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In a Criminal Defense Case, What’s the Difference Between Mistake of Law and Mistake of Fact?

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It is often said in courts of law that if an individual is ignorant to the law, this is not a strong legal tactic for their defense. In other words, just because you didn’t know the law that you broke, this doesn’t mean that you’re “off the hook.” However, in some situations, ignorance may be a legitimate defense. If you are being charged of a criminal act, your Austin criminal defense attorney may bring up one or both of the related following terms: mistake of law and mistake of fact. As someone who may not be well-versed in the law, these two terms can often be confusing and misleading. Below, we will outline the definitions of both of these terms and how they differ from one other when it comes to your defense case. What Is Mistake of Fact? Mistake of fact happens if an individu
Useful Tips for Reducing Workplace Conflict

Useful Tips for Reducing Workplace Conflict

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As long as people are working together, conflicts are bound to arise. Every member of a team has a unique personality, therefore, regardless of how compatible the members are their opinions will differ at some point. Conflicts between co-workers, departments, and teams might lead to a reduction in productivity. Addressing employee conflict immediately is critical in ensuring that productivity at the workplace is restored. Here are four tips to help you deal with workplace disputes. Train managers to be mediators When an issue arises, most people will turn to the managers to help them resolve the issue. However, many managers do not have the necessary tools to manage these situations. Most will ignore the dispute then instruct their employees to settle it. Instead of assuming the confli
What Should You Do If You Are In An Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

What Should You Do If You Are In An Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

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It's the worst nightmare of many people. You are driving along and obeying the rules of the road when someone runs through a stop sign or ignores a red light and crashes right into you. It's a scary situation and at first, you don't know what to do. Are you okay? Is the other driver okay? What happened? While your car is a wreck, you take solace in the fact that you are still alive and, if nothing else, at least the accident wasn't your fault, so the other party will be responsible for repairing your vehicle and covering any medical expenses that may come from the crash. Your feeling of relief only lasts until you find out you're dealing with one of the uninsured motorists that are wreaking havoc on our roads. So what do you do when your in an accident who is driving without carrying...