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February 2018 Archives

Rental property and dog attacks

We have gone over some of the consequences that dog bite victims may endure after they are attacked, from scars and physical pain to medical costs. If you were attacked by a dog, you may have many questions and could be struggling to work through a variety of issues. For example, you may be wondering how the attack was allowed to occur and who shares responsibility in the incident. In some instances, unique details may need to be considered, especially for those who are thinking about taking legal action due to dog bite injuries. For example, a landlord may be held accountable if his or her tenant owned a dog which attacked someone.

The DUI First Appearance Hearing

In Spokane, Washington the criminal case for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) normally begins the next business day after the arrest. The initial court appearance for a DUI charge is a First Appearance Hearing. This hearing begins with roll call to see who is present. The judge will then advise everyone of their constitutional rights and the potential consequences of a DUI conviction. These consequences may include jail time, house arrest, fines, loss of driver's license, ignition interlock device, SR-22 insurance and alcohol/drug treatment.

Moving forward after a rideshare accident

Years ago, many people had to choose between public transportation or taking a taxi at certain times. However, thanks to technology such as rideshare apps, people have more decisions in the digital era. While this can be convenient for some, it can also be problematic. For example, some drivers may not have very much experience or familiarity with an area’s roads, which can increase the likelihood of something going wrong. Unfortunately, drivers who are employed by a rideshare company may cause a traffic collision, leaving their passengers or people riding in another vehicle hurt or killed.

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