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Final Paycheck Rules by State

Leaving your employer and a steady paycheck is an intimidating prospect, even if you are leaving on good terms or you have a new position lined up. Whether you quit your current job or were laid off, most people in your position find themselves wondering, “When will I get my final paycheck?” Separating from an […]

Involuntary Manslaughter: Penalties and Sentencing

Involuntary manslaughter differs from murder or other homicides in that there is no premeditation or intent to kill. Instead, it criminalizes lawful as well as unlawful acts that are carried out in a negligent or reckless manner. As a result, involuntary manslaughter typically has significantly lighter penalties compared with other similar criminal offenses. However, those convicted do not get off […]

Criminal Statutes of Limitations: Time Limits for State Charges

The time limit for when prosecutors can file criminal charges is known as a criminal statute of limitations. Both state and federal law forbids prosecutors from charging someone with a crime beyond the specified amount of time. Statutes of limitations can vary by jurisdictions and contain exceptions. Some states have several tiers of felonies and […]

Comparative and Contributory Negligence Laws by State

Accidents happen, sometimes through no fault of our own. Sometimes we may even contribute to the accident or worsen our own injuries, even if someone else started the accident. The court accounts for the fault of the injured parties to determine how much damages should be awarded or if damages should be awarded at all. […]

Search and Seizure Laws by State

Searches and Seizures: Limitations of Police The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ensures the right of every American “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” with the added assurance that “no Warrants shall issue” without probable cause. In other words, police searching you or your property […]

Leyes sobre el talón de cheque final por estado

Existe un número de estados que exige que los empleadores emitan el último talón de cheque a un empleado que deja su empleo en un período relativamente corto de tiempo. De hecho, algunos estados exigen que el empleado que deja su empleo reciba sus últimos talones de cheque el último día de trabajo. En otros […]

Marijuana Laws by State

One minute, you’re in Colorado legally smoking weed and growing six marijuana plants in your backroom. The next minute, you’ve crossed into Kansas where a single joint in your pocket could earn you six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Marijuana law is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of law in the […]

How to Calculate Child Support in New York

Disclaimer: This child support calculator provides an estimate of child support based on state guidelines. Child support calculations vary based on many factors. This calculator does not constitute legal advice nor should it be construed to provide legal advice. You should always consult with a family law attorney to evaluate your specific circumstances. Step 1: […]

States with Legal Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Laws by State Marijuana possession and usage remains illegal under federal law. But as of April, 2016, 24 states have enacted legislation providing for legal medical marijuana. This list is constantly changing and updating, so it’s crucial to research the laws in your jurisdiction.  It’s crucial to carefully and repeatedly research marijuna laws […]

Enforcing a Child Support Order Out of State

If a non-custodial parent moves out of state, or already lives out of state, rest assured you can still get the child support your children need. Having one parent live in a different state can make the process trickier, but there are ways to find your ex and make sure they pay child support. Family court orders […]
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