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Yes, You Can Go To Jail For Overdue Library Books And Other Weird Laws

The legal system has been around in one form or another since the dawn of humankind. It's a living entity that grows and changes with the times; at least, it's supposed to. Many people may be surprised to learn there are quite a few ridiculous laws still on the books that could land you in very real legal trouble. Here are three odd laws that might earn you some jail time if you're caught violating them.

4 Things to Consider When Planning Your Child's Inheritance

If you have money to leave for your children after your death, you need to know the best way to go about leaving this inheritance. Some people just assume that all assets will be easily dispersed to living relatives by the state after death, but this isn't necessarily the case. You may not know how your children will handle the money and what kinds of obstacles they will face. Here are some things you need to consider when planning inheritances for your children.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: 3 Underlying Reasons for Wrongful Convictions

Fortunately, hundreds of people have been exonerated due to DNA testing, but there are possibly many more who are waiting for an appellate court to hear their case. When you or someone you know needs to be exonerated, some components of your case are more likely than others to contain the information needed to overturn your conviction. Unreliable Eyewitness Testimony and Identification Juries place significant weight on eyewitness testimony when deciding a case.

5 Things You Should Know About Child Custody And Enlisting In The Marines

Are you a divorced individual with sole or shared custody of children? Are you thinking about joining the marines and wondering how the decision will affect your custody rights? If so, here are five important things that you should know. 1. You'll Need To Relinquish Custody Of Your Children Because service with the U.S. Marines can involve lengthy stays of deployments, you may not enlist if you have sole or joint custody of dependent children.

You Can Get A DUI While Sleeping In Your Vehicle

Imagine you're out on the town and you wind up having a few too many drinks. You're still aware of the risks and penalties that come with driving while intoxicated, so you decide to sleep it off in your car until the morning. Nevertheless, there's still a good chance that you could wake up to a DUI charge. To keep this from happening to you, you'll want to read up on the following information.

Three Reasons Why Your Workers' Comp Claim May Be Denied

Workers' compensation is designed so that employees can get expenses related to injuries from on-the-job accidents paid for regardless of who may be at fault for the incident. However, that doesn't mean your claim will automatically be approved for benefits. Here are three reasons why your workers' comp claim may be denied and what you can do to avoid this situation. Your Employer May Object One common reason why a workers' comp claim may be denied is when employers file disputes against claims.

What To Do When A Job Supervisor Instructs You To Lie About Your Injury

If you become injured on the job, you should report the incident to your supervisor as soon as possible in order to qualify for workers compensation. But if your supervisor refuses to document the incident and asks you to lie about your injury, you may wonder if it's the right thing to do. If you don't report your injury in a timely manner, or at all, you won't receive the medical care and financial support you need to recover.

Slip-And-Fall Accidents Caused By Unknown Fluids: 3 Ways To Establish Fault Through Samples And Photographs

Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims, as slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. In fact, data has indicated that slip-and-fall accidents are responsible for a little over 40% of all spinal injuries. If your slip-and-fall accident was caused by unknown slippery fluids on the surface of the floor, a sample of the fluid, along with photographs of the scene, can be a crucial evidence used in your case.

Knowing What To Expect During An Independent Medical Exam For An Insurance Claim

Tens of millions of people suffer non-fatal injuries each year that require medical attention. Many of these injuries are the result of vehicle accidents or workplace incidents and require injured parties to file claims in order to receive medical compensation via an insurance company. If you become injured as a result of an accident and feel that you should be compensated for your medical bills, you may have to undergo an independent medical examination (IME) before you can receive a payout.

Three Arguments Your Lawyer May Make To Ensure You're Not Convicted Of A DUI

If you've been charged with a DUI, the thought that you could serve jail time or huge fines if convicted may be overwhelming. However, if you have a good lawyer on your side, you can probably plead "not guilty." The judge will likely either find you "not guilty," drop the charges completely, or work out a plea deal in which you plea guilty of a lesser charge -- like speeding. Here are three arguments your lawyer might make in your defense.