Married defendants depend on spousal privilege laws to keep prosecutors from forcing their wives or husbands to testify against them and/or reveal confidential information that could tank their cases. Unfortunately, though, these laws aren't bulletproof. Here are three times when the prosecutor in your criminal case can breach spousal privilege and compel your husband or wife to spill the beans. The Criminal Act Is Exempt Most people assume spousal privilege laws cover any and all crimes, including murder.
9 August 2018
As a motorist, you have probably been stopped at DUI tests, and you have probably wondered whether you can refuse the tests. Well, the straight answer is that you can, but there are other important things you should know about refusing field sobriety tests. For example, you need to know that: You Have the Right to Refuse the Tests The first thing you should know is that you have the legal right to refuse the field sobriety tests.
8 June 2018
A BWI is similar to a DWI; however, a BWI is when you are boating while intoxicated, while a DWI is when you were driving while intoxicated. If you were charged with a DWI, a common defense used is that you were illegally stopped, and thus you should not be charged with a DWI. When it comes to boating, officers can pull you over for anything they want, including simple safety checks for life vests.
10 April 2018
If you want your assets to go to certain individuals once you are gone, one way to do to this is to set up a will and trust. The will explicitly states your wishes, while the trust passes your assets to the intended beneficiaries. Having these items in place helps your assets bypass probate so that more money stays in the pockets of your heirs. When you set up a trust, you designate a trustee for the account.
13 October 2016
If you have a blended family, a will is going to be one of the most important documents you will have made. You and your spouse will need to make sure that all of your property, both what you have obtained together as well as anything your brought into the marriage, goes where you want it after you are both gone. The following are some things to think about when making out a will for a blended family:
14 September 2016
If you have ever worked for a bully, you know how demeaning and frustrating that experience can be. Then, after dealing with unfair treatment for months, if not years, your boss fired you. If you feel that your firing was unfair, consult with a lawyer about suing your former employer. If you are patient and determined, you can win if the proof is on your side. Temporal Proximity One way to prove you were unfairly fired is to prove temporal proximity.
27 June 2016
The loss of a loved one can be all the more difficult if it was the result of someone else's negligence on the job. In this case, you may need to file a wrongful death claim to ensure you are properly compensated for your loss. While such a claim won't bring back your loved one, the funds can help you through the difficult time – especially if you are inundated with funeral costs or lost income.
8 June 2016