Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Montana Hit and Run Laws

Under Code section 61-7-103, Montana Hit and Run laws, leaving the scene of an accident without fulfilling your legal obligations will result in both civil and criminal penalties. If no one suffers death or injury, the driver is guilty of a misdemeanor. Quick take: leaving the scene of an accident Accidents involving great bodily injury … Read more

Montana Sexting Laws

There are no specific sexting laws in Montana; because of that, sexting amongst teens is a criminal offense punishable under laws, including indecent exposure, child pornography, or solicitation of a minor. (keep reading) Quick take: Teens convicted of felony child pornography possession and distribution must register as sex offenders. Nude selfies constitute child pornography. The … Read more

Montana Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws for the state of Montana

A Summary of Montana Whistleblower Laws The state of Montana enacted the Wrongful Discharge From Employment Act to protect employees and also to replace the employment-at-will doctrine. Under this act, employees who have completed the probationary period of employment can only be discharged for ‘good cause’. Therefore, employees who are dismissed for other reasons can … Read more

Montana Child Support Laws

Child support laws as they apply to the state of Montana

Everything you need to know about Montana child support laws, updated for 2020. Montana child support laws require that the awarded upkeep amount must be adequate and reasonable. But… and that is a huge one. In the state, every case is determined based on merit and circumstances. What does this mean for your relationship with … Read more

Montana Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations MT- Summary Montana’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Montana Recording Laws

Montana Recording Law Summary: Montana recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state, excluding some specific situations. In Montana, it is generally a criminal offense to use a hidden device to record oral or electronic communications without the consent of all contributing parties. Mont. Code Ann. § 45-8-213 (2011). This means that in … Read more