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Domestic Abuse: The Biggest Unintended Consequence of the Coronavirus Lockdown?
Post On May 02, 2020
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I saw a news report the other day that talked about the increase in domestic abuse incidents not only in Wisconsin but throughout the nation. This increase is undoubtedly an unintended consequence of the quarantine orders associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus alone is putting...

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COVID-19 and Judicial Release

Does your loved one qualify? Over Crowding and Social Distancing There are currently over 48,000 residence of Ohio’s correctional facilities. These inmates live in very tight quarters where social distancing is impractical at best, and impossible at worst. Handwashing, and sanitizing in accordance...

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IN QUARANTINE AND OUT OF CUSTODY: The Effect of the Coronavirus on Release Conditions
Post On Apr. 17, 2020
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COVID-19 has drastically impacted the daily life of people around the world. For many, COVID-19 poses a massive risk to their health and safety. For those in custody, COVID-19 may be considered a change in circumstances that warrants their release back into society. CORONAVIRUS AND THE JAIL SYSTEM...

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The COVID-19 emergency is having a profound impact on the criminal justice system

Certain crimes are not being prosecuted like before. Out-of-custody trials are being postponed. Defendants are being released from jail. We anticipate the effects of this emergency will be long-lasting. Our law firm was banned from working at our offices as a result of the Governor's emergency...

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Release Conditions amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Post On Apr. 02, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges for our society, let alone the court system. Obeying one's release conditions is essential in order to minimize potential exposure, and to reduce complications with one's criminal case. The Courts' Response to COVID-19 As all of us face new...

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Domestic Violence: Staying Safe During COVID-19
Post On Apr. 01, 2020
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For victims of abuse, the governor’s quarantine order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 puts them in a nightmare situation: they’ve been locked into a confined space with their biggest nightmare -- their abuser. Background The quarantine is a particularly stressful time for everybody, but it...

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Can You Be Pulled Over for Driving During Wisconsin COVID 19 Safer At Home Order?
Post On Mar. 26, 2020
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When I got home from work yesterday I walked to my mailbox and spotted my neighbor. We struck up polite conversation, consistent with social distancing mandates of course. During our conversation he expressed uncertainty as to whether he could drive during the Governor’s Safer at Home order. I do...

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Five Things You Need To Know About The USCIS Delays Under the Trump Administration
Post On Apr. 25, 2019
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AILA Doc. No. 19032730 | Dated March 26, 2019 AILA member Shachar Shawn Malachovsky discussed the top five issues surrounding USCIS delays under the Trump administration. One: Processing times for USCIS cases are delayed: According to a recent AILA Policy Brief, "USCIS Processing Delays Have...

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Professional License Application and Disclosure of a Criminal Record and Proof of Rehabilitation
Post On Apr. 04, 2019
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I recently wrote about real estate applicant who failed to disclose a criminal conviction on his Real Estate Commission application. Upon discovery he was disciplined and his license was revoked. Today’s guide involves the exact opposite result for one of my clients. The Crime - a Hearing - A...

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Immediate Temporary Suspension -- Do Not Sign An Agreement With Out Counsel

Doctors beware. Government prosecutors are fighting the opiate epidemic on many fronts. Now more than ever local police in coordination with DEA and Commonwealth Attorney General drug enforcement investigators are investigating doctors for simply writing unreasonable amounts of scheduled narcotics...

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Dr. Marijuana Loses His Medical License

The Philadelphia Inquirer announces New Jersey Medical Board suspends the medical license of Anthony Anzalone, M.D. -- Dr. Marijuana. This is the region's first medical license suspension case involving a physician violating newly enacted medical marijuana regulations. I Predicted This Type of...

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Fraud, Felony Conviction, License Revocation

Artifice and fraud schemes are rampant in healthcare and insurance. Typical insurance fraud criminal charges will result in licensee disciplinary action. By typical I mean submitting claims for unemployment benefits while working another job or failing to report accurately income for benefits. The...

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NJ Proposed Medical Marijuana Act

Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act details in excruciating detail the prescribing limits placed on physicians (the only allowed prescribers). New Jersey's MMA differs from Pennsylvania at the outset by not limiting prescribers to physicians. Any medical professional with DEA prescribing authority...

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Medical Marijuana Statistics in Pennsylvania
Post On Nov. 14, 2018
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Newspaper trumpet the legalization marijuana in several states. Articles track implementation of medical marijuana production, products, and sales in states with existing medical marijuana laws. Everyone is investing in marijuana producers and distributors. The Statistics On November 12, 2018 the...

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Medical Marijuana Adminstrative Appeal Process

This article discussed the administrative process to appeal any disciplinary action against a card holder or prescriber of medical marijuana. The Admisntrative process. > Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act sets forth a very specific administrative appeal process addressing prescribers and card...

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Speeding and Getting Your Car Speedometer Calibrated
Post On Apr. 22, 2017
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If you get a speeding ticket sometimes having the speedometer calibration done will reduce the charge. Speedometer are often off by at least a few miles per hour. The reasons vary. Changing the size of your tires can make the speedometer off for example. Even new cars from the factory can be off. I...

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Bankruptcy Basics in Oregon

A brief overview of how filing bankruptcy can help you get a fresh financial start. The Process Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to enact "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies." Under this grant of authority, Congress enacted the Bankruptcy Code in...

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Top 6 Areas of Possible Relief for Clients Facing Reentry Charges After Deportation
Post On Jan. 10, 2016
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Persons charged with reentry following a deportation or removal often assume that they will simply be deported again and that there is no use fighting their deportation. However, relief may be available in a surprising number of cases, and I am listing six key areas of possible relief below. Did...

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE IN MISSISSIPPI

The fundamentals of Mississippi divorce law and procedure. Mississippi's Venue and Residency Requirements In Mississippi, divorces are heard in what is known as Chancery Court, which is a carryover from the English judicial system. Each county in Mississippi has its own Chancery Court and the...

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Five Ways to Beat a DWI Charge
Post On Dec. 29, 2015
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In North Carolina it is a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whether your case is classified as a felony or misdemeanor depends on factors such as the blood alcohol level and past driving record. This guide delves into several ways to defend against a DWI. #1: Failure to...

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