Theft and Shoplifting Penalties from a San Antonio Texas Criminal Lawyer

Under San Antonio/Texas law, a theft crime is classified as a crime in which a person -unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.- This is unlawful if it is done without the owner’s consent. In simpler terms, theft is the act of stealing property from a person or a store, writing a check that bounced, or accepting stolen goods. If you have been charged with theft or shoplifting in San Antonio, Texas, a criminal defense attorney can be of assistance.

Theft is considered a moral crime which can result in jail time and a heavy fine. Additionally, a conviction can carry severe consequences that can follow you for the rest of your life. An employer may be reluctant to hire a person that has been convicted of theft and shoplifting because of the implication that the person cannot be trusted.

Criminal theft classifications can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a felony dependent upon the value of the property involved. If the stolen property is less than $50, the crime is classified as a Class C misdemeanor. The penalty for Class C theft is a fine up to $500 and no jail time is possible. Regardless of the simple fine, a theft/shoplifting conviction in San Antonio, Texas will leave you with a criminal record and negatively affect your future. A San Antonio theft defense attorney can help keep these charges from appearing as convictions on your permanent criminal record.

If the value of the stolen property is more than $50 but less than $500, the theft is classified as a Class B misdemeanor. This type of theft is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. An attorney can often-times get these charges reduced or dismissed completely.

For theft or shoplifting of property valued at $500 or more, the crime is classified as a Class A misdemeanor. Class A theft is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. For Class A theft, it is very important to hire a San Antonio theft attorney to defend you against the serious charges.

If you have been charged with theft, it is possible to get your penalties and fines reduced or dismissed based on legal know-how and circumstantial evidence, or lack thereof. A San Antonio defense attorney experienced in handling theft and shoplifting cases in Texas courts can be a great source of information and legal protection.

San Antonio criminal defense lawyer has been practicing law for 27 years and has experience working with theft and shoplifting cases in Texas Courts. If you have been charged with theft or shoplifting in San Antonio, a lawyer may be able to help you minimize the Texas theft penalties.

Child Molestation World Record Holder!

Being the CNN loyalist and avid conspiracy theorist that I am, I couldn’t help but zoom in on the plague of child molestation cases that dominated the headlines circa. 1999. It seems that through time even celebrities are not immune, Michael Jackson, Roman Polanski, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bishop Eddie Long, former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt who confessed his guilt, and R&B singer, R. Kelly had bouts with the accusations as well. Without a doubt, the Catholic priests seemed to take the lead in such an evil taboo that society has been forced to talk about. So-called cult leader, David Koresh, of the Branch Davidian was also accused as well as the Mormons of Utah, who have always been held in contempt by the other 49 states that look down on them for their lawful practice of polygamy.

In the case of the Catholic Priests, it is strange that to my knowledge, I haven’t seen any of them ever serve a prison sentence. My best guess is, they are covered by the Vatican, which is its own sovereign entity. So there is no way they can really be sued. So basically, what we are seeing is more or less “here is your money, leave us alone payments, that are made out to be civil law suits for damages, emotional distress, and ‘pain and suffering.’

However, none of these made my ‘conspiracy theory’ alarm go off as did the infamous 2002 case of H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Z. York-El, who was known as the leader of the Nuwaupians. To bring the reader up to speed, H. E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Z. York-El, is a Consul-General and Diplomat for Liberia, West Africa, whose passport number is: D/003828-04, which would bring with it Diplomatic Immunity. Accusation per accusation, this case seemed to me very bizarre and far-fetched. Rev. Dr. York was accused of molesting up to 13 children, up to 10 times a day, for up to 10 years!! My first thought was, “That is a lot of sex,” and immediately my suspicions started.

Just think, if we take one child for let’s say 5 times a day for 5 days a week, if I am correct, that is 25 times of having sex in one week. Now, multiply that 25 times by 13 children and that is 325 times he would have had sex for that week, correct? Now, we take 325 times a week by 52 weeks, again if I am correct, that comes to 16,900 times he would have had sex in a year!!!! Now, let’s take that into perspective against the 20,000 times the Great Wilt Chamberlain said he had sex in his lifetime!! I would also challenge any pornographic film star to equal those numbers as well. OK let’s finish it up, take that 16,900 times 10 years, if I am correct again, that comes to 169,000 times!!!! Which in my mind would be a world record indeed. I was quite surprised when Viagra didn’t want to use him as a spokesman and even more surprised when Guinness Book didn’t list him as well!

While downtown Atlanta, I ran into some men who were ‘propagating’ the Nuwaupian doctrine and defending Rev. Dr. York’s innocence. Many of the issues I had with what was being said in the media about the case were confirmed with my conversations with them.

Issue 1: How could Rev. York be arrested even after presenting his Diplomatic credentials to the arresting officers? The Nuwaupians answered that because of the doctrine that Rev. York has presented to the world, there are people who wanted him off the streets as a free man at all costs. Taking into consideration, that Malachi York is also a sovereign who knows what his status and the UCC CODES entail. This was also something that he wrote about in one of his books called, “Let’s Set The Record Straight.” In it he outlined the history between America and Morocco and the treatise that were made between them, namely the Treaty Of Peace And Friendship, which is the oldest treaty that is still recognized to this day.

Issue 2: Why would Dr. York plea guilty after originally entering a plea of innocent and the evidence clearly proved him innocent? This was done because Dr. York was told the women who were with him at the time of his arrest, would be let go if he would plea guilty, being that they were Innocent and it was he who the prosecution really wanted in the first place.

Issue 3: How the hell could somebody possibly have sex that many times, yet alone have enough time? Again, they confirmed my suspicions with facts and common sense. It was clear that children were behind this plot, because any adult would have know it is impossible to have sex that many times. Put to me as such, H. E. Malachi Z. York has written over 400 books. That’s right over 400 books!! Now, find any person who publishes books and ask them how long the process of writing and publishing just one book is and see what they say.

Issue 4: How did the whole mess start in the first place? They told me that it was all started by a group of kids who lived on the Nuwaupian land and could not break rules as they wanted. It was against the rules to have sex if they weren’t married, they couldn’t dress in skin tight clothing and go out to party. They got fed up with the rules that were in place to keep the order that was established by Dr. York and that was their way of getting back at him. They then conspired with the racist sheriff by the name of Howard Richard Sills, of Putnam County, GA, who hated the Nuwaupians and could not come to grips with the reality that a group of Black people lived together, had wealth and no criminal records. In return, for a conviction, the government promised them they could sue Dr. York for millions of dollars and split the pot between them.

It was also the result of the 476 acres of land that the Nuwaupians owned stood in the way of an economic plan that the Putnam County government had in development for the next 20 years. This economic plan included turning the city of Eatonton/Putnam County, GA into a tourist attraction/resort area of sorts. This also had ties with neighboring Greene County that has a major resort area called Reynolds Plantation and a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Reynolds Plantation is owned by Mercer Reynolds, who is a close friend and business partner of Former President Bush the younger. Recently, Reynolds has been in the headlines for having to sell some his assets to satisfy lenders.

Now with all these things being said, let’s look at some medical evidence to prove that Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York could not be guilty of these false allegations:

1. Dr. Frederick Bright, MD OB/GYN, who is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia, was called in as a medical expert by the family of Dr. York to review the information and evidence that was brought in by the government/prosecution as early as Dec. 2002. After his examination of the evidence and testimonies of the alleged victims, he found many what he termed ‘consistent inconsistencies.’ This case was purely a ‘hearsay’ case!

2. In child molestation cases it is the normal procedure to have medical examinations done within 72 hours of the alleged molestations, the acute stage of the alleged events, to obtain forensic evidence-skin, hair, semen, saliva, etc, from the genital areas. What Dr. Bright found was that no history of events was taken by the examiners to determine the level of evaluation necessary for each victim which is very critical.

3. Some of the children had STD’s, including Chlamydia and Herpes 1. Dr. York upon examination, was found to have had none of these diseases and did not even have the anti-bodies present to suggest that he was even treated for any of these diseases and had them cured. For the record, all of the alleged victims didn’t have an STD. This shows an inconsistency. They all should have had the same STD, because they testified that Rev. Dr. York would go from one to the other. There was no DNA evidence ever found to suggest that Rev. York had engaged in any sexual acts with any of these alleged victims. There were no pregnancies. There were no testimonies of condoms being used and these girls were at the age of puberty.

4. When interviewed, none of the children gave any exact dates of the “molestations” that occurred. This includes nothing about “I remember because it was two days before my birthday.” They always gave very vague time frames, like it was the summer of 1998 or it was the fall of 1999, which doesn’t give a defendant anyway to prove he was not in said place at said time. Many of their testimonies contradicted each other about who was present when what they saw was supposedly happening to the other. There were also no mentions or testimonies by any of the alleged victims of any abortions or anything about each time Dr. York changed the bedding or anything about plastic covers on sheets.

5. There were no recorded interviews or statements(written, audio, or visual) from the alleged victims that could be evaluated by the defense experts which means the government/prosecution could make any statements necessary to bring charges against the accused. This is very important because the absence of recorded interviews prevents scrutiny of the prosecutions statements by the defense. Also, in the event contradictory information is identified, the contradictions can easily be dismissed or explained away by the prosecution. THIS TYPE OF CONDUCT SUGGESTS THAT THE GOVERNMENT/PROSECUTION HAD NO INTEREST IN ACCURATELY RECORDING THEIR FINDINGS OR THE VICTIMS WERE GIVING UNRELIABLE STATEMENTS. WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THE COURT WAS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE TRIAL AND THE TRANSCRIPTS WERE SEALED AFTERWARDS!!!!

6. 5 other children were taken from the Nuwaupian land that was called Tama-RE, Egipt of the West, without consent and knowledge of their parents and given examinations by state agencies and not one of them were found to be abused, sexually, mentally, or physically.

7. 8 of the 13 who originally alleged abuse by Dr. York, recanted their own testimonies on sworn affidavits. Too add to that, many of their own immediate family testified against them and said they were lying

8. The government’s ‘Star Witness’, Abigail Washington, recanted her testimony of abuse as well on a sworn affidavit and even recanted her testimony that Rev. Dr. York was guilty of the money structuring charges.

9. FBI LEAD INVESTIGATOR, JULAINE WARD, TESTIFIED UNDER OATH, IN COURT THAT SHE HAD NO EVIDENCE OR EYEWITNESSES TO PROVE OR SUGGEST THAT REV. YORK TRANSPORTED OR CAUSED TO BE TRANSPORTED, ANY CHILDREN FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLICIT ACTS. NOTE TO THE READER: THIS WAS THE SOLE REASON FOR THE ENTIRE TRIAL!!!!

10. Assistant D.A. Richard Moultrie, stated for the record that he had no video tapes to prove any of the allegations. This is important because supposedly, video tapes were said to have been made of Dr. York engaging in these alleged acts.

In closing, I would like to add some little known facts about Rev. Dr. York that I found from doing a little research. Dr. York over the past 40 years has written more than 400 books on religious, scientific, and historical topics. THAT’S RIGHT 400 BOOKS!! Anyone who has written a dissertation, thesis paper, research paper, documentary, etc, knows how much energy and time goes into writings such as these. So ask yourself, “How the heck does someone have enough time to write 400 books, yet alone do it while molesting 13 kids everyday, all day for over 10 years?” IT’S ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE!!

Louisville Divorce Attorney Helps In Marital Division Of Properties

The divorce process is so complicated and daunting as well because you not just have to separate ways but you need to file child custody case as well and you need to divide all the properties you have incurred during the marriage, a Louisville Divorce Attorney can be of help to you in this matter. The divorce process is somehow complicated but with the help of Louisville Divorce Attorney you can go through the process easily. Dividing marital properties is also a part of the process and the court will penalized you if they found out that you are hiding a property. All the properties you got during the marriage will be presumed part of the marital estate unless they are acquired as a gift, after a legal separation or if there was a prenuptial agreement.

After the identification of properties, what is left will be divided into portions but there are still factors that will be considered by the court. But you dont have to worry because a Louisville Divorce Attorney will help you go through the process without being stressed out. There are certain things that must be considered like the contribution of the spouse and the martial properties acquired too during the marriage and the economic status of the spouse when the division of properties takes place. There are distinctions that can be applied when dividing properties in Kentucky. It is so critical for you to hire Louisville Divorce Attorney because they can help you in protecting your rights. You need to find the best lawyer that can fully understand your needs and your interests too.

Complex asset division can be your option in terms of property division and this type involves complicated assets. In this case, you must hire a Louisville Divorce Attorney for the case to progress and turn it into a successful one. You should look for a divorce attorney that is legible in working on big marital and non-marital estates. You should find one that can help in in tracking out funds that were used to obtain the assets. Someone who practices professionally, someone with business interests and can help you with retirement and benefits, finding a lawyer that can help you with all these is a must if you want to win the case regarding marital division of properties.

There are big firms that not just showcase good lawyers but they also have accountants and professional staffs that can be of help to you in making sure that your assets will be clearly identified and that they will provide you with good value for property too. The division of properties will be handled accordingly in a very reasonable method. Instead of hiding your properties, why dont you just look for Louisville Divorce Attorney? A lawyer can help in taking all your burdens in identifying your property and in processing it too so that you can have a reasonable amount after the separation of properties because of divorce. Different states in the US implement different laws so its best to look for a lawyer within the state to help you out.

Real Account Of Gd ‘business Lobbying Be Made Legal In India’

Group Discussion (GD) is the integral part of final selection process at most of the B-schools.
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Given below is the realistic account of Group Discussion with 8 candidates for admission to one of the top Business school.

GD topic – Business lobbying be made legal in India.

Raman- Friends, I am Raman and would like to begin the discussion since time is short. Our country is passing through the fierce debates on Lobbying. The print and electronic media have been discussing this issue as it directly affects the lower income groups. Lobbying in fact are the attempts made by certain Corporate Groups to influence the direction of legislative policy of a country or state in such a manner so as to bring benefits to them and safeguard their interests.
Sushma- (Interrupting) I think let us have your views instead of wasting our time on defining lobbying.

Raman In fact, if we do not have clarity on the topic, we may not be able to express our views on it. Nevertheless, let me share my views. India does not have any clear regulation for or against lobbying, especially when it comes by the name of lobbying. But it is not legal either.
Sushma Friends, in my view allowing business lobbying will mean legalising an illegal activity. Lobbyists will give the corruption legal term. The politicians, influential people, will still garner their share from the lobbyists at the National cost.
Sudarshan- I beg to differ, Sushma. Lobbying industry helps their clients in understanding the policy environment of the country. They help them in identifying key players and their positions in the policy area. The key players could be political parties, bureaucrats, Central government, panchayat government etc.
Udai – No, I disagree. If the thefts, dacoities, smuggling continue despite the presence of law enforcing agencies, it doesnt mean that we should make them legal. In my view Lobbying must be declared a criminal activity and if running in any form, should be stopped. Our country is already facing many problems, it should not be added to it. Everyone should agree with me.

Rajan Oh yes, Raman you are right. I also think on the same lines. The person or the company lobbying for certain favour cannot lobby till our government, legislative body- Parliament or the state legislature have not considered some path to move on.
Abhinav Friends, there is no doubt that business lobbying has become one of the most debatable issues in the country. Whenever India has gone for some big leap in policy framing that favoured Corporates in one or other way the issue of lobbying has always come up. Whether it was Enron Dabhol power project in Maharashtra, Foreign Investment in corporate sector, big defence purchases, Infrastructure development and now Foreign Direct Investment in multi brand retail- all have been shadowed by the issue of lobbying.

Krishna kumar – Well, Making lobbying legal will bring forth open debates and discussions on all the forums. It will become possible to understand for one and all which option might be better. These lobbyists and representatives of their companies will openly participate in such debates with the pros and cons on the performance and product. Lobbying in fact brings more competitiveness but making lobbying legal will be harmful- the lobbying should not be made legal in India.

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Expert feedback – The group overall actively participated.

1. Raman Top rated in the group and recommended

2. Sushma Not recommended

3. Sudarshan Rated 3rd in the group. Recommended if more than two are required from the group.

4. Udai Not recommended.

5. Rajan Not recommended.

6. Aparajita Not recommended

7. Abhinav Rated 2nd recommended.

8. Krishna Kumar – Not recommended.

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Missouri injury lawyer – The Only Route to Justification

According to the present day road conditions, it has become a fearsome factor for people to walk in the streets. Accidents are among the unwanted occasions that might come and ruin an individual’s life in seconds. So, you need to be very cautious whenever you are out with your family or near ones. The roads of Missouri have also witnessed a good number of mishaps in the recent years. Road accidents have become quite common on the Missouri thoroughfares and therefore people tiday are running to and fro for justice in case of accidents caused wrongfully. Well, a Missouri injury lawyer can be the perfect solution in this case.

Being one of the most proficient lawyers, a Missouri injury lawyer takes the initiative of handling plenty of cases that are associated with death and serious mishaps. Accidents caused by huge sized vehicles like trucks, buses and trailers are even taken up by Missouri injury lawyers. They also excel in handling Missouri personal injury cases. Well, its a true fact that most of the attorneys usually refuse to take up personal injury cases for the investigation process itself is too expensive. But a Missouri personal injury lawyer digs deep into each and every aspect of the case and assures to fetch the desired justification to his respective clients.

A Missouri personal injury lawyer takes up accidental cases caused within Missouri. If any of your near ones are facing such serious consequences in Missouri, you can always contact the Missouri law department. They boast of a panel of high profile attorneys who with the help of their modern law strategies take up fatal cases and fights until the client is fetched with his/her deserved compensation. However, the cases that are handled by a Missouri injury lawyer are mostly referred by certain law firms. Well, its also true that they take up cases outside.

A Missouri injury lawyer engages into long investigation procedures and takes up matters with utmost importance. They commence their investigation by contacting witnesses, accumulating relevant documents, haggling with the insurance companies, catching up with culprits and finally proceeding for trial. There are many families who are still fighting for justice today and their fight can come to an end only if they contact a Missouri injury lawyer.

Accidental cases related to boats and cranes are also dealt in by a Missouri injury lawyer. Moreover, major mishaps like airplane crashes, commercial motor vehicle accidents and fire accidents are among the major concerns of a Missouri injury lawyer . A Missouri personal injury lawyer also takes up several psychological injury cases. For instance, if you find that your business partner is earning profit through illegal means, you can always report to a Missouri personal injury lawyer. He will investigate each and every aspect of the case and if required, drag the concerned culprit to the court. There are many such business mishaps occurring on a daily basis. If you are one of the victims, contact today a Missouri personal injury lawyer and get all your queries sorted.

Dubai And Abu Dhabi Translation And Legal Translations Offer Security And Effectiveness

Translating documents can be a bit more difficult than many assume. There are several factors that impact language translations. It is not as simple as translating one word for another word.

As companies begin to work on a more global level this is important. Translating documents is a normal course of businesses today. However, these translations must be professional translations.

Dubai translation services are offered to companies around the world. Dubai Translation is a professional service that ensures accuracy. Abu Dhabi translation service is also effective and safe to use.

Dubai translation and Abu Dhabi translation services offer security. This means Abu Dhabi translation is accurate and clearly done. The document translated is done so strategically and purposefully.

Abu Dhabi translation services take culture into consideration. A countrys culture influences the type of words used in documents. This means proper word translation choice results in a clear message.

There are languages that have phrases that may insult other cultures. This is one reason to use professional Dubai Translation services. Professional services offer experts in language and cultures.

Many translators are native speakers of the language in question. This provides for greater effectiveness in translation of documents. Translators are familiar with language and proper ways to use words.

Words put together in different ways give different messages. Abu Dhabi Translation services prevent message confusion to customers. Native language experts translate documents to maintain the message.

Maintaining the message is of paramount importance for clients. They do not want their message altered in any way in transactions. Dubai translation services ensure no change in the delivered message.

Abu Dhabi translation services are available for many documents. The same can be said for Dubai translation services available. Additional benefits exist when using professional translation.

Another benefit is translators often must have another background. That is translators must have some knowledge in the industry. This is important when dealing with legal translations of documents.

Legal translations occur during purchases or negotiations of services. These legal translations are often contract binding agreements. Effective legal translations must be obtained to inform both parties.

Professional legal translations are needed so the deal is understood. A contract translated incorrectly could mean huge consequences. The consequences could be financial disasters for some clients.

Legal translations are offered by firms who offer other services. These firms typically hire experts in several areas to help clients. Therefore, clients are best served by having many experts available.

Alienation of Affection Laws

Alienation of affection is a term used to point to a tort action brought by a deserted spouse against an individual or a group of individuals who are held responsible for the failure of the marriage. A tort is a wrongful act which causes injury or loss to someone. Tort laws deal with such acts where a persons behaviour or act causes an unfair injury or loss to another person. A tort can be intentional or accidental, but not illegal. Tort laws allow victims of tort to recover their losses. Although alienation of affection law is considered outdated and prehistoric by many, there are lawsuits related that can be justified even today. This subject brings numerous legal issues and often brings up questions which cant be answered by the common man that Experts can answer. The top five queries related to alienation of affection are listed below that have been answered by the Experts:

In which states is alienation of affection law recognized?

Each of the United States has their own rules and regulations for this law. However, there are four states in the US, namely, Illinois, Mississippi, Utah and South Carolina that recognize alienation of affection laws.

Is it possible for someone to file a case under alienation of affection law in Maryland?

The state of Maryland has abolished the law, but allows petitions for divorces. Many states have different standards and not every state recognizes this law in general. Experts can answer state specific law questions.

Does the state of Illinois allow someone to sue for alienation of affection after being diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) due to an affair?

Although IL recognizes it in some cases, the plaintiff must be able to prove conclusively that the defendants lack of affection was the prime cause of the affair or that PTSD was because of the alienation of affection that was caused by the affair from the spouse.

Can someone from a state which doesnt recognize alienation of affection laws file a case in a different state that recognizes the laws

A person can sue someone for alienation of affection only if the person being sued is a resident of a state that recognizes the laws. Apart from this, a person can also sue someone for any emotional distress caused by the person being sued.

Can a lawsuit be filed by someone in the state of Mississippi for alienation of affection after the divorce has been finalized?

It is possible for someone to be sued for even after the divorce. However, in the state of Mississippi, any lawsuit has to be filed within a time period of 3 years starting from the day on which the divorce was finalized.

Divorce attorneys mostly believe that the laws formed around alienation of affection should be abolished. However, there are certain trial lawyers who support such cases. Alienation of affection can range from employer/employee, parental alienation etc., to the biggest and most common form which is divorce-related. If you have any questions concerning alienation of affection laws www.justanswer.com/family-law.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Amarillo- How to File a Case

You should expect a case to arise from any accident involving a motorcycle in Amarillo. Whether you are the cause of the accident or you are the injured, the first among many other things to do should be getting in contact with a motorcycle accident attorney Amarillo. That attorney should be experienced, well versed with personal injury cases arising from motorcycle accidents and above all reliable. Such an expert in law will be able to offer you guidelines on how to kick-start the process of litigation and many other things that will concern your case. Do not initiate the process of a lawsuit before getting to have the opinion of an expert in that field. It will be very helpful.

The attorney will tell you that the first step to take is causes of action as well as pleadings. That will be the foundation for starting a court case once involved in a motorcycle accident. This is when you officially file a complaint and it will outline the issues you have against the accused person. Negligence is the main cause for motorcycle accidents and your complaint should reflect that very well. Whether you are suing a company or owner of the motorcycle, make sure you have captured your issues of concern very well. That should not be a problem once you are well guided by your motorcycle accident attorney Amarillo. Proving negligence in such a case is another burden that you must be ready to shoulder and your attorney must be able to show that the accused owes you a duty, how it was breached and the injuries you suffered.

The next step will be getting facts as well as evidence to support your motorcycle accident case in Amarillo. Make sure you have gotten all the relevant documents from the police and hospital where you were treated since they are very important. Other pieces of information to act as evidence in your case include registration data for the automobile, its working condition to determine whether it was roadworthy, state of the cyclist whether he or she was drunk as well as licensing. It will be to your benefit if all these turn to the negative. Comparative negligence is a vital part of the case and touches on whether you are likely to get any settlement in case you are partially responsible for the accident. With a qualified motorcycle accident attorney Amarillo, you will get some settlement.

However, it might be tough in case your responsibility in an accident exceeds 50% but that can vary from one state to another. By the way, it is not a must for the case to proceed if both parties can seek an alternative way of settling the matter. Your motorcycle accident attorney Amarillo can organize for an arbitration process outside court. The resolutions arising from such an arbitration process are binding as long as both parties are in agreement. That can be a cheaper option and should be given a thought in your situation. Resource Box A motorcycle accident attorney Amarillo http://quackenbushlawfirm.com/motorcycle-accident-attorney-amarillo.html will be very important to hire for guidance on how to file a case in court. There are many legal procedures involved that only an expert will be able to handle. These attorneys operate in the same way as an http://quackenbushlawfirm.com Amarillo medical malpractice attorney but have specific considerations to make.

The Khul’ Divorce in Egypt

Under the rules of divorce in Islamic sharia, a husband has the prerogative right to divorce his wife any time, any place, with or without any reason. Under certain conditions, the wife may request from the religious judge a judicial divorce in case of harm or maltreatment (darar), as stated by the Maliki School of jurisprudence.

Based on the wide interpretation of the Maliki School, the wife may seek divorce if she can convince the judge that she is suffering a harm from her husband, a provision that is not allowed by the Islamic Hanafi School of law.

In general terms, Islamic sharia allows the wife to seek divorce under the following conditions: (1) impotency; if the husband is unable to consummate the marriage; (2) his apostasy from Islam; (3) his imprisonment for a long period of time; and (4) if he contracts an incurable skin disease.

The additional harm as a cause for divorce in Maliki interpretation of sharia, allows the wife to bring evidence to the judge showing that the husband used systematic maltreatment, and is unable to provide maintenance to her.

Such provisions in Islamic sharia created hardship for thousands of women who were seeking divorce, but unable to prove the harm factor to the satisfaction of the judge. Women were unable to get out of their un-happy marriages because their husbands refused to consent to the divorce, and the judges were not persuaded with the evidence presented by the women. To remedy this situation, the Egyptian government enacted a law allowing judges to approve the divorce through a process known as Khul, or repudiation, without the consent of the husband.

Khul was practiced in early Islamic period; it allows the wife to obtain a final divorce by means of a financial settlement paid by her to the husband in compensation, without having to prove of harm or maltreatment. Frequently, under the terms of Khul, the wife is required to pay back all or part of the “mahr”, which is the amount of money or objects of value that the husband gave his wife when the marriage contract was signed. Also, she has to relinquish her right to the amount of “mahr” he promised to give her in the future. In addition, the husband must agree to the Khul. In other words, should the husband refuse to consent to the Khul, the wife will be unable to get divorce. Faced with that difficulty, the legislators in Egypt enacted a law in which the judge was given authority to separate the married couple based on Khul without the approval of the husband and without having to prove maltreatment.

On January 2000, former President, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, issued in the Official Gazette [al-Jaridah al-Rassmiyyah] Law No.1, of 2000, granting women the right to file for a “no-fault” divorce (Khul) on the basis of “incompatibility,” without having to provide evidence of harm. Under the provisions of the new law, the wife may obtain a definitive judicial separation from her husband if she desires so; the only condition she has to satisfy is to forfeit her rights to alimony and her deferred “mahr” (muakhar) as well as repay her advanced “mahr” (muqaddam).

First section of Article 20 of the new law provides the following: “A married couple may mutually agree to separation (al-Khul); however, if they do not agree and the wife sues demanding it [i.e., the separation], and separates herself from her husband (khalaat zawjaha) by forfeiting all her financial legal rights, and restores to him the “mahr he gave to her, then the court is to divorce her from him (tatliqiha alayhi).”

Before the judge rules on Khul, he has to order the couple to undergo a process of reconciliation, and after asking two mediators [hukkam] to pursue conciliation efforts between them for a period that may not exceed three months; and after the wife decides explicitly [tuqarrir sarahatan] that she abhors living with her husband and there is no way to continue married life between them, and that she is afraid to transgress Gods limits of this abhorrence.

It is important to note here that while a woman is required to submit to burdensome and time-consuming court-ordered conciliation, men seeking divorce, on the other hand, are never required to make any efforts at reconciliation. The reconciliation process is rooted in the biased notion that women are not capable of making rational decisions on issues related to divorce. According to one prosecutor in Cairo, mediation was necessary because “a woman may be hasty in filing for a divorce and may not have a strong keenness in keeping the family together. The court has to play this role and intervene. Men are more wise and rationale than women. A womans emotions can overcome her rationality”. (See Divorced from Justice: womans unequal access to divorce in Egypt, Google eBook, p.28).

Section 3 of Article 20 states that the separation order of the judge is “an irrevocable divorce [talaq bain]”; and the courts decision is not subject to any form of appeal. Article 20 of the Egyptian law of 2000 does not accord legal weight to the husbands consent to the terms of Khul divorce. This is based on the Sunnah literature, embodied in the Islamic canonical collections of the sayings and deeds of the Prophet of Islam, and especially the collection of Sahih al-Bukhari, which contain an authenticated version of Muhammads handling of the Habiba separation case in which he ruled to separate her from her husband without asking the husbands permission.

Although Article 20 of the Egyptian Personal Status Law, which grants women the right of Khul is considered a significant accomplishment by womens rights activists, it is harmful to womens financial rights because the wife is forced to give up her mahr, alimony and other gifts provided by the husband during their marriage. Poor women, particularly in rural areas, suffer most of this financial loss.

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Solicitors in Liverpool Have to Deal with Legal Aid Cases Every Day

As with all aspects of life, the law has different ways to deal with different cases. Although the law in theory is the same for everyone, it is a shame that as with most things, having more money can often mean the difference between success and failure. Solicitors in Liverpool amongst other places deal with legal aid cases every day as well as with those cases where legal aid is not required.

The law is a business as much as anything else and things pertaining to solicitors legal in Liverpool need handling with care. This means that solicitors law Liverpool are most likely the same as that elsewhere, and bound by the same rules and regulations, no matter how much money is involved.

The legal aid scheme

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) directly funds legal services for eligible clients. Since April 2nd 2001, only organisations with a contract with the LSC have been able to provide advice or representation funded by the LSC. In family law, only specialist firms are funded to do the work. Legal aid is provided by solicitors employed by the Board in its law centres. In certain family law and asylum cases, legal aid may be provided by solicitors in private practice who are contracted by the Board and placed on a panel for this purpose.

Legal aid is available in relation to most civil matters. A limited number of matters are excluded from the scope of civil legal aid, and you should consult with your local law centre solicitor if you are in any doubt or need further information. You can only get legal aid for divorce proceedings if you’re a victim of domestic violence or abuse.

How do I qualify?

Legal aid is a complex system which often changes but basically if you are receiving income support, income based jobseeker’s allowance or guarantee state pension credit, and then you will be eligible with regard to capital and income limits. If you are not receiving one of these benefits, you must be able to show that your capital and your income are within current financial limits. Please note that if you are living with a partner (not your spouse), his or her income and capital are also taken into account.

Who decides on eligibility?

It is either a solicitor or adviser who decides on this and you will be told at once when you are assessed. You will be asked a series of questions about your legal problem and financial situation. This shows you how to work out your disposable capital. This will give you a guide only and it will not mean that you are definitely eligible.

Solicitors in the Liverpool area will be able to help you with many things as long as you are open with them and it also helps if you have any necessary documents handy with you when you visit. The law is complex but using Solicitors Liverpool are often the best way to get results and to do things properly.