Dog Bite Liability

We have all heard the saying, “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” This is very true for many people. However, there are some problems that owning a dog can lead to. We all understand that pets are family and they are, are in most cases, sweet to their owner. The same does not always translate

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Understanding Drug Abuse: Inhalants

Understanding Drug Abuse: Inhalants While many drugs can be taken through various forms, inhalants refer specifically to those that are only ever inhaled (other uses are possible, but this is rare and generally not considered). Unlike other abused drugs, inhalants can be found around the house in regular items. Access to them is easy and

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How Alimony is Calculated

Alimony is a part of divorce that is sometimes more difficult to agree upon than separating items purchased while married. It can be decided either by the court or by mutual agreement of the couple. A family law lawyer, like from Gray Becker, P.C., can offer the expertise needed in divorce and alimony negotiations. It

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Don’t Try to Represent Yourself in a Criminal Case

Occasionally, lawyers run into a prospective client who wants to defend himself—to act pro se—in court. If you follow these cases closely, you’ll see that self-defended cases rarely result in an acquittal. Do you have the right to represent yourself? Absolutely. Should you? Absolutely NOT. The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that:

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6 Things to Know About Marijuana Use

Marijuana has a changing legal landscape that can affect any user. Here are some things to know about marijuana use in the United States. How Many Americans Have Used Marijuana? According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 48% of Americans admitted that they have ever used cannabis. However, only 16%

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What to Do If Stopped for a DUI

Driving under the influence (more commonly known as a DUI) can result in a serious charge. Since someone who is impaired behind the wheel can cause major damage to others on the road, you may face severe penalties if found guilty. Cooperating with police if you are pulled over can make things go a lot

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The Tricky Business of Converting Employees to Independent Contractors

Workers Compensation Lawyer There are many reasons why you might want to convert existing employees into independent contractors. Maybe your business has experienced financial trouble, and you think that by changing your employees’ relationship with the company by making them independent contractors, you may avoid lay-offs. Though your heart is in the right place, the

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The Basics of a DUI Stop and Arrest

Under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a police officer is unable to search and seize an individual or his property without reasonable suspicion. When someone is stopped in traffic and arrested for DUI, it’s considered a seizure and would be illegal without reasonable suspicion. Some Examples of Reasonable Suspicion If a police officer

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Get a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Claim

How confident are you with personal injury law? Do you believe you can make a valid and convincing legal argument about liability? How do you think you would fare against a team of experienced defense attorneys? If you do not have the legal knowledge, you should never try to argue your own personal injury case.

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