Most people are aware that there are
federal and state laws in place to protect them against the purchase of
defective products including vehicles. However, their knowledge can be
described as fuzzy at best which has given rise t several misconceptions about
lemon laws. If you do not have the right information and knowledge you can
compromise your chances of pursuing a lemon law case. Although there are
several misconceptions about lemons laws in Louisiana; here are the top 5:
Federal Lemon Law That Covers All Motor Vehicles:
Even though there is a federal law
designed to protect consumer rights; each state also has its own lemon laws
that can be used to fight a claim against the seller of a defective product or
vehicle. The laws vary from state to state and although most of them have
similar provisions; they are not identical. If you are wondering about how much
sense it makes to have varying laws in states; they are designed to suit the
buying habits and the consumer preferences of the people living in the state.
For instance, in a state like Florida where there are many retirees who like to
spend their time lounging around in their very own recreational vehicles, the
laws need to cover this automobiles while in Alaska, people are concerned about
transporting the automobile for repair; after all there are several remote
outposts in Alaska that may not have repair facilities or car dealerships.
Changing The Mind
After Buying A Car:
This could not be further away from the
truth and this misconception has put a lot of people in trouble, when you buy a
vehicle, you sign a contract that is a binding both on the seller as well as
the buyer. The three day grace period …
Arrested because DUI is never easy. You
may have to deal with a suspended license, large fines, mandatory community
service and a trial period. Along with the legal consequences of DUI, the
guilt, shame, and worry that you feel after arrest related to DUI or DWI can
overtake your life for days, weeks, or even months.
Although there are various legal steps
that must be taken when dealing with DUI, it is very important to put your
mental and emotional health at the top of your list of priorities. The mental
afflictions you feel are very real, and they should be inclined. Here are four
tips for dealing mentally and emotionally with DUI.
1. Talk To Your Lawyer
In a situation like this, everyone wants
to know what’s in the store. If you are like me, knowing what you can expect
even if you don’t like it is far better than being taken off guard on the road.
For this reason, I recommend talking to your lawyer after the trial. A
reputable and trusted DUI lawyer will go through this process many times and
will be able to tell you what you can expect. I still remember how much talking
to my Seattle DUI lawyer personally made me comfortable. Talking to my Seattle
DUI lawyer allowed me to find out the facts and make a plan. Having an attack
plan for future problems makes them easier to handle.
2. Discuss This Problem With Friends And Family
DUI is something that you must deal with
on a personal and internal level. However, it is something that must be
discussed with family and close friends. If you are convicted of DUI, there
will be a part of your life that changes. Your trial period will not allow you
to go to bars …
Once again, the holiday season is upon us.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with Christmas and New Years soon
following. The holidays are a time to reflect, rejoice and celebrate. Often
times, holiday celebration comes in the form of a few drinks with friends and
family. Whether you’re enjoying a beer with the Thanksgiving football game, a
cup of eggnog by the fireplace or a glass of wine with Christmas dinner, there
are a few matters to keep in mind.
First and foremost, driving under the influence and
driving while intoxicated are very serious crimes that can have a indelible
effect on your life. Simply having a few drinks could lead to death,
destruction, embarrassment and loss of privileges. It is important to have a
plan when it relates to alcohol consumption, especially around the holidays.
Here are three suggestions for avoiding a DUI this holiday season.
have a designated driver.
This piece of advice has been recited ad nauseum, and
for good reason. Having a designated driver is the cheapest, most convenient
way of ensuring safe transportation to and from a party. If you have a friend
or family member who doesn’t drink, you can simply ask them if they could take
you home. Make sure to make the trip worth their while. If you have a group of
close friends or family who are all known for enjoying a holiday libation here
and there, you can take turns staying sober and being the designated driver.
2. Make sure to have the phone
numbers of several taxi services.
As easy as getting a designated driver might sound, there are always those
special events where sobriety is more difficult than usual. Some gathering that
come to mind are office Christmas parties and New Years parties. It is
In my last post I discussed why I think virtually
discuss three things every policy should have, which I commonly find to be
First, a quick run-down of the basic purpose for a
They: 1) tell visitors what information you collect from them (whether the
collection is overt, such as through an email opt-in, or covert, such as
through tracking cookies); and 2) what you will and will not do with the
Now on to the three things
every policy should have (but often don’t):
A Notice About Tracking Cookie Usage. If you use
third-party analytics or ad serving, then it is virtually guaranteed that your
site places tracking cookies on your visitors’ computers. If you have any sort
of “sign-in” functionality to your site, chances are session cookies
are also utilized keep users logged in, for security, or to make log-in easier.
collected is used, and what cookies are controlled by third-parties. When
appropriate, reference the privacy policies of these third-party cookie using
providers so your visitors know what they do with information collected.
COPPA Notice. Whether or not your site is oriented
toward collecting information from children under 13 years of age, you should
be referencing the Children’s On-Line Privacy Protection Act
expressly collects information children under 13 or can be seen as attractive
to children under 13 (think cartoon characters, child-oriented language, toys,
other hand, if your site clearly doesn’t market to or collect …
In the United States, each state
has their own laws when it comes to drinking and driving. In spite of this, the
number of drunk driving cases continues to double each year over the past
couple of years. This only shows that people are not aware or do not consider
driving drunk or driving under the influence as a very dangerous and even fatal
movement, not only for the driver and passengers but also for other drivers and
Knowing and understanding the
laws and the circumstances surrounding driving under the influence could come
in handy especially if you get involved in a DUI case. Punishments for DUI
cases vary depending on the kind and degree of the case. Aside from this, a
number of aggravating factors may affect the sentence to be given to you. To
cite an example, it exacerbates your case when you are caught driving while
intoxicated with a child below 16 years of age inside the vehicle. You not only
put yourself in danger but you also endanger the lives of children. Another
good example of an aggravating factor is being arrested for a DUI violation or
a DWI violation more than once over a ten year period. Lastly, your case could
also go from bad to worse if the amount of alcohol content in your blood when
you got arrested is more than.20, the acceptable alcohol content limit. Aside
from the mentioned examples, there are plenty of other aggravating
circumstances that have been continuously changing over the years.
these aggravating factors, the punishment you will face can be different.
Penalties can range from the payment of simple fines and community services to
the suspension of your driver’s license and imprisonment. There are some cases
where violators get a combination of penalties. Everything will …