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Laws for Buying and Carrying Knives in the UK

In the UK, buying and carrying a knife is a little bit different than anywhere else in the world. Understandable so, the United Kingdom has stricter rules about weapons in general – who can carry them, when it’s appropriate to carry them and when you can use them. These laws have earned the UK one of the lowest homicide rates in the world. When it comes to carrying knives, it is... ❯❯❯

Why Legal Document Shredding Is Essential for Law Firms

If you are a partner at a law firm, you probably know that shredding documents is not only necessary – it’s the law. Most states have laws mandating that documents need to be shredded after a certain amount of time. There are even some federal laws that require you to shred documents that contain information that is top secret or confidential. Not only do these documents feature names... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Performing a Thorough Criminal Record Check

If you are an employer, a landlord or if you are a worried parent, you may want to do a background check. Whether you check out the background of a prospective employee or babysitter for your kids, it is important to know exactly what you are doing before you do the check. For instance, you may check the background of one person and not come up with anything – there is a good chance that you... ❯❯❯

How Criminal Lawyers Fight Drug Possession Crimes

New Jersey Marijuana Possession Laws and Penalties The laws governing drug possession such as marijuana possession vary considerably across the United States. What is legal in one state could be a felony in another. In New Jersey, the law that treats the possession of 'controlled dangerous substances' is the New Jersey Statute: 2C:35-10. It has two subsections that specifically deal with... ❯❯❯

Should Affluenza be an Excuse?

Should Affluenza be an Excuse? Jessie O'Neill’s popularized the term “affluenza,” in her book “The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence.” According to O'Neill, the condition is an unbalanced or harmful relationship with money or its pursuit, which manifests in a variety of ways such as behavioral disorders (general lack of discipline), rampant materialism, neurosis, “emotional and... ❯❯❯

Common Traits of a Criminal's Mind

For centuries, criminologists have studied those who commit crimes and tried to find a common factor in all criminals.  Until recent years, when studies of the brain have helped identify certain traits, it was close to impossible to identify traits common in every type of criminal.  It has been possible, since the onset of criminal profiling, to identify such things as what type of... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Crazy State Gun Laws

The Constitution of the United States of America allows for the right of its citizens to bear arms. And although this right is considered inalienable, a lot can change over the course of 200+ years. So it’s no surprise that both federal and state governments have found it necessary to pass laws to limit, expand, or expressly state how firearms may be bought, sold, and used. Here are just a... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Features to Look for When Choosing a DWI Lawyer

You Have Been Pulled Over You see the flashing lights behind you, and you know you are headed for trouble.  You may have had one too many drinks at the bar, or during the party at your friend's house. You might have indulged in illegal narcotics before getting behind the wheel. Or you may simply have misjudged the effects of a legitimately prescribed medication. No matter what the... ❯❯❯

5 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

If there’s one thing that’s a fact of life that none of us really ever look forward to, it’s the death of a loved one. And when it comes to the grieving process, it can be particularly difficult when you feel that a family member has died as the direct result of the wrongful conduct of another individual (or set of individuals). If this is something that you believe has happened... ❯❯❯

Is It Better to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged or Sealed?

Having a criminal conviction can be like a ball and chain. A conviction can follow you everywhere – to your job, to your living arrangement and even to your personal relationships. If you have been convicted, but found not guilty or have already served your time, it might be important to have your record cleaned up. Overtime, you will notice that some jobs won’t be so tolerant. Indeed,... ❯❯❯