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23Oct 2020

New Way Your Phone May Be Able To Tell If You Are To Drunk To Drive

Smartphones have had attachments for a while now that will turn your phone into a breathalyzer. However, there is now another way your phone may be able to tell if you are too intoxicated to drive. All smartphones have something called an "accelerometer" built in to their operating systems. The accelerometer can measure variations in your walking patterns, and by analyzing them, determine if you are impaired.Does this sound too...

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23Oct 2020

Maryland And The "Depraved Heart Murder" Charge

The Freddie Gray Murder case has made headlines around the country and the Maryland crime with which the officers in the murder have been charged is an interesting one. The officers have been charged with Second Degree Depraved Heart Murder. This is where the murder is not planned, as in First Degree Murder, but a murder is committed by an individual with "an extreme disregard for human life."In a Depraved...

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23Oct 2020

What Does Stand Your Ground In Florida Mean?

Florida's Stand Your Ground law has had much attention in the past. Mainly due to the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. But, what exactly does the law mean? Here is the Florida statute on which the law is based:(1) A person is justified in using or threatening to use force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is...

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23Oct 2020

Can I Get A DUI Conviction Removed From My Record?

A conviction by a court is a permanent record of guilt. If you are convicted of a crime in a courthouse in the United States it is forever a testament to the world that you have, indeed, committed a crime. That being said, in some states you have have a conviction "expunged." What does that mean? In some states, once a person has successfully completed the terms of probation, they...

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23Oct 2020

Prescription Drugs And Domestic Violence

After reviewing hundreds of cases of domestic abuse, The Addiction Center found that, perhaps not surprisingly, 60 (sixty) percent of them involved substance abuse. However, of those cases, what percent involved prescription medications, as opposed to alcohol or illicit drugs?Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and prescription opioids were at the top of the list of drugs that are most likely to be involved with incidents of domestic abuse. Why? The fact is...

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