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Tips To Avoid Three Common Small Business Legal Mistakes

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Business law is a complex topic, and when you're starting your first small business, it can seem like a daunting one. Starting a new business of any kind comes with some inherent risks, and if you fail to account for those risks, you may find yourself in a bit of a legal bind. Making the right decisions in the early stages is key to protecting your company's future and your own legal security.

11 May 2015

Four Things You Should Never Keep From Your Lawyer Before A Criminal Case

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If you have been charged with a crime, there might be details that you are reluctant to discuss with your lawyer. If you can be honest and upfront with your criminal defense attorney, they will have all of the facts to build the best case possible. Here are four things you should never keep from your lawyer: 1. Your Payment Limitations Be honest and upfront about payment for your case. Your lawyer will have you review and sign off on that payment option that is agreed upon.

6 May 2015

Can Your Caffeine Consumption Lead To A DUI Charge? Absolutely.

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Can your coffee addiction lead to a DUI charge? What about those energy drinks that you relied on to get you through a rough day at work? The short answer is,"Yes." In fact, any over-the-counter drug can lead to a DUI charge, and that includes caffeine. Here's what you should know. Caffeine Really Is A Drug Most people aren't really conscious of the fact that caffeine is a drug. Any non-food that's designed to affect the function of the body is considered a drug and caffeine certainly fits that description.

5 May 2015

Injured in an Accident with a Semi? Defective Equipment and Human Error May Have Combined

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Semi-trucks are not just big trucks - they're incredibly complicated vehicles that require a tremendous amount of care in order to remain safely operable. If you've been injured in an accident involving a semi, defective equipment may be as much at fault as human error. Here's what you should know. Half of All Semi-Trucks Involved in Accidents Have Mechanical Issues Studies show that at least half of semi-trucks involved in accidents have mechanical issues and almost one-third should have been taken out of service because of the mechanical problems prior to the accident.

5 May 2015

How to Handle a Dispute over a Non-Compete Agreement

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If a previous employee left your company and started a similar business on his own, this new business might become one of your biggest competitors. Now, if this employee had signed a non-compete agreement, you may have the legal right to stop him from operating his business. Merely asking this person to stop what he is doing may not be enough to convince him, though, but hiring a lawyer for commercial litigation may help.

29 April 2015