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Is Dogfighting Illegal in the United States?

While dogfighting might seem abhorrent to most Americans, the reality is that dogfighting is still practiced in the nation today. Most U.S. citizens consider dogs of any breed to be companions and even members of the family. It is illegal to conduct, promote, or attend a dogfighting event, but it… Read More

What Is Drug Trafficking?

Drug trafficking is the illegal sale, manufacture, transportation, or distribution of controlled substances. The amount of drugs trafficked and the type of drugs involved can determine the criminal charges and penalties. You could face serious prison time if you are accused of selling, manufacturing, transporting, or distributing illegal drugs. Drug… Read More

Contempt of Court

Contempt of court is a charge that refers to actions that either obstruct or impede the due process of judicial procedures or actions (or inactions) that do not comply with orders given by a court authority. There are two different categories of contempt — direct and indirect (or constructive contempt)… Read More

Adult Adoptions

There are a variety of situations where a person may wish to adopt an adult. Adult adoption could be for reasons of inheritance, long-term care, insurance coverage, or to formalize parent-child relationships. Whether adoption of adults for these reasons is permitted under your state’s laws will vary. Most states do… Read More

How Long Can You Go to Jail for Violating Probation or Parole?

Probation and parole have two different meanings. Probation is court supervision as an alternative to serving your jail sentence. Parole is supervised release after serving the sentence. Both require you to follow specific conditions and check in with the court for the remaining parole or probation period. Each state… Read More

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Counterfeit Money

Counterfeiting money refers to the act of creating, altering or producing any security or obligation such as currency, bonds, reserve notes and treasury notes of the United States of America. Knowingly passing counterfeit currency as real is also illegal. The criminal penalties for using counterfeit money depend on… Read More

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What Is the Adoption Process?

Adoption is a wonderful way to grow your family. But as most adoptive parents will tell you, it can be lengthy, complicated, and expensive. This page gives a broad overview of the adoption process. It also links to more detailed articles that can help you answer specific questions. Adoption laws… Read More

Released on Own Recognizance

After an arrest, you’ll likely want to get out of jail as quickly as possible. For felony offenses, the court may hold you in jail until your trial or release you after posting bond. For minor offenses, the court may release you on your own recognizance without posting bail. You… Read More

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) was enacted in 1982, and was designed to ensure that spouses divorcing military members who are part of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, are treated fairly when it comes to spousal support, payment of child support and the division of… Read More

What Is Mediation in Family Law?

Mediation is a process where both parties — typically individuals in the process of a divorce, though not always — meet with a trained mediator to work out the details concerning their lives post-divorce. Issues concerning finances, custody of any minor children, and other considerations are typically discussed under the… Read More

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