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Do Alcohol and Drug Related Offenses Stay on Your Record?

If you’ve been charged with a drug- or alcohol-related offense, you might be wondering how long the offense will stay on your record. Will a drug-related charge or alcohol-related charge stay on your criminal record forever? Or can you look forward to a time when your record will be clear? The answer is that it depends on the state and on the specific charge. Here’s what to know about how long alcohol- and drug-related offenses stay on your record in South Carolina....

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How Do Immigrants Seek Asylum?

Each year, the U.S. approves thousands of applications for asylum, giving people from all over the world a chance to start a new life free from fear of persecution and torture. (Read more about asylum on our blog here.) Individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. due to persecution or credible fear of persecution in their home country have three ways three ways to obtain asylum protection in the U.S. Let’s look at each one in turn. ...

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What is Asylum for Immigrants?

“Asylum” in the legal sense is a process in which a person who believes their life is in danger due to circumstances in their own country can seek protection and refuge in another country. In the U.S., asylum is often a long and difficult legal process which can be complicated by cultural and political issues. However, it is a worthwhile process for many, as each year tens of thousands of people are granted asylum in the U.S. and are legally allowed to stay and build a life free from fear and persecution. Here’s what you need to know about seeking...

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How Many Semi-Truck Accidents Occur Per Year?

Approximately 200,000 semi-trucks (aka tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers) are involved in accidents on U.S. roads every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But what’s behind the numbers? How deadly are semi-truck accidents? The statistics below look at data for the year 2020 (the most recent year for which these stats are available) and can be found in the NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report; find the tables referenced below here. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, also has a good, more readable overview of the NHTSA data here...

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What Is a Drug Offense?

A drug offense is a criminal offense related to controlled substances. A drug offense may involve possession, manufacture, distribution, trafficking, or related activity of a controlled substance. Examples of some common drug charges include actual or constructive possession, possession with intent to distribute, and drug trafficking....

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