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March 2017 Archives

Brain development doesn't end with adulthood

When a child is charged as an adult, the court is essentially saying that the child should have known as much about his or her actions as an adult, and should therefore bear equal responsibility. People sometimes worry that juvenile courts won't give a strict sentence to someone who committed a serious crime, so charging a teen as an adult is seen as one way to avoid the issue.

Statistics show the real risk of using America's highways

People often don't think much about the risk when getting in the car. They're far more likely to be worried when doing something they think of as dangerous -- like going skydiving. However, the stats show that simply driving to work or to the store is one of the most dangerous things you can do.

We help with a vast range of family law issues

Divorce is at the heart of most family law practices. However, it's important to note that we can actually help you with a wide range of family law issues, some of which are directly related to divorce and some that aren't connected at all. For example, we work on cases involving:

What should your parenting plan look like?

This is a difficult question. The best parenting plan will be the one that works for your specific situation. There is no "ideal" plan because every family is different and the particular facts of your case will control. Your parenting plan, especially if you have joint or shared custody must be tailored to you and your child's life.

Truck hits parade crowd, injuring 28 in New Orleans

Throngs of people had come out for the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, lining the streets, when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the crowd. His truck mowed down almost 30 people. Police said that 28 total were injured, though seven of them reportedly said they didn't need treatment, leaving 21 to be taken to local medical centers.

Truck slams into Mardi Gras parade crowd, man accused of DUI

Mardi Gras is a time of fun and partying. Visitors come from all around the world to experience the non-stop party atmosphere. Sometimes the temptation is too great, and people have a bit too much to drink, and driving afterward can be a recipe for disaster. The dense crowds, closed streets for parades, and other obstacles make the city difficult to navigate, even if you are sober.

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