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Help your college student avoid alcohol

There is no denying the fact that college students like to have fun. In some cases, students go too far, which can land them in hot water with the law.

As a parent of a college student, you should do whatever you can to protect your child from an alcohol-related accident or criminal charge. This is easier said than done, but there are some steps you can take. Consider the following:

How much rest does a truck driver need to take?

Driver fatigue is a dangerous problem, especially for truck drivers operating large and heavy semitrucks. Because catastrophic injuries and death can happen as a result of a semitruck crash -- and because sleepy drivers are the cause of many such accidents -- the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces strict guidelines to ensure that truckers get enough sleep.

Here are the FMCSA guidelines as they relate to truck driver rest times for truckers carrying property and not passengers:

Things to know about splitting a 401(k) in divorce

As you go through the divorce process, it's only a matter of time before you turn your attention to asset and debt division.

Do you or your ex-spouse have a 401(k)? Are you unsure of how this will be divided in your divorce? There are many questions you need to answer and concerns you need to address.

These are the standardized field sobriety tests

Did you know that the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is endorsed by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA)?

As a driver, you should familiarize yourself with the many standardized field sobriety tests. This will ensure that you know what to expect should you be pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Louisiana State Penitentiary corrections officer arrested

According to state corrections officials, a corrections officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola was recently arrested after attempting to bring cellphones, drugs and other types of contraband into the facility.

Investigators reportedly found the following contraband in the woman's car:

Here's what you should do if you're hurt in a bus crash

You ride to the school on the bus every day. You're a chaperone, so you make sure the kids stay in line. While that's an important job, it does mean you're often out of your seat.

In the case of an accident, you're in a difficult situation. You volunteer your services, so you're not an employee and can't seek workers' compensation. However, you do have a right to a personal injury claim.

3 ways to defend yourself after drug charges

You may never have intended to get caught up in a drug deal, but you were. Even though you were just a bystander, you're being held accountable for your actions as well. The police arrested you and intend to charge you, too. What can you do?

Fortunately, in cases like yours, there are a variety of defensive options. While drug crimes are serious, that doesn't mean you should be held accountable for other people's actions. Here are three common defensive options that may work for you.

There are many reasons why truck accidents happen

As you drive down the highway in your passenger vehicle, you won't have to look far to see a number of commercial trucks. These vehicles are everywhere.

While the trucking industry is important to the overall well-being of the country, it's important to remember one thing: Truckers don't always take a high level of caution. Instead, some of these people take risks, which puts others in a dangerous spot.

Are you tired of your criminal record?

Your criminal record will follow you for many years. In fact, it will haunt you like a ghost, causing you to get denied good jobs, and even denied good relationships with friends, lovers and members of the community. As soon as someone chooses to run a criminal background record on you -- and virtually anyone can -- your entire history is exposed.

A lot of us have pasts we're not proud of. A lot of us have made noteworthy changes, attitude adjustments, morality updates -- and we've turned a new leaf. In fact, for the vast majority of people who've been convicted of a crime, the act was a one-off event that they never repeated.

What are the benefits of a structured settlement?

At some point, you may be in position to accept a structured settlement. For example, this could come about as the result of a personal injury lawsuit.

Before you do anything, you need to become familiar with the many benefits of a structured settlement. This will help you better understand what you're getting involved with.

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