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Sandy Hess

What Happens During Jury Duty?

Jury duty is mandatory. Failing to respond and show up to court when requested could result in fines or even jail time. Learn more about jury duty, how it works and what your responsibilities are. 

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Elizabeth Marcant

What Does It Mean to Press Charges?

Many people are under the impression that the victim of a crime ultimately chooses whether or not they're pressing charges, and that this is what determines if someone will face consequences in the criminal justice system. The reality is that it can be more complex than that.

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Why Was My Business License Application Denied?

You’ve taken the exciting step of applying for a business license, only to receive the disappointing news that your application has been denied. It can be disheartening, but don’t worry — you’re not alone.

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Rowan Guthrie

Question: Do You Need a Lawyer if You're Innocent? (Answer: Probably)

Facing criminal accusations and unsure if you need a lawyer? Even innocent individuals can benefit from legal representation in complex legal systems.

Court of Law and Justice Trial Proceedings: Law Offender in Orange Jumpsuit is Questioned and Giving Testimony to Judge, Jury. Criminal Denying Charges, Pleading, Inmate Denied Parole.
Rowan Guthrie

Can I Be Charged With a Crime I Committed by Accident? (What to Know About Strict Liability)

Does accidentally committing a crime absolve me of any legal repercussions? Many people think so. However, the legal system differentiates between crimes requiring intent and those based on strict liability

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Katelynne Shepard

Why Was My Asylum Application Denied?

Applying for asylum is a long process, and it can take months to get a decision. When a petition for asylum is denied, it can leave you confused and worried about the future.

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Missy Nolan

What Happens During a Legal Consultation?

A legal consultation is a meeting that occurs before you hire an attorney to take your case. Basically, the initial consultation is like an interview for both parties involved.

Police officer interrogating suspect or criminal man with handcuffs arrested at the investigation
Sandy Hess

Wrongfully Accused: Here's What to Do if You're Accused of a Crime You Didn't Commit

When convicted of a crime you didn’t commit, you can feel angry, depressed and helpless. Don’t give up. There are still things you can do to clear your name.

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