William Long Whitesell, L.L.C.

August 2017 Archives

SSDI after 50? It’s easier than you think

When Jonathan found he could no longer lift the heavy crates he was expected to as part of his job, his doctor suggested he apply for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI). Jonathan was shocked. He knew he was having trouble, but assumed that he could just segue into another job at his company—for example a desk job.

Why legal counsel is important, regardless of the charge

John was driving home from work, when he was pulled over by the police. He couldn’t imagine what the issue was, but when the officers started to question him about where he had been over the weekend and whether he was near the Piggly Wiggly, John became very nervous.

Federal crime and safety task force urges caution on marijuana

The presidential Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is urging caution before making any major changes to marijuana policy. It also recommends working collaboratively with the Treasury Department to make banking easier for legal marijuana businesses.

The expectation of privacy can lead to gray areas in the law

The police must get a warrant to carry out an official search in an area where you have an expectation of privacy. With only a few exceptions such as if they think evidence is actively being destroyed, for example, they must have a warrant to search your home.

Can I get a DUI on my own property?

Many drivers have a mental image of what a DUI arrest could look like. It may entail being pulled over after swerving on a highway. Others may picture a DUI checkpoint when driving home from a party at night.