Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Wyoming has strict sexual assault laws, and violating them can lead to years in state prison, hefty fines, and even having to register as a sex offender. One such charge is statutory rape, which many defendants face because they do not know Wyoming’s age-of-consent laws or did not know the age of their partner before doing the deed.
Wyoming is big on snow. Or rather, snow is big on Wyoming. What with being bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the south and west and hosting a few national parks, we in Wyoming get a lot of weather come winter. And sometimes, even in populated areas, it’s just too much to handle.
Wyoming courts have complex and harsh laws for violent crimes. We are one of the few states to have a specific charge for strangulation, which has a unique legal definition. This charge can result in years of jail time, court fees, and a ruined reputation. However, depending on the circumstances, defendants can face more serious charges.
In the recent 2020 election, Wyoming’s neighbor states of South Dakota and Montana voted to legalize marijuana possession for both medicinal and recreational use. While South Dakota’s governor has contested the new law, residents and visitors to Montana cannot be charged with possession if caught with small amounts of marijuana as of January 1, 2021. However, while many residents of Wyoming may be tempted to travel out-of-state to take advantage of this law, there are several other important laws you should be aware of.
A serious fall can set the average person back months in medical bills and lost wages. You may not be able to walk on your own for some time, have difficulty sitting or sleeping comfortably, and need physical therapy to fully recover. While you may not want to make a fuss out of a fall, most injuries are covered under liability insurance. That means that if you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to have your medical bills and other expenses paid if the owner contributed to your slip-and-fall.
The first few weeks after a car accident can be some of the most stressful and draining moments of your life. You may be dazed by your injuries, worried about paying medical bills, and tired of dealing with insurance companies. Insurance adjusters often start off sweet-talking accident victims with lofty promises and kind words, only to offer a lowball settlement that barely covers an emergency room visit. With your bills stacking up, you may be tempted to accept it, but you should speak to an attorney first. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we can help you understand the true value of your case and demand proper compensation for your injuries.
Being pulled over is a scary experience. You may have no idea what you did wrong or if you even committed a crime. You should always remember that you have rights under Wyoming state law. These include the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney if you are charged with a crime, and the right to refuse a search. But these rights do come with some exceptions, and there are scenarios where you may have to allow an officer to search your vehicle.
Following a car accident, you should immediately report the incident to the police. Not only is this required by law, but it also can help you file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. Police reports hold a lot of authority during insurance negotiations and in a jury trial. They may clearly outline why the other driver caused the accident and why he is liable for your injuries, increasing your chances of receiving compensation.
The internet has made it extremely easy to look someone up online. Anyone can pull out a phone and search for someone they used to know on social media with just a few clicks.
While some people may only look up classmates they lost touch with or keep in contact with distant family, others may take it too far.
You should be extremely careful about how you act online, as you may end up being charged with cyberstalking.
Driving along the rural roads and highways of Wyoming puts you at risk for any number of collisions, from dangerous rollovers with oil trucks to being sideswiped by a driver who is texting. In the majority of car crashes, cars will physically hit each other. But what about when a driver swerves and drives you off the road? Are you still eligible to file an insurance claim?
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