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Massachusetts Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Civil cases include a wide range of non-criminal legal matters such as divorce, probate, torts, real estate, contracts and business litigation. Civil matters are brought by businesses, the government, and private individuals as a means of enforcing their rights. Criminal matters, on the other hand, are brought by the state ... continue reading

Maryland Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

A person may not use electronic mail with the intent to harass: one or more people or by sending lewd, lascivious, or obscene material. “Electronic mail” means the transmission of information or a communication by the use of a computer or other electronic means that is sent to a person ... continue reading

Maine Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Maine misdemeanor laws are quite different from many other states. Maine classifies crimes by categories of seriousness A through E, with A being the most serious and E the least. The terms felony and misdemeanor are not used in Maine statutes. Black’s Law Dictionar y defines a felony as a ... continue reading

Louisiana Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The criminal process can be complex and confusing. But it’s important to understand your legal rights. The best way to be informed is to contact an attorney in your area as soon as possible. A criminal defense attorney will understand the law as it relates to the crime you’ve been ... continue reading

Kentucky Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

According to Kentucky misdemeanor laws, any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or a violation, or a series of misdemeanors or violations arising from a single incident, may petition the court in which he was convicted for expungement of his misdemeanor or violation record. The person shall be ... continue reading

Kansas Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

According to Kansas misdemeanor laws, it is a misdemeanor in Kansas to knowingly and without lawful authority:

Enter into a private place with intent to listen surreptitiously to private conversations or to observe “the personal conduct” of any person there;

Install or use outside a private place any ... continue reading

Iowa Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

According to Iowa misdemeanor laws, any person who is armed with a handgun, or any loaded firearm, whether concealed or not, within the limits of any city is criminally liable for an aggravated misdemeanor. This prohibition does not apply to the possession of a firearm in a dwelling or place ... continue reading

Indiana Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Let’s look at some common Indiana misdemeanor laws and felony laws that often get college students into trouble. If you are hanging out with your friends while they are using illegal drugs, even if you aren’t using them, you can be charged with visiting a common nuisance, a Class B ... continue reading

Illinois Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Criminal law defines conduct that is prohibited by the government and the range of penalties that can be imposed for violating these prohibitions. People who violate criminal laws incur penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment or, in some states, execution. All crimes are defined by statutes. These statutes are collected ... continue reading

Idaho Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

This article will give you a quick overview of Idaho misdemeanor laws and how the misdemeanor court system works.

All misdemeanors begin with the issuance of a uniform citation to the defendant. The uniform citation is both a formal criminal complaint and a summons. On the citation, the defendant ... continue reading

Hawaii Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

According to Hawaii misdemeanor laws, any person, not authorized by law, who carries, either on their person or in their vehicle used by that person, who is found armed with a concealed dirk, dagger, blackjack, slug shot, billy, metal knuckles, pistol, or other deadly or dangerous weapon shall be guilty ... continue reading

Georgia Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Except as otherwise provided Georgia misdemeanor laws, every crime declared to be a misdemeanor shall be punished as follows:

By a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or by confinement in the county or other jail, county correctional institution, or such other places, for a total term not to exceed ... continue reading

Florida Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Florida has two criminal classifications: felony and misdemeanor. A felony is generally defined as any crime punishable by death or more than one year in prison. According to Florida misdemeanor laws, a misdemeanor is any crime punishable by imprisonment for less than one year. Florida also has a classification known ... continue reading

Delaware Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

According to Delaware misdemeanor laws, a driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall be immediately stopped at the scene of such accident. The driver shall give the his or her name, address and the registration number of the his or ... continue reading

Connecticut Misdemeanor Laws

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Connecticut misdemeanor laws define misdemeanors as crimes that are less serious. A misdemeanor usually is punishable by a fine, or by incarceration in a local jail for a period of less than one year. Prosecutors typically do not convene a grand jury to investigate or issue indictments for misdemeanor charges, ... continue reading

Colorado Misdemeanor Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Misdemeanors are less-serious crimes. They are generally punishable by a fine or incarceration in the county jail for less than one year. The prosecutor does not usually convene a grand jury to investigate and charge misdemeanor offenses, although such charges can be generated along with felonies. According to Colorado misdemeanor ... continue reading

California Misdemeanor Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

There are 3 kinds of citations where the police can give you a ticket. Parking tickets are not filed with the court. A parking ticket shows the amount you must pay to the parking agency where the violation occurred. Fines for broken equipment (like your car’s headlight) may be on ... continue reading

Arkansas Misdemeanor Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Gambling houses are illegal in Arkansas. Every person who shall keep, conduct, or operate, or who shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in keeping, conducting, or operating any gambling house or place where gambling is carried on shall be deemed guilty of a felony and on conviction shall be confined ... continue reading

Arizona Misdemeanor Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Under Arizona misdemeanor laws, crimes are categorized as either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are the most serious crimes — murder, manslaughter, arson, rape, etc. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes. Let’s look at some of the most common misdemeanors seen with college students and how to handle those charges.

The ... continue reading

Alaska Misdemeanor Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Office of Victims’ Rights receives many inquiries from victims about how a criminal case in Alaska is investigated by police and then prosecuted by the state’s assistant district attorneys. The following answers many of these questions.

While this article is useful as a general illustration of how a ... continue reading

Alabama Misdemeanor Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Misdemeanor cases are crimes where the punishment is one year or less. Examples of misdemeanors, according to Alabama misdemeanor laws are: theft in the third degree(elements of theft 3rd are: property taken must not exceed $250 in value and which is not taken from the person of another), harassment assault ... continue reading

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

New York Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the largest white-collar crimes in America today, second only to tax evasion. New York City has the dubious distinction of having the 9 th highest rate of insurance fraud cases in the nation.

In order to combat the rising number of cases, New York ... continue reading

Alabama Marriage Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Patrick

I went looking for the Alabama Marriage Laws on the internet today and was glad to see they were easy to find and understand. Anyone planning to “Tie The Knot” in the state of Alabama should be well educated on the Alabama Marriage Laws. If you are not, then I ... continue reading

Wyoming Will and Living Trust Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

In the state of Wyoming if you are over the age of nineteen and of sound mind the law allows you to make a Will and Living Trust.  You may prepare a handwritten Will in your own handwriting or have it typed.  This must be witnessed by at least two ... continue reading

Georgia Adoption Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Georgia’s Safe Have law permits a mother to surrender an infant up to one week old at any medical facility. These include hospitals, infirmaries, health centers and birthing centers, but not the private offices of physicians or dentists. The mother must provide her name, address and proof of identity. The ... continue reading

Louisiana Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Residents of the state of Louisiana who need to know the guidelines regarding tax exemptions can refer to Louisiana exempt employee laws. These laws also cover tax liability as well.

Louisiana exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. ... continue reading

Kentucky Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Kentucky exempt employee laws help citizens understand their responsibility regarding the payment of taxes. These laws specifically address issues of tax exemption.

Kentucky exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. For example, usually when people are working they ... continue reading

Nevada Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Nevada, like many other states, does not have a separate Nevada probate court system in place for the sole purpose of handling issues regarding probate laws. However, the state of Nevada does still enact all probate laws. Instead of having a Nevada probate court, the District Court of Nevada handles ... continue reading

Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you are opening a business in Wisconsin, take a look at this blog entry. It doesn’t go into a great deal of detail, but it will give you some pointers when dealing with the Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws.

If you are looking for Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws, you ... continue reading