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Chapter 7 Vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy can be an incredibly scary proposition. However, it is important that you educate yourself about the different types of bankruptcy so that you can figure out which option is best for you. If you are filing for personal bankruptcy, then your two main options are known as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? If you don't make enough money to pay back your debts over the course of several years, yet have some personal assets, then your best bet might be Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

13 October 2015

What Does It Take To Sue For Malicious Prosecution?

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Most prosecuting attorneys work within the bounds of the law to prosecute defendants in criminal cases. Unfortunately, a small percentage of them pursue cases with little to no grounds for prosecution as a means of harassing individuals or convicting people of crimes they didn't commit just to get wins on their records. This type of behavior is called malicious prosecution, and victims of this abuse can recover money for damages or losses they sustain as a result.

12 October 2015

4 Questions To Ask A DUI Defense Lawyer In Your Initial Consultation

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So, you've recently been pulled over and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). While this is obviously never a favorable situation to be in, it's important to realize that not all hope is lost yet. Believe it or not, with the help of an experienced and dedicated DUI defense lawyer, you may be able to have your punishment lowered or even your charges dropped. The key, however, is choosing the right lawyer, which can be made much easier by taking the time to ask some basic questions.

12 October 2015

What Are Misdemeanor Charges And How Do They Affect Your Future?

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Anytime you're arrested, you need to take it seriously. However, many people don't realize exactly how serious it is when they are charged with a misdemeanor. Yes, a felony conviction is worse than a misdemeanor charge, but both can have long-term effects on your life. Learn more about misdemeanors, and how a misdemeanor charge can affect your future. What are Misdemeanors? Misdemeanor convictions are convictions that fall between a felony and an infraction.

29 September 2015

The Abcs Of Probation: Understanding Your Fate

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If you have been put on probation, the intention of the justice system is to both punish and observe you. The ultimate goal of the punishment is to ensure that you will be able to act as a contributing member of society, even when you are no longer under supervision of a probation officer. Understanding the basic components of probation will help to ensure that you are able to re-enter mainstream society smoothly.

29 September 2015

4 Factors That Are Considered When Determining A Criminal Sentence

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When you are found guilty of committing a crime, the next step will be to determine what kind of sentence you will receive. If you are not working with an attorney, you may be stressing out about the unknown, since you have no idea what you can expect. There is not a specific punishment related to a specific crime, as the judge has some leeway to decide on your sentence. Here are 4 factors that will play into what your sentence will be.

24 September 2015