Getting arrested can be scary enough for anyone, but there's an extra element of fear involved if you happen to be an immigrant in the U.S. In addition, the laws surrounding one particular crime—driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol—have become increasingly stiff over the years. If you're in the U.S. on a visa, this is what you should know about a DUI.
Your visa will be revoked once you are charged.
In 2015, almost 1.1 million foreclosures were filed with the courts. Of those foreclosures, many of the homeowners had options available to them to avoid foreclosure. If you are facing foreclosure, here are some ways that you can possibly avoid losing your home.
File for Bankruptcy
Bankruptcies tend to get a bad rap, but filing for one can be highly beneficial for many people in certain financial situations. One of the most beneficial features of a bankruptcy filing is that the court temporarily stops all legal actions against you.
If you have recently been accused of a white collar crime (e.g., embezzlement, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, etc.) and arrested, there are some things you need to know about your criminal charges and corporate law. The charges brought against you impact the whole corporation you work for, so it is not just you that is being punished. As an investigation launches into your actions, other people in the company will also be investigated and possibly brought in on related charges.
There are many restrictions in family court when minors are involved. The younger the child or children involved in your divorce, the more likely it is that your children will have court-appointed representation whether they want it or not. The children themselves are frequently not allowed in court, nor are any other people besides you, your ex, the judge, the lawyers, a bailiff or two, and maybe a court reporter. However, there are some special circumstances that would allow or override these formal legal proceedings and restrictions.
When you are a part of a personal injury case, you expect to be awarded payment in the form of damages. Standard damages are sought across personal injury cases, but your case might be eligible for punitive damages as well. You should know what punitive damages are, when they are rewarded, as well as the limits that are imposed on punitive damages.
What Are Punitive Damages?
Typically the monies awarded in a personal injury case are meant to compensate the plaintiff for pain, medical expenses, and lost wages.