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What Is the Punishment for Cyber Crime?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

According to the FBI Internet Crime Report, the country loses more than $3.5 billion every year in internet crimes. The bureau’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) receives an average of 1,300 reports a day from individuals and businesses that have fallen victim to cyber crime. Criminals are getting smarter by the day and are employing a host of highly sophisticated …

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Get Kidnapped?

Legal Assistant Employment Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Law, Resources

Every year, more than 90 million Americans travel outside the US for work or leisure. However, the last thing you would expect to happen when you’re in a foreign country is to get kidnapped. That’s anyone’s worst nightmare. Although kidnapping statistics held by the US government and private security companies are not usually released publicly, we estimate that number could …

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What Is a Probate Lawyer?

Legal Assistant Resources, Wills

Jimi Hendrix, the legendary guitarist, died without a will in 1970, leaving behind an estate that’s currently valued at more than $160 million. And now, more than five decades later, the bitter battle over its control rages on. This is a prime example of what could go wrong when people die intestate – or without a will. It leaves your …

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What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?

Legal Assistant Personal Injury Law, Resources

You’re driving down the street for a quick grocery run. You’re keeping to the speed limit like the good driver you are bobbing your head softly to your favorite jam on the radio. You slow down as you approach the red light, and then, bam! Someone rams into your car from behind. Great, just what you need – a car …

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What Happens If a Presidential Candidate Dies?

Legal Assistant Constitutional Law, Resources

The US Constitution is quite clear on what happens when a sitting president or vice-president dies or becomes incapacitated during their term in office. What is not so clear is what happens if a presidential candidate dies before the general election or shortly after winning the election but before taking office. Although this has never happened in American history, there …

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What Happens if You Fail a Drug Test?

Legal Assistant Employment Law, Resources

Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on businesses across the country. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14.3% of full-time employees and 15% of part-time workers aged 18 and above reported past-month illicit drug usage. Employers have taken to implementing drug testing programs to curb the menace and deter drug use in the workplace. If …

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What Happens if You Break a Lease?

Legal Assistant Business Law, Real Estate Law, Resources

Contracts exist to protect the rights of all parties involved. That’s precisely what a lease is – a contractually binding agreement between landlords and tenants that exists to protect both parties’ rights. However, there are several reasons you may have for wanting to break a lease. Maybe you got a new job out of town, and you need to relocate. …

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What Happens if You Get Caught With a Fake ID?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, Resources

A fake ID is almost a rite of passage in American culture. It may seem harmless if you’re a college student who just wants to hang out with their friends at a bar or watch a once-in-a-lifetime concert at a 21-plus venue. The only problem is – you’ve not yet turned 21. So, you get a fake ID that grants …