Working While Hurt: Learning About Light Duty And Workers' Comp

When you get hurt at work, your employer's workers' comp carrier will want to have you return to work and get off benefits as soon as you can. Any work you are still able to do will reduce the amount the carrier has to pay and will help your employer fill a position. While you are recuperating from your injuries, you may be offered a job that is light-duty. Read on learn more about this category of compensation. [Read More]

The Dangers Of Boating While Drinking Alcohol

The main danger of driving under the influence (DUI) is that you can crash into other road users or crash into other obstacles by the road. You face the same danger if you try boating while drunk, but crashing is just one of the man risks associated with boating while drunk. Here are the other dangers to be aware of: Lack of Traffic Signals or Signs On land, you can use traffic lights, lane markings, and road signs to maintain your driving safety. [Read More]

Is It True Your License Can Be Suspended For Life After A DUI Conviction?

License suspension is a common punishment for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In most cases, a person's driving privileges will only be revoked for a short period of time (e.g., 12 months). Sometimes, though, the state will permanently ban drivers from the roadways. Here's how that can happen and what you can do about it: Two Reasons Your License Will Be Permanently Suspended Being convicted of multiple DUI's is the most common way people have their driving privileges permanently revoked. [Read More]

What Is "Habeas Corpus" And Can It Help You Fight Criminal Charges?

If you've been accused of a crime and incarcerated, but can't afford bail, you may be wondering whether you have any defenses under the law that would permit your release from jail. Although many criminal statutes include affirmative defenses (like self-defense) you may be able to utilize to avoid conviction, in some cases, the Latin term "habeas corpus" may be all you need to secure release from jail. Read on to learn more about the legal principle of habeas corpus and how it could apply in your criminal case. [Read More]