Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Wyoming is home to some of the most beautiful stretches of landscape in the country, often protected by state or national parks. From Bighorn National Forest to Keyhole State Park, residents and visitors have a wide variety of natural reserves to explore. However, every park comes with its own host of dangers.
Cop dramas and crime shows have made most people aware of the term “I plead the fifth,” but few actually know what the phrase refers to. It comes from the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, which outlines several laws regarding due process and how an individual should be charged with a crime. When someone declares they are pleading the fifth, they are specifically referring to how the Constitution states that no individual “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”
The open wilderness of Campbell County and Gillette offers a variety of trails and parks to explore by bike. Riders will often jump into gear to enjoy the clear trails and roads, but they should keep in mind all possible safety risks before heading out. Our local trails can be inviting for intrepid explorers, but our roads and highways are a different story and require a clear mind to avoid a serious accident.
Horseback riding a classic pastime in Wyoming and has played an important role in our state’s history and growth. It’s not uncommon to see riders along rural roads or even riding through town on your daily commute. But even for native residents of Wyoming, the rules of the riding on the roads may not be fully clear. Should riders be on paved roads? Do drivers need to yield to horses?
Depending on the situation, a court may implement a restraining or protection order to prevent a particular person from doing something to someone else. Despite some similarities, these two types of orders have different purposes in Wyoming and are issued under different circumstances.
Spring break is a popular time to get away from it all with a road trip, especially for travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Wyoming. On its own, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most trafficked destinations in the entire United States. However, despite the decline of winter, the spring roads in Wyoming can be hazardous for a number of reasons.
Following a court case, the court will file a criminal record of all related charges, even if they are dismissed, with Wyoming’s central criminal records and these records are available to the public. The availability of these files can be roadblocks for individuals looking for employment, applying for schools, and renting an apartment or home. Within the state of Wyoming, citizens have the option of expunging a criminal record, which will remove or seal the record from public eyes. Expungement holds a number of benefits in Wyoming, including improving your job, schooling, and housing opportunities. Once a record is expunged, the records can only be accessed by law enforcement and you are not required to disclose it to landlords, housing officials, employers, or any other individual.
Premises liability is a complicated legal area, particularly when other crimes are involved. If a crime such as robbery, assault, battery, or rape occur in an apartment complex or shop, victims may file premise liability claims against the property owners for not implementing proper security measures. This type of negligence is often referred to as a lack of security, negligent security, or inadequate security. For cases such as these, a personal injury attorney can argue that crimes that caused injury or harm could have been avoided if the property owner had taken prior action to protect anyone on the property.
As a truck driver, the last thing you want is to be involved in an accident. Not only are they costly, but they are also potentially catastrophic regarding your ability to earn a living, and to the lives of others sharing the roadways. Avoiding collisions should always be a primary concern when operating a commercial truck, big rig or semi, as these vehicles are extremely dangerous when out of control.
The United States Constitution guarantees certain rights for all citizens (and even non-citizens) of the USA, and further state laws in Wyoming provide additional rights regarding interactions with the law. It is essential that you understand your rights in Wyoming, particularly if you are facing criminal charges, have been stopped by the police, or are under investigation in a criminal matter. For specific questions, contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, we offer answers to some general questions.
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