Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

  • What You Need To Know About Initial Criminal Hearings

    A question many folks have when they retain criminal attorney services is, "How many hearings are there going to be before the case gets to trial?" It can seem like a lot of effort spent on little things, but a criminal attorney often sees this phase of a case as the best chance a client is likely to have. Here are some things you should know about how many initial hearings there might be and why the process may take some time.

  • 5 Things You Should Know Before Applying For A U.S. Investor Visa

    One of the more intriguing paths toward permanent residency in the U.S. is by way of investment. Ask any investor visa attorney, though, and you'll quickly learn this particular process requires attention to lots of details. Here are 5 things every investor visa lawyer will tell their clients to learn about before they file. At-Risk and For-Profit First, it's important to understand the type of business the government expects immigrants to invest in.

  • The Role Of A Contract When Forcing Out A Minority Shareholder

    If you are a majority shareholder, you will have a greater level of power over your company. However, a minority shareholder may behave in a manner that is disruptive within your company and you may wish to force them out. In this case, a written agreement is very important. Options Available in a Written Agreement Like with any other relationship, a group of shareholders can find themselves in a disagreement. When this occurs, you may be able to manage the situation with a written agreement.

  • Workers Comp And Contract Workers

    People who work with a company as a contract worker, independent worker or 1099 employee are not eligible for workers comp if they are injured while fulfilling the duties of their contract. Some companies, however, do not correctly classify their employees. They might do this in order to avoid paying payroll taxes or workers comp premiums, or they might misclassify employees simply out of ignorance. If you are a contract worker who was injured on the job, your relationship with the company will likely become more important than the definition of your employment when it comes to a worker's comp case.

  • Why Innocence Rarely Matters In Criminal Cases

    When discussing a case with a criminal defense attorney, you may find yourself wondering why the question of your innocence doesn't come up a lot. To be blunt, it's rare that a defendant's innocence matters. The Adversarial System America uses what is sometimes referred to as an adversarial system. This means that two sides square off against each other. A government entity, usually a prosecutor's office from a state or local law enforcement agency, has the job of proving that a crime occurred, you were involved, and your involvement makes you guilty.

About Me

Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

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.