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Discover What Types Of Attorneys Offer Their Services

June 22nd, 2018 Comments off

Law is a very extensive subject and one which few people actually understand very well. There are many different types of law is which perform different sorts of services and you will probably want to learn about this if you are interested in hiring the services of a lawyers and finding the right organisation.

This article will introduce some are the basic services that various legal firms offer. Being such an extensive subject, each of these different services are very different but they all come into the category of law, something which is used in all sorts of everyday situations.

For a start, becoming increasingly common in Western Europe and the United States, compensation lawyers offer all sorts of services with regards to compensation claims. If for example you have been a victim of an accident which was not your fault, especially with regards to things such as greys medical negligence, you will probably want to hire the services of lawyers.

In these cases, you will likely be able to sue somebody and have a good chance of winning the case. However, in order not to lose a whole lot of money in doing so, you are best off looking for a legal firm which has a no win no fee basis. This way you have nothing to lose and everything to win. Also causes the lawyer’s vested interest to win.

Again, closely related is a car accident lawyer who will help you get through any problems related to car accidents or any hit and run incidents. This way you can receive fairer treatment and also be able to get exactly what you need including any compensation relevant.

The most common sort of lawyers that you can find today are criminal lawyers of course. Since everyone has the right to a defence once they have been accused of crime and have to stand up in court, criminal lawyers are always in high demand. It is a very difficult job and one which requires many years of training and university degrees.

The most common type of legal practitioners are criminal lawyers and these are people who defend people accused of various crimes, something which everyone in this country has a right to do. All defendants, regardless of the crime that they have been accused of, have the right to a criminal lawyer.

There are many other types of lawyers, such as tax lawyers, divorce lawyers and many other things. You can also get employment lawyers if you have an issue with your employer for example. Either way, you will find that lawyers perform a wide variety of services.

Dawn Enstruthe is the author on UCD Law Review which has info on low cost DUI lawyers in San Jose and cheap San Jose divorce attorneys.

International Background Checks Online

July 14th, 2015 Comments off

What you need to know before ordering international background checks online. Read this article and find out your answer.

There are literally tens of thousands of websites on the internet selling background checks and public record information. A simple Google search on the phrase “online background check” returns more than 28 million search results. This tells us that there are lots of choices out there. So, if you need to check the background of someone who is from a foreign country, the question quickly becomes how do you know which international background check company to choose? Before you pull out your credit card and shell out your hard earned cash, a little due diligence is in order. The idea is to avoid getting duped by online background check websites that over promise and under deliver. Most of these background check websites don’t provide a service at all; they simply give you access to instant data that has been circulating around the internet for years.

Let’s get right to the chase. What are the things you need to look for when selecting an online international background checks service?

1) AVOID “INSTANT” BACKGROUND CHECKS

“Instant background check” is just code for “database” searches, which is why they can be produced instantly. Database searches are background searches from data that has been complied and entered into an online database. Most of the time, these databases are owned by private companies that buy their information from data brokers or government agencies. The problem with this is that database information is almost always inaccurate, incomplete or not up to date. This is because databases by their very nature- even government run databases, only update their information at certain intervals. These intervals can be monthly, every other month, every quarter, or even every year. This means if you search a particular database, the information you are getting is only as up to date as the last time it was updated. Many foreign countries don’t even have a nationwide database of criminal records to search! Out of those that do, many of them restrict access only to law enforcement or authorized personnel, just like the United States. In the U.S., what is commonly known as a “National criminal search” is a simply a network of online databases from private data brokers and state and local jurisdictions that make their records available to an online database search. It is not nationwide, and it is not accurate, thorough or up to date, which is why it is against federal regulations to use this type of search for pre-employment hiring purposes.

So how do we know whether or not a particular country has a reliable “nationwide criminal database search” available? You don’t- which is why you should avoid them. We know that almost all westernized countries have some kind of mechanism or system that allows an authorized individual to search for criminal histories on a local or regional level, and that is what you will want to purchase. Local or regional searches usually have to be conducted at the local courts, the local police or with other local authorities. They tend to be much more accurate than national database searches. Purchasing a database search is like spinning the roulette wheel- you might get lucky, but most times you won’t. In fact, you may just be getting ripped off.

2) DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH OVERSEAS FIRMS

Why? It’s simple. You are more likely to get ripped off, and then you have no recourse. Dealing with a reputable company in the U.S. makes them subject to U.S. law, which means they are subject to our court system. Getting ripped off by an overseas firm leaves you with little or no recourse. It may cost you more, but it is worth it if you need reliable information. And chances are if you are doing a background on somebody from a foreign country, it IS important that you get accurate information. There are numerous firms in India that claimed to do a nationwide criminal background check in that country in 48 hours. The average time it takes to get a nationwide criminal search out of India is 10 days to 2 weeks. They were charging people good money for this service, and each and every search result came back the same- “No Record Found.” That is because they never looked. There is no such thing as a 48 hour Nationwide Criminal Record search in India, but these unscrupulous firms will take advantage of your lack of knowledge to rip you off. Doing business with a U.S. firm means you at least have a chance at getting a refund. You increase your chances for success by dealing with a reputable company. How do you spot a reputable company for doing international background checks? Read on.

3) CHECK OUT THE COMPANY THAT IS DOING YOUR BACKGROUND CHECKS

Anyone can set up a website and purport to do background checks. Just because a website looks legitimate, does not mean that the business you are dealing with is legitimate. It is important to make sure that you check out who you are doing business with. A legitimate business will have a physical address and phone number listed somewhere on their website. Ideally you should select a company that has a professional license, such as a private detective license. Dealing with a licensed professional gives you the confidence to know that the company is overseen by a regulatory agency that has authority over them. This means that if the company does something dishonest or unethical, you have some recourse because they will be held accountable for their actions if you file a complaint. Another indication of a legitimate business is accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB.org). Just because someone has the BBB logo on their website doesn’t mean they are accredited; the logo should specifically say “BBB Accredited Business”, and when you click on the logo it should take you to that company’s Reliability Report and grade rating listed on the Better Business Bureau’s website. Finally, look at the service they are offering and see if it makes sense with what is being offered in the marketplace. If you talked to three companies who quoted you between $175 and $300 to conduct an international background check that would take 5-10 days to complete, and the fourth company says it can do the same thing for $100 in 3 days, then what is wrong with that picture? Are they really cheaper and faster than everyone else, or are they taking shortcuts? Ask these kinds of questions and use common sense.

Now that you are armed with the information you need to identify and select a legitimate background check company to provide you with the international background check services you need, you should feel confident in contacting a company you are thinking about doing business with and asking them questions about their services. A professional background check company will be willing to answer your questions and take the time to address any concerns you may have. A company that doesn’t allow communication by telephone or won’t answer questions in a straightforward manner is not the kind of service you want to do business with. Good luck and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

Top 3 Reasons for Fail Background Check

April 8th, 2015 Comments off

Top 3 Reasons Why Applicants Fail Their Background Check and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you

Finding a job in this economy can be a daunting and difficult task. In a competitive job market employers become more stringent and will disqualify applicants that provide incorrect or incomplete information about themselves over the past 10 years. When employers find discrepancies between the information you provided and what they find out in your background check report, they assume that you are either disorganized, less-than-truthful, or just plain dishonest. Whatever the case, the result is that you don’t receive a job offer. That’s why you must secure your place among the top candidates by making sure you will pass your pre-employment background check.
 
As a private detective from Discreet Private Investigators and Security, who specializes in background investigations. I want to share with you what I have learned over the past 15 years in conducting tens of thousands of background checks for small, medium, large and fortune 500 companies. Even though I charge $150 an hour for consulting services, I am providing my expert advice to you free of charge because I want you to succeed. If I can help even just a few people find a job and secure their family’s future, I will feel like I am doing my part to help get our country’s economy back on track.
 
So let’s jump right in to what you came here to for: the top 3 reasons why applicants fail their background check.

REASON #1:  FAILURE TO DISCLOSE A CRIMINAL RECORD

You know that little question on every job application with a checkbox next to it that says something like “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” Well you need to know the correct answer to this question before you check the box. So let me clarify what this question means to employers: what they really want to know is if you are honest and trustworthy. They can and will find out if you have a criminal record when they conduct the background check, no matter how you answer. So if you say no, and you have a criminal conviction on your record, what you are really demonstrating is that you are not honest and cannot be trusted.

If you do have a criminal conviction and you answer yes to the question, you are giving yourself the best possible chance of getting a job offer by being honest and straightforward. Provide accurate details about the charge, the date, and the county of conviction. When the background check comes back, the employer will see that you have given all of the complete and accurate details up front. This shows you are being open and honest, and that you are taking responsibility for what you did and moving on with your life. You would be surprised to know how often employers are willing to overlook criminal records with applicants that have good solid experience or a winning personality. You can increase your chances of this happening by applying for positions where your conviction is unrelated to the duties of the job you are applying for. For instance, if you were convicted of a DUI, I wouldn’t apply for a driving position, or if you were convicted of theft I wouldn’t apply for a cash handling position.

REASON #2:  INACCURATE OR INCOMPLETE WORK HISTORY

Employers want to see accurate and complete information concerning your former employers. The reason for this is again a matter of principal. The employer’s perspective is that they want honest and organized employees, and if you don’t remember the details of your job experience, then why are you listing it on your resume or application? And they do have a point. If you are a very organized person, you probably already have a document prepared with all of the details concerning all of the jobs you have held over the past 10 years. For the rest of us, gathering up all of this information is a near-impossible task, especially if you have job-hopped quite a bit. So what’s the next best thing to having a master document with the details of all your previous work experience? Have a professional background screener compile one for you. That way when you fill out an application you can be confident that you will have the exact same information in front of you as the employer will receive after completing your background check.

The information that you need to compile before filling out a job application consists of the information that is asked on most application forms, such as the ex-employer’s name, address and telephone number, exact dates of employment, your job title per the employer, (not the one you were in theory or the one you thought you deserved) your beginning and ending pay rates, and your reason for leaving as recorded by the employer. Notice the common theme here is that your information should match exactly the information that your ex-employer is going to release when asked. This strategy pays dividends many times over, and will help you to avoid failing a background check for providing inaccurate or incomplete work history information.

REASON #3: FICTITIOUS, EXAGGERATED OR INACCURATE EDUCATION CLAIMS
 
Employers base pay scales, individual pay rates, job descriptions and job requirements in part on educational qualifications. Even though many job positions require a certain level of education only as a minimum requirement, employers take offense when an applicant misrepresents or overstates their education, because it violates their sense of fair play. If you don’t meet the minimum requirements, then you shouldn’t be applying for the position. Employers also see this as an economic issue; if they are going to be paying you a certain wage based in part on educational credentials you don’t actually have, then they are paying for something that they never received. No company is this economy wants to feel like they are being defrauded.

That is why it is so important to be very specific in stating your education credentials. Don’t say you graduated if you didn’t, even if you were just one credit hour short. If you attended a trade school for 8 months, don’t say you were there for a year. If you graduated with a 2.5 grade average, don’t say you had a 3.0. If you have a GED, say so, but don’t say that you graduated high school; it’s not the same. If you never attended college, don’t say that you attended a university that burned down in 1980. Professional investigators like myself, who do background checks for a living will see right through it, and relay that to our client who requested the background check.

Luckily, you can easily obtain a copy of your background check online to uncover what a potential employer will find before they find it. Instead of filling out an application wondering if you remembered to write down everything correctly, you can just look at your own master document compiled by a professional background screening firm.

A word to the wise: there are thousands of websites that sell instant “ background checks” online. These are not professional background screening firms that conduct investigations for large employers. Most of them are just information brokers that sell instant data that has been circulating around the web for years. Make sure that you select a professional background screening firm or private detective agency that does on-request delayed searches, which are researched once you place your order and not instant results.
 
The bottom line is that in order to be safe, you need to know exactly what a prospective employer is going to find on your background check report. A professional background screening firm that deals with the public can cut out all the work of obtaining the background information about you, and organize it into a report that you can receive in your email box. Instead of having to go to city hall, the courthouse, your high school and other places that hold this information, you can get it all online by ordering a pre-employment background check on yourself.

Good luck and success on your job hunt!

Informing Yourself About Home Security Systems

April 29th, 2014 Comments off

When thinking about home security systems for you and your family, there’s a lot to consider in the way of what you want, how you want it done, and how much you want to pay to keep your family secure. There are quite a few options out there to think about.

One of your foremost concerns will be what you want to be safeguarded against. Alarm systems aren’t just for burglaries and break-ins anymore, but can also be used to track fire, flooding (not just from heavy rain but also in case a pipe breaks or your washing machine starts leaking) or carbon monoxide levels.

Another thing to think about is how you want to be protected–with constant monitoring by an outside security company or by electronic alerts to you or whomever you like should danger be detected at home.

If your biggest concern is NOT burglary, that doesn’t mean that a security system isn’t the answer for you. You can program these to have instant access to emergency services in case of a medical disaster, or to have the fire department alerted right off the bat as well.

In terms of costs, the most expensive systems that have constant monitoring will have initial costs for the system itself and installation, plus a monthly service fee for the services you use. You need to think about what services you want exactly and then shop for your most economic possibilities.

Once you have everything installed, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is a simple little keypad by your front door that will keep your system running. From there you’ll be able to enter the codes to turn your system on and off whenever you like.

If you have an idea of what you want but don’t know what company to go with, see which companies will offer you a free in-home inspection and what kind of advice they’ll give you. Security companies will usually be able to advise you on which of their programs will be best for your house, which will be a helpful tool for you in deciding.

If you’re not looking for the kind of system that requires constant monitoring and that will cost you money every month, there are reliable systems that you only have to pay for once. You install them yourself and set them to alert you, a call center, or a trusted neighbor if any unusual activity is detected inside your home at any point.

These systems are best if you want a little lower-maintenance protection and they’re also a cheaper option, because once you pay the initial purchase fee, you’re done. You won’t have to continue to pay monthly service fees.

If you’re looking into home security systems to protect you and your loved ones, don’t forget all the options you have to consider before making your move. Decide what you want to protect yourself against and how you want to do it before investing in a system to keep your home safe.

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Finding Home Security Systems That Fit Your Needs

April 27th, 2014 Comments off

If you believe the FBI statistics, a home or apartment is robbed about every 15 seconds. You may have already been targeted. If so, you know that finding your belongings ransacked and missing is a horrible feeling. To prevent this from happening again, the sensible thing most people do is protect themselves through home security systems. Don’t assume that because someone is usually home, a burglary won’t occur. Without an alarm they can and do.

Buying and using a gun may sound good, but a robber or intruder often turns the tables and steals the gun, or uses it on the owner. Much safer for everyone is a good alarm setup, which prevents people from gaining access in the first place. Knowing which one is right for you is essential. In order to make an educated decision, you need to answer a few basic questions about the present state of your security.

Take stock of the outdoor portion of your property. Look closely at the windows. Make sure any bolts and locks are in working order, and that they are not easily accessed from outside. Some windows require grills because they can be easily reached and broken. Outdoor lighting can discourage a would-be robber before he even begins. A basic item like a porch light should be in working order. Replace it or install a new one if it doesn’t function.

Many country and suburban dwellings, and even some city homes, typically have a lot of landscaping. These settings are ideal for outdoor systems which monitor the yard or grounds. No one knows the backyard like you do, so examine the layout to find the most strategic locations for sensors. Then you will be able to make intelligent suggestions to the security firm you choose. Most outdoor devices utilize motion-detecting technology, instantly activating floodlights if someone comes into the yard. Small animals used to set them off, but newer models can actually measure the size of an intruder.

Don’t forget that there are different types of devices. Some are placed in doors or windows, and are designed to go off if disturbed, or if the wrong kind of motion is detected. Others make use of a keypad-type on/off device. These must be set when you leave the house, and deactivated when your return. The codes are secure and difficult to break. In addition, video-camera surveillance devices that communicate with a TV or video recorder on- or off-site are becoming increasingly popular.

People living in multi-unit buildings often have alarm systems specifically designed for apartments. Access to most parts of a protected building is gained through the use of a card key. If the building has no protection, and the chances of putting in a large-scale security setup are low, then regular window and door protection is recommended. Sometimes apartment owners charge a fee for an alarm service, but it probably is worth the cost.

Keeping these factors in mind, what are some guidelines once you have made the decision to buy? Tech-savvy people may want to make installation into a do-it-yourself project, and could probably save a substantial amount doing so. But don’t make the assumption that putting in an alarm system is like turning on a computer. Unless the installer is thoroughly familiar with the technical side of things, the job can quickly become frustrating and time-consuming. The majority of people don’t want to spend that amount of time and effort. For them, a dealer will be eager to complete things efficiently.

Often, installation and maintenance requires a hefty monthly fee, or a contract. Knowing what is best in your own situation requires contacting the alarm specialist for an evaluation. And, a good rule to remember is to buy from a local, authorized dealer, even if you plan on doing the installing yourself. Experts recommend choosing a plan that charges a reasonable fee each month, and doesn’t come with a contract, so that the setup can be changed if necessary. Once in place and working, new home security systems will pay for themselves with peace of mind.

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