US constitution

How to Use Constitutional Violation in Your Defense

While being charged with a crime can be overwhelming, to say the least, it can be important not to lose hope. There may be a variety of criminal defense strategies available that can lead to things like your charges being reduced or even tossed out altogether. One of the most effective strategies, should it be […]

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Moving? Remember to Update Your Estate Plan

Summer can be a busy time! The kids are out of school, you are getting out to enjoy the summer sun, and, for many, it can be a great time to move. While moving, especially when relocating out of state, can be rife with challenges, it can also be an exciting time. If you have […]

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criminal defense attorney

What Civil Liberties Do Felons Lose?

Crimes are categorized based on the severity of the offense. At the top are felonies. Felony crimes are considered to be crimes of a very serious nature and the consequences for a felony conviction are correlated with the severity of such crimes. The New York legal code considers felonies to be those crimes that are […]

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probate

What Goes On During Probate Proceedings?

Probate can take a long time. Have you heard this? Oftentimes, probate’s reputation for being time-consuming and lengthy proceeds a person realizing what actually goes on during the probate process. There are many things that need to happen during probate. The personal representative is tasked with overseeing and executing almost everything. Here, we will discuss […]

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What Is Hearsay?

“Objection! Hearsay!” Have you heard this shouted in some of your favorite TV legal dramas? Most of us have. What exactly, however, does this mean? Hearsay refers to a central rule of evidence and a complicated one at that. While conversationally, people may refer to hearsay as secondhand information, the implications in the legal world […]

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divorce proceedings

How Do I Begin Uncontested Divorce Proceedings?

Whether contested or uncontested, preparing for divorce can be critical to ensuring your best interests are protected and that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Do what you can to get your finances in order. Divorce marks a major financial transition for many couples, going from a double to a single income household. Furthermore, […]

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criminal defense attorney

How to Appeal in a Criminal Case

If you have been convicted of a crime and sentenced, you may feel defeated and without hope. There may be, however, several different ways for you to challenge your conviction. One such way is through a criminal appeal. How to Appeal in a Criminal Case The court you appeal your case to will depend on […]

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What Is the Burden of Proof in a Criminal Case?

The burden of proof, regardless of whether it is a civil suit or a criminal trial, is the burden that the prosecution or plaintiff must meet in order to be successful in the legal pursuit at hand. For prosecutors in a criminal case, they are looking to meet the burden of proof in order to […]

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I Had Another Child, Can I Get Child Support Reduced?

After a separation or divorce, life keeps moving forward. For many, it can feel like the start of a new chapter. You are likely to go on and build new relationships. You may even end up having more kids. With changes in circumstances, such as a new child, you may wonder how that can impact […]

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