State Laws

State Laws

There are two phrases you never want to hear. Those are "You have the right to remain silent" and "You’ve been served." If you've had the unfortunate opportunity to hear either one of those phrases then you've either gotten yourself into trouble with the law or someone wants to disrupt your life in a big way. Chances are your very next thought would be "I need a lawyer." As you begin to navigate your way through the legal system, you should gather as much information that you can. Fortunately, you've come to the right place.

This site provides a vast amount of up to date resources on all the various state laws pertaining to divorce, bankruptcy, misdemeanor, felony, or DUI charges. And theses resources are 100% free! Whether you're in trouble now or know someone who is, this it one site you should definitely bookmark among your favorites!

Criminal Offenses
For years, Americans have been entertained by the dedicated (but fictitious) cops and lawyers on such shows as "Law & Order" and "CSI." After watching these shows we may think we know all about the legal system but you can't solve real legal problems in an hour. The truth of the matter is that once you've been arrested and charged with any offense, it's serious business. It's the type of situation that not only affects you but everyone around you.

Every state has different classifications for crimes committed within their borders. You could be arrested for a misdemeanor in Texas but charged as a felon for the same crime in Illinois. Do you know the basic difference between a misdemeanor and a felony? What are the punishments for different types of crimes in your state? Can you remove an arrest from your record? These are the types of questions you can find answers to right here.

DUI
Many people who get stopped for a DUI admit it was a stupid mistake. But that one error in judgment can have a devasting impact on the rest of your life. A DUI arrest is now a part of your permanent record which means any potential employer or loan officer can run a background check and prevent you from getting that new job or obtaining a mortgage.

Did you know that in some cases you can have your DUI arrest record expunged, which means removed from any background check? Does your state allow for DUI expungement? What are the punishments for a DUI conviction? Find out the specific DUI laws for your state before you call a lawyer.

Bankruptcy & Divorce
There are some people who might think that bankruptcy and divorce go hand in hand. The truth of the matter is that just like criminal offenses, bankruptcy and divorce laws vary from state to state. People faced with the challenges of bankruptcy or divorce are dealing with some very complicated legal issues as well as potentially painful emotional concerns.

A small measure of comfort can be found once you know all your options. With all the resources on this site at your disposal there is no excuse for becoming fully informed about any legal matter you might be facing. Remember that this site is not designed to take the place of real legal advice from an attorney - if you are currently involved in a legal matter you should contact an attorney today.