San Diego DUI Lawyer discusses proposed changes to DUI laws.

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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 10, 2009) – Proposals by two San Francisco Bay Area legislators that would impose even harsher penalties against repeat drunken-driving offenders would be overkill, prominent local attorney Kerry Steigerwalt, owner of Pacific Law Center, told a television audience today. In an interview broadcast on KNSD, Channel 7/39, Steigerwalt said the criminal justice system and the state Department of Motor Vehicles already have measures in place to adequately punish repeat offenders. Steigerwalt was interviewed by KNSD reporter Gene Cubbison in the fallout of a highly publicized case in Northern California in which a Burlingame man still had a valid driver’s license when he was charged with his ninth DUI offense recently. State Senators Leland Yee and Jerry Hill told the San Mateo County Times that more laws are needed to automatically strip multiple offenders of their licenses. Steigerwalt told Cubbison that California already has some of the strictest laws in the country against repeat offenders and that judges and the DMV already can strip a repeat offender of their license for from three years to life. -There are adequate parameters in place within which to address the problem without getting into a 3-Strikes scenario,- said Steigerwalt. Steigerwalt, who has over three decades of criminal defense experience in San Diego County ranging from drunken driving to death penalty cases, said any new laws would be, at best, duplicative. -There would be constitutional challenges that would probably prevail,- he said. -Why should we spend this time imposing another law over one that already exists?-

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Legal for Trade Scale- Ensures Good Business Practice

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A legal for trade scale is basically a precision weighing scale that has approval of National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) administered by National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM). The scale is used for commercial operations where product is sold by weight. The scale is tested in accordance with the codes laid down by the handbook 44 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

A legal for trade scale is subjected to stringent testing before it is awarded the certificate that allows the manufacturer to indent the legal-for-trade-mark on them. This makes it possible for them to sell the precision weighing scale to the end user for commercial use. The high quality electronic components and technology used in the manufacturing process, makes the NTEP scale costlier than a weighing scale that does not have the mark, legal-for- trade- mark.

The quality conformance test checks the weighing machine over a specified voltage range and subjects it to varying temperature. It closely monitors the ability of the balance machine to maintain a high degree of accuracy in-spite of repeated loading that is one-half of its capacity.

Daily Mirror claim important legal costs victory in Naomi Campbell case

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The Daily Mirror claimed an important victory yesterday in a ruling from The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The decision is likely to hasten the calls for reform of the rules governing legal costs.

In 2004 The House of Lords found that The Daily Mirror had breached the supermodel’s privacy in an article about her drug addiction. However, the supermodel’s lawyers represented her on the basis of a so called “No Win-No Fee” Agreement. As a result the newspaper had to pay legal costs in the region of 1million, which included a success fee payable to Naomi Campbell’s lawyers. The ECHR has now ruled that the 1million the paper had to pay was too much and that the Daily Mirror’s freedom of expression was violated by the legal costs it had to pay when it lost the privacy case. The newspaper will now consider a claim for compensation with the government.

The government had already published a green paper recently on reforming legal costs. This follows the Review of legal costs by Lord Justice Jackson. One of the main proposals in the recent green paper is that “success fees” will no longer be recoverable from the losing side in litigation.

Jessica Kirk Professional Lawyer

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Dedication to the practice of family law has helped lawyer Jessica Kirk build a solid reputation as a divorce lawyer. Her compassionate and knowledgeable approach to the issues of divorce has helped her clients successfully resolve many of the associated issues, such as child custody, alimony, and division of property. She has represented both men and women in divorce cases and along with her partners at The Crittenden Law Firm in Birmingham, Alabama she uses her experience and the firms dedication to resolving family issues to provide expert service.

As a graduate of the University of Alabama Law School and a member of such organizations as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, lawyer Jessica Kirk approaches her work with dedication and integrity. Her divorce clients receive not only expert legal representation, but solid guidance through every step of the process.

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Legal For Trade Scale – The Best Value Is What You Deserve

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When a market is established for a certain industry it needs to cater to all the segments of the buyers. And usually one of the key reason for segmentation is the price point of the product because there are people who have a limited budget who need value for money products and there are people for whom cost is not a significant consideration and the quality and even the personality of the product are the only major considerations. And when you start to evaluate the options you are likely to be somewhere in between as you certainly want great quality but you do not want to unnecessarily spend a lot as well.

Take for example the market for weighing scales. Here is where you can take advantage of legal for trade scales. On the one hand you are assured great quality because the administration certifies the quality of these scales and at the same time you get competitive pricing because these scales are in great demand thanks to a statutory requirement. And thanks to the great demand there is competition amongst the manufacturers which leads to value for money pricing.

And if you need to make weight measurements as part of a commercial process then you may be required by law to use a legal for trade scale. But even if you are not required by law, a legal for trade scale still offers a strong value proposition. When you buy one you can be sure the extra amount you are paying is for a more accurate and a more durable performance which in the long term will pay for itself and then some more.