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How Child Sex Crime Allegations Affect Lives

By stladmin on October 20, 2022

It’s natural to want to protect people from harm, especially children. And society is very scornful of people accused of any type of sexual abuse because it’s a horrible violation of another person.

Children are so vulnerable, and a sexual assault is also an attack on their innocence. People who are accused of sex crimes against children are often tried and convicted in the court of public opinion, even if they turn out to be innocent.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

The Danger of Construction Zone Accidents

By stladmin on October 10, 2022

Construction zones are a real hassle for drivers, especially when they’re working on a highway you use to get to work every day. Work zones are also dangerous. In a recent year over 44,000 people were injured in construction zone accidents according to the National Safety Council.

A work zone is a confined space, and everyone needs to relax and adjust their behavior. To help prevent accidents, penalties for speeding are increased in traffic zones. And traffic signs must be present and clearly visible.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

When an Animal Causes a Wrong-Way Car Accident

By stladmin on September 15, 2022

American drivers witness plenty of things on their commutes, including animals. Often an animal is the last thing you expect to see while driving, but it is, in fact, common to experience animals near our roadways. While the most common animal we will see when driving is a deer, there are smaller animals you may encounter including birds, squirrels, cats and dogs. Neighborhoods and country roads are the most common places for coming into contact with these animals.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How The Trucking Industry Endangers Wyoming Drivers

By stladmin on September 5, 2022

Wyoming has one of the highest rates per capita of fatalities due to truck driving accidents. Large trucks are inherently more dangerous than everyday cars because of their immense size and the high speeds at which they tend to travel. Trucking companies encourage unrealistic schedules and create incentives for faster deliveries. This means that the shifts are longer so the drivers are more fatigued, putting them at risk of causing an accident.

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Appealing a Driver’s License Suspension in Wyoming

By stladmin on August 15, 2022

Following a DUI arrest, you only have 20 days to request a hearing to prevent the suspension of your license. Even if your case is dismissed, you still need to attend an administrative hearing to retain your driving privileges.

A DUI conviction will result in a driver’s license suspension of at least 90 days. Following a suspension, a driver must attend an administrative hearing to get their license reinstated.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Is Wyoming’s DUI “Washout Period?”

By stladmin on August 1, 2022

A set of car keys in the foreground and glass of whiskey behind.

A washout period, also known as a “lookback period,” is the amount of time after a previous conviction that a later charge can be modified by. In Wyoming, the washout period for drunk driving is 10 years. That means if you are convicted of a DUI, any previous drunk driving convictions within the last ten years will result in increased penalties.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Landlord Liability Laws in Wyoming

By stladmin on July 20, 2022

In Wyoming, the responsibilities of landlords are detailed in Wyoming Statutes 1-21-1201 through 1-21-1211. State statutes also lay out your rights as a renter. For example, you have the right to a habitable home that satisfies basic structural, health, and safety standards, and is in a good state of repair.

Despite the many responsibilities landlords have, sometimes they don’t hold up their end of the agreement. If your landlord does not maintain the property and you are injured as a result, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Do You Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Wyoming?

By stladmin on July 10, 2022

When facing a DUI charge in Wyoming, a critical piece of evidence is how you perform on the Field Sobriety Test (FST). The test helps the police officer to determine if you are physically or mentally impaired by alcohol or drugs.

FSTs are controversial because they are not always accurate. With the help of an experienced Wyoming DUI lawyer, it is sometimes possible to have your FST performance excluded at trial.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What to Do After an accident at a Wyoming Vacation Property

By stladmin on June 20, 2022

Wyoming is a favorite destination for tourists and visitors, who come to enjoy the fresh air, open spaces, to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, state parks, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors.

Families and friends may arrange a to visit the state, renting property from an individual, Airbnb, hotel, lodge, or other property. A vacation can become a nightmare when someone gets injured – but who is responsible? If someone was injured at a vacation property in Wyoming, the facts should be reviewed by an attorney to determine if the property owner could be liable and held accountable.

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Challenging a DUI Breath Test in Wyoming

By stladmin on June 8, 2022

If you are charged with drunk driving in Wyoming, you are at risk of losing your right to drive. Under Wyoming’s implied consent laws, when driving a motor vehicle, you are considered to have given your consent for breath, blood, or urine testing. When drunk driving is suspected, a breath test is performed, and in some cases, blood testing.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

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