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Double Trouble: What To Understand About Being Tried Twice

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Most people have heard of the legal concept “double jeopardy,” but this particular term can be easily misunderstood. Double jeopardy is an important legal protection for those who’ve been charged with a crime, so read on to find out more. Repeatedly Put on Trial When the framers of the Constitution set about to create laws, they often did so with an eye toward ensuring more fairness than existed in other countries at the time.…

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Three Things You Need To Know If You Just Received The Dreaded Jury Letter

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It’s a letter most people are afraid to get in the mail: the letter informing you that you must complete jury duty. Most people do not like setting aside time to potentially serve on a jury; it can feel inconvenient and scary. Much of that fear, however, actually comes from uncertainty. If you learn a bit more about the jury selection and jury duty processes, your sense of dread and frustration may ease up.…

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Taxing Your Winnings: What You Need To Know About Taxes And Your Settlement

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If you were injured in an auto accident and won a settlement, one thing to consider is whether or not any money you received is considered taxable income. There are many different factors that determine whether or not the government will collect a portion of your settlement. You will need to work with a personal injury attorney to make sure the money you get is free from taxes as much as possible.…

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What Are The Reasons You Can Contest A Will?

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When a person creates a will, they create a legal document stating that these are their wishes for their possessions after they are gone. Normally wills will go through the courts with no problems, but because of certain circumstances some wills do get overturned and may require probate administration. What are the reasons for contesting a will? Mental Capacity One of the top reasons wills can be contested and overturned is that the person who made out the will lacked the mental capacity to do so.…

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