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Expert Article: Hit and Run Accidents

By finn on November 17, 2015

As the number of hit-and-run accidents continues to grow nationwide, understanding what to do in the situation becomes more relevant. So we turned to JustAnswer Expert, LegalKnowledge, for some expert answers. As a licensed...

Lottery Ticket

True or False: It's easier to win the lottery than get U.S. citizenship

By Carolyn Hauck on November 10, 2015

Are you more likely to win the lottery than obtain U.S. citizenship? Can you guess? Below are the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) numbers on how many people were granted citizenship for the last 14 years:


Legal Papers

Citizenship: A complex process

By Carolyn Hauck on November 06, 2015

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting task. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website does a nice job of outlining the 10 steps to U.S. citizenship. While that is the...

Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S

By Carolyn Hauck on October 15, 2015

In a landmark ruling on June 26, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court struck down all bans on same-sex marriage, making same-sex marriages legal in every state in the union. The case before the court, Obergefell v. Hodges, was a culmination of 6 other cases in the last several years that...

Employer Drug Tests: Know the Facts

By Carolyn Hauck on September 02, 2015

Are you concerned about drug testing for a current or potential employer? While in the past we might have been assured that drug testing is an employer’s way to make sure that they don’t have an illegal drug abuser on their team (read below to see if this is still the case), with the...

Traffic Ticket

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True or False: Police error on a traffic ticket voids the ticket

By Carolyn Hauck on August 27, 2015

Getting a traffic ticket, especially an expensive one, can be extremely frustrating. Certainly if you know you were speeding, or violating a traffic law, it’s hard to get too frustrated; however, sometimes there can be grey area in determining whether or not you violated a law. Either...

Tenant Rights

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What You Should Know: Your Rights as a Tenant with Roommates

By Carolyn Hauck on August 06, 2015

Sharing an apartment or a house has long been a way for students and mostly younger folks to live according to a smaller budget. However, with the rising costs of urban living across the country, living with roommates has increasingly become more common over the last fifteen years,...

STDs: Is hiding the fact that you have one illegal?

By Carolyn Hauck on May 14, 2015

It’s a difficult conversation to have at the beginning of any intimate relationship, but talking openly about your sexual health is not only important for personal and public health reasons, and necessary for building trust with a new partner, but that conversation can have legal implications as...

Pulled Over

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True or False: You must show ID when asked by police

By Carolyn Hauck on April 14, 2015

Whether you’re on foot, on a bike or in a car, it’s important to know your rights when you’re approached by a police officer. In fact, many of us don’t really understand our rights in dealings with police officers beyond the right to remain silent; a situation we see repeatedly portrayed on TV...

Two Weeks Notice

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True or False: Two weeks' notice is mandatory

By Carolyn Hauck on April 07, 2015

Need to quit your job? Hopefully giving your two weeks’ notice is a non-issue because you work in a supportive work environment and you want to let your boss and coworkers know ahead of time that you’re moving on. But in some cases it is an issue and you might be wondering if you have...