Archives for June 2009

Life After Conviction: Living With a Criminal Record

I don't want my criminal record to follow me, can I get an expungement? If you do the crime, you do the time, as the saying goes. But when you walk out of the prison, what happens next? It’s relatively easy to agree that if you are charged and convicted for a serious crime such as kidnapping or manslaughter that you may continue to face a stigma … [Read more...]

Cocaine Sentencing Change on the Horizon

Attorney General Eric Holder has joined supporters in erasing the disparity in sentences for crack cocaine and cocaine crimes. During a legal discussion sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus he said: “One thing is very clear: We must review our federal cocaine sentencing policy.” On a more local note, on June 15, 2009, the Honorable Cameron … [Read more...]

South Carolina Attorney General Insurance Fraud Division Crackdown

Did you have any idea that the average American household pays $1,030 per year in out-of-pocket costs as a result of insurance fraud? As reported by the S.C. Attorney General's Insurance Fraud division, if insurance fraud were a business, it would be a Fortune 500 company! A new report issued by the South Carolina Attorney General's Insurance … [Read more...]

When Promised Debt Relief, Proceed with Caution

By some estimates, the average American household has over 8,000 in credit card debt. In the midst of a continued recession many of us are dealing with job loss, high monthly bills, and we are all looking for ways to make our money go farther. In comes the wolf in sheep's clothing, a debt settlement solution specialist. The advertisements claim … [Read more...]

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