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Being accused of a crime as a corporate worker

Often crimes are associated with a certain stereotypes, but in reality, any person in any walk of life can be accused of committing a crime. In fact, people in very successful positions quite often are accused of committing crimes such as fraud or embezzlement, because they regularly have a high level of responsibility or power to exploit.

If you have been accused of a white collar crime, it is vital that you work quickly in order to defend yourself. Sentences that result from white collar crime prosecutions are in fact quite harsh; therefore, it is important that you prove your innocence.

Considering divorce while your partner is deployed

If you have a military spouse, you will know how difficult things can be when he or she goes on deployment. Deployment can happen unexpectedly with little warning, and sometimes you are simply not emotionally prepared for the change in your life. In addition, deployment can deeply affect any children involved.

Your relationship may have been struggling before your spouse became deployed, and now that he or she is away, it is likely that you have a lot of time to think. It is always good to weigh up the implications of a divorce, both from a financial, emotional and logistical perspective. The following are some of the things that you should consider as a military spouse considering filing for divorce.

Valuation dates and high-asset divorces

When going through a divorce, one of the most stressful aspects can often be going through the process of dividing assets, especially when there are a lot of high-value assets to divide, such as multiple homes and cars. Over the years, married couples tend to become financially intertwined, and when children are involved, one parent might earn a significant portion of the household income while the other assumes child care-related duties. This can mean that dividing assets fairly can prove to be challenging.

One of the first steps in the division of assets is evaluating all of the assets and assigning a monetary value to all of them so that they can be objectively assessed. In order to do this, a valuation date must be assigned. This might seem simple, but it does have the potential to significantly affect the valuation amount of each asset.

Understanding your Miranda rights

If you enjoy watching “cop shows” on your Ohio TV channels, you probably have heard some version of the Miranda warning hundreds of times. It is what law enforcement officers do when they read suspects their rights when taking them into custody. What you may not realize, however, is that these rights likewise apply to you whenever officers arrest you as a suspect in an alleged crime.

The Miranda warning came from the 1966 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. However the fictional TV and movie officers phrase it, this warning consists of four parts as follows:

  1. You have the right to remain silent.
  2. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
  3. You have the right to an attorney.
  4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

Next steps after failing a Breathalyzer test in Ohio

It's so easy to lose track of time when enjoying an evening with friends. So much so, that when you get in the car to drive home, you may have underestimated the amount that you drank over the course of the night. So when you get pulled over by a law enforcement officer who requests that you perform a Breathalyzer test, you might feel confident that you will blow under the limit when in fact you do not.

It's an all too common story across the United States, and it unfortunately can lead to an OVI charge in the state of Ohio. If you have been found to be driving a vehicle in Ohio with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, it is important that you understand how the law works so that you can act efficiently for a successful result.

Defending yourself against a drug possession charge

If you have been accused of being in possession of drugs, a guilty verdict or plea could have the potential to affect the rest of your life. Depending on the type of drug you were found in possession of and the amount that was found in your possession, you could serve prison time, face hefty fines or both.

Therefore, if you have a good explanation for why law enforcement officials found drugs on your possession, it is important that you work on building a compelling defense that will help to reduce the charges faced. The following are some of the most effective defenses for drug possession.

The consequences of Ponzi and pyramid schemes

There are many creative ways to start businesses, and typical business structures include hierarchical structures. Hierarchical structures often take the form of the founder being at the top of the system, risking more but potentially reaping the highest financial benefits. Meanwhile, the least experienced employees at the bottom of the hierarchy will likely receive the lowest pay.

This is a picture of a typical organization, and while this pyramid structure is completely legal, there are many organizations that become unlawful when they take on a similar, but slightly deviated form. These types of organizations are know as pyramid or Ponzi schemes.

Divorcing a member of the military

Going through a divorce is always a tough situation to be in, regardless of the profession of you or your spouse. However, if your spouse is a member of the military, it is important that you pay attention to how this detail can make the situation slightly more complicated.

Divorcing a person in the military should not, in theory, be any different from divorcing a person in any other profession. However, there are some aspects of the divorce that you should be aware of, such as intricacies in regard to retirement pensions in the military, as well as certain child custody and child support regulations.

Can you lose a nursing license for an OVI?

There are numerous ways nurses can lose their licenses. Some of the most common include fraud, going into work impaired or failing to keep the nursing board informed of your current address. However, nurses may also face serious consequences from a career perspective if a judge finds them guilty of operating a vehicle impaired

There are already numerous consequences on the table for an OVI conviction, including hefty fines and jail time. Some people will face challenges in their career after an OVI conviction because they will most likely lose their driver's licenses, preventing them from getting to work. However, you may lose your ability to perform your job entirely if you are a nurse. 

How to sell the family home during a divorce

Deciding that it's time to end your marriage is never an easy decision, even when the two of you have had problems for years. It's an admission that the marriage did not work and you might feel like you failed. The discussion can become even more difficult when you decide to sell the family home in Dayton, Ohio.

If one of you is unable to refinance the mortgage with just one name on it, you should sell the family home. You shouldn't be married to the house if you are no longer going to be married to your spouse. Put it on the market and then split the money you get from the sale with your former spouse.

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