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List of Common Objections in Court

List of Common Objections in Court

Thanks to movies and television, many people are familiar with the concept of courtroom objections. Objections are a very real part of courtroom life and can be used for a myriad of purposes. Understanding some common objections will give you a better understanding of what attorneys do in the courtr......[Read More]
How Do I Trace a Probate Will?

How Do I Trace a Probate Will?

If you are interested in tracing a will through the probate process, there are a few factors that you need to understand and apply. Tracking a will in probate involves reviewing documents filed in court as well as monitoring hearings and other proceedings conducted by the judge assigned to the case.......[Read More]
Rules for Probation Violation in Michigan

Rules for Probation Violation in Michigan

According to the 36th District Court, since 1913, Michigan probation has been the primary form of supervision for people convicted of a felony. Violating your probation can be a very serious offense that can cause your probationary period to be extended, in addition to other penalties. The laws rega......[Read More]
How to Post Bail in Connecticut

How to Post Bail in Connecticut

Posting bail is a process that causes feelings of helplessness from those in jail awaiting trial. Knowing how the process works, what to do and what will happen can be reassuring to those awaiting release on bail. The key necessity is a trustworthy person to act on your behalf and possibly, a bail b......[Read More]
Power of Attorney & Probates

Power of Attorney & Probates

A power of attorney document will permit your chosen agent to act on your behalf for making bank deposits and withdrawals, trading stocks and bonds, paying bills, buying and selling property, filing tax returns, deciding on future personal care and negotiating contracts. In the event of your death, ......[Read More]
How do I Obtain Personal Records From Wyoming Using FOIA?

How do I Obtain Personal Records From Wyoming Using FOIA?

Wyoming employs the same Freedom of Information, open meetings and public record laws as other states in the United States. Public entities, including governments, school, police agencies, highway departments and many other public agencies, must disclose most of their records to anyone who asks to s......[Read More]
Rules and Information About Neighborhood Watch

Rules and Information About Neighborhood Watch

The May 2009 report of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that rates of serious violent crime and property crime have decreased since 1993. The number of drug-related arrests has increased, along with the percentage of crimes being reported to police. Part of the increase in crime reporting......[Read More]
Cons of Police Pursuits

Cons of Police Pursuits

In pursuit of criminals, law enforcement officers sometimes must give chase, and that includes on foot and in vehicles. Police pursuits on foot might result in someone near the officer and suspect taking an accidental fall when one or both of them go down in a scuffle. Pursuits in a police vehicle, ......[Read More]
Levels of Punishment for Juveniles

Levels of Punishment for Juveniles

The juvenile justice system is designed to punish youths who have committed crimes. However, the juvenile justice system puts much more emphasis than the adult system on rehabilitating offenders. The juvenile justice system is designed to give youthful offenders a second chance and prevent them from......[Read More]
How to Find Out What Prison Someone Is in & How to Contact Them

How to Find Out What Prison Someone Is in & How to Contact Them

When a person commits a crime and has court cases involving the crime, public records are created. If the crime results in a prison sentence, the felon will be transported to a prison. Prison inmate rosters are also public record. In most states, Department of Corrections outfits post the names of a......[Read More]
International Law Enforcement Training

International Law Enforcement Training

The growth of international criminal networks has led law enforcement agencies to join forces worldwide to combat global crime.......[Read More]
How to Probate a Will in BC, Canada

How to Probate a Will in BC, Canada

In British Columbia (BC), when a person dies (the decedent), that person's estate (comprised of the decedent's property and debts) is settled and distributed by a BC probate court. The probate process is governed by BC's Estate Adminstration Act. Persons who die with a will, they are said to have di......[Read More]
How to Buy a Car in Probate

How to Buy a Car in Probate

Buying a car in probate or in an estate sale is one way to get a high-quality automobile without paying the prices found at dealerships. If you plan to buy an automobile this way, you must have enough cash to make a deposit on the vehicle, and you must have the cash or loan approval in place to pay ......[Read More]
The Negative Outcomes Associated with Police Brutality

The Negative Outcomes Associated with Police Brutality

Police brutality is defined as excessive use of force by a police officer; i.e., force beyond the level necessary to resolve the situation. Police are expected to use only the minimal level of force needed to do their jobs. Excessive use of force by law enforcement officers is prohibited by the Fift......[Read More]
Legal Nonlethal Weapons

Legal Nonlethal Weapons

High-powered flashlights are one example of nonlethal civilian weapons.flashlight image by Aleksandr Lobanov from Fotolia.comDeadly tools such as firearms and knives may be the most infamous types of weapons used today, but many alternative means of defense also exist. Nonlethal weapons.........[Read More]
Do You Need Probate if You Are the Sole Heir?

Do You Need Probate if You Are the Sole Heir?

Probate is the process whereby the law approves a certain distribution of a dead man's assets. While some estates don't require probate at all, the number of heirs that a deceased person may have will not affect whether the estate requires probate. Those with questions about a particular estate in p......[Read More]
Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drugs

Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drugs

The U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines inform Federal judges how to sentence an offender convicted of a federal crime. Here are some of the federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses.......[Read More]
The Salary of a Prison Chaplain

The Salary of a Prison Chaplain

Prison chaplains play an important role in the rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals. These chaplains conduct religious services and provide spiritual counsel. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the salaries of prison chaplains with the salaries of other clergymen nationwide in its Occupation......[Read More]
How to Get Off Probation Early

How to Get Off Probation Early

If you have been sentenced to a term of probation after pleading to or being found guilty of a crime, you might still be able to obtain an early release. Follow this specific set of steps and you can position yourself to get off probation before your initial term is fulfilled.......[Read More]
What Is the Difference Between Probation Vs. Court Supervision?

What Is the Difference Between Probation Vs. Court Supervision?

Probation and court supervision are two alternative sentencing schemes, both of which allow someone convicted of an offense to avoid serving time in jail. They are imposed, however, under different sets of circumstances. The sentences are similar, but not identical.......[Read More]