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Answering your legal questions regarding Family Law & Divorce, Criminal Defense proceedings, & penalty overview.

Child Abuse Awareness and Recognizing the Signs

Child Abuse Awareness and Recognizing the Signs   April is National Child Abuse and Awareness Month. Hundreds of thousands of children are victims of child abuse and neglect across the nation every year. The first step in helping is recognizing the signs. Observing a situation and looking for consistency or a pattern will go a…

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What to Do When Facing DUI Charges

What to Do When Facing DUI Charges   Being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be an unsettling experience. A DUI charge is severe and can result in substantial penalties that could be detrimental to your life and the lives of others. If you are pulled over by law enforcement…

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Answers to Commonly Asked Legal Questions

Answers to Commonly Asked Legal Questions   It’s no surprise that unfortunate events can happen to the most unsuspecting individuals. You could be facing a criminal charge, need a divorce, or notice a situation that requires child protection services. When situations such as these occur, it’s imperative that you understand the legal process and your…

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When is it Time to File a Restraining Order?

When is it Time to File a Restraining Order?   If you are being abused psychologically, physically, financially, or businesswise, it may be time to file a restraining order. A restraining order is characterized as a means to obtain protection against another party. For example, you may wish to apply for a restraining order or…

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Five Most Common Crimes and Their Penalties

Five Most Common Crimes and Their Penalties   The most common set of crimes can be divided into two categories: personal and property offenses. Personal offenses include assault, battery (crime), rape, and sexual abuse. Property offenses include criminal damage, criminal trespass, theft, robbery, extortion, dacoity, burglary, and fraud. Each offense is punishable by the state…

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Knowing When Mediation is the Direction to Take

Knowing When Mediation is the Direction to Take   Mediation is a streamlined, oftentimes affordable and informal route that provides an appealing alternative to litigation. It occurs when a neutral person, the mediator, assists the parties in a dispute and helps them reach a mutually agreeable resolution. While meditation can reduce the time and money…

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