September 2013

Ozark Man Convicted on Counts of Rape, Sodomy

September 30, 2013

Christopher Carroll Lively, a 36-year-old Ozark man, was convicted this week of five sex-related charges the Dale County Circuit Court. It took the jury less than 30 minutes to return guilty verdicts on all five counts. The charges included first-degree rape and sodomy. According to authorities, the crimes were ongoing for almost a decade, as […]

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Twitter Trolling and Legal Implications

September 28, 2013

The internet is a medium where free speech can not be controlled, the anonymity and depths mean that policing the web is an almost unobtainable notion. There are many out there that believe the internet should not be policed at all, as it is the most powerful breakthrough in the battle to have our voices […]

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What to do if you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving

September 27, 2013

(US law & generally) I get asked this question all the time after people realize I am an Orange County DUI Lawyer, “hey Attorney Patel, what do I do if the cops pull me over after I’ve been drinking?” Well, as a preliminary matter, let’s set two things straight. It is not illegal to “drink […]

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Traits and Abilities Every Aspiring Trial Lawyer Should Possess

September 26, 2013

Trial lawyers are those who take on cases that are challenging and have a great likelihood of going to trial. While all lawyers are required to possess good negotiation and verbal skills, there is a certain art to being a successful and highly sought-after trial lawyer. Whether you are hiring a trial lawyer or aspiring […]

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A Few Prominent Cases of Investment Fraud

September 25, 2013

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces acts of fraud committed against investors and the public. The specific duties of the SEC are (1) to ensure full and fair disclosure of all risks, (2) require the maintenance of adequate books and records, (3) inspect and audit all securities and securities-related firms, (4) oversee other […]

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A Basic Guide to Criminal Procedure

September 24, 2013

The criminal justice system is an integral part of society. The potential of becoming the victim of a crime or accused of a crime is significant. Yet many people are unfamiliar with how the criminal process works. In brief, the criminal process is a series of steps for determining whether a crime was committed, a […]

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After a Drug Charge Arrest: How to Rebuild Your Life

September 21, 2013

Having an arrest on your criminal record does not have to ruin your future. While being arrested and facing legal punishments for your drug charge can be difficult challenges to overcome, you can look to the future and rebuild your life if you take appropriate steps now. Knowing what actions to take today to improve […]

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What Sort of Drug Cimes Occur in Omaha?

September 20, 2013

Though drug use is lower in the state of Nebraska than the national average, Nebraska faces enormous challenges to stem the tide of illicit drug use ravaging major cities in the state, including Omaha. In particular, methamphetamine use in Nebraska remains a serious concern, as its use has risen in the last two decades. Drug […]

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New TN bail bond law triggers concerns

September 20, 2013

Defense lawyers and prosecutors are calling it a nightmare, while bail bondsmen say the judges of Davidson County are extorting them and usurping the legislature’s power — all over a new state law that doesn’t even fill a page. The new law, which slipped through in the last legislative session, rewrites a portion of the […]

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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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