Year: 2016

Three Tips for Early Reinstatement of a Driver’s License
The stakes of driving under the influence (DUI) are high. A person convicted of this offense has to pay penalties and even serve a jail term. Most often, the driver’s [...]
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The Principles of Mens Rea and Actus Rea in Criminal Law Explained
Mens rea and actus rea are important aspects of criminal law that are considered in court to determine the nature of a crime. The presence of these two conditions must [...]
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New Client Review: “Excellent”
“Excellent” “The story of how I met Jordan is amazing. I was dealing with a Family Court issue at that time, when I decided to get the highest quality of [...]
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Rickards Secures $165,000 Auto Settlement
The large automobile injury settlement occurred after three years of litigation.  The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards has secured a $165,000 settlement, stemming from an automobile accident which occurred [...]
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Will You be Prosecuted for Acting in Self-Defense?
Most state laws give the benefit of the doubt to a person who has acted in self-defense. If someone breaks into your house, and you shoot that person out of [...]
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Family Law 101: What is a Domestic Violence Injunction?
Domestic violence is all too common in the US. Statistics compiled by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCAD) show that every year an average of one million individuals are [...]
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Understanding the 3 Phases of Drunk Driving
Most people think that driving after drinking will result in a DUI charge. This is not necessarily the case as you will be only charged when you operate a vehicle [...]
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When Can You Request an Emergency Child Custody Order?
Are you afraid that your ex-partner will take your children away and flee the country or hide? If so, you can seek an emergency custody order in court. You may [...]
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Is DUI a Felony or a Misdemeanor in the US?
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08 can result in serious charges. Generally, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor. However, [...]
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What are the Elements of a Criminal Assault & Injury Case
The criminal process in the US begins when a person commits a crime by performing an illegal activity.  Criminal assault and injury cases follow through a process of arrest, accusation, [...]
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