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Gang Detectives Investigate Non Injury Shooting in San Diego

August 15, 2013

On Tuesday July 17 gang detectives investigated a shooting that occurred in the San Ysidro area of San Diego. According to an officer of the San Diego police force, the shooting occurred slightly before 10:30 PM on Monday. The officer’s report also indicated that the shooting happened in the 100 block of East Park Avenue. […]

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So your spouse is in jail and you want a divorce. What do you do?

February 25, 2013

An issue among married couples sometimes occurs when one of the parties goes to jail. The other spouse may want a divorce, but doesn’t believe the person can be divorced while they are in prison. Though special rules apply, the incarcerated spouse can usually be divorced, even though they are in prison. Jurisdiction A court […]

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Crime and courts bill to allow judicial reviews to be heard in the Upper Tribunals

December 12, 2012

The Ministry of Justice has admitted that increase in judicial review cases were because of increasing numbers of asylum and immigration cases. In its consultation paper, on reducing the number of judicial reviews, published last week, the MoJ said that since October 2011 courts could transfer a limited amount of these cases to the Upper […]

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UK Criminal Law – Through the Stages

November 26, 2012

Going through a criminal case can be a very stressful and worrying time, especially if it is your first time. We hope that knowing what to expect will help you through the stages of criminal investigation / prosecution. At the Police Station If you are suspected of committing a criminal offence you may be either […]

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Student’s Rights in Expulsion

November 7, 2012

(US and generally) Expulsion is very disrupting in any student’s or parent’s life. If your child is facing expulsion, remember he has the right to defend himself. Every student still has their constitution rights, even after they step onto campus or enter the school doors. Unfortunately, there are many examples of schools and school districts […]

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What Does Larceny Mean For You?

July 19, 2012

(US criminal law) It is rare for a person to use the word “Larceny” in common usage unless they are specifically talking about a crime. It is far more typical to hear words like “theft” and “burglary”, but these are not strictly the same thing under the letter of the law. In the strictest sense […]

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The Controversial Bail Bonds Business (US Law)

July 4, 2012

Bail bonds is an industry in the United States that depends on aspects of the US legal system. This business has gained some notoriety due to certain films and television shows. There are many misconceptions about the money and the funds involved in these transactions. What Is Bail? When the local, state or federal government […]

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Barristers May Strike Over Legal Aid Fees

May 22, 2012

Stuart Page, Associate The Criminal Bar has it seems had its voice heard at last. All too often the press publish the fees of the highest paid solicitors and barristers from public funding but do not publish what the “average” remuneration for a 12 month period is. Quite often a case which pays a significant […]

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