Most people are aware the Fourth Amendment protects them from unreasonable searches and seizures of their personal property by law enforcement agents. Like most things involving criminal law, though, there are a number of misconceptions about how much protection the law actually provides. Here are two issues you may run into when trying to exert your Fourth Amendment rights.
It Only Applies to Police Officers
One of the main misconceptions people have about the Fourth Amendment is that it applies to everyone.
If you are looking to hire a personal injury attorney, you will want to sit down for a consultation before hiring anyone. This gives you the opportunity to get to know the lawyer, discuss your case and decide whether to work together. There are many important questions to ask the attorney during this consultation. You likely already know to ask them about their fees, their experience, their education and what type of outcome they would expect or hope for with your case.
If you have been the victim of a careless driver, you may be confused about how you will handle all the details of your claim. Being hurt is bad enough, but add to that your lack of transportation and missed work, and you have a miserable situation on your hands. It could help to know what your first steps should be when it comes to getting fair compensation from the at-fault driver.
If you live in a community property state (California, Texas, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Wisconsin, and New Mexico -- Alaska sometimes follows community property as well, and you'll notice that these form a good chunk of the western states), everything bought during the marriage is considered owned by both spouses. You can imagine how complicated that might make breaking up and moving out because now one spouse can state that what the other spouse considers his or hers is really not.
You probably know that you will be required to disclose all unresolved defects when selling your house. For example, you need to disclose if your foundation has settled and you haven't fixed the issue. However, unresolved defects aren't the only things you will be required to disclose when selling your house. Further disclosures you need to make include:
Whether Your Price Is Fixed
Full disclosure means providing the buyer with all the information that may lower the price of the property.