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16Dec 2015

I've Been Charged With DUI. Is This A Freak Occurrence Or The Sign Of A Deeper Problem?

It happened, you had one too many, made a mistake driving (fortunately nobody was hurt) and you got pulled over and charged with DUI. Is this something that is a one-off in your life? Or, does it indicate a deeper, more underlying problem? Though an attorney cannot help you with the psychological reasons behind being in a situation where you end up charged with DUI, an...

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16Dec 2015

New, Lower BAC Limit Coming?

It's official, the National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended lowering the legal BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) limit from .08 to .05. This would virtually mean that you cannot have a single drop of drink and drive, and that instruments would be needed to measure in the hundredths to distinguish those who are .049 from those who are .05. What does this tell us, in general? The...

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16Dec 2015

Encouraged To Leave The Scene?

The lawmakers across the lake in NY State have made a seeming loophole in the DUI law. It almost encourages an impaired driver who has committed an accompanying felony to leave the scene of the accident. The penalty for an impaired driver felony in NY state is now 15 years, but the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident is 7 years. This makes it...

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16Dec 2015

Social Media And Your Defense

Everybody likes to post about their good times on Facebook and other social media outlets. This is wonderful and a great way to keep friends and family informed as to what you are doing in your spare time. It is also a way for the government and, more precisely, law enforcement, to gather evidence against you! First of all, never drive under the influence of alcohol,...

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16Dec 2015

Supreme Court To Decide On Refusing Tests

The US Supreme Court has agreed to review three cases involving whether it is a crime to refuse a breath, blood or urine test, or not. A few years ago, Kansas made it a crime in and of itself to refuse to submit to tests, the penalties being the same as those for DUI. At issue is whether or not the refusal violates the 4th...

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