What Are The Potential Penalties For DUIs?

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If you were recently pulled over for erratic driving, the police officer might have given you a breathalyzer test and determined you were driving under the influence, also called a DUI. This is a matter taken very seriously and not something the local authorities take lightly. If convicted, you might face some of the following penalties.   Fines While the exact penalties for DUIs depend on a number of factors, including where you got the DUI and what your blood alcohol content (BAC) was, fines are a very common penalty.

29 January 2016

All You Need to Know About Parole

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When you are granted parole, you are released from custody to serve the remaining part of your prison sentence under ongoing rehabilitation, support and supervision. If you are serving a long prison sentence and anxious to return to the community, you can ask your criminal lawyer to appeal to the adult parole board to grant you parole. The following article will educate you on the conditions of a parole order and how parole boards grant parole and what happens when you breach the conditions of your parole.

29 January 2016

Why You Need A Family Lawyer

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Differences and disputes in a family are inevitable. At times you may not have the expertise to go through the legal procedures all by yourself. That is why you need specially trained people in legal matters to assist in finding legitimate solutions. This is what basically makes a family lawyer a necessity: Professional legal help You need a trusted attorney to provide legal assistance in dealing with family issues and domestic relations.

28 January 2016

Social Media During Divorce: Can Your Words Be Used Against You?

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All's fair in love and war, but when it comes to divorce all bets are off! Your life may be under a microscope for the next few months while your divorce heads through the legal system. From custody disputes to stalking, it is important you are mindful of what you post on your social media accounts if you don't want your words to come back and bite you. Custody Battles

27 January 2016

Prevalent Myths About Child Custody

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Divorce is a sensitive issue. Day-to-day conversations about child custody tend to be highly emotive and are often characterized by a mixture of facts, half-truths, and myths. Some myths about child custody have become so prevalent that they are often pass off as "conventional wisdom". It is important for divorcees to be able to separate the myths from the facts so that they don't end up surprised when the time comes for these myths to apply.

26 January 2016

Faciliating access to teenage children

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After separation or divorce, ideally, any children will still have access to both parents and have the opportunity to have meaningful relationships with both parents. This can be facilitated with a range of communication techniques including face-to-face visits, phone calls and video calls. For teenagers with other commitments and growing social networks, it can become harder to convince teenagers to make time the other parent. Here are some guides on how each parent needs to facilitate contact with the other parent.

25 January 2016

5 Myths That Shouldn't Stop People Making Personal Injury Claims

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If you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer to see if you might have a case against the person or business responsibility. Of course, it isn't often that simple. There are a number of myths that surround personal injury claims, and many of them prevent people from seeking the reparations they deserve. Here are five common myths, and why you shouldn't let them stop you making a claim.

25 January 2016