How to Correctly Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

How to Correctly Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent   If you are ever in a situation where you are being detained by law enforcement, you have several rights available to you. In the event of an arrest, the officer is required by law to...

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What Constitutional Rights do I Waive When Pleading Guilty?

What Constitutional Rights do I Waive When Pleading Guilty?   Silence “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” This is the first Miranda right announced in the...

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Think Before You Post!

Think Before You Post! It’s tempting to load your social media platforms with every picture, thought, or crazy occurrence that comes to mind. Most of us think that these online environments keep us protected from the consequences of the real...

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Dram Shop Cases: What are They?

Dram Shop Cases: What are They?   The term “Dram Shop” originated back in 18th century England and refers to spirits served by the spoonful, or “dram” (1/8 fluid oz.). Today, this term encompasses any establishments...

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Bicycle vs. Automobile Accidents, What you Need to Know

Bicycle vs. Automobile Accidents, What you Need to Know   Big Sky Country was ranked one of the 5 least bicycle friendly states by the League of American Bicyclists recently. While the number of deaths for bicyclists in Montana is fairly low,...

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Calculating Lost Wages in Personal Injury Cases and Why they are Important

Calculating Lost Wages in Personal Injury Cases and Why they are Important When a person is injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, they are legally entitled to seek monetary compensation from the liable...

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Criminal Jury Trial v. Criminal Bench Trial

Criminal Jury Trial v. Criminal Bench Trial The Process of a Criminal Jury Trial: A jury trial is determined by a selected panel of the defendant’s peers. During the voir dire phase of the trial, both the defense attorney and prosecutor ask...

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What Makes a Good Personal Injury Attorney?

What Makes a Good Personal Injury Attorney? Experience: We believe an experienced trial attorney helps make a good personal injury attorney. Paul has won numerous jury trials throughout Montana. His clients have received millions of dollars in...

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Medical Payments (MedPay) Coverage:

What is it and how does it work? What is MedPay? MedPay is an add-on to your car insurance policy which covers expenses related to vehicular accidents. Sometimes it can even be added to your homeowner’s insurance policy. MedPay can be used...

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What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

What is Uninsured & Underinsured Motor Vehicle Coverage? In short, this is a type of insurance coverage you can pay for on your policy to help protect you if you are injured by a person who has no insurance coverage or minimal insurance coverage....

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I was in a car accident. Who pays for my damages?

In Montana, an at fault driver is responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Fortunately, under Montana law, you may be entitled to these payments immediately instead of having to wait until completing all treatment....

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What Should I do If I have been in a Car Accident?

Unfortunately, car accidents happen often in Montana. Our legal team has years of experience helping individuals who have been injured in car accidents. With the knowledge we have compiled over the years, we wanted to create a list to help aid you if...

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Montana Motorcycle Laws and Helmet Laws

Montana is a motorcyclist’s dream come true. Gorgeous scenery, minimal traffic, high speed limits… what’s not to love? Like all motorists, however, local motorcycle riders must follow the rules of the road. In particular, they...

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Montana Driving Laws: Seatbelts, Phones, Car Seats, and Tires

  Each state has different laws, rules, and regulations about driving. Even within each state the driving laws differ from county to county and city to city. Montana driving laws include restrictions on texting and driving, wearing a seatbelt,...

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Montana Child Support and Family Law Basics

Family law deals with any civil issues related to the family: divorce, adoption, child custody, and alimony. Divorce is the most common area of family law, though. Every divorce and child custody battle in Montana is determined on a case-by-case...

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