You've been pulled over and the officer determines that you are driving under the influence. This is a serious charge that can come with penalties as harsh as huge fines, loss of your license, and even jail time in some states. When you are accused of a DUI, you are facing a criminal charge, and criminal charges do get their time before a judge in court. While many cases will have no way of contesting where a DUI is concerned, there are some instances when you may be able to contest the charge and get away from the harsh penalties.
21 October 2017
What you do after you have been arrested with driving under the influence (DUI) determines whether you will face aggravated or mitigated charges and penalties. The following measures will help steer you towards mitigated charges: Attending Drunk-Driving Classes Most people who are charged with DUIs have to attend DUI classes sooner or later; you can attend the classes voluntarily or the court can order you to do it during the sentencing stage.
16 June 2017
If you have recently been arrested for drinking and driving or a similar offense with a minor in the car, it's important to be aware that you're likely to be facing more serious charges than you might if you were alone in the car at the time. That is true even if it's your first offense or if your blood alcohol level was barely over the legal limit at the time of your arrest.
18 May 2017
Were you accused of embezzling money from the company that you work for? If the false accusation has led to you losing your job, you should get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You might be able to sue your employer if the accusation is found to be false. A criminal defense attorney can also help you avoid possible time in prison for a crime that you didn't actually commit.
29 March 2017
According to the CATO Institute, there were 5,986 reported cases of police misconduct in 2010. Although these cases are often framed as lone wolves acting alone, the truth is there are typically quite a few people involved in the situation, namely bystander cops who do nothing to stop their colleagues from misbehaving. In addition to suing the officer that caused your injuries, you can also hold the other cops liable using failure to intervene laws.
13 March 2017
There's much that you need to know in case you are ever arrested for one reason or another. One of major things that you should be aware of are your Miranda rights. You should make sure that you were read your Miranda rights during your arrest. You should know what your Miranda rights are, when you should have them read to you, and what can happen if you are not read your Miranda rights at all.
27 August 2015
Independence Day isn't the holiday that results in the most DUI arrests in the United States (that dubious honor goes to New Year's Eve) but it does come in second. That's probably because beer and wine are common accompaniments to barbecued steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. You should definitely take the opportunity to have fun and celebrate this year on the fourth, but you also want to take steps to avoid ending up in jail when you're just trying to get home.
12 June 2015