Everyone knows that when something bad happens to them, they typically have the ability to take legal action. This allows them to get compensation to take care of any bills that might have encountered due to the incident. What many people do not realize, is that there is a time limit for when they can seek legal compensation for different crimes.
This is referred to as a statute of limitations. Every single crime in the state of California has a statute of limitations. This means that a person has a set amount of time a person can seek legal compensation. After the time has passed, a person can no longer seek legal compensation for that incident.
The length of the statute of limitations is dependent on the crime or incident...
Halloween is a time for fun and games. For kids, this means trick or treating. For adults, this means parties, which will typically involve alcohol. The police and other local law enforcement are aware of this fact. They know people will be drinking during Halloween, and some of those people will think that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is a good idea.
Drinking and driving is a bad enough idea on any day of the year, but it is especially dangerous on Halloween. This is due to the fact that there will be hundreds of kids roaming the streets trick or treating. This can increase the odds of someone getting hurt due to drunk driving.
In order to prevent as many accidents as possible from happening, local police will be setting up DUI checkpoints...
Were you recently arrested for a crime and surprised to see how expensive your bail was? Most people usually are, but you had other reasons for being shocked about the bail amount. You had a friend who was once arrested for the same reason, and their bail amount was lower than yours. How could that be? You were arrested for the same crime.
When the judge assigned your bail amount, he looked at a few different factors. These factors included:
• The crime you were accused of
• Your criminal record
• Your ties to the community
When it comes to how much a person’s bail should be for a crime, every county has what is called a bail schedule. This is simply a list of every crime, and what the bail should be for each crime...