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New at FindLaw: 10 State Laws You May Not Know

By Andrew Chow, Esq. on October 22, 2014 3:55 PM

State laws can be confusing. Some laws are quite similar across state lines -- like the 0.08 percent blood-alcohol concentration limit for drivers 21 and over -- while others vary greatly.

That's why FindLaw's team of lawyer-writers has been hard at work on our State Laws section, where we break down some of the most sought-after laws from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The result: dozens of new pages on topics such as DUI and debit card fraud, specific to certain states. Check out these 10 new State Law pages to get a better idea of what you'll find:




  • Stalking: The Show-Me State defines stalking as "purposely and repeatedly engaging in an unwanted course of conduct that causes alarm to another person"; "alarm" is the fear of physical harm and "repeated" means two or more incidents.
  • Protective orders: In Missouri, a temporary restraining order remains in effect for 10 or 15 days, depending on the circumstances. Permanent orders may last between six months to a year, and can potentially be renewed.



Of course this is just a sample of what's available at FindLaw's State Laws section. Check out the laws in your area today to be a smarter, better-informed citizen of your state.

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