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You & The Law Expounds on the purpose of the Disaster Risk Management Act Part 2

Section 26 (2) of the Disaster Risk Management Act was the legislation used by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on March 14 to declare all of Jamaica a Disaster Area due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That declaration, in a legal sense, empowers the government to utilize emergency powers to preserve life, property and public health, in ways typically seen after natural disasters such as Earthquakes or Hurricanes. Listen to hear how this act is being used to fight the spread of COVID19.

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You & The Law Explains The Quarantine Act

With the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the word “quarantine” is being used very regularly all over the world. Quarantine is a measure taken to prevent and contain infectious diseases or viruses buy minimizing contact with individuals or spaces that are considered infected. Press play to find out how this measure should be exercised on this edition of You & The Law.

 

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You & The Law looks at how your rights are affected while in Police Custody

Our Rights as Jamaicans are provided for in the Constitution, specifically Section 13, titled the “Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms”. When and individual is arrested, some of these rights may become restricted. The power of arrest given to officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force under the Constabulary Force Act, may infringe on some of these rights and should only be done with proper justification. Press play to hear how your rights are affected while in Police Custody on this edition of You & The Law.

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You & The Law Discusses the Expungement of Criminal Records

Expungement is a legal process where an individual can apply to have previous convictions removed from their criminal records. In Jamaica, the law that provides individuals with this right is The Criminal Justice (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, which was first introduced in 1988. Press play to find out more about this important legal issue on this edition of You & The Law.

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You & The Law Discusses the implications of Missing your court date

You can be summoned to court for various reasons ranging from civil matters to criminal cases. However sometimes persons either don’t show up for their appointed court dates or miss them for varied reasons. Press play to find out more about how to handle this issue.

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You And The Law Discusses the Plea Negotiations & Agreement Act

Plea Negotiations, or Plea Bargaining as it’s more commonly called, is an integral part of any advanced justice system. In Jamaica, the law that governs this is known as The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act. But what are the stipulations of the Act? Listen to this edition of You and the Law as Attorney-at-law with the law firm Althea McBean and Company Craig Carter interprets The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act.

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Legal Guardianship Part 4

Join us on today’s edition of You and the Law as we continue our look at Legal Guardianship.

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You & The Law Discusses Legal Guardianship with Attorney at Law Josemar Belnavis

A legal guardian is an adult vested by the court with the responsibility of facilitating the well being of another person. Persons who have become legal guardians have the option of giving up this responsibility. Learn more about how this legal concept works by listening to this edition of You & The Law.

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