Month: February 2015

Are Firing Squads Making a Comeback?

The Wyoming State Senate recently passed a bill that would bring back the firing squad for death row inmates in Wyoming. Apparently the problems with lethal injection have caused lawmakers to reconsider this mode of execution. Utah is the only other state that...

Time out for a little laughter

Here are five of the strangest incidents you will ever read about, courtesy of my friend Dave Davis.  The other five will appear at a later time.   When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a holdup in Long Beach, California...

Drunk Driver Gets a Break (Tax)

A man who drank too much at a party was driving home when he wrecked his car. His insurance company refused to pay for the damage so he paid for it himself and deducted it from his taxes. He claimed it was a casualty loss. Although the IRS denied his deduction, the...

Costs In A Criminal Defense Case

If you are convicted or plead guilty in a criminal case in addition to legal fees you will be required to pay the costs of prosecution. Additionally, if you receive some alternative disposition such as ARD, you will also have costs to pay. The costs can vary around...

So You Think You Want To Use E-mail?

Anyone who is using e-mail for private communications with a lawyer should be aware of the following statement required by the state of Missouri Bar Disciplinary Council.  All Missouri lawyers are to notify all recipients of e-mail that (1) e-mail communication...

How Do Lawyers Charge Fees?

There are a number of ways that a lawyer may charge for services. Some lawyers bill by the hour and charge for everything including writing letters, answering e-mails or making phone calls as well as court appearances. Any client who is paying a lawyer by the hours...

Criminal Arrest Records

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal nearly one in three adult Americans has a criminal record. Companies looking for new employees are forced to comply with a host of state and federal laws pertaining to who they can and cannot hire. One study...

Motorcycle Accidents and Boomers

If you are age 55 or older and just getting into riding motorcycles or coming back to biking after being out of it for a few years you may have a greater chance of being injured in an accident while riding. Traffic safety consultant James Hedlund notes that while...

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