Fines and Consequences: How a DUII Affects a Medical Career

Driving under the influence of intoxicants has many consequences and depending on your career, the severity of the aftermath can significantly increase. A DUII can inhibit your ability to get to your job, impact your focus at work, and so much more. Although these charges negatively impact anyone with a job, they are quite harmful to those in the medical field. Below we talk about the general consequences of a DUII. We will then delve into how a DUII affects a medical career and the steps these convicted individuals can take to move forward.

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7 Different Courtroom Roles You Should Know

If you have to go to court, chances are you’re feeling very overwhelmed by the process. There are many different factors to consider, and if you’re unaware of how court cases play out, it’s easy to feel paralyzed. Plus, with over 40 million lawsuits filed annually, there’s plenty of reason to familiarize yourself with the inner workings of a courtroom. To help individuals headed to trial, we discuss the different courtroom roles and participants.

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The 3 Different Levels of the State Court

People often wonder what the difference is between state and federal court systems. The primary distinction is that local and state courts hear cases that involve city or state laws. Federal courts, on the other hand, handle cases that involve the violation of federal laws. Read on to learn more about what the state court is and about the different levels of the state court.

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Process then Speak: 7 Healthy Ways to Communicate Anger


Anger is a difficult emotion to process, and many people deal with it in unhealthy ways that can end up being detrimental to themselves or others. Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; self-harm; and drinking and driving are some common behaviors of those who struggle with anger. To keep yourself and those around you safe, we’ve listed a few healthy ways to communicate and process anger.

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What to Expect in a Criminal Trial | An Overview

If you have been charged with any sort of crime your stress levels are probably sky-high. There is a lot to think about and a lot of different variables that will come into play. The legal procedures when it comes to criminal trials can be overwhelming—there is an abundance of information to understand. If you’re wondering what exactly to expect in a criminal trial, keep reading.

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Defamation and the Differences Between Libel and Slander

False accusations are a commonality in the justice system. In fact, data shows that “more than half of exonerations involve…false accusation.” When proven innocent in a case of false accusations, you have the opportunity to sue for defamation. If this happens to you or someone you know, you may get confused by the three terms that are often correlated with a wrongful accusation: defamation, slander, and libel. All these terms have to do with falsely debasing someone’s character. Below we’ll discuss what defamation is and the differences between libel and slander.

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How to Handle Being Falsely Accused of a Crime

Having someone accuse you of a crime that you did not commit sounds terrible. And truth is, this occurs much more frequently than you’d expect. You may not have had anything to do with the crime, but if you’re accused, there is no guarantee that the court will dismiss the charges. As such, it’s essential that you take the necessary steps and understand how to handle being falsely accused of a crime. Below we’ve laid a few important aspects for you to know if you’re accused of a crime you did not commit.

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Substance Abuse in Oregon | The Threat of Methamphetamine

The United States has been struggling with drug epidemics for years. From marijuana to opiates, the range of destruction is a sliding scale and is steadily rising. As substance abuse continues to impact the nation, some states feel it more than others—Oregon being the main culprit. An Oregon Substance Abuse Disorder Research Committee report found that two out of every three Oregonians either struggle with a substance abuse disorder or have a friend or family member who does. To raise more awareness about this issue, read on to learn about the main culprit of substance abuse in Oregon—methamphetamine.

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The Five Main Types of Court-Ordered Treatment

Oregon, like many other states in the country, is dealing with a drug epidemic. As of 2016, for example, Oregon faced significant drug and alcohol abuse threats from things like “methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and prescription drugs.” Because of this, there are quite a lot of substance-related offenses that take place. A consequence of one of those crimes is court-ordered treatment, which takes many forms. Below, you’ll find a guide to the different types of court ordered treatment and the consequences if you refuse it.

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What Happens if I Plead the Fifth Your Rights in Court

The United States’ Fifth Amendment states that no one can compel an individual in a criminal case to be a witness against themselves. Also known as “pleading the fifth,” this law guarantees a person has the right to protect themselves from self-incrimination. Pleading the fifth is different depending on the trial—civil or criminal—and whether an individual is a witness. If you find yourself wondering what happens if I plead the fifth, we lay out the information you need below.

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