13 Million People Living Below the Poverty Line to Be Denied Legal Aid

In 2006/2007, the governments own statistics show that over 13 million of our population were considered to be living below the poverty line although this figure is rising at a rate of around 1 million every 2 years. (For single adults you are considered to be living below the poverty line if your income is less than 60% of average which is around £112 per week or just under £6000 per year) Most of these still have an income above which they will be required to fund their own legal expenses given that only single unemployed people with no dependents fall short of the £3398 benchmark with a benefits income of around £3328. Put quite simply if you have a child you are not entitled to legal aid in full.

Effectively this means that with the exception of homeless unemployed benefits people there effectively is not a single person in this country which would be entitled to 100% legal aid funding. If a person fails to provide their proportion of legal expenses they could face losing their homes in enforcement action, a move akin to the elderly in care homes being forced to sell their houses to fund their existence after a life of contributing to the very state which now denies their dignity. Once released the innocent will no longer have a home to live in, families will be torn apart further than they are already by the justice system and the state will ultimately have to pay for the damage it has reaped as a result.

Clearly with over 13 million of the affected population living in what is already considered to be poverty, the refusal to fund any legal representation in full will result in either their poverty being compounded or their legal representation restricted. Both of which are a breach of any socially acceptable standard in any developed country in the 21st century not least one which ratified the ECHR which this latest move so defiantly and blatantly ignores.

Article 6 Paragraph 3c.
“Everyone charged with a criminal offence has the following minimum rights:
(c) to defend himself in person or through legal assistance of his own choosing or, if he has not sufficient means to pay for legal assistance, to be given it free when the interests of justice so require;”

The only foreseeable outcome of this is that many more will be wrongly convicted of crimes since they will through the denial of adequate legal representation be unable to prove their innocence against a financially unrestricted prosecution procedure.

It naturally follows that there will be more appeals lodged on the legal grounds of not being provided with an adequate defence, which in turn will result in compensation being issued by the government through Article 5’s enforceable compensation requirements. Worse than that even the genuinely guilty would be entitled to the same and could be wrongly released (Look out for more incidents similar to the recent murders of two French Students).

My suggestion? Solicitors up and down the country should unite until this decision is reversed offering their services for appeals on a pro-bono basis receiving a percentage of the enforceable compensation awards. In this way, ultimately the state will be required to pay out more as a result of this ill-conceived and morally wrong ruling implemented against the advice of those they paid to advise them. 

Online sports betting sites in the United States

Welcome to the new world of legal sports betting in the United States. The Supreme Court in May 2018 struck down PASPA, the federal law banning single-game wagering. Each state now can set its own rules for online sports betting unless Congress passes a new law. That appears unlikely but not impossible at this point.

Online sports betting sites in the United States

It’s important to pay attention to the laws in each state. Not all that allow legal sports betting will choose to use online or mobile wagering platforms. Some states require that all bets be placed in a land-based casino or by mobile device while within a casino. Some have rules that allow online and mobile wagering anywhere within state lines.

Just because you download an app that is legal in one state doesn’t mean it will work in another. Smartphone apps will verify your location within a legal betting area before allowing you to wager. You will be rejected from betting if outside the legal borders.

How to Get Legal Transcription Jobs and General Transcription Jobs

There are plenty of transcription job opportunities for you out there if you are willing enough to spend time and effort to put in the work. You cannot expect to earn a lot of money doing nothing. The good thing about doing general and legal transcription jobs from home is that you actually get to choose how much work to take in and what working hours you want to keep. This gives you time to spend with your family and to do other things that you want to do. If you are looking for a good way to earn a living from your home, doing transcription work could be just the work from home opportunity that you need.

You can get more information about how to get transcription jobs through the internet. In most cases, you would not have to have specialized training in order to get into transcription. There are, however, some types of transcription work that require knowledge of terminologies and understanding of processes with regard to the medical and the legal fields. General transcription work would normally have less restrictive requirements and will allow you to start getting jobs as soon as you pass your transcription test.

You have to be able to get connected with companies needing to outsource their transcription requirements if you are to start getting general and legal transcription jobs. It is not that easy to find which one of the millions of companies around the world are outsourcing their transcription jobs. While a job search online would yield you several options, it would be tricky to weed out the legitimate offers from scams on your own. Others who have been duped by these scams just chalk up these scams as one for experience. You do not necessarily have to go through this. There are resources that you can turn to in order to avoid these scams.

If a particular site promises you millions in earnings doing transcription work in exchange for a large sum of money you invest in their account, this should be a clear warning signal for you. There is no way through which you can earn millions in a snap doing general and legal transcription jobs. You do get compensated enough for the kind of work that you turn in when you do transcription work. The more satisfied clients you have, the more repeat businesses you will most probably get, and the more money you will earn. Find out how you can avoid these scams, how to get online medical transcription training and how to get transcription jobs without specialized training.