Most people who have run-ins with the law or are involved in civil litigation feel completely in over their heads. Even people with Doctorate degrees can feel completely inadequate when facing the complexities of the legal system. It seems as if there are apps for everything these days, so it would only seem prudent for legal apps to exist. Some apps help people avoid the legal system altogether, but many people are already involved with the justice system. Irregardless of where you stand with the law, if you are trying to make sense of legal jargon, you are luck because there is an app for that.
The majority of people in the nation have a constitutional right to own guns. This is scary considering there are winning people like Charlie Sheen in the world, but our forefathers saw it another way. Unfortunately for many gun owners, state laws on guns are not standardized. Legal Heat will provide users with up to date information on whether it is legal to have their weapon in their glove compartment and other gun laws as they cross state lines.
Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary
Anyone who has listened in on an actual court trial or read the last chapter of a law school textbook knows that legal terminology can seem Greek… even to the Greeks. Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary does wonders in translating legal mumbo-jumbo into words that the layperson can understand.
Unless a person is Lindsey Lohan, it isn’t likely that they’ll get off easily from a DUI charge. DUI STOP helps to make the lives of people who mistakenly drove after having a bit too much of the sauce a bit easier. The app provides information on local rehabilitation and educational services; it also provides steps on securing SR-22 car insurance if necessary. Maybe the neatest function in the app is the fact that it will display several local DUI attorneys that a person can contact with the push of a button.
In the past the police have been very careful about allowing people to record police interactions. Several videos have been uploaded online showing cops demanding that people to put their video cameras down and stop recording them. The creators of Cop Recorder figured out a way around this. A user can simply push a button on their screen for the app to activate a voice recording. The screen will then go black so no one can tell what is going on. After the police interaction, the app allows the recording to be uploaded to its online database. The Phoenix, AZ police department listed this app as troublesome for police, so it must be good.
Your Rights is a great legal app that informs a person of, you guessed it, their rights. According to www.mblklawfirm.com, law enforcement officers are sometimes a little stingy with providing information about a person’s full rights, so this app fills in the blanks. Information is provided on what may constitute illegal searches, stops, seizures and interviews. Police will likely not appreciate this app any more than Cop Recorder, but it could do wonders in keeping them on their toes.
The country would be a more efficient place if everyone understood every little nuance related to civil and criminal proceedings, but this is just simply not possible. Luckily, a few forward thinking developers figured out some of the best apps to help people amidst their legal woes. Even if a person has a competent attorney, they should still invest in the aforementioned apps. This is especially true considering the fact that the iPhone 5 may well cost more than their lawyer. The lawyers at www.mblklawfirm.com cautions that while smartphone apps may be great at helping the general public better understand basic legal information, it is no substitute for seeking advice from a competent lawyer.
Ebele Okocha researches legal matters and is a contributing author for the California DUI law firm of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox. Their knowledgeable and experienced San Bernardino DUI lawyer team can help you if you have been arrested for driving under the influence. Visit www.mblklawfirm.com to find the right attorney for you and they will take an aggressive attitude while representing you in court, and focus on protecting your rights.
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