Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Liberty University has received national media attention after Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. expressed his support for, and promised a scholarship to, Cole Withrow, a North Carolina high school senior who was arrested Monday for accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot, according to an ABC 11 News Raleigh-Durham article published May 2, 2013.
This bold stance by the university has garnered a strong show of support from all across the country. Emails and messages have been flooding into members of administration from people pleased to see Liberty standing up for Withrow. Some have even expressed interest in financially giving to the university to create or support scholarship funds for students like Withrow.
Falwell was travelling in North Carolina when he saw Withrows story on a local news broadcast. He noticed Withrow was wearing a Liberty T-shirt and immediately reached out to him. Falwell learned that Withrow was interested in attending Liberty but could not afford it. Falwell told him he would do whatever it takes to ensure he can attend Liberty.
Falwell later learned Withrows sister, Hannah Walker, is a 2012 graduate of Liberty and currently works for Liberty University Online Student Accounts.
Walker said her brother is a very caring person who works hard and follows through with his commitments. He is an honors student and an Eagle Scout, and Walker said he is very close to his classmates. Withrow is an avid outdoorsman and has been hunting since he was young.
The worst part about (the arrest) is he was trying to do the right thing, Walker said.
As soon as Withrow realized the gun was still in his truck (he had just taken it on a hunting trip over the weekend), he immediately called his mother from the schools office, Walker said, and also reported by ABC 11.
The ABC report indicates that a school official overheard Withrows phone call and notified police, who arrested him before his mother arrived.
Now that he may face a felony charge on his record, Withrow feared he would lose his scholarships and be unable to attend college. It weighed really hard on him, Walker said.
She said when Falwell reached out to her brother, and then to herself, it was a great encouragement and an answer to prayer.
Just the fact that he recognized it meant a lot to my family. But for him to reach out the way that he did and call Cole we were so overwhelmed, both of my parents were emotional and excited. It was very much of a weight lifted off, she said.
She added that Withrow always wanted to go to Liberty he loved coming to campus events with her but knew it would likely not be possible because of finances.
For Falwell to contact Withrow and to pledge support for him to attend Liberty, Walker said is unbelievable.
It is definitely a blessing. We are honored that he reached out to us. I know that Cole is really excited. The opportunity that Liberty has is something that separates Liberty from other schools. I have grown so much as a person, so much spiritually being here and I could want nothing more for my brother to see God work in his life. I am not the same person I was four years ago. I cannot wait to see how Cole grows and transforms as a person in his experience here, too.
About Liberty University
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, non-profit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Nearly 100,000 students attend classes on its 6,800-acre residential campus and study in its thriving online education program.
Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
This week, according to NBC News (5.14.13), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that all states lower their blood alcohol limits to 0.05. Now it is in the hands of state governments to consider the stricter DUI lawand in the hands of the residents of each state to let their representatives know their opinions on the matter.
At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, we believe that lowering the legal blood alcohol content level from 0.08 to 0.05 will save dozens of lives a year in Georgia and prevent thousands of serious traffic accident injuries. These beliefs are based on the following statistics:
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Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
While the chauffeur-driven limousine was once the domain of Hollywood stars and Wall Street tycoons, the wide-spread availability – and the resulting healthy competition among companies that specialize in this market – has made this form of transportation a very attractive option for both special occasions and group travel.
For many, the very word limousine conjures a specific image: A sleek, black sedan with a uniformed driver whisking a corporate executive to his Fortune 500 office. Or celebrities arriving at a high-profile destination, shielded against Paparazzi. While these applications are still in play, todays limousines cater to all sorts of clients and rental needs, from prom night to transporting the entire staff to the convention center.
There are a number of other myths surrounding this industry, and for those just becoming aware of the wonderful world of limousines, Hummer limos and party buses, heres a little light on the subject:
Be Aware of Your Carbon Footprint
At first glance, it seems logical that the larger the car, the bigger the environmental impact. If, however, one vehicle takes the place of many – as in transporting the cheer-leading squad to camp or getting two dozen people to a concert – there are actually fewer emission involved. Numerous occasions lend themselves to group travel, such as parties and events. Todays luxury rentals are available in a range of sizes, some accommodating up to 50 passengers.
Negotiate for a Good Price
The fact is, everything is negotiable. And with more services competing for business, its usually possible to find specials or to negotiate rates, especially if youre trying to get extended hours, upgrade to larger vehicles or add on special features.
Limousines are Ideal for Groups
For starters, prices have become very affordable, thanks to the evolution of the market and the natural competition created. The cost of driving – fuel, parking, tolls and other expenses (not to mention the potential for traffic tickets or legal issues if there is alcohol involved) compared to the cost of a limousine becomes very attractive on a relative level. And since the charge can be split between the passengers, the expense of employing a limo decreases even more – especially with large groups that would require multiple cars or vans.
Rentals are For an Entire Evening
Not true; although there is usually a minimum charge based on a two or three-hour rate. The rental itself, however, can be a brief or one-way service, such as airport pickup or dropping off at the cruise ship.
Bargain Limos are a Better Deal
Bargain is a relative term. Often the hidden fees, such as fuel surcharge, driver tip and other fine print costs make this the most expensive option. While there are definitely find some real deals out there, dont jump based on advertised price alone – especially if the companys only strong point is a low price.
While there are strict business and legal guidelines for the limousine industry, the rapid increase of privately-owned companies has also created the opportunity for disappointment. Price 4 Limo was started their limousine service, over ten years ago. Since then, they’ve seen the industry – and the demand for limo service – grow exponentially.
We started in New Jersey with one party bus, explains Tyler Allen, a manager at Price4Limo.com. We expanded our fleet, and we learned how to provide the best service by affiliating with other limo companies so we could arrange for all styles and serve more areas. Today, this isn’t Cinderella transportation; limousines are viable for all sorts of travel needs.
Now based in Florida, the company has added Party Bus Rental and expanded to the national level by affiliating with other limo companies in virtually every area of the country. This enables their online site to offer everything from a pink Hummer to a Rolls Royce and to serve even the most remote locations. Customers can check prices, amenities, availability and other options, then make their reservation all on one site.
Allen says this is a big step in standardizing the industry while providing a service to both the clients and smaller independent companies. We bring our cumulative knowledge and experience to the table, says Allen, adding that every company and vehicle represented on PartyBus-Rental.net or Price4Limo.com carries the required insurance, licensing and other credentials – and that not all limo rental agencies are created equal.
Clients are assured of 24-hour service and that the vehicle theyre looking at is up to codes. They can see all availabilities and make their reservations on one site. And the small business owner has a way to showcase his rentals, whether its one special beauty or a whole fleet. Its really win/win.
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Question by Shelby : How does this quote apply to following criminal laws that are already put forth? “No man is above the law and no man is below it; Nor do we ask any mans permission when we require him to obey it, Obedience to the law is demanded as a right, not asked as a favor.”
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You say “the following criminal laws.” Which criminal laws?
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Matthew B. Wallin, Criminal Defense Attorney at Wallin & Klarich, Helps Client Get Charges for Sexual Battery Dismissed and Avoid Sex Offender Registration and Jail Time
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client recently was able to get charges for sexual battery dismissed by the court, and as a result avoid jail time. The client also avoided having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, which would have been required if he had been convicted of the sexual battery charges. The client was represented by experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, Matthew B. Wallin, who vigorously fought for the clients rights through every step of the legal process.
I never lose sight of the far-reaching implications of a criminal conviction and the negative impact that a criminal conviction can make on a clients entire life, said Mr. Wallin.
According to court record from El Monte Courthouse, the client was charged with sexual battery pursuant to California Penal Code section 243.4(e)(1), and faced up to six months in jail if convicted. In addition, if convicted, the client would have been required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, pursuant to California Penal Code section 290. To fight against the criminal charges, the client sought out the assistance of Mr. Wallin, who is experienced in dealing with sexual battery cases in California.
After discussing the circumstances of the case with the client, Mr. Wallin contacted a recognized clinical and forensic psychologist, who was well-versed in conducting psychosexual assessments according to court documents. Mr. Wallin worked closely with the psychologist to set up times for medical evaluations of the client. After reviewing the law enforcement reports and medical evaluations, Mr. Wallin was able to present evidence that persuaded the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the sexual battery charges. Mr. Wallin used the medical examinations to explain to the prosecutor and judge that given the clients youth and lack of sexual deviance in the past, mandatory sex offender registration would have catastrophic consequences for his future employment and his ability to parent his infant son. Mr. Wallin aggressively advocated for his client and ultimately was able to get the sexual battery charges against the client dismissed.
As a result of Mr. Wallins legal assistance, the client was not required to register as a sex offender pursuant to California Penal Code section 290, and was not required to serve any time in custody according to court record. The client can now be involved in his sons life and can pursue future employment to help support his family.
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About Wallin & Klarich
As a premier criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich ( http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected, we take the fear out of the legal fight.
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