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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on July 21, 2015 9:59 AM

We try to answer all of your legal questions here at FindLaw, and sometimes the most accurate answer is: "It depends." Legal outcomes can depend on a variety of issues -- the facts of the case, the quality of the evidence, the timing of the lawsuit or charges, etc., -- and predicting how a case will turn out is difficult, if not impossible.

One of the most influential factors in any case will be the law itself, which can vary from state to state. This is why FindLaw has a comprehensive State Laws section, providing state-specific statutes for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As Editor and Team Lead for Core Content Corey Licht put it:

I think the State Laws section is probably one of the most helpful sections of the site, since a lot of the legal issues our readers deal with are contingent on the laws of their state. The section has a ton of resources for each of the states (+ D.C.), including articles on each state's respective DUI laws, marriage license requirements, child support guidelines, tax laws, and a wide variety of crimes and the accompanying penalties. 

Here are a few state laws sections that might be especially helpful:

Decoding DUIs

While drunk driving laws may seem standard, and most everyone uses a 0.08 BAC to determine intoxication, that's not always the case. State DUI laws can vary regarding everything from "extreme" DUI requirements to first time penalties to the repercussions of breathalyzer refusals. You can compare DUI laws in different states and get the specifics on how your state treats DUI charges and convictions.

Real Estate Regulations

States will also treat property and real estate matters differently. Our state laws section on property and real estate laws covers laws on leases and rental agreements, adverse possession laws, and homestead laws. Learn how your home state treats the home you live in and the land you live on.

Taxation Legislation

Florida has no personal state income tax. Nevada has a complex taxation scheme for gambling profits. States have quite a bit of leeway when constructing their tax laws, and those laws can vary significantly. Make sure you know the tax code in your state.

Find Local Lawyer With the FindLaw Lawyer Directory

In our mission to provide the best legal content on the Internet, our new and improved state laws section might contain the most helpful pages of our site. Head over there today for answers to any of your state-specific legal questions.

After learning more about your legal issue, you can quickly connect with lawyers in your area through the FindLaw Lawyer Directory. The directory makes it easy to connect with lawyers based on legal topic and location.

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