2018

  • Terminated for Being under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs at Work? Here Are Some Defenses

    Employees have a responsibility to show up at work being of sound mind, which means that if you present yourself at your place of work and are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you can expect some consequences. While some companies may issue a warning or suspension of their employee who breaks the employee code of conduct in this manner, others will outright terminate him or her. If you've been on the receiving end of a termination for allegedly being under the influence, but you believe that you were wrongfully dismissed, hire a wrongful termination attorney. [Read More]

  • What A Civil Litigation Attorney Can Do For You

    Civil litigation covers a broad spectrum of legal situations, including breaches of contract, disputes between individuals and organization, family law issues and even landlord and tenant problems. Litigators as a group intend to represent their clients in negotiations, hearings, mediation and trials related to non-criminal matters, almost always civil torts. In most instances, the goal is to obtain compensation for the client or to fight off efforts to get compensation from them. [Read More]

  • Is It True That Gossip Can Be Used Against You In Court?

    The court system bans the use of hearsay (i.e., secondhand testimony) because the actual witness to the event (not the person relaying the gossip) is typically not available for examination by the jury or defense attorney. Although you can often get testimony based on hearsay thrown out of court for this reason, here are three times when it will be allowed by the judge and can used against you in court. [Read More]

  • Disputing A Traffic Ticket: Here's How

    You may pride yourself on your clean driving record until you are given your very first moving violation or traffic ticket. These tickets can often have lasting repercussions; in addition to paying the ticket, you'll likely be issued so-called "points" that could affect your insurance costs and ultimately affect your ability to drive. Therefore, you might be eager to dispute that first ticket. If so, here's how you could do it effectively. [Read More]

  • Busting 3 Myths About Long-Term Disability Benefits

    When a person becomes disabled, they can face an uncertain future as they may no longer be able to work to support themselves. In these situations, long-term disability benefits can prove to be essential forms of support. However, there are many myths about these benefits that may leave individuals unable to make informed decisions concerning their disability benefits. Myth: Only Government Benefits Cover Long-Term Disability One assumption that people will have about long-term disability is that only government benefits will cover this type of problem. [Read More]

  • Two Reasons Why You Should Keep A Lawyer On Retainer

    If you watch a lot of television or movies, you've probably heard this phrase before: "I'm calling my attorney." So many actors and actresses say it on film that many everyday people have picked up the lingo as well. Although it's a common saying, not every person who speaks it can actually back it up. When you have a lawyer on retainer you'll be able to make this claim with full confidence. [Read More]