Bart Hogreve, Attorney at Law
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DUI/Criminal Law:
Driving under the influence (DUI), is the act of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of the legal limit. Similar regulations cover driving or operating certain types of machinery while affected by drinking alcohol or taking other drugs, including, prescription drugs. This is a criminal offense. Criminal law is distinctive for the uniquely serious potential consequences or sanctions for failure to abide by its rules. In the United States, there are over a million arrests nationwide for driving under the influence of alcohol, and over a half million at any one time, are in jail.

Personal Injury:
Personal injury is an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Commonly it is injury that has been caused by the negligence of another, but it also arises in cases of defamation. The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. It also incorporates medical and dental accidents and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititis, and repetitive strain injury cases. If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party.

A will or testament is where a person, names one or more persons to manage his/her estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property at death. There are pitfalls into which home-made wills can fall. The person who makes a will is not available to explain himself, or to correct any technical deficiency or error in expression, when it comes into effect on that person's death, and so there is little room for mistake.

Probate is the first step in administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a will. A probate court decides the legal validity of a will and grants its approval by granting probate to the executor. If the estate is not automatically devised to the surviving spouse, and is not held within a trust, it is necessary to "probate the estate", whether or not the decedent had a valid will.

Adoption is where a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, from the original parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status. The United States remains the leader in its use. Adoption in the United States still occurs at nearly three times those of its peers.

A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority, and duty, to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Usually, a person has the status of guardian because the ward is incapable of caring for his or her own interests due to infancy, incapacity, or disability. Guardians ad litem are often appointed in under-age-children cases, to represent the interests of the minor children. Legal Guardians may also be appointed in guardianship cases for adults. For example, parents may start a guardianship action to become the guardians of a developmentally disabled child when the child reaches the age of majority. Or, children may need to file a guardianship action for a parent when the parent has failed to prepare a power of attorney and now has dementia. Guardians ad litem can be appointed by the court to represent the interests of mentally ill or disabled persons.

...Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."
Winston Churchill
First Speech to the House of Commons as Prime Minister
May 13, 194

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