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How safe are tour and charter buses?

A recent and devastating tour bus and large truck crash near Palm Springs has undoubtedly made you stop and think about road safety. Thirteen people were killed in the accident and dozens more were injured. Back in August, a charter bus crashed in central California, killing five people and injuring others.

What is police misconduct?

Upholding the law is an important job, and most police officers take their responsibility very seriously. In order to do that job, officers are given a certain amount of leeway in making sure that they are able to bring those suspected of crimes to justice. But although police are supposed to be "the good guys," their methods can sometimes be questionable, which can lead to allegations of police misconduct.

Road debris caused your accident: now what?

No one plans to get in a car accident. You assume you will arrive at your destination safely. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case when you get behind the wheel. There are times when other drivers get in the way of that goal, by driving impaired or distracted in one way or another. Other times it is the road itself, or objects on the road that get in the way.

Miranda Warning: the most important rights are often the simplest

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you." This statement may seem like something you only hear on TV dramas and police procedurals. But it is, in fact, one of the most important statements that relates to our civil rights. It is the Miranda Warning, a required statement that the police must read to you when they arrest you.

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