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.
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.
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.
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.
Facing A DUI Charge? Why You Should Enroll For DUI Classes
You have probably heard people being ordered to take driving under the influence (DUI) classes after being convicted of DUIs. If you are facing a DUI charge, you should know that these classes have numerous benefits that every DUI defendant should aim for. Here are a few examples of these benefits: License Reinstatement One of the most common and far reaching consequences of DUI convictions is license suspension. It can be particularly devastating if you drive a lot, for example, if your job requires a lot of driving.
Things To Expect After A DWI Arrest
Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense, and if you are charged with suspicion of DWI it is in your best interest to immediately hire an experienced and reputable DWI attorney. If you are pulled over on suspected DWI, you can expect the following: Being Arrested If a breathalyzer shows that your blood alcohol content is above the legal limit or you fail a field sobriety test, you will be arrested by the officer who pulled you over and taken to the nearest police station.
What You Need To Know Before Suing For Assault
If you were involved in a fight and suffered injuries due to another person's aggression, then you may be considering suing the attacker for assault. While there are many individuals who do win assault cases, it's important to know that many others who are attacked have their cases dismissed -- or are told by their attorneys that they don't even have a case at all. So, to save yourself some time, hassle, and anguish, review these factors before you decide to bring a possible assault case to your personal injury lawyer.
Why You Can't Believe Drug And Alcohol Test Results In A DUI Case
Some people who get arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol undoubtedly knew they'd had a few too many drinks before they got behind the wheel but decided to gamble they'd get home before they got caught. Others end up shocked that they're being arrested because they were certain that the one glass of wine or beer that they had with dinner wouldn't have put them over the legal limit.
Are You Liable For Your Guest? Under Social Host Liability Laws You May Be
Each year over 1 million people are charged with driving under the influence. This number does not even include those who are stopped and not charged, or those who make it home without being caught. While a large number of these people probably have purchased the alcohol they consumed, others were supplied alcohol in the homes of their friends or family during a social event. What many of these hosts may not realize is that by supplying alcohol, and then allowing the intoxicated guests to leave their property, they may be guilty of social hosting.
Aiding And Abetting: Getting Criminally Charged Without Committing The Crime
Did you know there are certain cases where you can be criminally charged for a crime without even committing the crime itself? Aiding and abetting is one such phenomenon where you can be held liable for a crime without actually "pulling the trigger," so to speak. You might have recently been arrested and are unsure just exactly what the charges mean. Luckily, in this article you'll learn a bit about the ins and outs of aiding and abetting — how you adequately legally define aiding and abetting, how aiding and abetting differs from conspiracy and what defenses your lawyer might use against your aiding and abetting charges.