Can A DWI Conviction Hurt Your Credit Score?
27 March 2015
Being convicted of driving while intoxicated can result in many well-known consequences such as fines, lost of driving privileges, and jail time. What's not well known is that a DWI can negatively impact your credit score as well, which can lead to significant financial losses over the long term. Here's what you need to know about this issue, and how you can avoid this outcome.
Indirect Credit Consequences
DWIs appear on your criminal and driving record, not your credit report, so a conviction won't have a direct impact on your credit score.
Should You Surrender Or Keep Your Car During Bankruptcy?
18 March 2015
Do you owe more on your car than it's really worth? If so, as painful as it may sound, it might be in your best interests to surrender your car back to the bank during your bankruptcy. You do have other choices, but this is what you should know when making your decision.
1.) If you reaffirm on your car loan, you are taking on worthless debt.
Reaffirmation is the process where you agree to keep an old debt out of the bankruptcy for some reason.
Crime Victims: What Are Their Legal Rights
5 March 2015
A person convicted of a crime has the right to hire a criminal attorney or have one appointed for him or her if paying for legal assistance is an issue. You may know that if you go on trial for a criminal act, you have certain rights, such as a choice to testify on your own behalf and appealing the jury's decision if it is not in your favor. But what about the victims?
4 Things To Know About Personal Injury Lawyers
24 February 2015
If you have been involved in an accident in which you have been injured because of the fault of another party, you may be advised to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you resolve and win your case. However, you may be skeptic about this, which is why you should know these four things about personal injury lawyers:
Initial Consultations are Free: A huge reason many people never turn to a personal injury lawyer is because they believe that just talking to them about their case the first time is going to cost a huge amount of money.