The November election is just a few weeks away. Many states across the country have changed their voting policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that citizens can cast their ballots safely. While many people are still expected to head to the polls on November 3, it’s estimated that more Americans than ever before will…

Alcohol and the law rarely mix. One wrong move and you could end up charged with public intoxication or disorderly conduct — potentially even driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) — if you don’t give a trusted friend your keys.   Drinking to excess is definitely asking for trouble, but what…

From wearing masks to avoiding crowds, we’ve made significant life changes to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Through this effort, we’ve sacrificed several traditions we once took for granted. These include everything from Easter church services to Independence Day parades.   Next up? Halloween. While factors such as costume-based masks and outdoor trick-or-treating…

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in March, most lawmakers and employers took extra precautions. Workplaces were shut down and employees were asked to work from home.    Nine months later, more than 180,000 American deaths have been tied to the novel coronavirus and the economy is still struggling. Employers want to…

Avvo 1-on-1 is a new Avvo question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.    Our next installment features an employment attorney, Justin Peters. Peters represents employers…

Vacations look a lot different in the COVID era. We’ve swapped international travel for local adventures and airplanes for SUVs.   The hotel room also appears to be on the way out, with travelers instead opting for RVs. These moving accommodations deliver both increased convenience and much-needed peace of mind. They allow vacationers to bypass…

In our effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, we’ve sacrificed many rituals we once took for granted. From work and school to grocery shopping; few aspects of our lives look like they did at the beginning of 2020. These changes are controversial enough as is, but two particular activities have sparked even more pushback:…

Concerns over martial law arrived early on in the COVID pandemic. At first, these largely revolved around quarantine efforts. At the time, many people worried about the potential for the military or federal government to take over the pandemic response.    Since then, George Floyd’s death and the related civil unrest have shifted the public…

The 2020 election will be unprecedented. It will occur during a pandemic, and traditional in-person voting will likely remain unsafe for  much of the public come November.  Mail-in voting presents a viable solution, but with concerns ranging from fraud to issues with the postal service, the system is far from problem free. When it comes…