The Complex Disease of Addiction and Unconventional Treatment Methods

By on Feb 16, 2017 in Addiction | 0 comments

Addiction is often associated with weakness, reduced to a moral failure on the part of an individual to stop self-destructive behavior. However, such thinking implies that addiction is a choice, when it is rather a complex, genetically predisposed  and chronic disease that plagues its victims and eliminates their freedom and autonomy in their own lives. In addition, as noted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, repeated drug abuse changes the function and chemical systems in the brain, which further reduces their ability to resist taking drugs. Traditional addiction treatment usually involves prescription medication to reduce drug dependence and withdrawals and to help detox the patient. Immediate abstention for certain drugs can be deadly because of withdrawal symptoms, so it is imperative for addicts to get help from a licensed psychiatrist, therapist, or other professional....

An Overview of DUI Fines And Penalties In South Carolina

By on Oct 10, 2016 in DUI | 0 comments

Like in any other state, DUI in South Carolina carries with it serious consequences. With the state now working hard to reduce fatalities, new fines and penalties have been put in place. According to the website of Truslow & Truslow, Attorneys at Law, DUI can have life changing ramifications. IN this article, we shall take a look at the fines and penalties associated with DUI in South Carolina. Penalties for DUI can be affected by previous convictions in the last ten years. In addition, your BAC level will be used to determine the extent of DUI charges. South Carolina is implementing a scaled system which involves stiffer fines, longer jail sentences, and a required completion of substance abuse counseling program. Even if you are a first time offender, you may already be subjected to a mandatory imprisonment. For a first time offender, the BAC level will be used in determining...

When is Assault and Battery considered a Misdemeanor or Felony?

By on Jun 15, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Assault is defined as a deliberate act that puts another person in fear of physical harm he or she is about to suffer. Whether actual physically harm was inflicted, the mere fact that the other person was made to fear its possibility is already an act deserving of punishment. Assault, however, is actually nothing more than a threat; infliction of physical harm on another is already referred to as battery. Assault and battery were treated as separate crimes in the past, with battery referring to “completed” assault. Under modern laws, however, distinguishing between the two crimes is no longer made, so that the term assault alone may already be used to refer to crimes which involve actual physical violence. A person, however, can be convicted of assault without battery. This is the case when someone raises his or her fist in a threatening manner without actually throwing a punch;...

Importance of enlisting a lawyer after a truck accident

By on Feb 11, 2016 in Semi-truck Accidents | 0 comments

When a truck accident occurs, many families are devastated because they or their loved ones have been injured. Though the typical initial response of truck accident survivors is to look for a better hospital facility that will provide them proper treatment. Trucking companies are strictly required to follow federal and state regulations and they can be penalized by the law from committing violations mostly if it resulted to injuries and property damages. The state of Georgia provides trucking regulations that aim to promote road safety. Sometimes truck accident victims are reluctant to pursue damage claims as they believe that they are also responsible in the accident. A lawyer may possibly help an accident victim determine whether to file a personal injury claim and which of the parties that can be held liable for his or her injuries. One should realize that the trucking industry is a...

Faces of discrimination at work

By on Oct 17, 2015 in Race-based Discrimination | 0 comments

Although we live in a world where diversity, heterogeneity, and uniqueness are all celebrated, there are workplaces that still harbor an environment of inequality and discrimination. Unfortunately, these workplaces in the U.S. are not few. In fact, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that there had been a total of 88,778 discrimination-related cases filed in the 2014 fiscal year. This staggeringly large number tells a lot about how the issue of discrimination affects a majority of the country’s workforce. Discrimination in your workplace may take different forms: age, disability, race, sex, national origin. Whatever the form of discrimination, the person being discriminated feels ostracized not just by his colleagues, but by his entire work environment as well. Here are the different forms of discrimination common in some U.S. workplaces: Discrimination based...