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Rachel Elle

What Is a Cease and Desist?

Cease and desist letters explain wrongdoings and the consequences if the behavior doesn't cease — and they're a great way for the potentially wronged party to show they mean business.

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Hannah Stephens

What Is Allocution?

Understanding your rights to allocution allows you to present any mitigating information to the court and humanize yourself before a judge.

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Rachel Elle

What Is a Grand Jury?

Grand juries play an important role in the criminal justice system. These juries serve a different, but equally vital, role in ensuring justice is carried out when a crime is committed.

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Leigh Morgan

What Is a Public Defender?

If you don't have enough money to hire your own lawyer, the court may appoint a public defender to handle your case. Learn more about the work public defenders do and find out how to qualify for court-appointed legal services.

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Kaia Koglin

What Is a Cottage Food Law?

Cottage food laws allow people to produce and sell food in their homes. No need for a licensed kitchen; you can turn your passion for baking into a business — as long as you understand those laws.

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Team eLocal

Before You Start a Crowdfunding Campaign, Take These 5 Legal Steps

Failing to comply with crowdfunding laws and rules could cost you. Avoid legal problems and get the most out of your fundraiser.

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Kaia Koglin

Your Rights When It Comes to Debt Collection

There are laws that regulate what debt collectors can do when interacting with you. Understanding your debt collection rights can help you take control of the process — and protect yourself from harassment and deceptive practices.

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John Warbuck

What to Do If You're the Victim of a Counterfeit Product Scam

Is the gadget or accessory you ordered not authentic like you expected? Learn what to do if you become the victim of a counterfeit product scam.

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