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Jobs, Functions and Responsibilities of a Civil Lawyer

A Civil Lawyer is one who solely focuses on civil law only and has no role to play in the criminal cases and proceedings. Civil law consists of areas like family law, probate, intellectual property law, taxation laws, business, real estate, personal injury law and others. The law relating to civil wrongs and quasi-contracts are part of the civil law. Civil law covers any type of legal case that is unrelated to criminal activities or criminal law.Civil lawyers differ from criminal lawyers in that criminal lawyers defend the defendant against criminal charges while a civil lawyer handles non-criminal litigation. Their...

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How To Help Your Criminal Lawyer Make A Sound Defense

Being charged in court with a criminal offense can indeed be a scary experience. The court proceeding can be too stressful and emotionally laden, aside from the fact that it would take too much of your precious time, effort, and money. Fortunately, the legal system recognizes the principle that any person accused of a crime is not guilty unless otherwise proven beyond reasonable doubt. So whether you are accused of kidnapping, robbery, human trafficking, money laundering, serious fraud and assaults, murder (manslaughter), organized crime, corruption, blackmail, or bribery; it simply is no reason to lose hope. In any legal system,...

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Bronx Criminal Lawyers – Highly Experienced

Criminal defense attorneys in Bronx County, New York City, are some of the most highly trained lawyers in the country. The vast majority of criminal defense lawyers practicing in the Bronx were trained at The Legal Aid Society, The Bronx Defenders, or Bronx District Attorney's Office. The Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders provide defense lawyers for indigent persons charged with crimes. The Bronx District Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting those very same individuals. All three organizations are comprised of hundreds of individuals, including lawyers, para-legals investigators, forensic experts, social workers, counselors, and secretarial support staff. The reason why...

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Is a Failure to Appear a Crime?

Criminal court dates are mandatory. When a person is facing criminal charges, or is involved in a criminal proceeding, they are legally obligated to show up for all court hearings. Missing a court date is referred to as a "failure to appear" or "FTA", and it is a crime punishable by law. Forgetting or neglecting to appear for court is not like missing a doctor's appointment. A person will face serious criminal charges in addition to the ones they were already charged with prior to missing their court date.Without the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, those charged with...

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3 Legal Tips for Teaching Kids How to Drive

The American culture is full of all kinds of family traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. Sunday dinners, family reunions, summer camps, and secrete recipes are some of the most time-honored customs practiced around the country; but one of the most influential and memorable American customs is teaching your teenagers how to drive.Unfortunately, letting your teenager get behind the wheel of a car may be illegal under certain circumstances, even if it's just a few innocent laps in an empty parking lot. In fact, many parents and guardians are breaking the law when they first allow their...

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What To Look For When You Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

There are many crucial aspects that a person should consider when they are looking to hire a criminal defense attorney. This article will focus on some of the most important aspects a person should always consider before they make a crucial decision that will have a huge impact on their future. This article will give you things to consider and help you understand what to look for when you hire a criminal defense attorney.Does the attorney only practice criminal defense?There is a common saying, "Jack of all trades master of none." This wise saying applies to attorneys. When a person...

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Distinguish Between Law of Tort, Criminal Law and Contract Act

1. INTRODUCTION:Tort is breach of some civil duty independent of contract for which compensation may be recoverable. If there is an injury for which no compensation is recoverable is not tort. The law of tort is based on common law. It is still growing. It is not the part of statue law.2. MEANING:The word tort is derived from Latin word "Tortum" which means to twist or 'conduct' which is twisted.3. DEFINITION:> Salmond:According to Salmond Tort is a civil wrong for which the remedy is a common law action for Unliquidated damages, and which is not exclusively the breach of a...

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Starting Out As a Criminal Defense Lawyer: Some Advice

It's a time marked both by excitement and apprehension. I clearly remember the day I graduated and even though I was only 24, I have seen a common reaction in law graduates no matter what age. The greatest single benefit I had after graduation was my one-year articling term. Criminal lawyers are usually lone-wolves. Unlike civil litigators who practice in groups and firms, a criminal lawyer is typically a sole practitioner either practicing alone or in a cost-sharing arrangement with other criminal lawyers who are also sole practitioners. This has its advantages...

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The "Truths" Top Criminal Law Attorneys Wish More People Were Aware Of

1.) Do not retain a criminal law attorney or DUI defense lawyer based upon the attorney's office location. For many hardworking people, it is simply easier to go to a local criminal law attorney blocks away to make legal decisions that could land you or a loved one in jail and/or affect one's livelihood forever. While a general practice attorney is often acceptable for non specialty areas such as the drafting of wills, contacts, etc., criminal and drunk driving defense has become a specialized field requiring unique training and attention. For example, most police departments have officers who are trained...

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5 Tips for Writing Authentic Crime and Legal Fiction

Writing about a highly technical topic, like crime or law, can be intimidating. In the world of criminal law, there are innumerable rules, practices and procedures. Criminal lawyers speak their own language. To write a good crime or legal story, a writer needs to have credibility. Credibility comes from working within the rules of criminal law and speaking the criminal law language. But you don't have to be a cop or lawyer to write about crime or criminal law with authenticity. Here are some tips to get started: 1....

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