Monthly Archives: November 2010

What’s the difference in being convicted of breaking a traffic law and being convicted of “reckless driving”?

Question by anonymous girl: What’s the difference in being convicted of breaking a traffic law and being convicted of “reckless driving”?
I know that the consequence for the first, is possible suspension but the consequence for the 2nd, is revocation. What are some examples of “reckless driving”. I thought that if you broke traffic laws that it was considered “reckless driving”. I guess I am wrong. Could you give me some examples please? Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by reuben
no difference at all

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Below is John Fairman’s side of the story. I feel both sides should have their say. I do not support or endorse any party in these allegations whether from John Fairman or the Justice Village Board. Reposted with the permission of Mr. John Fairman. Fairman Law Offices 18141 Dixie Highway, Suite 111 Homewood, IL 60430 O 708-799-4848 F 708-799-9326 Tuesday, April 13, 2010 To: Honorable Kris Wasowicz 7800 S. Archer Avenue Justice, Illinois 60458 CC: Honorable Kathleen Svoboda Re: Response Letter Trustee John Fairman Dear Mayor Wasowicz: The purpose of this letter is to respectfully request a retraction of the inappropriate and misleading comments in Resolution Number 2010-05 passed by the Justice Village Board last night. Furthermore, I would ask that this letter hereto, in full be read into the record by the Village Clerk at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:30 PM First, the reason for my resignation was based solely on the fact that my family and I have already moved to the south suburbs to be closer to my law office, for which we have been in real estate contract negotiations since the early part of September of last year. Second, my reason for refusing to meet with attorney Michael Del Galdo was due more to the fact that while qualified I strongly disagreed with the hiring of Michael Del Galdo to represent the Village of Justice because of his close connections to Trustee Kinga Bartoszek her fiancé Sebastian, and to the Village of
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Empty car at crash site leads to DWI charge

Empty car at crash site leads to DWI charge
Erie County sheriff’s deputies charged an East Aurora man with driving while intoxicated after they said they found an empty car that had crashed into a utility pole early Monday on Hunters Creek Road in the Town of Wales.
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Edinburg ISD Officer Arrested
PALMVIEW – An Edinburg ISD police officer has been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of an illegal substance.  Thirty-six-year-old Mark Anthony Leal was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Bentsen Palm Drive and FM 495. Palmview police first pulled him over for speeding. The officer was reportedly going to release him to a sober family member at the scene …
Read more on KRGV Rio Grande Valley

Joplin firefighter appeals firing in DWI case
A Joplin firefighter fired in August after he was ticketed for driving while intoxicated wants his job back contending two other firefighters received leniency on similar charges that he did not.
Read more on The Joplin Globe

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Parents sue Nashville forensics company over jail death
Forensic Medical ruled that Andron Reed, 18, died of a birth defect. But Reed’s parents say he was beaten at a Rutherford County jail.
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Jail death prompts new suit
The parents of a Memphis teen who died after being restrained in a Rutherford County jail last year have filed a new lawsuit in relation to his death, this time against the Nashville forensics company that ruled his death natural.
Read more on Daily News Journal

Given the horrific tragedy that occured on the Taconic Pkwy in NY isn’t it about time we get serious about DUI?

Question by bonobo: Given the horrific tragedy that occured on the Taconic Pkwy in NY isn’t it about time we get serious about DUI?
If this isn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back then I’d hate to see what is. Please note that I did not use the word “accident” because it was murder plain and simple.

Best answer:

Answer by cyanne2ak
Personally, I think that if a death occurs as a result of a DUI, the offender should be charged with 2nd degree murder – the knowing killing of a human being. Everyone knows that getting behind the wheel drunk is substantially certain to injure or kill another. Period.

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New driving legislation bites man hard

New driving legislation bites man hard
Milo Yakibchuk admits after a night of karaoke and drinking earlier this month he was rowdy, loud and inebriated, but was certain of one thing — he wasn’t about to drive home.
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Thursday, November 25
8 a.m.: The Trinity Church Turkey Trot 5K run and walk; begins and ends at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. 11:30 a.m.: The Santa Express, Christmas Train Ride to meet Santa; departs from Flemington PRR station. Trains also depart at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
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How much is SR22 Insurance?

How much is SR22 Insurance?

There are a number of reasons why a person may have to get an SR22 insurance policy including too many speeding tickets, driving without insurance, excessive accumulation of points on one’s driver’s license, driving under the influence, and various other reasons.

Sooner or later the people that are required to have an SR22 filing with their local DMV before their license will be reinstated start hearing from friends, family, and doing some research on their own that SR22 insurance is going to be a lot more expensive than their insurance policy was before. The question is how much more expensive?

The average cost of an SR22 insurance policy is going to depend on the reason why your license was suspended or revoke for in the first place. If you are a DUI offender who has to get an SR22 to get your license back, the cost is going to depend on a number of factors including:

Was this a first, second, third, or more offense?
Was there an accident?
Did the accident result in injuries to any other person?

These are just a couple of examples of the items your insurance company is going to look at when quoting you a price on your SR22 insurance for a DUI offense. A standard first offense DUI offender should expect to pay between 3 and 5 times as much per month for their SR22 insurance as they were paying on their regular auto insurance rates. So if you were paying a month for your car insurance before the DUI offense, you should expect to pay between 0 and 0 a month for the next 3-years following the reinstatement of your license following your suspension or revocation period.

If the DMV is requiring you to file an SR22 with them for something like too many speeding tickets. Even though your offense of too many speeding tickets is not as severe as someone who has to file an SR22 because of a DUI offense, the required filing period is still going to be 3-years.  So your relationship with your SR22 insurance is going to be for an extend period of time. Your SR22 insurance rates for something like too many speeding tickets will be lower than the rates for a DUI offense, but they will be at least 1 to 2 times or more than you are currently paying for your car insurance.

There are steps you can take to be sure that you are paying the least amount possible per month for your SR22 insurance. The first thing you need to do is to not assume that your current insurance provider is going to have the lowest rates possible for your SR22. Just because you may have been with this insurance company for years and they have always treated you fairly does not mean that will be the case when it comes to quoting you on an SR22 insurance policy, if they even offer SR22 insurance filings because not every insurance company does.

What you need to do is spend a little time researching your state DMV SR22 insurance filing requirements. Then get at least 3 to 5 quotes from the various insurance providers in your area that offer SR22 insurance filings then all you have to do is choose the policy with the lowest price, it’s that simple.

Each state has its own laws regarding SR22 insurance filing requirements, so it’s critical that you learn what must be done to file an SR22 in your state. For example, someone who is required to file SR22 insurance in Florida will have to follow a different set of rules then someone who is filing in Virginia.

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What does “matter of public record” mean?

Question by manoarain808: What does “matter of public record” mean?
I hear this term used all the time, but I don’t really know what it means legally.

I’m asking this because a responder to a previous question (Are Celebrities protected by HIPAA?) used this term.

I was curious because all sorts of medical information about MJ is being released by the media such as:

1. UCLA Medical acknowledging that MJ was at their facility.
2. UCLA Medical acknowledging MJ had a cardiac arrest.
3. UCLA Medical acknowledging that MJ passed away at their facility.
4. Coroner’s Office releasing information of the autopsy results.
5. Coroner’s Office planning to release toxicology results in 6-8 weeks.

But as a previous poster stated…Jermaine conducted the press conference, so we can assume that they gave the permission to release MJ’s medical information.

I’m curious though—Does “matter of public record” mean that all information including medical records of High Profile people becomes public records because of their status? If this is the case, then this seems to be a loophole around HIPAA in regards to patient privacy. Am I understanding this correctly?
Another thing…I can see how information on MJ’s death certificate can become “a matter of public record”, but what about other information that’s not on the certificate such as Past Medical History, Previous Surgeries, Lab Results, etc. Do these become part of the public record too?

Best answer:

Answer by ignant_slob
If a person is dead then they are no longer a patient and patient privacy no longer applies.

Also, that something becomes a matter of public record doesn’t mean it is easy to get ahold of by any public citizen. Some things cost money to process and others can be well hidden so that you might first need to even know that they exist before you can get to them.

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