Daily Archives: December 28, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Driving & Motor Vehicles by Betsy Kim  
DUI Sobering Statistics [Infographic]

Lawyers.com hopes you enjoy New Year’s celebrations with friends and family. If you include alcohol in your festivities, please plan to designate a driver as driving while intoxicated is not only illegal, but also deadly. Just remember the facts while you enjoy a safe and healthy 2013.

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Government by Michele Bowman  
Consumers Already Falling Off Fiscal Cliff

Automatic spending cuts and tax hikes are set to go into effect Jan. 1, absent a compromise over the budget, and consumers are worried about the impending “fiscal cliff.” President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are still trying to negotiate at the 11th hour. If a deal isn’t reached, there could be serious consequences for consumers.   Another Recession Looms The so-called fiscal cliff refers to the end of 2012, when provisions of the Budget Control Act of 2011 …

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Trooper Suspended after Shocking Roadside Cavity Search

A Texas state trooper is suspended with pay and will face a grand jury next month for conducting a body cavity search of two women on the side of a highway near Irving, Texas, in full view of passing traffic and a male trooper. Angel Dobbs and her niece Ashley Dobbs filed a lawsuit after trooper Kelley Helleson used her fingers to search the women’s vaginas and anuses without asking for consent or explaining that the search was about to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Sued for Unpaid Security Bills

Claiming George Zimmerman and his lawyer owe $27,000 for security services, a company they hired last summer is suing them in Florida state court. It’s the latest in a case that has captured the nation’s attention and spawned civil suits in addition to the charges against Zimmerman for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He is awaiting trial in June in Seminole County, Fla., where he is in hiding but still being tracked on GPS by the state. …

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Deferred Action for Young, Illegal Immigrants [Podcast]

  Matt:  This is Matt Plessner for Lawyers.com Radio and we’ll be talking about “deferred actions for childhood arrivals” and how this affects you. We’re joined by attorney David Cox of CoxEsq from St. Louis, Missouri.   What Is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? David: Deferred action for childhood arrivals is the Obama Administration’s attempt to help children who were brought into the United States without any choice of their own because they were minors at the time and don’t …

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