Archive for April, 2014

Make The Right Choice After Your DUI Arrest

Federal criminal defense
You have made the wrong choice, deciding to get behind the wheel after a night of drinking. Now you must find a DUI attorney who has experience in the courtroom and getting the best judgement for his clients. Do your research, and put your night of bad choices behind you. Charges of DUI, DWI or OVI require an experienced attorney to protect your rights and take appropriate action to limit the consequences you face. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to help you get the lowest punishment possible, particularly if this is your first offense. A DUI has long-reaching consequences and could damage your finances. A DUI leaves you with a criminal record that could affect your employment prospects, ability to obtain loans, and future opportunities. If you are facing DUI, finding a good lawyer who is fa

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Three Political Issues Sure to Affect the Midterm Election

Federal statutes and regulations
You don’t have to do extensive legislative history research to see why Democrats chose to use equal pay to help win them some votes for the upcoming midterms. It’s a decades old legislative news topic–even JFK tried to tackle it with legal statutes of his own–and it’s one that appeals to a demographic that helped Obama win each election, single women. The legislative intent behind the Democrats proposed legislation isn’t only to close the wage gap, but also to earn this demographics votes again.
However, equal pay is only one of a myriad

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High Suicide Rates Among Vets Alarms Politicians and Researchers

Survivors of abuse
Our veterans are not getting the treatment they need. Reported suicides among veterans amount to 22 per day, and CNN suggests the actual figures may be even larger. The alarmingly high suicide rate raises important questions. How are we failing our vets? What are we doing wrong? Politicians and researchers are grappling for answers to these questions, and doing what they can do address problems as fast as possible.

Mental Health Programs Give Up On Vets Too Early, Politicians Say

New research shows that it can take anywhere from 7 to twelve years for post traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma symptoms to fully manifest. Current VA programs only extend mental healthcare services to veterans for five years. “In Vietnam, a lot of symptoms of post-trau

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What Are the Most Commonly Violated Employee Laws in the United States?

Wrongful dismissal
Unfortunately, employers taking advantage of their employees or otherwise treating them unfairly is not a novel concept in the United States. In 2010, The New York Times published a story titled “U.S. Outlines Plan to Curb Violations of Labor Law.” 2010, as you may remember, was one of the worst years of the Great Recession, leading workers to fight harder for their jobs, especially if they were harassed, discriminated against, or fired illegally.
Four years later, things are remarkably unchanged. In the hopes of improving working conditions for all Americans, President Obama is now trying to push through an increase of the federal minimum wage, reform usurious overtime laws, and better protect American workers from unethical employers.
Whether you work in a nursing home, at a Fortune 50

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Blade Runner Defense Witness May Have Lied About Expertise, Sources Say

Law enforcement computer forensics
The Oscar Pistorius “Blade Runner” trial wages on, and the testimony is getting heated. The trial began with mobile phone evidence, with some incriminating messages raising eyebrows. The select messages painted Pistorius as someone with a heated temper, someone his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, admitted to being afraid of. Pistorius’ increasingly thin and questionable defense may easily reinforce what the prosecution has been saying all along; in other words, more evidence points to Pistorius as a murderer.

Mobile Phone Evidence Calls Couples’ Loving Relationship Into Question

Pistorius claims that he accidentally shot his late girlfriend, Steenkamp, mistaking her for an intruder. The double amputee runner cried during portions of the prosecution’s tes

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