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What Does Emancipation Mean?



In the United States of America, a child is considered a minor until they reach 18 years old. Before that time, it is up to their parents or guardians to make decisions for them on what they want and don’t want. However, this does not mean that minors can’t have any say in what happens […]

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What is Racketeering?



There are various crimes involving racketeering, and many famous individuals in society are being charged with this crime. Racketeering can sometimes also be a complex charge that carries severe punishments and jail time. So in this article, we will answer the question what is racketeering, as well as go over some examples. What is Racketeering?  […]

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Restitution Law – What it is, How to Avoid it, and Tips on Asking for It



In any kind of case involving money, restitution law comes into play. So there are many questions that someone can ask, like how does restitution law work? Why do we need it? And so many other questions. Sit back and relax. These questions and more will be answered as we take a more in-depth look […]

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How To Take Someone To Small Claims Court



Small claims courts deal with many cases, and lawsuits can be filed against people, corporations, partnerships, or other entities. Each state also sets the maximum amount that individuals can sue in a small claims court. So if you’re planning to attend small claims court and need some more information, we’re going to discuss some tips […]

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Guide to Court Ordered Mediation



People often go to court to resolve their disputes, but the court process can sometimes be long and stressful with no agreeable results by either party. Mediation can be one of the solutions to whatever the issue may be, so in this blog post, we will be discussing what court-ordered mediation is and much more.  […]

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A Guide on Lemon Law for New & Used Cars



Buying a car can be a tricky experience, whether it’s new or used. You may ask yourself a few questions. Am I getting a good deal? What’s the best make and model that is right for me? Is the dealership giving me a fair deal? So many more questions can go through your mind. You […]

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The Exclusionary Rule



The United States Constitution was drafted to protect some of the very freedoms that we enjoy today. In this article, we will take a look at one of the legal rules based on constitutional law, which is the exclusionary rule.    What is The Exclusionary Rule? The exclusionary rule is a legal principle in the […]

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What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody?



Legal cases involving child custody can be complicated. Understanding what custody means, how it works, and how a court may arrive at a child custody decision is imperative for anyone who has children or plans to do so in the future. Such knowledge is particularly important for parents who are not a couple or for […]

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Grandparent Rights: Everything You Need To Know



The transition from parent to grandparent is extremely exciting, especially for those who have been anxiously watching and waiting for their own children to have children. However, not all families offer a normal, nuclear dynamic. From divorce, abuse, or premature death to normal interfamilial arguments, plenty of unfortunate events can stand in the way of […]

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What’s the difference between the insanity plea and incompetency?



The terms sanity and competency are heard so often in media coverage of high-profile criminal trials that it can be easy to confuse the two. A lot of people may wonder how it is possible for somebody to enter an insanity plea when they have already been deemed fit to stand trial. While sanity and […]

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What Can be Discovered During the Discovery Process



The discovery process is an appropriate name for the period prior to when a trial begins when both sides to a lawsuit gather information that may pertain to that particular lawsuit. The discovery process can help both sides turn up facts and information that they may not have been aware of and which can help […]

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Five Surprising Facts about Insanity Defenses



Insanity defenses tend to provoke a lot of controversies, especially when a high-profile case ends with the accused being found not guilty because of mental impairment. For some people, the fact that a person who clearly committed a crime could nonetheless be found not guilty of it is deeply troubling. However, the insanity defense has […]

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Five Facts Every Whistleblower Should Know About Qui Tam Cases



It might surprise you to know that the federal statute intended to protect whistleblowers; people who blow the whistle on individuals and companies that are defrauding the government was signed into law during the Civil War. The False Claims Act of 1863. Amendments to the original law give private parties the right to file a […]

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Five Common Courtroom Objections and Their Meanings



Courtrooms are places that most people would rather avoid. Most people associate courtrooms with lawsuits or criminal charges, and the procedures and terminology used by judges and lawyers can make it difficult for the average person to understand what is taking place. An attorney rising from his or her chair to shout, “Objection,” might seem […]

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5 Tips Every Witness Should Know About Cross Examination



If you go by what you see on television and in the movies, cases are won or lost in court with a blistering cross examination of the key prosecution witness by the defense attorney. Invariably, the scene ends with the witness admitting in a tearful outburst to being the person who actually committed the crime. […]

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8 Tips To Know Before Giving Deposition Testimony



The financial stakes can be high when a lawsuit is filed with the court. The parties on either side of the dispute must gather evidence to prove their case to a judge or to a jury that will eventually decide which party wins and which party loses. Deposition testimony can be important evidence in a […]

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A Motion In Limine Can Prevent Damage At Trial



Raising objections to the introduction of evidence is usually associated with the trial stage of a civil or criminal case. It is not necessary to wait until the opposing party attempts to introduce the evidence at trial to raise the objection. Motions in limine can be at any stage of a case to obtain an […]

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