Archive for March, 2017
It’s not unusual to hear about wrongful convictions occurring in the United States. A survey was recently conducted on this matter with 188 judges, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, sheriffs, and police officers. These individuals claimed that on an annual basis, it’s possible that 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of a serious offense.
While the reasons for wrongful convictions will vary, the two primary causes are eyewitness misidentification and witness perjury. The primary cause in 52.3% of these cases was eyewitness misidentification, with 11% attributed to witness perjury.
Even though eyewitness identification is considered to be “the most powerful evidence against a suspect,” according to the California Innocence Project, the error rate can be as high as 1 in 4 ac
Many individuals can become involved in personal injury lawsuits. These can occur at work, while driving, or even in a public place, such as a store. For example, individuals can fall while they are out shopping or at work. Over 500,000 people alone visit the emergency room based solely on the fact that they fell, and need to be examined. Sometimes these falls are just accidents, and nothing more. Oher times, it is important to get an attorney involved, because there might be a reason for the injury, such as a company not properly cleaning up spills, thus affecting workers and their safety. A personal injury lawyer can help individuals who find themselves in the middle of such actions, and can assist them with fighting for compensation, their job, and other basic rights that they might not realize they have.
Getting a DUI can be stressful and overwhelming, especially considering the consequences it comes with. After you get a DUI, your car insurance premiums will rise, and you may have trouble finding a job or apartment. If you recently got convicted of a DUI, the best thing you can do is ask your DUI attorney about expungement options. Expungement is possible in most states and provides you with a lot of DUI help.
First, check to see if you qualify for expungement. Certain states, such as New York at Nevada, don’t allow for full expungement, but they often have other options such as sealing your conviction. For more information, ask your DUI defense attorney.
Most states that allow DUI expungement will not accept it until a certain amount of time has passed. For example, in Arkansas, you can apply f
If you have a motorcycle, you know how important it is to be safe. Motorcycle accidents are extremely common and can result in death easier than a traditional car accident. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, and about 424,000 people were injured. That’s why it’s important to always be as cautious as possible when driving a motorcycle. Here are some basic motorcycle safety tips.
First, this should go without saying, but it’s absolutely critical to wear a helmet at all times. Not wearing a helmet exponentially increases your risk of serious injury in the event of any Continue Reading
Professional court reporters have a highly valued and important job that is often not thought about or discussed in modern media. It’s easy to turn on your television today and find a TV show about lawyers or judges being the main focus. But rarely, if ever, is an essential piece of the legal court puzzle even shown on screen.
Being a court reporter means to transcribe, by either typing or recording devices, anything that occurs in a court room, deposition, or any other legal proceeding. One must be able to type, at minimum, 225 words per minute, as designated by the NCRA in order to become a certified court reporter. Court order responsibilities are crucial when it comes to the justice s