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Criminal Charges For Shaving Cream On Driveway/House?
So The Other Day A Couple Of Friends And I Were Bored And Decided To Put Shaving Cream On Someones Driveway. We Put Some On The Side Of The House, Which Was Cement And Ended Up Staining It/Taking Paint Off. Also, On The Driveway And Garage We Drew Penises. We Ended Up Getting Caught By The Home Owner. He Has Not Yet Called The Police But Would Like Us To Pay For Painting His Entire House. If We Refused To Pay, What Kind Of Charges Could Be Filed Against Us, And What Would Be On Our Records?
Charges would be criminal mischief and trespassing.
Criminal mischief is a crime governed by state laws, which vary by state. It generally involves any damage, defacing, alteration, or destruction of tangible property with criminal intent.
The following is an example of a state law governing criminal mischief:
Criminal mischief in the fourth degree.
A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the fourth degree when, having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he has such right, he:
Intentionally damages property of another person; or
Intentionally participates in the destruction of an abandoned building as defined in section one thousand nine hundred seventy-one-a of the real property actions and proceedings law; or
Recklessly damages property of another person in an amount exceeding two hundred fifty dollars.
Has Anyone Gotten A Divorce Through Legal Aid?
How Long Did It Take? Mine Is Uncontested With Two Kids(I Didn'T Even Seek Child Support Cuz I Know The Sorry Bastard Won'T Pay And Has No Job) And No Property I Filed In May And It Is Now August And This Freakin Attorney Won'T Set A Court Date. The Spouse Has Not Responded To Anything Therefore He Has Forfeited By Default. All She Has To Do Is Set A Date So That I Can Sign The Papers And She Has Not. I Am Very Polite And Professional With Her. How Can I Proceed To Make Her Set A Phucking Date Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhh! I'M Frustrated And Can'T Sleep At Night Because I Have Done Everything Asked As Far As Obtaining The Needed Info. So It'S Up To Her And She Is Not Doing Her Gottdamn Job.
I went through legal aid here in colorado. They were the best! It was finalized in 6 months only because we had children together and went through child support and visitation rights. I used them again on my second marriage and it was only 3 months because there wasn't children involved.
How Do I Find A Pro Bono Lawyer?
My Ex-Husband Is Wanting To Terminate My Parental Rights And I Haven'T Had Contact With My Son In Over Two Years And Not By My Choice.
Because your case is not a criminal case, the court will not appoint a lawyer for you and will not help you find a lawyer; you'll have to find one yourself. There are legal aid offices in every state, many areas have organizations that put you in touch with pro bono lawyers, and some lawyers will take pro bono cases on their own.
Since I don't know where you live, I can't direct you to a local resource. But you can find one at CourtReference, the source below. First select your state, then go to the Choose a Court Resource Category box and select "Legal Aid, Lawyer Referral". That will give you a list of all the resources in your state, with statewide and multi-county resources first, then the rest alphabetically by county.
Look for resources with "legal aid" or "pro bono" or "volunteer lawyers" in their description. Click the blue link to go to the organization's website, where you will find information about what types of cases they handle, and how to contact them.
Who Creates International Law?
I See People Making Comments About America'S Involvement In Iraq Being 'Against International Law'...
I'M Curious, What Legislative Body Creates International Law, And How Is It Granted It'S Jurisdiction?
I'Ve Heard Of A World Court Sitting In The Hague, Netherlands, But I'M Not Sure How The Concept Of 'International Law' Is Created.
There Are Treaties, Trade Agreements, Non-Aggression Pacts, Etc. But I'Ve Never Heard Of A Treaty Or Agreement Of Any Kind Limiting The Us'S Involvement In Iraq.
People Also Like To Bring Up The Un Charter. Again, What Legal Strength Does This Document Hold? Is The Us Bound By This Charter Simply By Being A Member Of The Un?
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law : international law is defined as: a body of laws, rules, or legal principles that are based on custom, treaties, and legislation that control or affect the rights and duties of nations in relation to each other, [Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)]. which nations generally recognize as binding in their conduct towards one another. These bodies of nations make up the League of Nations, which primarily initiates these customs, treaties, and legislation through ratified treaties and conventions among themselves.
International law is directly and strongly influenced, although not made, by the writings of jurists and publicists, by instructions to diplomatic agents, by important conventions even when they are not ratified, and by arbitral awards. The decisions of the International Court of Justice and of certain national courts, such as prize courts, are considered by some theorists to be a part of international law. In many modern states, international law is by custom or statute regarded as part of national (or, as it is usually called, municipal) law. In addition, municipal courts will, if possible, interpret municipal law so as to give effect to international law.
The inadequacy of the League of Nations, particularly after World War I and II, and of such idealistic renunciations of war as the Kellogg-Briand Pact, led to the formation of the United Nations as a body capable of compelling obedience to international law and maintaining peace. After World War II, a notable advance in international law was the definition and punishment of war crimes. Attempts at a general codification of international law, however, proceeded slowly under the International Law Commission established in 1947 by the United Nations.
The nuclear age and the space age have led to new developments in international law. The basis of space law was developed in the 1960s under United Nations auspices. Treaties have been signed mandating the internationalization of outer space (1967) and other celestial bodies (1979).
The 1963 limited test ban treaty (see disarmament, nuclear) prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in outer space, and underwater. The nuclear nonproliferation treaty (1968) attempted to limit the spread of nuclear weapons. The agreements of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, signed by the United States and the USSR in 1972, limited defensive and offensive weapon systems. This was first of many international arms treaties signed between the two nations until the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Other treaties have covered the internationalization of Antarctica (1959), narcotic interdiction (1961), satellite communications (1963), and terrorism (1973). The Law of the Sea (1983) clarified the status of territorial waters and the exploitation of the seabed. Environmental issues have led to a number of international treaties, including agreements covering fisheries (1958), endangered species (1973), global warming and biodiversity (1992).
Since the signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1947, there have been numerous international trade agreements. The European Union (prior to 1993, the European Community) has made moves toward the establishment of a regional legal system; in 1988 a Court of First Instance was established to serve as a court of original jurisdiction on certain economic matters.
The establishment of the International Criminal Court (2002), with jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity, and related matters, marked a major step forward in international law despite the United States' repudiation of the treaty under President George W. Bush.
I included the above explanations to show you that International Law is an evolutionary process to meet changing world needs and challenges.
The United States is a member of the League of Nations. "Comments about America's involvement in Iraq being 'against international law'..." means that the majority of nations in the League of Nations did not agree to America's involvement in Iraq.
Nevertheless, the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a multinational force officially began on March 20, 2003. U.S. President George W. Bush stated that the objective of the invasion was "to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people".
Prior to the invasion, the United States' official position was that Iraq was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 regarding weapons of mass destruction and had to be disarmed by force. The United Kingdom and United States attempted to get a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing military force, but withdrew it before it could come to a vote after France, Russia, and later China all signaled that they would use their Security Council veto power against any resolution that would include an ultimatum allowing the use of force against Iraq. On March 20, 2003, the invasion of Iraq began.
The United Nations Charter is the treaty which forms and establishes the international organization called The United Nations. While this document is often misconstrued as a constitution it is, in fact, an agreement between states and not a compact among the individual peoples to create a government. It was signed at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco on June 26, 1945 by 50 of the 51 original member countries (Poland, the other original member, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later). It entered into force on October 24, 1945, after being ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council—the Republic of China (later replaced by People's Republic of China), France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (later replaced by the Russian Federation), the United Kingdom, and the United States—and a majority of the other signatories.
As a Charter it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles. Furthermore, the Charter states that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations . Most countries in the world have now ratified the Charter. Though one notable exception is the Holy See, which has chosen to remain a permanent observer state and therefore is not a full signatory to the Charter. All nations that belong to The League of Nations, governed by the United Nations Charter are bound by this charter simply be being a member of it.
What Kind Of Charges Am I Facing After Getting An Underage Drinking And Driving With A Prior Dwi?
I Got A Underage Drinking And Driving Zero-Tolerance (Not A Drop) Citation. I Have A Previous Dwi From Last Year. I Am Under 21 And Im Wondering What Type Of Charges Im Looking At Here..
Hard to give specifics without knowing the state involved, but in the broadest terms possible....
They absolutely can and will use your priors against you in most cases and will likely treat it as a second conviction which means you're likely looking at enhanced penalties,
In general terms, you're likely looking at your license being gone for a minimum of a year, if convicted, along with substantial fines, likely mandatory counseling and an ignition interlock device. Depending on your jurisdiction, it's possible you could be looking at mandatory jail time for a second DUI/DWI.
You may or may not be able to qualify for an "occupational" license that would allow you to drive during specific hours and on specific routes while your license is gone.
One you're eligible to have your license returned, you'd possibly be looking at a very substantial "reinstatement" fee along with other penalty fees and a massively increased insurance premium.
Wait...I was assuming this was your second DUI/DWI counting your juvenile conviction as the first. If this is actually your third DUI/DWI, then you're looking at losing the license for at least two years, and it's very possible this third offense could be filed as a felony charge given your previous convictions.
In that case, you're looking at some serious repercussions and need to consult with a very good DUI/DWI attorney in your jurisdiction.
What'S The Difference Between Legal Separation And Divorce?
Unlike divorce, a legal separation does not put an end to the marriage. During a legal separation, you have a court order that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each spouse while they are living apart. You remain legally married while choosing to live separate lives. Issues that can be addressed in a separation agreement are division of assets and debts, child custody and child support, visitation schedules and spousal support.
The same issues addressed during the divorce process are also addressed in a legal separation agreement. A legal separation can protect your interests until the decision is made to file for divorce. The separation agreement also sets a precedence for the divorce that may follow. If you divorce after a separation and your case goes to court, a judge is likely to assume that since you were satisfied with the legal separation agreement, the agreement should carry over to the divorce settlement agreement. For that reason, it is important that you come to a separation agreement you can live with long term.
Although a legal separation and divorce have, many things in common there are some advantages to obtaining a legal separation rather than a divorce. Those advantages include:
* It allows couples time apart, away from the conflict of the marriage to decide if divorce is what they truly want.
* It allows for the retention of medical benefits and certain other benefits that divorce would bring to an end.
* If your religious beliefs conflict with the idea of divorce, you are able to live separately and retain your marital status for religious beliefs.
* If you are a military spouse, you may wish to remain married for 10 years so that you can take advantage of benefits set up by the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.
* Remaining married for 10 years or more also means being able to take advantage of certain social security benefits for a spouse.
* You will be allowed to file taxes jointly while legally separated which will mean positive tax benefits for both spouses.
* If the decision to divorce is made, the legal separation agreement can be converted into a divorce settlement agreement.