Woke Lawyer Blog
Bruce Kaye Attorney at Law
While you're probably familiar with the term, there's a lot more you might want to know about stalking. The Stalking Resource Center describes it as "a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear."
There are many misunderstandings about the Miranda rights: what they are, what they protect against, when they must be stated and when they can be evoked. Experts estimate about 80 percent of suspects unintentionally waive their Miranda rights.
A restraining order, also called a protection or protective order, is a legally binding order issued by a judge that restrains a person's actions regarding another person. A domestic violence restraining order typically prohibits a person from contacting, attempting to contact, harassing, threatening or harming another person. Harm can refer to physical, emotional and psychological harm.
The holiday season is around the corner, which means an influx of parties and special events where alcohol is served. And though drunk driving is a problem throughout the year, the period from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day sees a spike in alcohol-related highway deaths each year, with 40 percent of fatal accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver.