Categories of traffic tickets

Mar 20, 18 Categories of traffic tickets

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Traffic rules will vary from state to state as traffic laws are created by the state and local laws. However, the majority of traffic tickets can be broken down into the following areas: City ordinance violation – These violations are usually enforced by photo enforcement systems. City ordinance violations will not show on your driving records, but an unpaid will be forwarded to a credit reporting agency. Civil infraction – These tickets involve a court hearing. If you want to avoid the hearing, you can pay the fine or correspond regarding the issue by mail. Such tickets will be issued when speeding, driving past a stop sign or for other minor traffic offenses. These violations will be added to your driving history record and may include points added to your driving report. Traffic misdemeanor – These are serious traffic violations and if found guilty, can include jail time, community service, large fines and suspension of your license. Those guilty of such crimes will have this information added to their criminal record, and this information can be viewed by insurance companies, potential employers, and others. These violations include reckless driving, excessive speeding or DUI. Consequences of traffic tickets – The consequences of a driving ticket will depend on the type of ticket and the number of other tickets in your history. Points on your driving record – Most states use a point system, which adds points to your license when driving violations occur. Too many points on your driving license may cause you to lose your driving...

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Do you own Bitcoin? Here are some things you should know

Feb 27, 18 Do you own Bitcoin? Here are some things you should know

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A few provisions in the new tax law republicans sent for the president’s signature contain some language that might have repercussions for US citizens that invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. According to the new tax law, Bitcoin and other have a similar classification to real estate, and not as currency. That classification has a few ramifications: First of all, when the authorities classify something like Bitcoin as real estate, you automatically have capital gains liabilities. The language is not specific, which leaves some hope for leeway, but rates of 15%, 20%, and 25% of capital gains apply to Bitcoin over specific values. What’s even worse is that includes converting Bitcoin to any other token. You will need to pay capital gains on the initial gains on the currency each time you use an exchange to convert from one to another. The initial response to the news was a mass selloff of Bitcoin as people quickly liquidated the holdings. Unfortunately, the IRS got a hold of records from coinbase.com, the Bitcoin exchange, including all US customers. Some users on Reddit spoke about tax liabilities of as much as $50,000 for some of their holdings. Another important note for investors is to keep records on any losses, as you can use those to offset any gains on others. You will need records and proof of ownership. So far there is little detail but make sure you keep any records and speak to your CPA about potential...

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How to Break Into the Entertainment Law as a Young Attorney

Feb 14, 18 How to Break Into the Entertainment Law as a Young Attorney

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Plenty of law students and attorneys are looking to dip their toe into the field of entertainment law. However, what does entertainment law actually entail? In today’s world, entertainment law is essentially a combination of intellectual property law, contract law, account, and more. So, if you’re looking to dive into the field of entertainment law, there are a few things you should know. Versatility is Key Famed entertainment attorney Barry K. Rothman believes it takes more than just being a quality lawyer to break into this competitive business. For one, you will need to perfect your craft and create a foundation for yourself. Become involved in bar associations and other trade organizations that have entertainment sections. Furthermore, you’ll also need to read the trades and fully understand how the industry functions. It’s crucial that you try and make contact with a variety of entertainment lawyers, managers, and agencies and see if they’re willing to provide your services with whatever capacity they may need. While this may sound relatively demanding as a young attorney, it’s also crucial to become successful when it comes down to it. If you’re considering looking for advice, check out all of Barry K. Rothman reviews online and contact him today. Him and his firm have a wide array of experience within the entertainment law industry and are continuing to break ground. The Bottom Line Becoming an entertainment lawyer involves delving into a variety of different legal fields and understanding what the actual industry is all about. Only then will you gain enough insight to become an asset to today’s growing entertainment...

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The five key areas construction lawyers handle

Feb 08, 18 The five key areas construction lawyers handle

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Lawyers are now more specialized, which means that to ensure that you hire a competent construction lawyer, you should look at hiring a lawyer that handles wills, house closings, and other “non-business” matters. Here are five critical areas dealt with by construction lawyers according to Lyle Charles. Contracts – Construction lawyers need to be able to quickly create a standard contract that can be offered to customers, clients, and suppliers. They will also need to go through contracts that other people accept the company to sign. Business organizations – It is also essential that your lawyer decides if your company should be a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) and organize the necessary paperwork. There are implications if and when you need construction & turnaround services. Real estate – Most companies will lease commercial space for offices and retail stores. Such contracts are complex and are often drafted to benefit the landlord. Construction lawyers will also need to go through these contracts and negotiate terms that will help the company. Taxes and licenses – Although accountants prepare company tax files, the company lawyer will have to register the business for federal and state tax identification numbers, and understand the tax consequences of your businesses transactions. Intellectual property – If your business creates products, services or designs, your business may want to register products and services for federal trademark and copyright protection. Your company lawyer can work closely with a specialist to help you receive intellectual property...

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Can I file a lawsuit without a lawyer?

Jan 24, 18 Can I file a lawsuit without a lawyer?

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If a person is concerned about attorney fees, they may be hesitant to put through their claims. However, it is important to note that people can file a lawsuit without a lawyer and here’s how. First, you will need to understand what wrong was done to you to form a lawsuit. Then it is essential to understand the elements of the case. Understand the critical details of the case by reading online articles by reputed websites and by reading law books that are relevant to your case. Secondly, once you have understood your case, you will then need to prepare your documents to file your lawsuit. Most often forms can be obtained by either the clerk of court or local law libraries. If a clerk of the court or local law librarian cannot give you the relevant form, speak to a legal aid group who will assist to fill and file your case. Your paperwork will then have to be presented with to the court, and you will be charged a filing fee. You will also have to arrange to have a copy of the lawsuit sent to the served party. If you cannot pay for filing fees, request for indigent status and ask for a waiver of these costs. After summons have been issued, there will be some deadlines that are triggered. You will then have to use the discovery process to investigate your case and gather evidence that supports your claims. After which your case will go to trial, and there will be a complicated mix of procedures and rules that you have to follow....

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Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

Jan 15, 18 Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

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Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of www.Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California Dental malpractice is almost the same as medical malpractice, in that you sustain injuries at the hand of your dentist, causing either physical or mental harm. Your dentist took an oath to perform proper dental care. A malpractice lawsuit can involve damage, injury or even negligence. When malpractice does occur, it is important to consult a lawyer as quickly as possible, as you could end up carrying a lifetime of injury without any compensation. There are several types of injuries and trauma that can result in a medical malpractice suit. Here are a few examples of such injuries: Improve use of anesthetic, either too much or too little. Failing to diagnose a disease or recommending a treatment in time. Improper use of dental tools or equipment, including diagnostic tools. Damage to the jaw resulting in a broken or fractured jaw due to a procedure. When you lose a tooth. Some form of dental implant injury due to a dental procedure. The main reason you need to see a lawyer as quickly as possible is to ascertain if you can file a suit. The malpractice lawyer will help you through the process. It is important to get the details correct, and that happens when the incident is still fresh in your mind. When a dentist crosses the line puts your health at risk, you need to ensure that you can prove he or she did so, or you could lose the case....

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