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Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested

If you have been accused of a crime or arrested, it is easy to make a mistake that could significantly impact your ability to defend yourself in court. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help yourself. Here are five ways to protect yourself if you get arrested by the police: Continue reading “Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested”

Seven Common Safety Violations on Construction Sites

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 150,000 people are injured on the job in the construction industry every single year. That is more accidents than any other industry, beating out other dangerous jobs like fishing, logging, and mining by a wide margin. While this is partly due to inherent dangers of the job, it is also due to common safety violations that put workers’ lives at risk. Here are seven of the most common safety violations seen on construction sites: Continue reading “Seven Common Safety Violations on Construction Sites”

Seven Things to Know About New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law

This past April, New York passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which made marijuana legal to purchase, sell, and possess within the state. In addition, the law also expunged many criminal sentences for possession of the drug. However, that does not mean that it is now a free-for-all when it comes to pot in New York, and there are certain regulations New Yorkers should be wary of. Here are seven things you should know about marijuana legalization in New York: Continue reading “Seven Things to Know About New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law”

Seven Most Common Traffic Violations in New York

Every year, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are ticketed for violations of local and state traffic laws. Collectively, these tickets cost drivers tens of millions of dollars in fines and fees every year, and result in many drivers having their licenses suspended or revoked. Here are the seven most common traffic violations that people are pulled over for: Continue reading “Seven Most Common Traffic Violations in New York”

Seven Typical Reasons for Premises Liability Cases

When building owners and businesses are negligent in caring for their properties, it creates dangerous conditions that can result in people being injured. Collectively, the area of law that deals with these sorts of injuries is known as “premises liability,” and it is by far one of the most common forms of personal injury suits brought in the United States. Here are just seven typical reasons why people sue over premises liability: Continue reading “Seven Typical Reasons for Premises Liability Cases”

Five Possible Consequences of a DUI

One of the most serious potential traffic offenses that someone can be arrested for is driving under the influence (also known as a DUI). In New York, this is split up into two types of offenses: driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI), with a DWI being more severe than a DWAI. If you are arrested and convicted on a DUI charge, you could face numerous potential consequences, including the following: Continue reading “Five Possible Consequences of a DUI”

Seven Hidden Ways a Car Accident Might Hurt You

Car accidents are always a big deal, even if no one seems to be seriously hurt at first. Even knowing this, many people can underestimate just how much a car accident can cost them medically, financially, and personally. Here are seven hidden ways a car accident might hurt you without you realizing it: Continue reading “Seven Hidden Ways a Car Accident Might Hurt You”

Five Things You Should Know About Miranda Rights

Even if you have never been involved with the police in real life, chances are you are at least passingly familiar with the Miranda warning, which police officers are supposed to tell you when you get arrested. This warning, which tells criminal suspects about their basic constitutional rights, is considered an essential part of the law, but the public often misunderstands their Miranda rights. Here are five things you should know about your Miranda rights, just in case you ever have a bad encounter with the police: Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Miranda Rights”

Five Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

Every American citizen has a fundamental right against self-incrimination thanks to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which is often referred to as the right to remain silent. Many people are under the impression that exercising this right only makes things worse, though, and will gladly talk to the police, unaware of the potential consequences. However, even people who are completely innocent should consider exercising their right to remain silent, and here are five reasons why: Continue reading “Five Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent”

Seven Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Cases

Every year, more than a million people suffer from slip and fall injuries. Also known as trip and fall injuries, they often occur when property owners and businesses fail to maintain their premises as they are supposed to. While this might seem like a minor issue, slip and fall injuries can result in severe harm, and possibly even death. Here are just seven of the most common types of injuries seen in slip and fall (or trip and fall) cases: Continue reading “Seven Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Cases”