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I was injured in an accident; what should I do?

The answer to this depends on the type of accident. In any situation, you should record all of the details, and alert anyone who is related to where the accident took place, ie: homeowner, store owner, business, town. Call 911, speaker to a doctor, and then, Read More

What are the pros and cons of having a partner?

Starting a business with a partner can offer several benefits such as the overall responsibility of running a business, and, some will argue that, "two heads are better than one". But partnerships can qui...

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In criminal defense, what is the difference between state and federal court?

What is the difference between state and federal court? Federal courts are established under the U.S. Constitution by Congress to decide disputes involving the Constitution and laws passed by Congress. Stat...

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What can I do if I feel I was mistreated by the police?

Civil Rights Laws and Police Misconduct, A statute known as Section 1983 is the primary civil rights law victims of police misconduct rely on. The most common claims by individuals mistreated by the police are: False arrest which is violated under the Read More

What is a felony? Possible result?

A person who has committed a felony is a felon, and upon conviction in a court of law is known as a convicted felon or a convict. In the United States, where the...

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What is a misdemeanor? Possible result?

A misdemeanor in New York can be anything from disorderly conduct to shoplifting and can vary slightly from state to state. What may be a felony in New York might be a misdemeanor in New Jersey, and vice versa. A New York misdemeanor i...

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What is expected at the first court arraignment?

After you are arrested, your first court appearance is known as an arraignment. The judge will read you your rights along with any possible penalties for your criminal charges. You’ll then need to enter a guilty or not guilty ...

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If I am falsely accused, do I need an attorney?

If you are falsely accused, depending on the severity of the case, and the possible outcome, hiring an attorney is very important. You will need someone to fight for you who understands the law.  Understanding the law and how to present a cas...

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Does Bail money get returned?

Does bail money get returned? It depends- if you paid your bail in cash, you will get your bail money returned as long as you show up. If you received a bail bond, you will not get returned any fees/premi...

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How does Bail work?

How does bail work? If you are arrested for a crime, the authorities will not release you from custody unless they are confident that you will show up in court for the hearings and trial. Defendants who are not released on their own typically pay some amount in bail. Bail is an amount of money that ...

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