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    Month: September 2015

    What Is an ETG Test?

    What Is an ETG Test?

    One of the most common tests you can be given by a probation officer and potentially in the future when you are arrested on suspicion of a DUI – driving under the influence – is called an ETG test. This is something you should expect if you are on probation and have a condition to not consume alcohol. There are certain benefits that go into thi [...]

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    What are the Penalties for Driving a Car Not Registered to You?

    What are the Penalties for ...

    Many drivers find out too late that court-ordered penalties may apply when driving a car not registered to them. For instance, if a friend drives another person’s car or truck and then violates the state’s vehicle code, a police officer may stop and cite the driver, even if he or she isn’t the registered owner. Police officers commonly cite o [...]

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    Reckless Driving vs. Driving Under the Influence

    Reckless Driving vs. Drivin...

    Driving under the influence, or DUI, and reckless driving are entirely separate criminal charges, although they may occur together. As opposed to a DUI, reckless driving is a second degree misdemeanor with significantly lighter sentencing. Prosecutors are under no legal obligation to reduce a driving under the influence (DUI) charge to reckless dri [...]

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    What Is Medical Malpractice? (

    What Is Medical Malpractice?

    Medical malpractice occurs when a medical practitioner or another health care provider provides treatment that does not meet the accepted standard of care, resulting in injury or death. In an emergency setting, the risks of receiving negligent care increase due to the chaotic, fast-paced nature of the situation. Mistakes made by first responders or [...]

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    5 Things to Know About Identity Theft

    5 Things to Know About Iden...

    Identity theft is a crime that continues to rise and there are a number of ways in which a criminal can perpetrate it. Here’s what you need to know: Identity Theft Targets an Individual’s Financial Information Identity theft is a crime that involves someone else unlawfully using physical or web-based means to obtain your personal and, ultimatel [...]

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    What Happens if My Child Gets a DUI?

    What Happens if My Child Ge...

    Being a parent means constantly trying to balance what is best for your child and allowing them to make their own decisions. So when your child is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, it can feel as though you have failed them. While you may feel disappointed in their choices, the important thing is to do is stand by them, learn the [...]

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    Most Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries

    Most Common Slip-and-Fall I...

    Slip-and-fall accidents are sometimes viewed as frivolous lawsuits. Unfortunately, because so much suffering can result from a common slip-and-fall accident, it is essential to hold businesses and property holders responsible. The National Safety Council reports that slip-and-fall accidents cause a high percentage of total injuries sustained by Am [...]

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    Recent Product Recalls You Might Not Know About

    Recent Product Recalls You ...

    Faulty products at home, in the garage, or at the office can lead to serious injuries and unpredictable personal damages. Manufacturers must attempt to recall faulty products as soon as possible to limit owner or consumer damage. Here are some recent product recalls you might not know about: Car Airbags Takata added more makes and models to a growi [...]

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    Can a Facebook Photo Get Me Arrested?

    Can a Facebook Photo Get Me...

    The increasing popularity of social media has given rise to increased media coverage of arrests based on little more than photographs posted on a profile. Given that social media is nearly unavoidable, it is important to understand the possible legal effects your social media profile can have. How Can Photos Get Me In Trouble? Photographs serve as [...]

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    I Was Arrested. Who Can See My Arrest Record?

    I Was Arrested. Who Can See...

    Millions of people have been arrested with the charges being dismissed, or they were found not guilty in a trial. What they usually don't realize is that records of their arrest still remain with local law enforcement, the Florida State Police and the FBI. Anybody can find your arrest record. Criminal record searches are most often made by potentia [...]

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