Cold Fact – Law is Local

April 19, 2017

“Its not what you know, its who you know” is a saying all have heard.  I am sure it applies to many apsects of life, but none more critical than for someone entering the  justice system charged with a criminal offense.  The vast majority of “criminal defendants” are not the perceived hardened criminal.  Most are […]

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Top Ten Items You Cannot Use While Driving In Austin

April 15, 2017

Austin, Texas has an unofficial motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” A symbol of how weird Austin has become is the City’s ordinance regarding distracted driving. The City of Austin may have the most restrictive ordinance regarding distracted driving in the nation. Austin prohibits the use of all electronic hand-held devices while operating a vehicle or […]

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How are house prices in Chester affected by crime rates?

March 15, 2017

An issue often kept firmly at the back of the minds of most when on the market for a new place to live, crime rates are nonetheless a variable very likely to causea noticeable fluctuation of property prices within today’s market. The premise of the issue takes little imagination to fathom: the more crime there […]

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Crucial Queries To Ask Prior To Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney

March 10, 2017

Should you ever find yourself in a situation wherein you need a criminal defense attorney, it’s imperative to ascertain that the one you hire to represent you will be thoroughly committed to your best interest. Often, the most logical choice would appear to be a famous attorney—perhaps a name you’ve seen in the papers before—but […]

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New Data Sharing Laws Help To Tackle Speeding In France

February 14, 2017

Every year 500,000 Brits get away with speeding in France. However, in 2017 data sharing legislation will allow both countries to share information about non-native vehicles to track down road traffic offences. So after a road trip on the other side of the Channel, you could well land a letter on your doormat with a […]

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Use or Abuse? How to Defend Yourself against Resisting Arrest Charges

January 27, 2017

“To protect and serve” – this is the official motto adopted in 1963 by most police departments across the country to describe their profession’s aim and purpose, but many times this motto has remained just that – a motto. Recent reports show more and more officers who behave not as if they are protecting the […]

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Government Publishing Impact on Changes to Money Laundering Regulations

January 18, 2017

In a bid to help businesses, the government is trying to decrease the amount of red tape surrounding companies, while still somehow reinforcing anti-money laundering protocols. Any regulation changes are set to influence the businesses that are at a moderate-to-low risk of money laundering, and therefore are in a safer position to benefit from these […]

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Illinois’ Concealed Carry Law – The Basics

December 10, 2016

The Illinois legislature has now enacted the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. Illinois has now joined the rest of the United States in allowing the concealed carry of a handgun. An Illinois concealed carry permit allows a person to have a loaded or unloaded handgun to be carried: on the person either completely, or mostly, concealed […]

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What to do When You are Involved in a DUI Car Accident

November 21, 2016

Involvement in a DUI car accident could land you in serious trouble. Apart from legal penalties, the charges and legal procedures could be quite distressing mentally as well financially. Conviction in such cases may lead you to heavy fines or jail sentence and a criminal record that stays with you. However, you can defend yourself […]

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Tackling Drink Driving through Improved EU Legislation

November 14, 2016

[Post from 2014] In Lancashire, during a single month, more than 17,000 drivers were pulled over by police. 98.8% weren’t under the influence, but that’s still 221 drunk drivers caught red handed – 221 too many. 202 failed their roadside tests, while 19 refused to provide a specimen. The Preston area did best with only […]

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