Posts Tagged“legal”

The grand jury is a system that is used in around half of all states, including California. In courtroom trials, a so-called “petit” jury is used. Both the petite and the grand jury are made up men/women from every walk of life, chosen to serve. The aim of the grand jury is to determine whether or not the evidence collected on a certain case is sufficient to start criminal proceedings. Originally, these juries were there to ensure the accused had a defence. Today, however, the grand jury is under a lot of criticism. In June, Adam M Smith decided to…

Something few people know is that there are only two jurisdictions in the world that use common law and that has a grand jury in order to screen the validity of a criminal indictment. One of those two is Liberia, the other is the United States. It is also something that has always interested Adam M Smith, who is fascinated by global legal proceedings. Adam M Smith Explains the Role of the US Grand Jury A grand jury can issue what is known as a “true bill”, which means someone is indicted for a crime. They will only do this,…

No one goes out of their way to get a DUI (driving under the influence). Well, at least that is the case most of the time. That said are you doing all you can to steer clear of a DUI? Keep in mind that a DUI charge and conviction can impact you in many ways. First, your professional career can take a hit when convicted. Even if not relying on your vehicle much for work, the idea you drove under the influence shows bad judgment. Second, your personal life can take a downward spiral too. Family and friends may question…

It’s not something that many of us think about, but what would you do in the event of an​ injury or an accident caused by someone else? Hopefully you never have to go through such an experience, but it happens to more Texans everyday than you might think. Thankfully, that’s what a Waco personal injury attorney is here for. The Pains of Being in Pain Injuries can result from auto accidents, workplace and event mishaps, or even slipping in a public area. The physical pain may cause mobility issues that can keep you from working or cause medical bills to…

If you engage a professional to provide you services, you can expect that the services will be of a certain quality standard. If the services you receive are below this standard and you are damaged in any way as a result, it is called professional negligence and you are entitled to bring litigation against this person or company. In English law, professional negligence is a subset of the general rules on negligence that cover the situation in which a person has represented him or herself as having more than average skills and abilities i.e. a professional. Professional negligence occurs when…