Discover 5 Easy Hacks for Holiday Shopping

October 9, 2017
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Holiday shopping is always characterized as being a blend of lighthearted fun and expensive stress! If you want to focus on the fun of buying thoughtful gifts for others, and leave the stress and financial issues behind, you will definitely benefit from discovering our 5 easy hacks for holiday shopping. While you’ll still need to […]

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What Should You Do after the Massive Equifax Security Breach?

September 12, 2017
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Over 143 million Americans had their addresses, Social Security numbers, and more information exposed in a major breach of Equifax’s systems. What should you do if you think you were affected by it? What is the government going to do? We’ll explore this and more below. Keep a Close Eye on Your Finances For many consumers, […]

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Charged with arson in California – what does it mean?

September 12, 2017
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It stands to reason that if you deliberately start a fire in California, you could be charged with arson. But, you may not realize that you can still be charged, even if the fire was not started deliberately. There are two separate crimes of arson in the state. Wilful and malicious setting of a fire […]

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What are the pros and cons of a plea bargain?

September 11, 2017
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If you are new to the criminal justice system, there can be many terms and processes that you do not fully understand. This can include aspects such as knowing how bail bonds work, and understanding court processes, such as arraignment. One of the most common features of the justice system is plea bargaining. Around 90% […]

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Assaulted at work – can you make a claim?

September 11, 2017
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Being assaulted at work is not just an issue in terms of your health; you can end up losing out financially; especially if you have to take time off as a result. But, there is something you can do, to help you out of a difficult situation. If you live in California, you may be […]

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How can reasonable doubt affect the outcome of a case in California?

September 10, 2017
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Anyone who is charged with a crime, and brought before the courts in California, is presumed innocent. It’s up to the prosecution to prove that the person is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This system always applies, in order to ensure that the accused is treated fairly. So, what does the presumption of innocence mean for […]

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A felony and a misdemeanour – what is the difference?

September 10, 2017
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If you take a look at the criminal justice system in the US, you will see that a felony charge is more serious than a misdemeanour. The actual definition for the two types of crime differs slightly between states. For instance, in California you will find that a misdemeanour is regarded as a crime which […]

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How does a prosecutor decide which charges to bring?

September 10, 2017
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Just because someone is arrested on suspicion of a crime, this does not mean that they will actually be charged with that crime. The police arrest a suspect based on probable cause. This means that it’s reasonable for them to believe that a crime has been committed and that the suspect could be involved. When […]

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What is double jeopardy and when does it apply?

September 9, 2017
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If you have ever watched a procedural crime show on TV you have probably heard the term “double jeopardy” mentioned at some point. But, do you know what the term actually means? Double jeopardy is a clause in the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution which protects a person from being tried twice for the […]

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Is it legal for police to read your texts without a warrant?

September 9, 2017
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Texts are one of the most common forms of communication in the digital age. But, how private are the texts that you send? There is protection provided, when it comes to law enforcement access to electronic devices. This is covered by the 4th amendment of the US Constitution which mentions unwarranted and unlawful searches and […]

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The 995 motion to dismiss in California – what is it?

September 8, 2017
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The 995 motion to dismiss can be made in any case which involves a felony charge; this includes charges of a felony and a misdemeanour. If you are facing a felony charge in California, your DUI lawyer, or criminal attorney will be able to advise you about when and how a 995 motion can be […]

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Arrested in California – what rights do you have?

September 8, 2017
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Being arrested can be an unnerving experience; it helps to know what your rights are, should you ever be in this position in California. Knowing your rights helps you to ensure that you are treated fairly, and according to the legal system that is in place. Your constitutional rights are the same wherever you are […]

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What are the effects of the exposure of children to violence?

September 7, 2017
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The effects of violence on children can be considerable. Ask anyone involved in the legal system, from a criminal lawyer to a trial judge, and they will probably be able to give you examples of children who have been affected as part of cases they have dealt with. This can be because the child has […]

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Los Angeles warrantless search rules – what are the exceptions?

September 7, 2017
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On the majority of occasions, law enforcement officials need to have a warrant in order to conduct searches, or seize items. This protection is covered by the US constitution. So, if you have been pulled over on suspicion of DUI, and you feel that your vehicle has been illegally searched, you should ask the Los […]

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Tips for Both Business and Personal Financial Success

August 19, 2017
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If you’re a small-to-medium-sized business owner, not only will you be responsible for the financial success of your company, but you will also have to make time to keep your personal finances in check. According to The New Daily, Australians are more indebted than ever, largely because of mortgages. Official data concludes that Australian households during […]

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Money Worries: Dealing With Student Debt

July 4, 2017
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Going off to university is an exciting time in any young person’s life. It’s the first time you’ve properly lived away from home, there are no rules, and you get to experience life by yourself as an adult. While some take to this like a duck to water, others can struggle- especially when it comes […]

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How To Afford An Unexpected New Arrival

July 4, 2017
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There’s no denying that having kids costs a lot of money. Making the decision to start a family requires a lot of long-term financial planning beforehand, to ensure that your new baby will have everything they need when they arrive. Life isn’t always that straightforward and sometimes pregnancies happen when you aren’t trying. This doesn’t […]

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Fight For Your Rights! Avoiding Financial Exploitation

June 29, 2017
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You work hard for a living. Chances are, you always have. But there’s always someone out there trying to get the better of you for the sake of their own profit. It’s so important that you know your rights when it comes to finances. Otherwise, people will try to exploit you and you will end […]

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Teach Yourself About Personal Finances, Even When You Feel Completely Lost

June 27, 2017
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Some people just seem to be naturally good with money. They’re always on top of their budget, and no matter what life throws at them, they manage to have a full wallet and a comfortable lifestyle. For many of us, however, managing our money is one big mystery. If you’re sick of scratching your head […]

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Why A Savings Account Is So Important

June 26, 2017
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For many, the ability to save money is out of reach. Whether this is because their job doesn’t pay enough or because they are not educated in the best savings account option, sometimes saving money is not a top priority. The thing is, having savings stashed away in a high interest account is smart! Not […]

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