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Bruce Kaye Attorney at Law
From physical and verbal attacks to harassment via messaging and social media, bullies of all ages can cause pain and humiliation both in person and through electronic technology. Some may not even realize their behavior constitutes bullying. Educate yourself and your loved ones to help identify and stop bullying of all kinds.
Recent high-profile cases such as the 2014 Slender Man stabbing highlight the controversial practice of trying accused juveniles as adults. How do prosecutors decide which cases involving minors land in adult courts and which stay in the juvenile system? It’s a complicated combination of laws, guidelines and judicial choice.
Traffic-stop confrontations between police and motorists have made the news on a regular basis in recent years, leading to serious discussions about drivers’ rights. Many experts advise drivers to comply first and complain later, but when it comes to passengers, what’s expected? Do those riding in a vehicle that gets pulled over face the same requirements as those behind the wheel?
Whether or not you ever find yourself facing legal issues, it’s useful to have a working knowledge of everyday legal terminology. Criminal acts fall into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. But what’s the difference? Which comes with a heavier punishment and what offenses are common among each? Let’s break it down.
Law enforcement may request field sobriety testing during a traffic stop if they suspect a driver of being under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). What tests can police ask for, and what are drivers’ rights surrounding them? Keep this information in mind as you get behind the wheel.