No contest, or nolo contendere, is one of three possible ways to plead after an arrest. Pleas are usually entered during the arraignment or at a hearing soon after the arrest. What is interesting about pleas is that the defendant can change their plea at any time. Every action in the criminal process can have meanings beyond the obvious, however, and the way a defendant pleads can carry unintended consequences. Read on to learn more about pleas and no contest pleas in particular.
If you are tired of living in an old house that has major problems, you could always sell the house and buy a different one. If you want to sell your house without making the needed repairs, you could sell it as-is. To do this, you may want to hire a residential real estate lawyer to help you. Here are several things you will need to know and do if you sell a house like this.
Pets are becoming more and more like family, with about 70 to 80 million dogs owned and 74 to 96 million cats owned in the United States. As couples continue to divorce over the years, many of them are faced with what to do with their pets. Just because you may treat your pet like a child, the court doesn't do the same. The court sees your pet as just another possession like your furniture or car.
Have you ever thought of changing your legal name? You may want to take that step, for example, if your name is associated with a dangerous criminal's name. However, you can't just pick any word and use it as your name. Here are examples of four things that you may find difficult to adopt as your legal name: Famous Names The courts will not allow you to change your name to one related to a famous person.
If you are faced with debt that you can't pay, you may need to consider filing for bankruptcy. This is a legal status that may discharge some or all of your debt. It's important if you are in this situation to understand specific things about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy before beginning this legal process. The costs When you're dealing with a financial problem, the last thing you want to face is huge fees.
Have you recently been let go from your job? Do you feel that the termination was illegal in any way? It is time for you to stand up to unfair employment practices by your former employer. An employment attorney helped me get through an impossible time more easily. I had no idea how serious the repercussions for terminating my position could be for the company, nor did I know how much the company would owe me for doing so. Thankfully, the attorney took the time to answer each and every question that I had and discussed all of my options. I have included much of what I learned on my website to help others learn what they could be owed if they were unlawfully terminated from their jobs.