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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There’s More to being a Business Owner Than Just Your Service

June 25, 2017
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In the early stages of developing a business, the services or products you’ll provide will form a big part of your planning. Because that is essentially what the business is: without them, there is nothing. That’s obvious. However, you can only really get by with just your business idea for a short while: soon, many […]

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Top Causes Of Debt & How To Avoid Them

June 24, 2017
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We all know debt is a massive financial problem, but what causes it? Today, we look at the top causes of debt, and how you can avoid them. Credit Cards Make no mistake about it, credit cards can be a very valuable personal finance tool. But, they’re only positive when used correctly. The problem is, […]

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Is Your Business Financially Sound?

June 24, 2017
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When you run a business, you don’t just have to devote time to keeping your employees and customers happy. You also need to pay attention to the numbers. If you don’t, there’s every risk that you’ll encounter problems. Success is business boils down to earning more money than you spend, so it’s essential to make […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Financial Stress

June 23, 2017
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Too much debt, not enough money, kids, marriage and the list can go on. There are a lot of reasons that you may be feeling some financial stress, especially with the current economic climate being like it is. Financial worry is one of the largest stressors on relationships, and when you are stressed out it […]

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Renting Vs Owning: The Big Debate

June 23, 2017
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It’s been said a thousand times that buying a house is a big and expensive commitment, but nevertheless it’s presented as the ultimate life goal, especially for millennials. However, have you stopped to consider that renting isn’t as terrible as you’re making it out to be? For every case made for the benefits of owning […]

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Investments To Benefit You Now Or In Retirement

June 21, 2017
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Do you ever wonder what the right thing to do is? Should you be making sure that you’re enjoying your money while you’re young, or should you live frugally now for financial security later? There is a wide range of things you could be doing with your money that may make a difference to your […]

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To Buy Or Not To Buy? The Best Ways To Finance A Property

June 20, 2017
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Investing in real estate is a winner. It doesn’t matter whether you want to flip it and make money or turn it into your dream home because both options are realistic. But, before this dream can become a reality, a buyer needs the money to invest. And, real estate does not come cheap. Running to […]

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Are You Financially Fit To Start A Family?

June 17, 2017
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For many prospective parents, this is one of the biggest questions that they ask themselves before starting a family. Why? Well, because children cost money when they are babies, toddlers, teenagers and even as adults, and this can really affect the parent’s financial stability for the rest of their lives. That means becoming a parent […]

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