What Is a Federal Crime and What to Do If Faced With Prosecution?
Anytime the feds get involved in, well – anything, you know you’re in big trouble. That’s what happens when you violate federal laws.
The US criminal justice system can be confusing. Between federal laws, state laws, and local ordinances, it can
Sex Offender Registry and Sex Crimes Law
According to the last reported data from the NCMEC, there were more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States as of December 2018. The precise definition of what constitutes a sexual offense differs by state and legal jurisdiction.
When to Hire a Civil Rights Attorney
Every American citizen has basic rights that are protected under the US Constitution and civil rights laws. Despite this, people of every race, color, creed, age, gender, or national origin can illegally have those rights violated or taken away.
Civil Rights: Protections in the United States
Lately, there have been a lot of discussions and debates centered on civil rights. Have you taken the time to understand what it means?
What protections do your civil rights afford you, that give you cause to seek legal redress when
Legal Malpractice: When You Have to Sue Your Attorney
What comes to mind when you hear the word “malpractice?” Probably medical malpractice, right? Well, it’s not just doctors who get sued when something goes wrong. Your lawyer, too, could screw things up for you that might just cost you
Communications Decency Act – What Is It and Why Does It Exist
Have you ever been on Twitter or Facebook and come across a post that left you thinking, “Whoa… How on earth do they get away with posting that?” Even more surprising is how the host platforms avoid getting sued over
What Happens When a President Is Impeached?
The only legal way to remove a sitting President from office would be through impeachment. According to Article 1 § 2 of the US Constitution, the sole power to impeach a president rests on the House of Representatives.
So, what is
Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship – Legal Implications
President Trump recently signed an executive order to prevent online censorship. The short of it is – online social media platforms wield incredible power in their ability to influence the public opinion on what’s happening in the world.
These platforms are
What Is an Executive Order?
You may have heard of the recent executive order issued by President Trump to stop immigration to the US, following the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is just one of many such presidential directives issued by
Can I Sue for Wrongful Termination?
You just got fired from your job. But, something about the way it happened doesn’t sit right with you. The reason they gave sounded flimsy and, in your opinion, did not warrant getting fired over.
If this describes the current situation
Father's Rights in Custody Disputes
More often than not, any time you come across the word “custody,” it is usually followed by “battle.” And, that’s just what happens when there’s a custody dispute.
Every child has the right and privilege to know and to be loved
Legal Obligations & Protections for Employers in the Age of COVID-19
As the government continues to take unprecedented steps to control the spread of the coronavirus, a topic that has generated a great deal of public debate is – What exactly constitutes an essential business and how is it different from
Small Business Bankruptcies in the Wake of COVID-19
COVID-19 has changed many things for a lot of people. Small businesses haven’t been spared either. The enactment of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) seeks to support individuals and businesses that have been hard-hit by
Cares Act: What Is It and Who Does It Cover
The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it uncertainty. The only way to assess the true potential economic impact of the virus involves not just focusing on its epidemiological profile but also evaluating the way governments, businesses, and consumers respond to
Pandemic vs Epidemic: Legal Implications
The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a host of legal issues that, up until a few months ago, were not considered a looming possibility. It has caused major disruptions to supply chains with businesses and customers alike, finding it
Business Interruption Insurance: Is Coronavirus Covered?
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
has been a wrecking ball to many large and small businesses across the US. Revenues
for restaurants and shop owners has dwindled due to a lack of customers. Merchants
cannot get their product to market and service providers cannot
Are Background Checks Legal
Here’s a statistic you might find interesting. More than 105 million Americans have a criminal record. This makes up approximately 33 percent of the entire population – which means there are equally as many people with rap sheets as there
Are Mercenaries Legal?
Mercenaries are no strangers to the business of war. This line of work has been around for centuries and is even considered the second oldest profession in the world. Some of the world’s most feared armed forces in the historical
When to Hire an IRS Tax Lawyer
Money is a major pain point for most people, but you know what’s even more stressful? – Having to deal with the IRS.
Tax season is right around the corner, and for most people, it means having to comb through mountains
When and How to Fight a Traffic Ticket
To err is human, and at some point, in your driving life, you’re likely to make a mistake on the road that results in a traffic citation. It can be a confusing and frustrating experience that you would, quite frankly,
Best Estate Planning Lawyers in Texas
If you think estate planning sounds like the sort of thing reserved for the rich and famous, you couldn't be more wrong. The word "estate" as used here doesn't mean what you think it means at all. It has everything
Houston Explosion - Watson Grinding Facility
In the early morning hours of January 24, 2020, the Watson Grinding facility in Northwest Houston exploded, sending debris and shock waves for miles. A 2,000-gallon propylene gas tank inside the facility exploded, causing at least 2 deaths as
Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence
The relationship between an employer and their employee can be hugely beneficial to both parties. However, it is also a delicate balancing act in the event things go wrong. The law also recognizes this unique relationship and works to protect
Small Claims Court: When You Should and Shouldn't File
Almost everyone has been in this catch-22 situation: You're involved in some dispute about money. You want to recover it. Talking to the other party about it yields no results.
You want to pursue the matter through the court system, but
Texas Sexual Harassment Laws
Sexual harassment on college campuses and in the workplace is against the law both in the State of Texas and at the federal level. Federal level sexual harassment law considers it a form of gender discrimination.
During the 2019 legislative session,
What You Need to Know About the 2020 California Privacy Law
Before diving into the California, Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) here’s an interesting tidbit for you. Did you know that the human brain receives and processes 400 billion bits of information every second? That’s 50 gigabytes of information in just one
Why California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) Affects Everyone
If you are a gig worker, then you know all too well the void you feel when you’re “in-between” gigs and the exhilaration that follows when you land your next assignment. It’s almost like being on a trapeze, but without
A Timeline of Texas Chemical Plant Explosions and Legal Ramifications
Any place where hydrocarbons, natural gas, or volatile chemicals are processed, stored or used carries with it a high risk for explosions if something goes wrong. Nonetheless, chemical releases, plant explosions, and fires are entirely preventable if petrochemical companies comply
Purdue Pharma Opioid Lawsuit and Settlement
Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical giant that makes OxyContin is facing an estimated 3,000 lawsuits against it for its role in perpetuating the US opioid crisis that has plagued the country for the past two decades.
According to statistics from the Centers
Johnson and Johnson Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit
An estimated 130 people in the US die every day from opioid overdoses. In 2017 alone, it was responsible for more than 70,000 deaths. The abuse and misuse of opioids - including heroin, prescription pain medication, and synthetic ones like
Diplomatic Immunity: Who Gets It and When They Don't
The recent death of Harry Dunn, a 19-year old British national left many tongues wagging about the peculiar legal status that is diplomatic immunity. Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat who became the subject of an investigation after
Extradition: When Crimes Cross-National Borders
Remember when Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid getting extradited to Sweden in 2012? Well, it looks like his extradition woes had only just begun. At the time, he
The Opioid Lawsuit: Where is it Today
In 2017 alone, opioid overdoses accounted for approximately 47,600 of reported deaths in the US. This accounts for 67.8% of drug overdose deaths. Manufacturers of opioid drugs have largely been accused by various state governments for contributing to the opioid
Who are the Best Lawyers in Houston in 2019?
Should you ever find yourself in any legal battle, one of the most prudent things you can do to give yourself the best chance of coming out on top is to find yourself the best lawyer for your particular situation.
The Biggest, Ongoing FDA Recalls & Lawsuits
If there’s one thing that consumers, organizations, and investors detest is, recalls because they’re packed with the inconvenience. For consumers, recalled products pose adverse safety risks and are tied to a barrage of ailments and even fatalities. For manufacturers, recalls
Choosing Car Insurance Policy Limits
It’s no secret that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to car insurance policies. There’s a barrage of them in the market. And, trying to nail down the ideal option is much like trying to pinpoint the number of
What Does My Car Insurance Cover?
Change is the only constant thing in life. So, in a world that’s the epitome of unpredictable, it should then come as no surprise that most people take measures to protect themselves from the unexpected. This includes investing in car
Online Bullying Laws
In today’s digital era, it’s no secret that the Internet plays a significant role in modern education. Learning about anything and everything under the sun has become possible courtesy of the internet. Ranging from getting degrees online to e-books, more
What Is a Gun Trust?
Made a mistake when inheriting an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? Then this could mean facing the music by dealing with tax consequences. Likewise, if you make a mistake when inheriting gun collection, then you could be slapped with the grim
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
“How much does a lawyer cost?” is a great question to which the answer is almost always, “it depends.” The truth is, lawyer fees can cost you an arm and a leg, regardless of the type of legal case you’re
Can I Represent Myself In Court?
With attorneys’ fees racking up, legal representation is becoming less affordable. As a result, millions of Americans every year consider representing themselves in court. So, while firing a lawyer and making the bold move of self-representation seems like an attractive
What's the Difference Between a Trademark, Copyright, and Patent?
A trademark, copyright, and patent are perhaps one of the most important assets to your business. They represent the different types of intellectual property (IP). If you are a business owner, you need to get familiar with them.
When most people
Why It's so Hard to Sue Uber
If you’re involved in an accident involving an Uber as a passenger, bystander or another driver the whole ordeal has likely left you feeling anxious and confused. Who is financially liable for your injuries? Do you sue the company or
Best Intellectual Property (IP) Lawyers
Contrary to what you may believe, protecting your business’ intellectual property (IP) doesn’t stop at registering with the Copyright Office or the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Defending your intellectual property rights is an ongoing process that will continue
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Texas - 2019
Looking for the best criminal defense lawyers in Texas? Before you settle on one, you should look into some of the strategies they use in their defense, as well as, their track record of wins. The latter is strongly dependent
Can I Sue the Police?
“Can you sue the police" is a common question people who've had negative encounters with law enforcement ask. The short answer is yes! It is possible and within your rights to sue the police.
Law enforcement officers are not themselves above
Can I Sue Someone for Recording Me Without My Permission?
We live in the digital age where we feel compelled to record interesting things we see going on in the world around us. But before you whip out your phone to start recording, you should consider the legality of it.
Can I Sue Someone Who Owes Me Money
If you loaned someone money and they refuse to pay, it’s only natural to think, “Can I sue someone who owes me money?" The answer is, yes, you can.
That’s why the small claims court exists. It is a specific type
Be Wary of Your Insurance Lawyer
Insurance companies exist to soften the blow of an otherwise difficult or catastrophic situation. They provide a safety net in the form of monetary compensation if you or a loved one suffers a loss, accident, medical emergency, theft, or property
How to File a Complaint Against a Lawyer
When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you expect them to conduct themselves professionally at all times. However, they are human and are, therefore, not beyond reproach. While you can overlook some mistakes because they’re easily fixable, there are