Let’s face it, a construction project is a big deal. To ensure efficient execution of the project, it is important that both parties work out terms of reference. This is known as the construction contract. A carefully-written construction contract can protect both...
Besides risking your life and other road users and landing you in legal hot soup, driving under the influence (DUI) can also have long-term effects on your finances. If you are convicted, you might end up paying heavy fines for the offense. This is just one of the...
Back in our parents’ or maybe grandparents’ day, what’s commonly referred to as “vandalism” often wasn’t treated as seriously as it is now. Every state, including Mississippi, has laws against defacing or destroying someone else’s property. When it’s public property,...
You may own the property you have leased to your tenant, but you cannot kick them out any time you wish. Therefore, you need to follow the law when you need them to vacate your premises. Otherwise, it could amount to an unlawful eviction, which can be consequential....
When the police stop you on suspicion of drunk driving, they can't do so randomly. From the moment they stop you, the police must follow the law for any evidence obtained to be admissible in court. It means that you need to analyze the legality of your traffic stop as...
You can never be 100% certain that someone is intoxicated when they're driving, no matter what's happening. Many other things, such as distracted driving or drowsy driving, may appear from the outside to be intoxication. That said, all of these things are dangerous to...
Although some businesses start off in an entrepreneur's garage, most successful companies need their own space. Having commercial facilities allows you to share your address for customers or install the machinery that you need to manufacture your products. When...
The penalties you face for driving under the influence (DUI) will affect many aspects of your life and possible incarceration could affect your family and your job. The fines might leave you struggling financially, even if you don't lose your job. Losing your license...
You and your pet might be inseparable. Or perhaps you’re leaving the house for a longer period than usual on this occasion. In any case, you may want to take the dog with you on your travels. There is certainly no law against this and both you and your dog may...
A well-written lease agreement is more than just a contract. It is the landlord and the tenant’s defense against potential disputes. A residential lease contract specifies the terms of engagement between the landlord and the tenant. However, not all lease agreements...
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