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Eyewitnesses may not remember events properly

If you're facing criminal charges, the case may rest on the testimony of a witness. Maybe they claim that they saw you fleeing from the scene, and you match the description given to police officers. Even if you deny involvement, the jury may assume you're lying and that the witness is telling the truth.

It sounds like a bulletproof case for the opposition. If someone remembers seeing you there and has no reason to lie -- they did not even know you before the event -- then the jury trusts that memory. But should they?

Be warned: Divorce does not cancel your debt

During your divorce, you and your ex split up some pretty serious debts, along with your assets. You divide credit card debt down the middle. You take the car and agree to pay off the loan. Your ex, meanwhile, takes the house. You still have a mortgage on it, but your ex agrees to keep things simple and just make those payments.

You move into your own apartment and start your own life in Greeley. Two years later, you've put that time in your life behind you. You're dating again, you have your own place to live and you're moving forward with your career. Everything seems to be going well. You even paid off that car loan and the credit card debt, so you have some financial freedom.

Financial tips to help you through a divorce

Divorce gives you plenty to think about, and a lot of it is financial. How can you protect your wealth? What will you have left after the split? What is your ex going to get? What are the tax implications? The questions go on and on.

It's stressful. You already have enough to think about with the end of a romantic relationship and potentially changing roles with your kids. You have to put these things first. Don't let the financial side of the divorce feel overwhelming.

You don't actually know how drunk you are

If you talk to people about drunk driving, you'll hear a common refrain: "I'd never get behind the wheel if I was too drunk to drive."

There's a problem here, however. The idea is good, but it's based on the premise that you can take stock of how drunk you are when you leave the bar, the party or just your house. You can then decide if it's safe to drive or not. If it's not, you can find another ride.

A criminal record can keep you out of the workforce

You did well in high school and got into a great college. You worked hard and earned your degree. You did an unpaid internship along the way, getting your foot in the door with a local company, and then they gave you a job after graduation. Within a year, you already had your first promotion and a raise.

And then, you got arrested.

Questions about buying your own home during divorce

At the end of your marriage, as you and your spouse file for divorce, you decide that you want to keep the house. You really love it and want to keep living there after the divorce. You also want it to be a safe haven for the kids, so that they do not feel like the divorce drastically changed their lives.

If you want to do this, ask yourself the following questions:

Can you trick a breath test?

You get pulled over, and you know you've been drinking. As you sit in your car, waiting for the officer to come up to the window, you know there's a good chance they're going to give you a breath test. You might get to leave without one, but you were swerving a bit in the road and you're worried that the officer already suspects you're intoxicated.

What you start wondering is if you can beat the test itself. After all, if you can trick it into clearing you or at least coming back with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is under the legal limit of 0.08 percent, you think you can get out of it.

4 reasons teenagers break the law

Teenagers who get into legal trouble may face charges and ramification that can last for years -- or even the rest of their lives. They may not fully understand the seriousness of their actions in advance. But it does not matter if they regret it when they reach their 30s if those charges are already on their record.

To understand why this happens, take a look at these four reasons that teenagers break the law:

Watch out for these subtle red flags that divorce is coming

Divorce typically does not happen overnight. If you're looking for signs, you can spot a number of red flags well in advance. These flags could mean that your relationship is slowly unraveling. If that trajectory holds, it can lead to a divorce in the end.

Since planning ahead is so crucial with a divorce, it is wise to look for these red flags as far in advance as possible. Your spouse may be mulling over a divorce, and you can start getting things in order legally and financially. You can get ready to move forward. You can prepare.

Do Denver Broncos games lead to more drunk driving?

It's no secret that people like to drink when they go to Denver Broncos football games. You can buy beer in the stands without ever leaving your seat. Alcohol advertisements show up everywhere around a game. While drinking in the stadium may get expensive, people still do it.

At the same time, a lot of drinking happens around the games. Fans come to tailgate before kickoff and drink outside. Others go to local bars to drink and watch the game even when they do not have tickets. It feels like every weekend with a home game is basically a holiday, and people definitely enjoy it.

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