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How Long Does a Wyoming Criminal Case Take to Resolve?

By stladmin on May 30, 2024

A statue of the lady of justice and a judges gavel on a table.

There are several factors that can impact how long a criminal trial is going to take, including the nature of the charges, the number of witnesses, the complexity of the case, and the court calendar. There are also unpredictable circumstances that can lengthen a trial, such as a defendant who decides to change their legal representation during the middle of a trial, or when an officer of the court such as the judge gets sick.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Common Kinds and Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

By stladmin on May 15, 2024

A traffic light that has a walk signal.

When a driver crashes into a pedestrian, it frequently leads to injuries or fatalities. Collisions can happen in various locations, including crosswalks, intersections, and  parking lots. Factors contributing to these accidents include distracted driving, speeding, and failure to yield the right of way. It’s essential for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and follow traffic laws to prevent accidents.

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The Signs of Impaired Driving That Police Look For

By stladmin on April 30, 2024

Liquor dripping onto car keys.

Driving under the influence (DUI) charges come with many consequences and can significantly impact the lives of the accused. DUI convictions can lead to legal trouble, tarnish one’s reputation, affect employment opportunities, and increase insurance premiums. Understanding the consequences of DUI charges can help promote public safety and help individuals avoid being caught in the criminal justice system.

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Posted in: DUI Defense

The Use of Gait Belts in Nursing Homes and How Falls Occur

By stladmin on April 15, 2024

A nurse helping an older man with a gait belt.

As people age, they may experience a decline in their physical abilities, such as strength, flexibility, and coordination. A range of conditions, including arthritis, inner ear problems, and side effects from some medications, can cause this deterioration. Unfortunately, this decline may lead to a loss of balance, which can result in harmful and even life-threatening falls.

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Why Your Lawyer Should Talk to the Insurance Company for You

By stladmin on March 30, 2024

A lawyer in a suit talking across the table from someone.

Interactions with insurance adjusters can be treacherous terrain for individuals seeking compensation for personal injuries. Without proper legal guidance, claimants may inadvertently fall prey to tactics employed by insurance companies to minimize payouts. Understanding the importance of legal representation in these negotiations is paramount for protecting one’s rights and securing fair compensation.

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Posted in: Auto Insurance

Is Wyoming a ‘Stand Your Ground’ State?

By stladmin on March 15, 2024

Handcuffs, a gavel, glasses and a pen on a desk.

Knowing Wyoming’s Stand Your Ground laws is crucial as it delineates individuals’ rights to defend themselves and others without the obligation to retreat from threatening situations. Understanding these provisions empowers residents to make informed decisions in potentially life-threatening scenarios, knowing their legal rights and responsibilities. Wyoming’s laws specify the permissible use of force, where it applies (such as in homes, vehicles, or public spaces), and the standards for asserting self-defense. This knowledge ensures personal safety and helps individuals understand their legal rights if they find themselves involved in incidents requiring self-defense actions.

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Posted in: Violent Crimes

Sexual Consent and Its Legal Implications

By stladmin on February 20, 2024

Consent definition in a dictionary

Sexual consent is a fundamental aspect of any sexual encounter, covering the critical matter of an individual’s voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It serves as the cornerstone of healthy sexual relationships and is increasingly emphasized as a vital factor in legal matters. However, the definition and application of consent vary across jurisdictions, leading to a complex legal landscape.

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Posted in: Sex Crimes

How a Dog’s Body Language Can Indicate a Coming Attack

By stladmin on February 10, 2024

A Rottweiler on a leash with its mouth open.

Dogs communicate through body signals, such as facial expressions and posture. Understanding canine body language is a vital tool in preventing dog attacks. Recognizing warning signs like growling and stiffening allows individuals to react appropriately and respect a dog’s boundaries.

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Posted in: Dog Bites

The Most Frequent Causes of Falls on Construction Sites

By stladmin on January 20, 2024

Construction worker on the ground of a construction site in pain being aided by another construction worker.

Construction sites are dynamic environments, but they also pose significant risks to workers, with falls being one of the most common and severe hazards. Addressing the issue of falls on construction sites is paramount to ensuring the safety and well-being of workers in this high-risk industry.

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Wyoming’s House Bill 112 and the ‘Five Strikes’ Rule

By stladmin on January 10, 2024

A gavel with handcuffs on a table.

In Wyoming, lawmakers have recognized the need to address the issue of repeat offenders in regard to theft-related crimes. As a result, House Bill 112, commonly referred to as the ‘Five Strikes’ Rule, has been proposed to tackle this problem.

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Posted in: Theft Crimes

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