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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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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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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Bus accident law

Dec 23, 17 Bus accident law

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Bus accident law falls under common carrier law, as it offers transportation services for people who are part of business. Common carriers can include both private companies or public entities and these rules are governed by local, state and federal laws. Common carriers are legally required to show a higher duty of care as they offer their services to the public for a charge. Common carriers have to show the highest degree of care and vigilance for the safety of its passengers and the general public. If a common carrier fails to show a high degree of care, they can be charged with negligence. If a bus accident was due to negligence due to speeding, fatigue, maintenance failures, tire failures, or inadequate training; the carrier is liable for damages. If a minor or an ill or disabled person is injured, special rules will apply. Most often common carriers are governmental agencies, and therefore there is a limited time for the claims to be filed for such incidents. Additionally, governmental entities will also have special notices that need to be filled before submitting a legal complaint. Due to these complications, it is best to speak to an experienced attorney who is familiar with common carrier law. If you require further information on transportation laws and regulations in your State, it is best to visit the Department of Transportation website, which offers information and forms that you can downloaded to put through your...

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How much can you legally say to a cop?

Nov 25, 17 How much can you legally say to a cop?

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If you are afraid to talk to a cop because you feel that you may be getting into more trouble, here are some tips on what you can and can’t say. Avoid doing anything that may aggravate a police officer – It is best to be respectful and listen before you speak. Although police officers are there to uphold the law and be fair, they are also human and can get aggravated, causing an unnecessary arrest. Upsetting a cop may also mean that the cop’s description of the incident may change due to your attitude towards him. You can, however, speak your mind – Tell the police officer your side of the story in a civil manner that does not cause a scene. Look at being calm and explaining the incident in as much detail as possible. How far can you go – Consider the temperament of the police officer and the laws of your state. Look at the laws against disorderly conduct and public disturbances before visiting a different state. In most states, swearing or making rude gestures at a police officer will be a violation of most state laws. If you must say something nasty – If you are angry and need to express yourself, do so in a calm, quiet conversational tone and preferably video the conversation. Including a political comment that will strengthen your side of the story will help your...

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Categories of traffic tickets

Oct 25, 17 Categories of traffic tickets

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State and local laws will affect traffic laws and regulations, which means that how a traffic ticket is treated will greatly depend on the jurisdiction. Most traffic tickets can be broken down into three categories: City ordinance violation – These types of offenses are based on photo enforcement systems or other devices that identify infractions. Parking tickets will also fall under these ordinance violations. Most insurance companies will not have this information, which means that these violations will not show up on your driving record. Unpaid tickets will be reported to a credit agency that will ensure that payments come in on time. Civil infraction – These types of tickets will involve a court hearing, but a court appearance can be avoided if fines are paid on time. These types of tickets are common for speeding, driving past a stop sign and minor traffic offenses. These violations will fall on a person’s driving history and result in points being added to a driving report. Traffic misdemeanor – These forms of tickets are serious and have severe repercussions. If you are found guilty of these offenses you could be faced with jail time, community service, large fines and suspension of driving privileges. Sometimes these traffic misdemeanors can be added to a person’s criminal record and can be seen by insurance companies, employers, and others. It is important to understand the category of your traffic offense to understand how you should...

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