Author: Lynda L. Cook

Four Signs That You Hired the Wrong Criminal Defense Lawyer

Four Signs That You Hired the Wrong Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law 
A hefty fine or prison time is something that you will strive to evade at all times. Hiring a lawyer is one of the first steps towards helping you evade these heart-wrecking consequences. The lawyer will help you collect evidence and stand with you in court to ensure that you have the right justice. For this reason, when selecting a lawyer, you need to make sure that you go for the best since your life is in their hands at the moment. Fortunately, some of the characteristics that the lawyer you are working with will possess will help you know whether or not you made the right choice. Below are some of the signs that will ring a bell that it is time to look for a new lawyer. The Lawyer Has a Poor Communication System Ideally, for a lawyer to be in a position to represent you in the ri...
How to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

How to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

Law 
Child sexual abuse occurs in many different ways.  It’s important to identify the signs and know how to act in the face of suspicions. Without the right approach, the victims get affected throughout their lives. The fight against child sexual abuse is an urgent issue. It’s also important to ensure you report the case to a sex abuse lawyer who can help you file a claim. Here are some recommendations to combat child sexual abuse Check out! Child Sexual Abuse Explained Subjecting underage children to erotic or sexual acts that they do not understand or cannot give consent is characterized as a crime. The acts that constitute sexual abuse include: Child Rape Non-genital caresses Kisses Exhibitionism and voyeurism Exposure and storage of photos and videos contain
Factors to consider when looking for a car accident lawyer

Factors to consider when looking for a car accident lawyer

Personal Injury
When you have a run-in with the law, getting a lawyer to help you deal with it would be a good thing. Getting into a car accident can be a complicated thing, especially when you are the one who caused it or was involved in it, and you get sued. If you are in the area, you can get a Salt Lake City car accident lawyer to help you deal with everything that comes with filing a suit in such situations. There are various things that you need to keep in mind to ensure you get the right representation in court: Get a lawyer with experience Getting a competent car accident lawyer can be hard since there are so many practicing lawyers. One thing that can show you that you have chosen the right lawyer is how long they have been practicing. A practicing lawyer will most likely have more knowledg...
3 Steps to Take When a Loved One is Arrested

3 Steps to Take When a Loved One is Arrested

Criminal Law
Few things are more upsetting than a close friend or family member being arrested. In the wake of such an event, nerves are frayed, resolve is shaken and stress levels are off the charts. This is particularly true for people dealing with this type of thing for the first time. If you’re inexperienced with matters pertaining to law enforcement, fear and confusion are likely to abound. Still, as scary as things may seem, there are numerous steps you can take to make the experience less daunting for everyone involved. Encourage Them to Seek Representation When an arrested love one first reaches out, encourage them to maintain their composure and seek legal representation. After all, they have the right to an attorney, and there’s no reason they shouldn’t take advantage of it. Secondly
Involved In A Slip And Fall Accident? Here’s What To Do

Involved In A Slip And Fall Accident? Here’s What To Do

Law 
Have you ever heard about a slip and fall lawsuit? Well, perhaps you never knew that such a lawsuit exists, but it sure does. Accidents do occur, and mostly at unexpected times, even in our own premises. A slip and fall lawsuit is one that is filed when you slip and fall under someone else's premises due to negligence. Say you were walking into a business meeting early in the morning and found cleaning still going on, but no signboards were showing you that the floor is slippery or cleaning is going on, and you fell. This might be a good example and makes you eligible for filing such a lawsuit. With that said, here is what you need to do when you get involved in a slip and fall accident; Check for injuries Slip and fall accidents vary from minor to major ones. Sometimes, you might...
Your Legal Rights as a DUI / DWI Accident Victim

Your Legal Rights as a DUI / DWI Accident Victim

Personal Injury
“Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.” -  Anthony Liccione Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident? And was the driver responsible for the accident charged with a DUI or DWI? If so, what are your legal rights as an accident victim? Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving When Intoxicated (DWI) are criminal offenses. Even though a vehicle collision that is caused by drunk driving is thought of as an accident, it is legally not an accident. It is intentional negligence as the driver chose to climb behind the wheel of the car while intoxicated. DUI / DWI: A comprehensive definition Before we look at what your rights are as a motor vehicle accident victim caused by a drunk driver, let’s look at a comprehensive definition of each of these
If I Get Pulled Over, Does a Police Officer Have the Right to Search My Vehicle?

If I Get Pulled Over, Does a Police Officer Have the Right to Search My Vehicle?

Traffic Law
The Constitution’s warrant requirement often does not apply in motor vehicle searches. Motor vehicle searches were obviously not a problem in Colonial days. But British officials used dubious laws to perform random property searches, and the colonists rather understandably did not like that. So, the Constitution included the Fourth Amendment. This provision includes a search warrant requirement. Not just any warrant will do. The warrant is only valid if it is supported by an affidavit and probable cause. However, contrary to popular myth, the Fourth Amendment does not prohibit all warrantless searches. It only prohibits unreasonable ones. So, there are some exceptions to the warrant requirement, which are listed below. If police illegally searched your car, a Ponca City criminal def
Filing an emergency Bankruptcy:

Filing an emergency Bankruptcy:

Cyber Law
Emergency bankruptcy filing can often be an excellent way to avoid action that is pending from your creditors, by acting quickly, you can stop creditors from acting fast and prohibit the chance that creditors could come for some of your hard earned assets. Filing an emergency bankruptcy online can be an excellent way to start the process with just a small percentage of the required forms. To file an emergency bankruptcy you will need access to the names and addresses of the creditors listed on your bankruptcy schedule, a certificate suggesting that you have completed a credit counselling requirement or that you have it scheduled, a statement of your Social Security numbers and an official bankruptcy petition identifying the chapter that your filing for and your information. After pay...
5 Qualities to Look For in a Successful Family Lawyer

5 Qualities to Look For in a Successful Family Lawyer

Law 
Of all the areas in legal practice, one of the hardest and most contentious is family law. Family law is what covers the legal proceedings behind very delicate issues such as divorce, annulment, child custody, domestic violence, and division of assets. When someone requests for legal assistance on any of these fronts, they’re bound to carry the weight of very human emotions: grief over ending a marital relationship, anger over being harmed, or anxiety over surrendering an asset of great value. In cases like these, you’ll need the right family lawyer to be on your side. The best practitioners of family law are those who know what legal input is best for these matters—and what it is they should do to win justice, healing, and peace of mind for you and your family. That said, you will w
Is It Worth Hiring A Personal Inquiry Lawyer?

Is It Worth Hiring A Personal Inquiry Lawyer?

Personal Injury
At some stage in life, you or your loved one may be involved in an accident, perhaps resulting in injuries. If you are like most people, you may be tempted to go through the process of seeking compensation for the sustained injuries alone. This is a wrong approach because in most cases when you negotiate with insurance companies without any representation, you will end up with less than what you really deserve. Additionally, if you are an auto accident victim, the last thing you’d wish to do is to spend your precious time fighting with the at-fault driver’s attorney or insurance companies. The only thing you need during such situations is to concentrate on your recovery process. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is your best bet. Even better is the fact that most personal injury attorn