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DUI & DWI Legal Blogs & News from DUI Lawyers & Criminal Law Firms – USA, UK & Global.

Drunk Driving: The Holiday Doom

June 10, 2017

Holidays involve festivity, cheer, celebrations, dancing and inevitably – drinking. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, the instances of drunk driving are expected to shoot up, and by the law of proportion the control and punitive measures of the law enforcement agencies as well. The natural instinct and argument says holidays are the […]

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What to do When You are Involved in a DUI Car Accident

November 21, 2016

Involvement in a DUI car accident could land you in serious trouble. Apart from legal penalties, the charges and legal procedures could be quite distressing mentally as well financially. Conviction in such cases may lead you to heavy fines or jail sentence and a criminal record that stays with you. However, you can defend yourself […]

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6 Questions Your DUI Lawyer Will Ask You

January 14, 2014

(US Law) If you are arrested for driving under the influence it is in your best interest to consult a criminal lawyer who has experience defending DUI cases in your state. Punishments for this crime in the state of Washington are particularly harsh, but you may be able to receive a lesser sentence or be […]

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Mandated Treatment: Is it Helping?

November 4, 2013

If a person is convicted of a crime stemming from an incident when they were under the influence of drugs at the time — and have no previous convictions, are addicted to drugs or alcohol, are willing to comply with a court mandate, and are willing to plead guilty to the crime — they may […]

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I Failed A Field Sobriety Test: Now What?

October 31, 2013

When you are stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), you will be required to take a field sobriety test. In most cases, this will consist of a breathalyzer test. If you take the test and fail, you will be taken to the police department and placed in jail until you can appear […]

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Improper Field Sobriety Tests and Procedures

October 29, 2013

One of the most important principles upon which our legal system is based is that a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty.  Accordingly, in the absence of a confession it is up to law enforcement officials to gather evidence and follow proper procedure to demonstrate that an accused person is in […]

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Why Is DUI Considered a Criminal Offense?

October 9, 2013

(U.S. Criminal Law and generally) There likely aren’t many people who don’t recognize that drinking and driving is illegal. Even if someone was somehow unaware of this fact, ignorance of the law would not preclude them from facing its repercussions. The question often arises, however, as to why driving under the influence (DUI) is treated […]

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DUI Charge Defenses

October 4, 2013

(US law/generally) If you have been charged with a DUI and you feel that you were wrongly accused, there are ways to try to defend yourself against those charges. While it might be very hard to get out of a charge like this, you may be able to get the punishment lightened or even prove […]

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DUI Conviction: What does it Take to Make a Strong Defense?

October 3, 2013

DUI Conviction: What Does it Take to Make a Strong Defense? Defending against a charge for driving under the influence can be difficult because all state courts are very serious about prosecuting impaired driving. However, many cases are prosecuted on borderline evidence and can be defended by an experienced DUI attorney if the case particulars […]

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A Few Bicycle DUI Cases

September 5, 2013

Laws regarding driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other narcotics can be found on the books of nearly every state in the U.S., including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These laws seek to curb the dangers associated with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or otherwise impaired. While most […]

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