad idea to represent oneself pro se (a Latin phrase that roughly translates to "on one's own behalf"). Divorces are deeply personal affairs and that personal proximity can often render people blind to facts and issues that would otherwise be crystal clear to them.
8 May 2020
When you decide to leave your partner and file for divorce, there will be many important decisions that need to be made. If you have children, the situation is much more complex, and you both need to remember to keep the best interest of your children at the top of your minds. You'll need to decide how you will both be part of caring for your children, even after divorce. You may want to think about using child custody mediation as a way to come to an arrangement.
26 March 2020
Gender discrimination can happen anywhere, but it is particularly egregious when it occurs in the workplace. Gender discrimination is treating someone differently or holding them to a separate standard based on their sex or gender. It is illegal to discriminate against people based on their gender in professional settings. If you believe that you've been reprimanded, been judged by unfair criteria, or been passed over for a promotion due to your gender, you may have a gender discrimination case.
26 February 2020
If your teenager has decided to fight the custody orders, and you've been unable to force the issue, you need to take steps to protect yourself. The last thing you want is to be found in contempt for not following the custody orders. It's not uncommon for teenagers to fight against ordered visitation, especially when they have other ideas about how they want to spend their time. If your teen is refusing to visit the other parent, here are four steps you need to take to protect yourself.
23 January 2020