Understanding Statutes of Limitations

Every state has statutes of limitations on different legal claims. What this means is that a time limit is set on how long you have to file your personal injury lawsuit, and how long the state has to prosecute someone for committing a crime. These time limits...

Personal injury made simple

We’ve explored many aspects of the legal field on this blog over the better part of this year, from items in the news to general legal guidelines to brief excursions into legal history. But at the end of the day, we’re here to do one thing, and...

Police and criminal rights in focus pt. 3

For the last two weeks on the blog, we’ve examined the legal framework that exists in U.S. law for interactions between police officers and members of the public. These laws have to strike a delicate balance: on the one hand, they must ensure that all citizens...

Police and criminal rights in focus pt. 2

Last week on the blog, we took a look at issues of civil and criminal rights in the context of police conduct, trying to get a handle on the ways that the law governs the way police and citizens interact. Of course, events last month in Missouri put a focus on the...

Police and criminal rights in focus, pt. 1

It may seem hard to believe, but we Americans are, on average, living in a time of unprecedented safety and security. Of course, this is not to discount the very real and often very dangerous issues that face many of our communities (in addition to those which we face...