Keeping an Eye Out for Public Surveillance: What Are My Privacy Rights?

October 3, 2013

Individual rights to privacy have been plastered all over the news as of late due to whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) was gathering metadata from phone companies like Verizon and online based businesses like Yahoo and Facebook. Many people are left wondering how these seeming types of invasion of personal […]

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Hit and Runs and Skateboards: Dangerous New Trend

September 19, 2013

Jacob Little, a resident of Monroe, Georgia, was skateboarding to school on Aug. 27, 2013, when the skateboard rolled out from under him. When 16-year-old Jacob went to get his skateboard, he stepped into the road and was hit by three vehicles at separate times. Only one driver stopped, the other two fled the scene. […]

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Drowsy And Distracted: Just How Safe Are Those Big Rig Drivers?

August 21, 2013

Drowsy And Distracted: Just How Safe Are Those Big Rig Drivers? According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, large trucks account for merely four percent of vehicles. Yet, 11 percent of all vehicle fatalities involve large trucks. Generally, over 5,000 people die in big rig crashes in which three-quarters were occupants of other vehicles […]

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DUI’s Can Cost You In Many Ways

February 6, 2013

(US law and generally) Convictions for driving under the influence can be very expensive. Intoxicated motorists face a wide array of direct and indirect costs that add up to a size-able sum. Even a first-time offender may lose several thousand dollars before the ordeal is complete. In some states, this is effectively guaranteed by mandatory […]

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The High Cost Of Getting A DUI

January 2, 2013

Anyone who is convicted of a DUI is going to deal with a lot of fines and penalties, and the cost can often be overwhelming. For example, the basic fine in Pennsylvania for a first time DUI is only $300, but this does not factor in the cost of legal representation and time lost from […]

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The Consequences Of Being A Habitual DUI Offender

December 27, 2012

(US criminal law and practical advice) Getting even one DUI can cause widespread issues in your life. For example, there are many employers who make having a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license a condition of employment, and they can terminate you because of your DUI conviction. Even if your employer does not […]

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Can Dram Shop Laws Factor Into a DUI?

July 29, 2012

Describing a bar or tavern as a “Dram Shop” is so antiquated that most people might think that it is used only in 18th century literature, plays and the occasional television show. However, the term “Dram Shop” was enshrined as a legal standard back in the early 19th century, and as such all laws pertaining […]

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Are Mass Marketing Fraud Schemes Affecting the Way we Invest?

July 3, 2012

With the advancement of technology, mass marketing fraud has pervaded the nation as well as across the globe. Countless stories portrayed by the media tell how innocent individuals get conned into providing their personal and financial information so that con-artists can have access to their valuable money. Among these mass marketing schemes, potential investment opportunities […]

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