7 Legal Terms Every American Should Know

7 Legal Terms Every American Should Know

Statistically speaking, most Americans end up in a courtroom at some point during their lives. Even if you’re not among the nearly 80 million individuals in the FBI’s criminal database, you may have to appear before a judge for traffic violations, divorce and child custody matters, non-payment of debts, and other civil lawsuits – or at the very least, you’ll be called to serve on a jury.

What To Wear To Court

What To Wear To Court

What you wear to court matters. A lot. Appropriate attire shows respect for the judge, the people in the courtroom and your situation. Dressing in a respectful and modest manner conveys that you understand the seriousness of the occasion.

Split: The Confusion Surrounding Multiple Personality Disorder

Split: The Confusion Surrounding Multiple Personality Disorder

Director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Split, is receiving criticism for its portrayal of mental illness. The film stars James McAvoy as a man with multiple personalities who kidnaps three girls.

When Convictions Disappear: The Process of Expungement

When Convictions Disappear: The Process of Expungement

Have you ever come across this situation? You know someone has been arrested or convicted of a crime, but it’s not appearing on their public record.

Crazy State Laws Still in Effect

Crazy State Laws Still in Effect

If you like to travel, you may want to read up on the state laws of your destination first. The law is the law, no matter how crazy it may seem.

Legal Term Tuesday: Controlled Substance

Legal Term Tuesday: Controlled Substance

This is the latest entry in BeenVerified’s legal term library designed to help you better understand public record information, criminal records and related terminology. The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

Legal Term Tuesday: Contraband

Legal Term Tuesday: Contraband

This is the latest entry in BeenVerified’s legal term library designed to help you better understand public record information, criminal records and related terminology. The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

Legal Term Tuesday: Embezzlement

Legal Term Tuesday: Embezzlement

As a close relative of fraud, embezzlement is a particularly nasty crime as it involves the violation of trust. This type of crime often implicates people in high places who manage assets for the common good, as well as employees and business partners.