Many people who don't have much legal knowledge often confuse the terms "assault" and "battery." In many cases, these terms go together, but there are cases that involve assault without battery. Although the definition of each term can vary somewhat by state, battery typically involves making contact with another person, while an assault can be as simple as an attempt to cause harm — even if no physically contact between the aggressor and the victim is made.
If you plan to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy but recently won a settlement from a lawsuit, you may have concerns about how much, if any, of your settlement has to go to the bankruptcy trustee. Chapter 7 bankruptcy requires you to turn many of your assets over, but you may be able to keep some of your settlement after your bankruptcy. Keep the following in mind: Personal Injury Exemption
If you are charged with a DUI, you may not automatically face charges. Some defenses allow you to reduce your charges, maintain your driving privileges, or even drop the charge altogether. The following are some defenses to DUI you may have if you are arrested: Law Enforcement Had No Probable Cause If the police who pulled you over had no probable cause to do so, you may be able to fight the DUI charge.
Did you panic after receiving a phone call from your child's elementary school in regards to him or her getting attacked by a dog while on the playground? Was your child rushed to the hospital due to the severity of the injuries and and had to undergo surgery to treat the wounds? If you are feeling depressed and overwhelmed because of the incident, taking legal action might make you feel a little better.
If you are facing a jury trial for a crime you are being charged with, one of the steps that will take place before your trial is jury selection. Jury selection is a process that involves a lot of different steps, and your lawyer will take this event very seriously. As you prepare for this event, here are several things you should know about jury selection. It begins with a large pool
Hello, I'm Christina Miller. Have you ever been fascinated with why the law works the way it does? Ever since I was in junior high, I had an intense interest in anything related to our legal system, whether it be a crime drama on television, a judge show or a legal case covered on the news. I followed it all. As time progressed, I began learning about how the actual legal system worked and not just the fictionalized version of our legal system. This has lead me to start writing my own blog posts about law that I hope will help others.