17Jan
Tips to Prevent Chimney Fires

Tips to Prevent Chimney Fires

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For those of you lucky enough to have wood burning stoves and/or fireplaces in your homes to help offset heating costs, when was the last time you had your chimney inspected?  If not maintained properly,...
9Jan
Advance Payments After an Auto Accident

Advance Payments After an Auto Accident

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Montana is unique for many reasons, including one that is beneficial to someone who has been in car accident.  When the “liability is reasonably clear” that another driver caused an accident, that driver’s insurance company...
12Dec
Hosting Holiday Parties

Hosting Holiday Parties

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Eat, drink, and be merry! Those are wonderful words to live by, especially during the upcoming holidays.  As we all know, however, there are dangers associated with drinking and driving.  Despite these dangers, people may...
4Dec
Using Roundabouts Safely

Using Roundabouts Safely

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According to the Montana Department of Transportation, there are several easy rules to follow when traveling in areas that have traffic circles, rotaries, or roundabouts. http://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/roads/roundabouts/motor_vehicle.shtml. No matter what you call them, keep these tips...
15Nov
Parking Lot Safety

Parking Lot Safety

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You have successfully made your way back into your car after stopping to run an errand, and it is easy to start thinking of what’s left on your “To do” list, and drive away.  However,...
11Aug
Federal Sentencing Considerations

Federal Sentencing Considerations

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If you are charged with a federal crime, it is essential that you select an attorney with extensive federal guideline experience.  With over 95% of federal criminal cases ending in a guilty plea, it is...
18May

Business Structures

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Thinking about starting a business? Let us help you determine the best business structure to meet your needs. There are several options for starting your own business, including but not limited to partnerships, LLCs, or...
8Mar

Carbon Monoxide, the Invisible Killer

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It was devastating to read the news of a young man killed, and five other adults falling ill, from carbon monoxide poisoning on Christmas Eve.  As quoted in the Missoulian, Capt. Vince Williams with the...
8Jan

Whiplash Injuries

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Car accidents, even minor ones, can cause serious injuries.  These injuries can take time, sometimes even days or weeks, to really set in.  One of these injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck strain caused...
18Dec

Staying Safe at Holiday Parties

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It’s holiday party season in Montana. If you are planning to attend holiday parties on other people’s property, you should be aware of the hidden dangers that could take you out of the celebration. You...
18Dec

DUIs in Montana … part two

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What happens if you are convicted of DUI? The 2015 Montana Legislature made several changes to Montana’s DUI laws.  These changes include doubling minimum fines for convictions and increasing maximum sentences for DUI offenders. Under...
16Dec

Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

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Have you lost someone to wrongful death? At Bryan, diStefano & Mattingley, we understand that you are going through an extremely painful and difficult time in your life.  We are here to help. What is...
16Dec

DUIs in Montana … part one

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Many Montanans enjoy a drink with friends and many good people may be driving under the influence and not even know it.  If you find yourself charged with DUI, it is important to understand your...
16Nov

Safe Driving in Montana

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Everyone knows Montana roads and highways can be dangerous. With blind curves, small shoulders, black ice, significant snow, wild animals, and other drivers, there are many things that can cause an accident.  On a single...
8Nov

Stop and Frisk in Montana

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We have heard a lot about stop and frisk in the last couple of months, namely the New York police’s former stop and frisk policy and the Trump-Pence campaign’s claims that that tactic is an...
20May

Why Criminal Law

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I couldn’t count the number of times that I’ve been asked how I can possibly practice criminal law—how I can defend “criminals.” Why not prosecute instead? Depending on the audience, my answer varies. In Montana,...