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Understand what conspiracy means

Some Alaska residents may think they have not done anything wrong if they have not actually committed a crime. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes people may commit a crime called conspiracy if they plan to commit an offense and take some of the steps needed to carry it out.

According to Cornell Law School, conspiracy means that people are planning to commit a crime in advance. They usually have to take steps toward carrying out this plan, such as purchasing weapons or staking out a location if they plan to rob it. Conspiracy typically involves at least two people. The penalty for this offense usually depends on the particular situation. Sometimes the crime people plan to commit may be a misdemeanor and in this situation, people may not receive a penalty harsher than those generally associated with misdemeanors. In other situations, though, some people might face up to five years in jail, while others may have to pay a fine.

Alaska workers have the highest risk of death

Every morning, you wake up and begin to take care of your many responsibilities. This may include getting the kids ready for school, helping your spouse with breakfasts and lunches, and maybe taking care of a few household chores before heading to work. You may discuss with your spouse the plans for the evening and maybe take something from the freezer to thaw for supper.

Your daily plan does not include receiving a call that your spouse has suffered a fatal injury in a workplace accident. Even if your loved one works in a dangerous industry, you probably put the danger out of your mind and trust that your spouse's employer provides adequate safety measures. However, if you are facing this tragedy, you may have many questions about your family's future.

Do I need an attorney to handle my criminal case?

If police arrested you and charged you with a crime that carries serious penalties for conviction, you may already know you have a lot to be concerned about. A conviction for drug offenses, violent crimes, white collar crimes and others can result in prolonged time in jail or prison, thousands of dollars in fines and other penalties that could change the course of your life. Even a repeat-offense DUI carries stiff consequences.

With these things in the balance, you may wish to reconsider if you are planning on leaving your defense to chance. Securing the services of a skilled and experienced attorney can make the difference between spending years behind bars and facing a future that has some hope and potential.

Taking care of yourself during divorce

It’s often said of the difficult things in life: “this isn’t a sprint – it’s a marathon.” That’s especially true of divorce. Even when handled efficiently, divorce can take longer than most people expect, and it often proves to be more emotionally draining.

Thankfully, there are strategies that can make the divorce process easier. In today’s post, we’ll discuss two of those strategies: Pacing yourself and seeking outside support.

How to appeal a denied workers' comp claim in Alaska

When you get hurt at your job, you have the right to file a claim for compensation. You hope the process will be simple and quick, so you can recover physically and financially. Unfortunately, you may receive a notice of denial that dashes your hopes. 

Just because your claim gets denied at first does not mean the possibility of receiving compensation is completely lost. You may be able to appeal the denial and get your rightful funds. Follow these guidelines to find out if appealing a denied workers' compensation claim in Alaska is right for you.

Domestic violence charge may affect your custody chances

Getting picked up on charges of domestic violence may have far-reaching consequences. Not only is your freedom in question, but so too may your legal custody arrangement for your children. Domestic violence is one offense that Alaska family law does not take lightly.

Whether the charge is bogus or legitimate, you have a right to know how things will proceed on both fronts. The criminal courts do not allow many chances when it comes to this charge, and often favor the victim's account unless there is evidence to refute it.

Is a divorce or dissolution of marriage right for you?

Separating after years together can make life downright difficult. How the process goes depends largely on how you and your spouse choose to proceed. When facing the end of a marriage, Alaska law gives you a few options.

Two current paths exist to legally end the union. You may go the route of divorce or dissolution. Under Alaska Family Law, the differences between the two may mean the difference between a bitter feud or ending things on a more amicable note.

The most common injuries in workers’ compensation claims

Perhaps you work in an office here in Anchorage and sprained your ankle moving supplies. Are you eligible for workers’ compensation? What if you are a painter, fell from scaffolding and broke your arm?

Here are the most common injuries that appear on workers’ compensation claims along with their causes.

Nurses, working in a hospital is dangerous

As a nurse, do you know you work in one of the most dangerous places? According to 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers experience more injuries than construction workers and manufacturing employees. While your job is to treat patients with injuries and illnesses, you are at high risk of getting hurt and sick. 

In order to work safely in a hospital, you must be aware of workplace hazards and common injuries. Once you know how you are most likely to get hurt, you can avoid hazardous situations and be more mindful.

Child custody and relocation in Alaska

Having a healthy, loving relationship with a parent can help a child's development. Maintaining such relationships can be difficult after divorce, especially in the case of relocation.

Obtaining a favorable child custody determination in regard to relocation may not be an easy process. It is important to understand a few important aspects of child custody and relocation in the state of Alaska.

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