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Your Social Media Posts Can Increase The Penalties For A DUI

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If you’re convicted of a DUI offense (or have pled guilty), watch what you post on your social media accounts both before and after you are sentenced. Here’s why: Your social media posts can be used to increase your sentence. There’s often a period of time before sentencing during which a presentence investigation report is done. This investigation looks into your life, character, and background to determine if there are any mitigating factors that should make the court go lighter on you.…

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4 Reasons You Should Hire A Social Security Attorney When Applying For Disability Benefits

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In theory, applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration sounds easy and straightforward, but in reality it can be quite difficult to get approved for disability benefits. If you have an acute or chronic condition that prevents you from working, receiving benefits can be a necessary financial safety net for you and your family. While you may think that you can tackle the process of applying for disability yourself, hiring an experienced Social Security attorney can greatly increase your likelihood of being approved for disability benefits.…

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Don't Let Your Child's Schooling Interfere with Your Custody Battle

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Child custody negotiations and hearings are complicated things. Your attempts to get custody of your children may be jeopardized by seemingly innocent gestures. For example, enrolling your children in school isn’t a straightforward affair. Here are some school-related measures to preserve your chances of getting custody. Don’t Change the School before a Formal Agreement Divorce is between parents, and the effect that is there on children only occurs because it cannot be helped.…

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Seeking Asylum In The United States Or Canada: What You Need To Know

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If you have found yourself under persecution and want to leave your country, it may be possible to find asylum in another country, such as Canada or the United States. All countries that have signed the Geneva Convention will offer asylum to those who have been unfairly victimized in their home country. If you are going to seek asylum, you may have some questions about the process. The following are some of the most common concerns for those seeking asylum:…

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When Your Child Isn't Safe With Your Ex: Legal Action You Can Take

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If you become aware that your child is not safe with your ex who has full or partial custody, there are five things you should do. This is particularly true if you can show that the child is being physically or emotionally abused by your ex or their partner/spouse, or the child is otherwise being exposed to a dangerous environment. 1. Consider the situation carefully. Make sure you aren’t falling prey to being overly judgmental or jealous of the changing situation in your ex’s life.…

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Ring Around The Circus: Challenges Facing Acrobats

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In 2007 it was estimated that there were approximately 31 circuses in the United States, employing almost 1200 people in a variety of circus disciplines and generating approximately $184 million annually. It is also suggested that for acrobats or high flying performers there is almost always a job opening; good news for those who could qualify and may still be stuck among the 5.3 percent of unemployed Americans. Since an experienced acrobat or trapeze artist can make anywhere from about $40,000 to $70,000 annually, the potential for earning can become a big part of the attraction for working in the circus industry.…

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Unfair Speeding Ticket? Why You Need A Lawyer To Get Rid Of It

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Are you preparing to pay for a speeding ticket that you don’t deserve? Although it may seem like paying the fine to get it over with is the easiest thing to do, you may want to hire a lawyer and fight it. Find out below how an unfair speeding ticket can affect your life if you don’t dispute it, as well as how a lawyer can help. Why is it Ideal to Dispute an Unfair Speeding Ticket?…

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Understanding The Main Causes Of An Involuntary Dissolution

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It’s not something that many business partners like to think about, but sometimes it becomes necessary to dissolve a company. When it’s voluntary, there are many things to consider, and if everybody’s on board, it can go off without a hitch. But an involuntary solution can occur and take everybody by surprise. What Can Cause an Involuntary Dissolution? There are actually various reasons why an involuntary dissolution can occur. The main three reasons are…

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Knowing What Key DWI Defenses You Can Use To Get The Charges Reduced Or Dropped

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Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is against the law and can have serious consequences if you are arrested and convicted of the offense. However, you may be able to escape criminal prosecution by putting up a defense that challenges the arrest or keeps the prosecutor from presenting incriminating evidence at trial. To do that, you must know what defense strategies you can pursue to get the charges reduced or dismissed. Arguing You Weren’t Driving…

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No Evidence: Can You Still Be Convicted Of Child Abuse Or Sexual Assault?

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If you have been charged with a crime of a sexual nature, you may believe that since there is little or no tangible evidence, the chances of being convicted are not very high. The truth is, conviction probabilities vary in different situations, and knowing how to approach each circumstance will help you through your trial. Child Molestation Child sexual abuse is a crime treated second only to murder in the judicial system and requires little or no physical evidence for a conviction.…

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