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Staying safe when driving around big rigs

When you see a commercial or semi-truck on the freeway, your instinct probably tells you to stay clear. Not only are the giant tires intimidating compared to your vehicle, but you’ve also read countless news articles about the frequency of truck-involved accidents, and you’re determined not to make one of those headlines.

Luckily, there are some things that you can do to avoid this.

Could your DUI keep you from seeing your children?

When it comes to child visitation rights, each state carries its own complexities. Mix in a serious charge, like multiple DUIs from a noncustodial parent and the complexities become even trickier. If you find yourself in a situation where you could potentially lose child visitation rights due to a terrible mistake you've made, this is what you need to know. 

If your former partner is making moves to take away your child visitation rights because of multiple DUIs, they will have to go to pretty great lengths to do so. With a court system that values the presence of both parents in a child's life your former partner will have to supply sufficient evidence to prove that you are a danger or a threat to the well-being and safety of your child. 

Divorce: should you consider joint custody?

During a divorce, you make a number of important choices that affect your family’s future. Some of the biggest decisions revolve around your children. Who will they live with? How often will they see your ex-spouse? How much money will be given in child support payments? The questions can seem endless.

You have probably heard of joint legal and physical custody, but you might not know exactly what that entails. Let’s take a closer at this arrangement so you can decide if it might be a good option for you and your family.

Cigars, wild sex & bribery: Documents delay Navy corruption trial

It sounds like it would be an interesting trial. Twenty-five people -- high officials from the Navy and military contractors -- are accused of playing it fast and loose with the rules in Southeast Asia. Agents of defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia allegedly provided Seventh Fleet officials with luxury dinners and travel, $2,000-a-box cigars, premium cognac, travel and 'wild sex parties' with prostitutes in exchange for classified information that would allow them to garner massive contracts with the Fleet.

"The alleged conduct amounts to a staggering degree of corruption by the most prominent leaders of the Seventh Fleet - the largest fleet in the U.S. Navy - actively worked together as a team to trade secrets for sex, serving the interests of a greedy foreign defense contractor, and not those of their own country," says the U.S. Attorney.

Should I refuse a sobriety test?

Let's say you and your friends have been hanging out at a party that served alcoholic beverages and you begin to drive everyone home. Along the way, police lights flash in your rearview mirror and a cop pulls you over. Suddenly, you are being asked to perform a sobriety test because you are suspected of intoxicated driving.

Regardless of whether or not you consumed alcohol before driving, your next choice could have large consequences in your life.


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