Driving Without a License

Driving Without License

If you face traffic charges, don’t go it alone. You are going to get the best deal possible when you work with a lawyer. Driving without a license can result in steep consequences, and you need the best legal representation you can get. I am Bart Gelormino, and since 2004 I have assisted hundreds of people by working to have charges reduced or dismissed in cases involving traffic crimes, theft crimes, drug possession charges and more.

Some key questions to ask include:

  • Was your license suspended for a reason other than a traffic violation?You may be able to clear up your license suspension matter by clearing up other financial obligations and working to amend the charge of driving without a license.
  • Did you know your license was suspended? Was the Scheduled Suspension Notice mailed to the correct address?
  • Was your license suspended due to multiple violations? If so, it’s possible that errors were made involving a previous conviction making the license suspension invalid.

Driving Without Insurance in Hackensack

He is a Bergen County, New Jersey, law firm that helps people living in and around Hackensack, North Bergen, Teaneck, Bogota and Lodi who face charges of traffic violations, drug possession, disorderly conduct, theft crimes and more. At my office, you will find an approachable lawyer who understands the everyday concerns people have — an informal practitioner who answers his own phones and schedules his own appointments. I can be reached online or by calling 201-488-6996.

Penalties for driving without insurance could include:

  • $1,000 in fines
  • Court costs
  • Required community service
  • Automatic license suspension for one year
  • Possible jail time

A defense strategy for your case can be built around a variety of factors or situations that could include:

  • Your insurance was canceled without your knowledge, or because an agent failed to forward your payment.
  • You were not notified that your policy was being canceled.
  • You thought you were covered under the insurance policy owned by another member of your household without speaking to a Vero home insurance lawyer.

Maryland man accused of sexual assault, child porn

A 56-year-old man from Parkville, Maryland, has been arrested on separate charges of sexual abuse and child pornography. While police were working on a lead that the Halstead Road man was in possession of pornographic material, Baltimore County authorities also discovered a videotape that connected the suspect with sex crimesinvolving a man with a developmental disability. Lucky there was a lawyer for military nearby.

Upon a search of the suspect’s home, investigators say they uncovered numerous pornographic videos of children along with a videotape they say showed the sexual abuse of a 51-year-old developmentally disabled man. That videotape led police to speak with one of the Parkville man’s work colleagues from Associated Catholic Charities.

Along with child pornography possession and distribution charges, the Parkville suspect has been accused of and has admitted to sexually abusing a person who was connected to his caregiver position. The Halstead Road suspect had been in charge of three male patients at the Catholic Charities facility.

Police have stated that the suspect took advantage of his job as a caregiver to those with disabilities, and police have inferred that the suspect’s abuse victim was a past or present patient of the care facility. According to police reports, the sexual assault of the man with developmental disabilities happened on five occasions. Catholic Charities has suspended the suspect’s employment pending an internal review.

Maryland authorities take allegations of sex-related crimes very seriously. As in this case, they are often able to obtain warrants that allow them to search an individual’s private property in order to find incriminating evidence.

If you have been accused of committing a sex crime, you may be facing serious penalties, including jail time. However, experienced Baltimore attorneys know that not everyone accused of such an offense is guilty. Strong defenses can be built to challenge sex-related charges.

Thousands of DUIs

Every year Tens of Thousands of Drivers are arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence, “DUI”. Being charged with DUI is a serious matter, but not as serious as being convicted. You need quality Legal Representation to explore every avenue of defense. 

If you have been arrested for Driving Under The Influence, “DUI”, chances are your license has been administratively suspended. You have 10 days to request an administrative review hearing to challenge the suspension, otherwise you loose this opportunity. It is imperative to explore this avenue, and when you retain a DUI defense lawyer, we will file the necessary paperwork and request this hearing.
A DUI conviction will remain with you for the rest of your life and could affect your ability to drive, work, obtain affordable insurance, and other consequences never thought of. There are many reasons to fight your DUI charge with experienced and aggressive legal representation, but there is no reason not to.

We represent people charged with Misdemeanor DUI, Felony DUI, Dui with personal injury, Dui manslaughter.


Melville Couple Seeks Help From Car Accident Attorney

For couples in Melville, it’s not always the best idea to try to settle family issues, including child custody disputes, without the help of a professional. A woman in Texas recently, for example, tried talking to her ex-boyfriend about their child’s custody, and their argument was capped off with a shooting later in the evening.

According to a Melville car accident lawyer, the woman approached her ex at a bar on a recent evening and asked him to give up his parental rights to their child. Their conversation about the child custody did not go well.

The woman apparently got into an altercation with the man’s new girlfriend and another patron. As the situation deteriorated outside the bar, the woman’s ex-boyfriend apparently had to be held back. Witnesses say he threatened revenge.

After the woman and her family left in her vehicle, the man apparently followed her in his car. While on the highway, he allegedly pulled up beside her car and fired four shots at the vehicle.

No one was wounded, but the woman did apparently sustain a minor injury from broken glass on her face. She and the occupants of her car apparently managed to drive away and call police. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held in jail on $75,000 bond.

According to police, the woman told them she had been afraid of the man, who had violated protected orders against her and had previously been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

How Do I Hire a Lawyer

How do I pay a lawyer if I hire one?

…A Judge at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board must approve any fees paid to your attorney. The fees paid to lawyers in the workers’ compensation system are rather strictly regulated. The fee is typically 12% to 15% of the benefits awarded. Usually the insurance company will pay your attorney directly at the conclusion of your case. You should never have to pay your lawyer directly. If your case is lost and you have no recovery, then the lawyer does not get paid and you owe your attorney nothing. If your attorney has also represented you for vocational retraining, there will also be a fee in conjunction with this representation.

My workers’ compensation claim is accepted, but why isn’t the insurance company paying me?

…This is perhaps the most common question we receive in workers’ compensation litigation. To answer the question it is important to understand the basic monetary entitlements under the workers’ compensation laws. There are three basic types of monetary obligations for the insurance company. The first is temporary disability, the second is vocational rehabilitation maintenance allowance (VRMA), and the last is permanent disability. These are the only monetary obligations the basic workers’ compensation law provides for. A Cincinnati car accident lawyer will also be able to handle these issues along with others you may have.

Driver Crashes into Snap Fitness Center

We rightfully expect drivers to pay full attention to where they are traveling. When they encounter something unexpected such as accidentally driving over a curb, they have an obligation to respond appropriately and make the necessary adjustments. Failure to do so can result in a serious car accident.

Around 1:00 in the afternoon one day last week, a man driving a late-model Hyundai Santa Fe apparently accidentally ran over a curb surrounding some greenery in a small Louisiana shopping center parking lot. He reportedly panicked and, rather than hitting his brakes, mistakenly slammed on the accelerator. The SUV sped forward and crashed through the glass entrance of a Snap Fitness center on Jefferson Highway.

A woman was exercising on an elliptical machine at the time of the accident. The SUV pushed the elliptical approximately 20 feet backward. The customer reportedly stayed on the machine until she eventually fell to the side. The woman suffered injuries to her hands and left elbow.

Another one of the customers at the fitness center worried that the SUV might catch fire because the driver failed to turn off the engine. The man said he repeatedly instructed the driver to turn the vehicle off, which he eventually did.

The East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy investigated the accident and noted that no one was cited. He reported that the driver likely panicked and did not realize he had stepped on the accelerator.

Anyone injured in a situation like this, caused by the carelessness of another individual, may be able to pursue compensation from the liable party.  Experienced Tuscon car accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the accident, identifying liability and working to hold the responsible party accountable.

Toyland Trouble

Did you know that more toys are purchased in the United States between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day than during the entire rest of the year? During the holiday gift giving season, it is tempting to buy children the newest toys with the brightest colors or cutest characters, but researchers suggest that many toys on the shelves are not safe for kids.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issues a “Trouble in Toyland” report each year. This year’s report noted the toys that pose the typical choking and laceration hazards, it also outlines a concerning number of toys that pose chemical exposure threats.

The report explains that children’s toys often contain three types of chemicals that are unsafe for kids: lead, phthalates, and antimony.

Most parents know to avoid toys with lead-based paint after the many recalls lead caused in 2008. After those recalls, Congress passed a new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act limiting the amount of lead that is allowed in children’s toys. Unfortunately, some toys still contain this dangerous chemical.

For example, Monkey in Banana by Uncle Fun exceeds the limit set by Congress and was recalled. Princess Expressions Tiara and Jewelry Set does not violate the law, but it comes very close. Parents should be aware that these kinds of toys are still on the shelves.

The second type of chemicals, phthalates, has gotten significant attention lately. These chemicals have been linked to reproductive problems down the road for children who are exposed to them. The stronger consumer protection laws passed by Congress actually banned nay types of phthalates, but toys still contain them.

Baby Doll, another toy by Uncle Fun, is designed to be chewed on by small children. But the toy has two different kinds of phthalates in it. The popular retailer Claire’s also sells a Dora the Explorer backpack that contains a high amount of phthalates on the plastic.

Later this week, we will examine the last category of chemicals found in children’s toys: antimony. We will also explain the tips that PIRG gave for parents to avoid toys that contain dangerous chemicals.

Gabriel and Gabriel in West Palm can easily handle these cases and a vast number of other legal issues. Remember to contact them before taking matters into your own hands.

Blindly Trusting Prescribed Medications

When people take medication as prescribed for a certain medical condition, they trust the drugs to make them feel better. While most people understand that medications can have some side effects such as drowsiness or an upset stomach, they rarely imagine a drug prescribed by a doctor could cause them to literally gamble way their life’s savings.

However, that is exactly what has happened to some patients who were taking Permax and Cabaser, medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Approximately 100 Australians are suing two pharmaceutical giants in a class action lawsuit, claiming these defective medications caused them to become gambling addicts. Some also say the drugs caused them to develop compulsive sexual behavior. While this is happening in Australia, it could just as easily be unfolding in Louisiana or any other state in the United States.

The plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against Aspen Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Australia, alleging that the manufacturers were negligent, produced defective products and failed to warn to the potential dangers. They claim that Permax and Cabaser caused them to engage in compulsive behavior and lose a considerable amount of money.

The patients’ attorney noted, “The drugs mimic the effect of dopamine in the brain, which is a pleasure-seeking … chemical and can cause addictive-type behavior. Most of the clients had an obsessive pathological urge to gamble that they couldn’t control, and that had led to huge financial loss and family breakdowns.”

One of these medications is still on the market, though it now carries a warning that its use can result in compulsive behaviors, including gambling and increased libido. However, patients who used the medication prior to 2009 did not receive the benefit of the warning.

If you feel like you’ve been a victim of a prescribed medication, don’t hesitate to contact Michigan Legal Center. With years of experience, Michigan Legal Center has experience with prescribed drugs and other medication.

The Dangers of Fishing

Fishing is a popular pastime for a significant number of Americans. However, a relaxing day on the water with friends or family members can turn into tragedy if a fishing boat malfunctions, resulting in injury and death.

Last weekend, five people went fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The group left Venice, Louisiana, at approximately 6:30 Saturday morning and entered the Gulf through the South Pass of the Mississippi. When the sport fishing boat was a few miles south of the mouth of the river, one of the vessel’s two engines inexplicably shut down.

While one of the boaters was inspecting why the engine may have shut off, he noticed that water was coming into the boat. The boaters shut down the other engine, and water filled the vessel even more quickly. The boat ultimately capsized before anyone could put a lifejacket on.

Four of the boaters died in the accident. According to a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the cause of death is believed to be hypothermia. The National Weather Service reports that the water was between 50 and 64 degrees that day.

One of the boaters was rescued that afternoon by an oil crew boat. Apparently, he had been able to hold onto a rope at the bow of the vessel and eventually climbed onto the boat’s hull, where he was seen by an offshore crew boat identified as Sea Angel. He received treatment for mild hypothermia after the rescue.

The U.S. Coastguard is currently investigating the cause of the boating accident. Authorities believe neither alcohol nor drugs contributed to the tragic incident.

It is true that we do not know what caused the boat’s first engine to fail. However, if it turns out that the boat was defective in its design or manufacture, the survivors may be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.

Although this type of boating accident may be rare, there’s no denying the dangers that it encompasses. Contact Rizk Law Portland if you’ve been injured because of an unexplained defect in your motor vehicle. Instead of trying to solve the case yourself, lessen the Rizk!

Attorneys Can’t Handle the Nurse Shortage

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO] August 2002 media alert stated that “Nursing shortage puts lives at risk: Joint Commission expert panel issues urgent call to action.” Why has JCAHO issued this urgent alert? Because “patient care is suffering from a dramatic shortage of nurses, who are the front line of care and support for patients . . . too few nurses result in increased deaths, complications, and other undesirable patient outcomes.”

When it comes to legal nurse consulting in Los Angeles, attorneys are facing the effects of the nursing shortage in their cases. It has affected the complexion and complexity of injury claims and compounds the case analysis. What should have been a fairly straightforward PI case becomes a complex medical malpractice case, presenting difficult liability and causation issues. Further, the already complicated medical malpractice case becomes a veritable maze because understaffing in a hospital setting leads to system-wide failures resulting in multiple negligent omissions or commissions during a single hospitalization.

Nurses are the eyes and ears of the doctors and hospital and have the most contact with patients on a routine basis. If the ability to monitor and observe patients is reduced, a critical link in the system is weakened. Nurses are being required to work longer hours and attend to more patients. With the increased demand for nurses to do more with less, the function of the nurse as a checkpoint in the process to assure appropriate treatment is compromised.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found a 31% increased risk of death at hospitals where there is understaffing of nurses involved in patient care. The JCAHO is studying the issue and is expected to publish mandated nurse staffing levels. Through legislation, California has already mandated safe nurse/patient ratios.

When the attorney suspects substandard hospital care, a detailed review of the records, including nursing notes, is required. The attorney should look for continuity of care. For example, if a physician orders monitoring of a patient’s vital signs at 15-minute intervals, the nursing notes should reflect this pattern. If the pattern varies widely, with vitals signs checked at 15 then 30 then 60 minutes, this could be indicative of the lack of appropriate monitoring and other negligent omissions.

Documentation other than the patient’s medical record is important to substantiate a claim that understaffing has affected a patient’s outcome. The attorney should request nurse staffing records and patient census reports. These should be analyzed for nurse/patient ratios, patient acuity levels (how sick they were and, therefore, how labor intensive where their care needs), and compared to hospital Policies and Protocols on nurse/patient ratios.

Nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections occur at a significantly increased rate at understaffed hospitals. A simple procedure can turn into a complicated infectious disease process, increasing costs, prolonging hospitalizations, worsening outcomes and complicating prognoses. Understaffing contributes to the infection rates by cutting corners and reducing important monitoring tasks. Statistics regarding the hospital’s infection rate should be obtained. The hospital’s Policy and Protocol manuals should be reviewed for evidence of how the institution should identify, track and resolve nosocomial infections. If the patient underwent surgery, culture records from the surgical suite and equipment should be scrutinized for common links to the patient’s illness.

The issues presented here are only the beginning. If the trial lawyer suspects understaffing of nurses has to lead to complications during a hospitalization, please call or contact us to discuss the additional areas to be analyzed.

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