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Drug testing has long-lasting effects for student athletes

Being a college athlete is everything that you dreamed it would be: Challenging, exciting and fun. There’s just one thing: Your college or university requires that its teams submit to random drug tests. As a result, you are constantly panicked about whether you might be kicked off your team—and kicked out of school.

Drug testing: The basics

What specifically is the risk to employment of a DUI?

Driving for Uber, Lyft or some other ride sharing service might not be something you aspire to. It might be something you are inspired to do as a way to earn some extra money. But just because the potential for doing such work exists doesn't mean you can just flip a switch and start.

Uber insists it is not an employer. It calls its drivers partners – contractors, if you will. Still, to get on the roster you have to pass a background check. If you have a record of three minor traffic violations in the last three years, you are unlikely to make the cut. If you have just one major violation, including for driving under the influence or reckless driving, in the past seven years, you will be out of luck.

4 Essential Things You Should Do Before Filing For Divorce

Did you know that one divorce happens every 36 seconds in America? That's approximately 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week, and 876,000 divorces each year. It's an uncomfortable truth about the frequency of divorce in the United States.

What Do I Need To Know As A DACA Recipient Now That DACA Is Ending?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is a national program that was created during the Obama administration in 2012. The program temporarily postponed the deportation of American children if their parents entered the U.S. illegally.

3 Questions To Ask Your Immigration Lawyer During A Consultation

The process of establishing American citizenship can be incredibly challenging. However, it's important to know during this time that you're not alone. The foreign-born American population increased by one million people between 2013 and 2014 alone.

What To Do (And Not Do!) When You've Been Pulled Over For DUI

It's never fun to be pulled over, but especially not during the holiday season. Unfortunately, many Americans are unsure what to do in a situation where they're pulled over on suspicion of DUI. Not knowing what to do or say could mean doing and saying the wrong thing.

When Should You Seek Legal Advice?

When a complicated legal situation arises, one issue people struggle with is figuring out when to get off the internet and seek professional legal advice. Unfortunately, there is no set rules for seeking legal advice, since no case is the same. Of course, if you're in a situation that requires the professional judgment of an attorney, it's generally a good idea to seek legal advice. But because the law can be complex and confusing to civilians, below are a few general guidelines when it comes to seeking legal advice.

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