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The ABCs of Drug and Alcohol-Related Crimes

BAC, D&D, IOP... what do these signify when it comes to the law? We take a look at some of the common abbreviations used for drug and alcohol-related crimes, as well as treatment programs.
5 Things to Know About Your Medical Malpractice Case

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Find out more here.
Help! I Think I Need to Sue My Insurer!

Has your insurance claim been unsuccessful? You might have cause of action for a lawsuit. This article discusses 9 key points to consider as you approach the process of potentially suing your home or auto insurer.
Top Child Custody Law Feeds to Follow on Twitter

Interested in child custody law, news, analyses and insight? Justipedia has compiled a list of the most influential child custody feeds on Twitter. Read on to find out more about them and start following!
What to Do if Your Loved One Has Been Arrested for a Federal Crime

The federal law enforcement apparatus appears stronger than ever, resulting in more and more arrests. This puts the loved ones of targets in a tough position. because federal approaches to bail and detention can be quite confusing. Learn more here.
A Quick Introduction to Libel and Slander

Although defamation is not considered a criminal offense, if you have been defamed by another person and the defamation has caused loss or injury, you may have the right to file a civil claim against the offender and receive compensation for loss/injury.
A Look at Pardons in the Legal System

The vast majority of criminals are never pardoned. Although rare, however, pardons do still happen on occasion—but not without their fair share of controversy. In this article, we take a look at pardons in the American justice system.
What Are the Legal Rights of Customers During Debt Collection?

Feeling short of money or falling behind on loan payments is an experience that no one enjoys. Constant collection calls from creditors make this situation even more challenging for the borrower. The good news is that being a borrower, you have rights...
What to Do When You're About to Be Pulled Over for a Traffic Stop

Regardless of why an officer is pulling you over—whether it's for speeding, a red light violation, or failure to wear a seat belt—there are some simple things you should and shouldn't do to help you get through a stressful traffic stop. Learn more here.
Improve Your Odds of Getting Compensation in Your Personal Injury Claim

There are 10 important things that you need to do in order to make sure you get maximum compensation for the damages done to you by a third party. Find out how to benefit from your personal injury claim...
Step by Step: Here’s What Happens When You're Charged with a Crime

Criminal procedures differ from state to state. For the most part, however, criminal cases in every American jurisdiction follow the same steps. This article will give you an overview of that process.
5 Tips for Getting SSDI Benefits

In an effort to avoid an SSDI denial, there are specific steps you can take that can improve your chances of winning SSDI benefits the first time you apply. Learn more in this article by Justipedia.
Top Immigration Attorneys and Resources to Follow on Twitter

Interested in immigration law, news, analyses & insight? Justipedia has compiled a list of the most influential immigration attorneys on Twitter. Read on to find out more about them and start following!
The 3 Types of Crimes and What They Mean

Most states divide crimes into three categories: felonies, misdemeanors and infractions. Although the details sometimes vary from state to state, this article will help you to understand the differences between those classifications of offenses.
To See or Not to See: The Unreliability of Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitnesses are often not lying when they point across the courtroom and “finger” the defendant. They believe that they’re 100% sure, but sometimes they're simply wrong. So how does an attorney prove that the witness was mistaken? Find out more here...
5 Things to Know about Personal Bankruptcy and Student Loans

While filing for personal bankruptcy may seem like a viable option when faced with mountains of student loan debt, there are several factors that can make this option less appealing. Find out more in this article.
Kids and Traumatic Brain Injury: What Parents Must Know

Researchers from Australia conducted a thorough study on traumatic brain injuries and found that these can have many residual effects in children. As a parent, here's what you need to know when your child suffered from such an injury.
7 Things to Keep in Mind as You Prepare for Your Deposition

One of the most challenging aspects of the litigation process, whether as a plaintiff or defendant, is having your deposition taken. Under ordinary circumstances, you are deposed only once and there are no do-overs, so it is important to be prepared...
Expungement and Texas DWI

If you've been arrested for DWI in Texas, you may be tempted to plead guilty. Unfortunately, many DWI convictions in Texas cannot be expunged, which means you'll have a criminal record. Here's how to determine the best course of action for your case...
The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes of the Criminal Defendant

Criminal defendants can make a bunch of mistakes between the commission of a crime and the trial. But some cause significantly more harm to their case than others. Read on for five of the biggest errors that lawyer Brian Fishman repeatedly comes across.
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A referendum is a process whereby registered voters approve or reject proposed law(s). This type of vote is authorized under the state constitution and is generally Read more

Ratio decidendi is a Latin phrase referring to the "rationale for the decision." In the common law system, the law is not so much a set of rules as a series of Read more

Primarily calculated in contract law, reliance damages are designed to return a party to the economic position that party would have been in if the party had not Read more

When a client wishes to employ a new attorney, many jurisdictions require the client to file a document explaining to the court that the substitution is taking Read more

A sum certain is a predetermined, fixed price described in the terms of a contract or other negotiable instrument. A sum certain may be favored by parties who wish Read more
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