Is The Drink-Driving Message Really Getting Through?

December 11, 2012

The don’t drink and drive message has been a part of many anti-alcohol and drinking awareness campaigns through the years. Many approaches have been used, from television ads to community and law enforcement efforts.  Responsible Drinking Campaigns Many alcohol vendors have jumped on the bandwagon to encourage patrons to drink responsibly. In fact, every holiday […]

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Possible Defenses To A Disorderly Conduct Charge

November 27, 2012

(US criminal law and generally) Disorderly conduct is the most common charge made by arresting officers throughout the country. This charge has a very broad range of events that fall under its scope. Playing music too loud at your home to having a fight with your partner that others can hear can be considered disorderly […]

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Could Driverless Cars Reduce Auto Accidents?

October 1, 2012

(U.S. Law and generally) Many people who grew up watching the Back to the Future trilogy were disappointed when a new century came around and technology didn’t seem very futuristic. This is all likely about to change. Google has been in the process of developing a car that can drive itself with no human interaction, and […]

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Factors That Can Cause False Readings with a Breathalyzer Test

July 19, 2012

The Breathalyzer machine was invented by Dr. Robert Borkenstein in 1954. The science behind the machine is relatively simple in theory, but more complicated in execution. It was created to estimate the BAC, or blood alcohol content, in the body. When alcohol is ingested, the body does not digest it immediately. It moves through the […]

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How Many DUIs Does It Take To Get Jail Time?

July 18, 2012

(US criminal law) If you’re considering drinking and driving, and you think that you’ll simply lose your license or pay a fine if you get caught, you may want to think again. The fact is, in states like Virginia for example, impaired drivers can face jail time, even on their first offense. DUI as a […]

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