Popular Misconceptions About The Lemon Laws

Popular Misconceptions About The Lemon Laws

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:

Exclusive 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.

Three Days For 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 …

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4 Tips for Dealing with Mental and Emotional DUI

4 Tips for Dealing with Mental and Emotional DUI

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 …

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3 Suggestions For Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Season

3 Suggestions For Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Season

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.

1. Always 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 …

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3 Things Your Privacy Policy Should Have

3 Things Your Privacy Policy Should Have

In my last post I discussed why I think virtually every small biz website should have a privacy policy. This time, I’d like to discuss three things every policy should have, which I commonly find to be missing.

First, a quick run-down of the basic purpose for a privacy policy is in order. Privacy policies basically fulfill two functions. 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 information.

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. Your privacy policy should disclose your cookie usage, how information 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 (“COPPA”) in your privacy policy. On one hand, if your site either expressly collects information children under 13 or can be seen as attractive to children under 13 (think cartoon characters, child-oriented language, toys, etc) then you MUST make sure your privacy policy complies with COPPA. On the other hand, if your site clearly doesn’t market to or collect …

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Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

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 pedestrians.

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.

Considering 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 …

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