Legal And The Law Category

This section is not meant to provide legal advice, rather the articles are meant to provide commentary, an overview and/or insights into legal issues and the law. Enjoy.

Tips When Visiting a Prison Inmate

Visiting a prison inmate comes with certain rules. From the prison officials point of view, the rule are in place to keep everyone safe from the prison guards to the visitors to the inmates themselves. The rules are also meant to make the jobs of the prison employees easier so that prison visits can go smoothly for everyone. The biggest tip when visiting a prison inmate is to remember that it does not matter if you agree with the rules or not. It does not pay to get … [Read more...]

What Happens If I Have a Car Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

Being involved in an automobile collision, even a minor one, can be a traumatic experience. You are looking at your vehicle and wondering if it can be fixed, and how much it will cost. You may have injuries, or are worried that strains or whiplash will show up when the adrenaline wears off. Then you find out that the other driver does not have insurance. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence. A 2009 study found that around one in seven drivers in the United States … [Read more...]

Lose Your Case in Small Claims Court? Learn How to Appeal

The rules for filing cases in small claims court are the same in every U.S. state. The rules are not conveniently consistent when you need to appeal a judgment, though. The appeals process varies from one state to the next – some do not even have an appeals process. There are states where you can appeal the decision by a judge but not one by an arbitrator. In some states, only the defendant (the accused party) has the right to appeal – the plaintiff (the … [Read more...]

Can You Leave Those Frequent Flier Miles to Someone in a Will?

It usually occurs to people right around the holidays that they need to get their estate planning in order. People often get around to talking about their bank accounts, their investments and their property at this time. There's one little detail that gets passed over, quite often – the thousands of frequent flyer miles that they may have accumulated. Whatever happens to them when the holder happens to pass away? Is there something you can do to leave them to … [Read more...]

Identifying the Different Types of Fingerprints

Each and every individual fingerprint has its own unique characteristics that make it different from everyone else’s. In fact, fingerprints are so different that one person may be identified by his fingerprints alone. Many criminals are identified after leaving fingerprints behind at a crime scene. Forensic experts work together in order to find a positive match. Although each and every fingerprint is unique, each print has at least one specific pattern that it … [Read more...]