If your kid has been arrested for shoplifting, don't assume that they are facing a minor or misdemeanor charge. Shoplifting can be a serious (felony) charge depending on the circumstances of the crime. For example, expect the kid to be charged with a felony under the following circumstances: They Stole an Expensive Item Stealing a five-thousand dollar watch will attract more serious charges than stealing a hundred dollar watch. Most states have shoplifting laws that specify a dollar limit above which shoplifting attracts felony charges.
- You've probably seen the advertisements on television urging accident victims to call an attorney right away. You may be wondering, however, how you know for sure whether or not it's really necessary to hire an attorney for something that seems so simple. After all, if you and the other driver are insured, you may be wondering what the point of getting an attorney would be. You may be able to go it alone, but if you make the wrong decision you could end up harming your claim and missing out on a lot of money damages.
- You can only pick and choose what bills to pay so many times before you encounter problems. While keeping a roof over you and your family's head is probably high on your list of "must pays", the time may come when even the rent has to wait. For those contemplating a bankruptcy filing, you may be hoping that you will be able to keep your landlord at bay. The success of that happening has a lot to do with what steps your landlord has already taken to have you removed from the rental property.
- It is important to make sure that you know your rights, as well as know when it is time to hire a civil rights attorney to protect yourself. By hiring a civil rights attorney, you can also try to receive some sort of closure on the injustices that were done to you, and to help ensure that no one else will have to go through what you went through. Still not sure of what situations may call for the hiring of a civil rights attorney, keep reading.
- You may have noticed that consumer bankruptcy comes in two different versions: chapter 13 and chapter 7. They are very different and serve different purposes, so knowing some facts about each type should be mandatory reading before you make your final decision. Read on for a quick primer about each type and decide for yourself. Chapter 13 Known as a debt reorganization plan, this type of bankruptcy is best for those who want to work with their creditors to pay off at least a portion of their debt obligation.