When 10 Central American mothers and their children fled their homes and escaped into the U.S. in 2014, they were soon caught by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Even though they were undocumented, the women were able to prove that they had credible fears of being persecuted if they returned to their violent and dangerous home nations. They were dismayed to learn that they would be locked up in detention centers while their cases were being processed. [Read More]
Filing For Worker's Compensation? What You Should Know About Retaliation
Filing for worker's compensation benefits after a work injury shouldn't leave you questioning the security of your job. Unfortunately, there are no federal laws to prevent your employer from retaliating against you for filing a claim. As of 2012, fourteen states lack legal protection for employees who are treated unfairly or terminated due to a worker's compensation claim. If you are in one of the states or territories with laws that protect worker's compensation claimants, it's in your best interest to understand what can be construed as retaliation so that you know when to call a worker's compensation attorney for support. [Read More]
Uncommon Reasons Why You Might Receive A Traffic Ticket
Most folks understand that they're at risk for a ticket if they're travelling at high speeds. What they aren't always aware of are the dozens of other violations that they might inadvertently commit over the course of a typical car ride. There are dozens of minor violations that you might not know about--all of which could earn you a fine or a trip to court. You probably won't be able to memorize the entire list of traffic laws in your state. [Read More]
Should I Hire A Lawyer For A Traffic Violation?
Have you recently heard commercials or read ads that state a lawyer can beat any traffic violation in court? Do you have a stack of unpaid tickets that you simply don't know what do to with? Hiring a lawyer for a routine traffic violation may seem a little silly on the surface, but it can make a difference between paying large fines and having points put on your driving record. But is a lawyer the right choice for every traffic violation you encounter, especially if you know it is a legitimate ticket? [Read More]