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Police Officers Are Presumed to Know the Law

Jan 30, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

The legal maxim that one is presumed to know the law applies to police officers.

You have to watch where you are going, even when carrying furniture

Jan 29, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

You have to watch where you are going, even when carrying furniture

You should not slumber on your rights

Jan 28, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

When it comes to your legal rights, don’t sleep on them.

Attorney cannot drop client like a hot potato to pick up more lucrative client

Jan 27, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Attorney cannot not drop client like a hot potato to pick up more lucrative client

A person assumes the risk when they voluntarily engage in dangerous behavior

Jan 26, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A person assumes the risk when they voluntarily engage in dangerous behavior

A Word is Known by the Company it Keeps

Jan 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A word in a statute can be known by the company it keeps.

When actions and statements are inconsistent, actions speak louder than words

Jan 22, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

When actions and statements are inconsistent, actions speak louder than words

The corporate veil can be pierced when the organization is a sham

Jan 21, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

The corporate veil can be pierced when the organization is a sham

It’s hard to hide a person in a couch

Jan 20, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Police can’t reasonably search for persons in a couch.

Witnesses rarely perform perfectly on stand

Jan 19, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Just because a witness makes a mistake doesn’t make the testimony unbelievable.

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