Small Corner Bathtubs Can Just Be the Answer

Most people love taking a bath, but some think that option is out of reach because of the size of their bathrooms. They opt for just a shower thinking they could never fit a traditional size bathtub into their tiny bathroom. But this is far from the truth. Today bathtubs come in many varieties from size to color to shape, including small corner bathtubs. Nowadays anyone can find a bathtub that will fit their bathroom, no matter what size their bathroom is. Small corner bathtubs fit perfectly into the corner of a bathroom and takes up little space, but still provides enough room for a full size adult to bathe comfortably.

Corner tubs set on pedestals allow for more depth and require less length. The long end of the tub that is not in the corner can be long enough to accommodate anyone’s needs. With a deeper tub, a person can fully submerge their body up to their neck, covering their shoulders. This allows for a much more relaxing bath.

Some small corner bathtubs can be equipped with water jets to sooth the bather. A small corner bathtub offers great variety to the small bathroom with little or no space. A shower head is an option to combine both the bath and shower in one place. This is a great use of space and allows for smooth flow in the bathroom. While bath space is coveted, no one wants to have a bathroom that is so cramped that you cannot even move in there.

Baths have been part of our history since the 1800’s but were mainly just for washing ourselves. Since there were no showers available in homes, the only way to stay clean was by taking a bath. The bath was not to relax, but rather a necessary chore. No one bathed every day, but rather once a week if that. There even laws in place to regulate bathing. Since then baths have become one of the most relaxing features in our bathrooms. Back in the day a bathtub might be placed in a small corner. Bathtubs nowadays are the centerpiece of the room.

Small corner bathtubs add style and pizazz to any bathroom, no matter what size. A far cry from the original clawfoot bathtub, the corner bathtub is contemporary and modern. It is slick and will be the centerpiece of your bathroom, from which the remaining design should follow. Chunky and block accessories should be considered as well as relaxing items such as candles, music, fluffy towels and soothing scents. Since the tub is situated in the corner there is more room in the bathroom to possibly set up a vanity for putting on make up or getting dressed.

The bathroom should be your escape from the day where you can wash away and relax away the stresses of your day. Everything in the bathroom should visually take you away to a stress free place. Whatever speaks to you in terms of the ultimate in relaxation should be used. From colors to pictures to scents. If you love the ocean, decorate in blues and beiges or if you love the serenity of Italy, dark colors and roses are a great choice. Small corner bathtubs can turn a ho hum bathroom into a modern masterpiece.

Legal Assistant’s Corner: We Do Know What We Know

One of the readers of my previous article commented: “While I don’t know everything, I do know what I know.” Despite my admission that legal assistants don’t know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything.

Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney’s vision of their solution to a client’s problem come to fruition. We get ‘er done.

Many attorneys only understand their part in the process, e.g., doling out legal advice to the client, representing the client in court, and wording documentation to best represent the client, etc.; however, they don’t always understand the details of the process such as proper formatting/dissemination of documentation, which documentation would be most efficient to serve the client’s needs, and so on.

On the flip side of this equation is the client’s misunderstanding of a legal assistant’s role in their case. Clients often only consider us obstacles by questioning us, our knowledge, and our methods – they will sometimes even flat out argue with us. We take into consideration that you’re passionate about your case and want it done how you want it done; however, what you may view as a simple straight line from A to B actually requires detours through A(1), A(2), A(3), and so on.

You have entrusted the attorney you hired to represent you to the best of their ability. The attorney has entrusted the legal assistant(s) they hired to help them accomplish their end goals. Legal assistants are constantly honing their red tape cutting skills to a fine edge and, while individual methods may vary from office to office, we all know what we are doing… at least most of the time.

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The Uses of a Corner Computer Office Desk

Computers have become a necessary object in today’s office setting. Any office you visit, whether it is your doctor’s office or your accountant’s office, there is a computer being used to accomplish almost any task imaginable. Still, whatever office your computer may sit in, what better place to make a home for your computer or laptop than to have it placed on top of a corner computer desk?

These types of office desks make a great use of space. A corner that is usually empty and taken for granted in your office can all of a sudden become vital and necessary by the placement of an office desk that can provide a whole workspace at your fingertips. Maximizing the usage of all the spaces in your offices is one of the positive uses of such an office desk. These desks can create a functional and practical workspace for a busy office, or a comfortable information station for your home office. There are plenty of shapes and styles to suit any computer user who needs a desk in which to accomplish tasks. The corner computer office desk makes for a cozy and efficient work space.

A corner computer office desk can come in various styles to suit any type of office space. One never need to settle for a standard corner computer office desk when so many styles are available. For example, an L-shaped computer desk compliments the corners of a room perfectly, while a U-shaped desk can accommodate more than a usual amount of workload. You can decorate your office desk with a hutch to house books and mementos, or leave your desk without a hutch to create space for hanging a wall painting.

Whether the desk that stores your computer or laptop is located in a corner office in a law firm or a home office in the nook of a single family home, you can find these desks in metal, silver, cherry, oak, wood, modern, or contemporary. All in all, these computer desks have a style for everybody and can accommodate any type of computer user and office worker. They are practical, attractive and provide a great home for any computer or laptop in offices everywhere.

NC Drug Laws Explained

North Carolina’s Drug crimes are harsh, and defense of these crimes requires a Raleigh, Apex, or Cary criminal lawyer familiar not only with the law, but with how the Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby and his staff enforce the law. The Wake County District Attorney has various office “policies” which govern how the various assistant district attorneys – the men and women who actually prosecute cases – can handle cases. Those policies change from time to time, but basically they govern whether the Raleigh prosecutor in your case has any discretion in how to handle your case.

North Carolina’s drug crimes are all statutory crimes in Chapter 90, Article 5, of the North Carolina General Statutes. North Carolina’s drug crimes can either be misdemeanors or felonies. Simple possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana is a class 3 misdemeanor, which is the least serious level crime in North Carolina.

Trafficking in 28 grams or more of heroin, which requires proof that the person “knowingly”, “sold, manufactured, delivered, transported, or possessed OR conspired to sell manufacture, deliver transport or possess” opium, including heroin, and the quantity is 28 grams or more, the defendant is eligible for a Class C felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 225 months in prison. That’s nearly 19 years in prison for about 1 pound of heroin.

Given the stiff penalties for trafficking – and trafficking doesn’t mean you have to be flying around in a Colombian – and the fact that those penalties have mandatory minimums, it’s easy to see how defendants can really get astronomical sentences for drug charges in Wake County, North Carolina.

In fact, these penalties are shocking to many people who come from New York. As I understand it, New York City prosecutors can give defendants 30 or 60 days of jail time for charges that in North Carolina will mean years and years in prison. Simply saying, “But in New York they do it differently,” won’t help. You’re in North Carolina, where the drug laws are very strict.

The more common drug charges in North Carolina relate to obtaining prescription medication through forgery or fraud. That crime can be charged as a misdemeanor, or, if the prosecutor can prove “intent,” as a felony. Frequently the defendant will take a misdemeanor plea to such charges, because the Wake County prosecutor will otherwise say she will prosecute the crime as a felony. And since “intent” is not difficult to show in many cases, the defendant may lose at trial and be convicted of the Class I felony.

Another common drug charge is possession with intent to sell or deliver. In order to convict on this crime, the Wake County District Attorney must prove that the defendant possessed the controlled substance and intended to sell, manufacture, or deliver it. The prosecutor doesn’t have to prove that the person ever sold anything. Just that the person intended to sell, manufacture or deliver it.

“Intent” can be proven by showing that amount was too much for one person’s personal use, or that it was packaged in several baggies. Simply finding 10 rocks of crack cocaine was not enough to find intent to sell or deliver. However, having 10 rocks in 10 separate baggies may be enough to convict.

I’ve seen many cases where the person had recently bought a few baggies of drugs, maybe some pot or crack, and where the police stopped him immediately after, and found a few baggies of pot on him, and charged HIM with possession with intent to sell or deliver (PWISD). Those cases can be defended, so it’s not hopeless. But it’s important to remember that the more baggies the drugs are in, the more likely the police will accuse the defendant of PWISD and not a simple possession charge.

Finally, the most bizarre crime in North Carolina is the possession of counterfeit controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver. Here’s what happens. A snitch, CI, or “confidential informant” working for the Raleigh Police Department (RPD) or the Wake County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) or some other police agency goes up to some guy on the street and asks him for a couple of rocks. The guy (who becomes my client!) has nothing on him, but he wants to make a quick $50. So he tells the person that he’ll go “around the corner” to his stash to get some. He goes around the corner, picks up a few white/yellowish tiny stones, and comes back. The snitch (CI) gives him $50 in exchange for the “rocks” which are literally stones picked up off the ground, not drugs at all.

RPD swoops in, arresting the guy for either “sale or delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance” or “possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit substance.” Obviously this is a nonsense crime. This is a crime where one guy has perhaps, at most, cheated the other guy out of $50 in exchange for some pebbles. Maybe it’s a kind of fraud. But it is not a drug crime.

But in Wake County, North Carolina, it may be charged as at least a Class I felony.