There’s a lot to love about Santa Claus—he’s jolly, generous, and a huge fan of cookies. Although we don’t often talk about it, he also happens to be a hardened criminal—and an extremely judgmental one at that.    That’s right: Santa is not the kindly old man we’ve imagined all these years. From a legal…

Shoplifting has a huge impact on the national economy; according to the National Retail Security Survey, this practice caused $48.9 billion in losses in 2016 alone.   Apart from its effect on the retail industry, shoplifting can have a lasting impact on alleged offenders. A citation or misdemeanor might not seem like a big deal,…

Photo credit: MikeDotta ” data-medium-file=”https://marketing-assets.avvo.com/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Office-job-320×190.jpg” data-large-file=”http://bestlawyerfirms.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Office-job-1024×626.jpg”> Although Bloomberg sees evidence that some parts of the U.S. are already in the grip of recession, by most accounts the U.S. economy is doing well in 2019. For most Americans, the most important aspect of “the economy” is whether they have a job. In August 2019, the unemployment rate was 3.7%, far below…

Long holiday weekends are a great time to see family and friends, and enjoy the presence of loved ones at barbeques, bonfires, and cocktail parties. But these happy occasions can turn from great times to tragic ones with a single bad decision. Too often, someone leaves the party thinking they’re okay to drive after they’ve…

As you may know, the Bill of Rights encompasses the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution. These are considered to be among the essential freedoms guaranteed to every American, so they’re always valid—even during the zombie apocalypse. The dead could rise from their graves at any moment, so it’s important to be prepared. Read…

10 laws that can spoil your Halloween   Halloween is a holiday that gives license to kids and adults alike to get silly and strange. But in some places, the law doesn’t want you going too far with your Halloween celebrations. From a ban on Silly String to outlawing trick-or-treating on Sundays, here are some…