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Bail vs Bond – What’s the Difference?

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You’ll often hear the terms bail and bond being used interchangeably and assume they mean the same thing. The truth is – they don’t. While most people use one in place of the other in normal, everyday conversation, they mean completely different things from a legal standpoint. If you or a loved one find themselves on the wrong side of …

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How to Recover Stolen Cryptocurrency

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The theft of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is becoming increasingly common and has become a high priority target for fraudsters. According to a recent report compiled by Chainalysis, cybercriminals made away with a whopping $14 billion worth of crypto assets in 2021, translating to a 79% increase in crypto-related crime compared to the previous year. Scamming and hacking …

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What to Do if You Are a Victim of a Crypto Scam or Fraud

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It’s no secret that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and several others are a highly sought-after commodity in the digital world of online trading. Many smart investors have made massive profits, with many others becoming millionaires overnight. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to it all that people hardly ever talk about – Crypto fraud. That’s right. The prospect of overnight …

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How Many Points Can You Get on Your License?

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Almost every state in the country adopts a traffic ticket points system designed to assign a point value for different types of traffic offenses. The system is used by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to monitor the licensed drivers in the state as well as to incentivize drivers to adhere to traffic laws. While the precise point allocation rules …

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What Is a Commercial Driver’s License?

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Before 1986, a major cause of fatal accidents on American roads was unqualified vehicle operators. At the time, several of the drivers were able to escape liability for irresponsible driving since they held multiple driver’s licenses issued by different states. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 was passed for this very reason. It established a nationwide system that …

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Can You Ride in an RV Without a Seatbelt?

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Hitting the open road in your RV with your family is the classic American vacation. Discovering magnificent new locations is what makes the whole trip so exhilarating. Since you’ll likely be traveling on the interstates and highways, it’s important to familiarize yourself with RV seatbelt laws to avoid getting caught up on the wrong side of the law. Can you …

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Is Corporate Espionage Illegal?

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One of the earliest reported cases of industrial espionage dates back to 1712 in Jingdezhen, China. A French priest, François Xavier d’Entrecolles, learned about the Chinese methods of manufacturing porcelain and took this discovery back to Europe. Fast-forward to the 20th century, and economic espionage cases between the East and the West dominated the world stage. Industrial espionage by the …

Who Are the Best Lawyers in Houston in 2021

Who Are the Best Lawyers in Houston in 2021

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You don’t always need an attorney for every legal matter you encounter. Going to small claims court and handling a speeding ticket are two prime examples of instances where representing yourself in court works just as well. There are, however, certain situations where going it alone could do more harm than good. Legal representation can help get you out of …

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What’s the Difference Between Jail and Prison?

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The words “jail” and “prison” are often used interchangeably. While both terms generally refer to incarceration, they’re not the same. Incarceration of any kind is a punishment. It is designed to be unpleasant. That said, the policies and rights that define the day-to-day life of inmates are quite different in the two institutions. What exactly is the difference between jail …

Is Cryptocurrency Safe

Is Cryptocurrency Safe – Are There Any Legal Protections?

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In a May 2021 press release, the US Treasury Department announced that it had put in place various measures to crack down on fraudulent cryptocurrency transactions. It stated that it would now require individuals or business entities transferring $10,000 or more worth of crypto assets to report those transactions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the US Treasury, …