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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Is Driving Tired Comparable to Driving Drunk?

November 14, 2013

As frenzied and demanding as our lives are, it’s no wonder that 30 percent of adults only get 6 hours or less of sleep each night. Unfortunately, that’s just not enough sleep for many people, and the result is exhaustion and fatigue. In an effort to keep up with life’s pace, tired drivers head to […]

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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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Philadelphia DUI? Steps You Should Take Before Going to Trial

September 2, 2013

Philadelphia DUI? Steps You Should Take Before Going to Trial   Being arrested can be a particularly harrowing experience for first-time defendants. Without a careful and considered approach to managing one’s legal affairs, innocent parties can be baited into making incriminating statements and the less innocent parties may have their rights violated. Anyone arrested for […]

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Sherriff’s Deputy Fired after DUI Arrest

August 20, 2013

Jason Williams, a Knox County sheriff’s deputy, was fired Monday after being jailed on a DUI charge and three counts of theft.  Williams, 40, is accused of trying to steal a car and attempting to drive it while intoxicated.  The former Knox County Corrections officer is currently being held on a $17,000 bond in the […]

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Republican Party Suspends Spokeswoman after DUI

July 29, 2013

Kelsey Christine Cooper, the spokeswoman for the Republican Party of Kentucky, has been placed on a two week unpaid suspension after being arrested on DUI charges in Lexington last Saturday night.  Cooper, who was hired by the Republican Party earlier this year, was arrested by Lexington police and taken to Lexington-Fayette Urban County Jail.  Records […]

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