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Edward D. Dowling IV

Edward Dowling’s Legal Guides

27 total

  • Common Accusatory Instruments in a Criminal Case

    An Accusatory Instrument is a document that is used by prosecutors and the Criminal courts to charge and prosecute someone accused of a crime . A violation is not a crime but is still a violation of the penal law. Crimes can be either for lesser offenses ( misdemeanors) or fo...

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  • Compensation in a Personal Injury Case

    A brief note about the compensation you can receive which is generally Pain and Suffering for yourself, Loss of Consortium for your spouse (if your injuries interfere with companionship and emotional and physical relations with your spouse ), Loss of Income if you can not work, ...

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  • What to Do If You Get in a Car Accident

    If your are able and not too severely injured, you should get to the side of the road if possible and exchange drivers license and insurance information with the other driver(s) if any, and call the police to have a report prepared and you should obtain a copy of the police r...

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  • What to do if You get arrested ?

    First, do not say anything without having your lawyer present. Second, do not say or do anything to annoy, harass or otherwise bother jail/prison inmates, visitors, employees etc. Call your lawyer as soon as they allow you a phone call. If you do not have a lawyer call one fr...

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  • Consumer Bankruptcy Procedure

    For consumer Bankruptcy ( as opposed to business Bankruptcy Chapter 11 ) there are basically 2 Chapters of the Bankruptcy code available, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. The procedure for both chapters is substantially the same except that for a Chapter 13 there is more work to b...

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  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    For consumer Bankruptcy ( as opposed to business Bankruptcy Chapter 11 ) there are basically 2 Chapters of the Bankruptcy code available, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is basically for consumers that do have non exempt assets such as a house and or expens...

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  • Consumer Bankruptcy

    For consumer Bankruptcy ( as opposed to business Bankruptcy Chapter 11 ) there are basically 2 Chapters of the Bankruptcy code available, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the most common as it is a complete discharge of all of your debts with a few exceptio...

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