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  1. What Happens When You Get Pulled Over for Drunk Driving

    by , 01-13-2013 at 10:16 PM
    Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of those things most people in their right state of mind recognize as wrong and dangerous. However, the same people often get pulled over by the police and end up with a DUI charge just because they fell into temptation of thinking they were sober enough to avoid the uncomfortable scenario of leaving the car at the parking and taking a cab home. The truth is - getting arrested is both more uncomfortable and more expensive than hiring someone to take ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  2. Criminal Defence Law - How Does It Help?

    by , 10-05-2012 at 12:47 PM
    Crime is a common problem affecting all countries and there is no particular age group that can be linked to it. It is bound to happen everywhere and anyone can do it for whatever reason. There are laws governing different countries on handling crime but defining those laws and executing them as intended takes the intervention of national judiciary systems. It is through courts that criminals can be tried and a decision on their fate reached. This is where criminal defence law comes to play as anyone ...
  3. Criminal Security Law Treatments Defined in Brief

    by , 09-02-2012 at 09:19 PM
    If you're a victim of abuse, rape, arson or killing, take note that you have rights and you should seek your rights at the hand of the correct Court through the filing of a criminal case against the person who is alleged to have committed these acts against you. The initial part is reporting what has happened at your nearest police office. Then file with them a report of the recognized problem in order to first document the criminal act against you. This will assure that it is registered against ...
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    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  4. Is California Prop 213 Fair?

    by , 08-27-2012 at 08:58 PM
    Passed in 1996, California Proposition 213 limits the amount of damages a no-fault driver can receive from the other insured if they did not have insurance at the time of a car accident. More specifically, a no-fault party without insurance can only receive economic damages from the accident. Economic damages include medical bills, loss earnings and property damage. The driver however may not recover for non-economic damages. These damages include pain and suffering and lost earnings capacity. ...
  5. Defense Based on Insanity Will Be Difficult For Horrendous Crime in Colorado

    by , 07-24-2012 at 06:16 PM
    Okay so it is clear and there is not a "whodunit" type legal case in the works here. It is clear that James Holmes unfortunately committed these horrendous crimes and massacred literally dozens of people, killing over a dozen people.

    So the question is begged, if he us your client, how do you start, how do you defend him? A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER would essentially visit him in jail, explain to him that everything will be OK, regardless of the simple fact that he will not ...
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  6. New Mexico DUI Laws

    by , 07-07-2012 at 08:47 PM
    If you have received a DUI aka DWI in New Mexico, you should consider getting a DUI attorney in New Mexico to handle your case. Here is some basic information that should be helpful in better understanding your rights and also the process you should expect regarding having been charged or having been convicted of a DWI in New Mexico.

    New Mexico DUI Laws and DWI Statutes for New Mexico:

    Blood Alcohol Concentration level maximum is a "per se" limit of 0.08%. ...
  7. Montana DUI Laws / Montana DWI Laws

    by , 07-06-2012 at 10:47 PM
    In Montana, you're going to be looking at a DWI/DUI for driving with a BAC at or over 0.08% and that goes for situations when your driving didn't even show any significant impacts from the blood alcohol level. Additionally, driving a vehicle in Montana provides for mandatory blood alcohol tests. So if you get stopped, the offier has the legal right to require you to submit to a chemical BAC test.

    Consequences for driving under the influence in Montana:

    What would be ...
  8. 10 Mississippi Facts Used to Beat Mississippi DUI or DWI

    by , 07-05-2012 at 07:39 PM
    10 Mississippi Facts about DWIs and Mississippi DUI Laws
    Arested in Mississippi for DUI? Cause for concern—not despair. Hire a good defense attorney to protect yourself.

    1. ILLEGAL STOP OF VEHICLE OR PERSON IN MISSISSIPPI – driver may not be stopped without officer having reasonable as well as articulate grounds for believing a law has been broken. Same holds for seizure of person.

    2. WEAVING WITHIN LANES NOT ILLEGAL – weaving but not crossing lines isn't a violation, ...
  9. Explaining Industry Legal Terms for Car Insurance Regarding Moving Violation Tickets

    by , 06-25-2012 at 01:28 PM
    Car Insurance has it's own language it seems sometimes. But you can understand much of the car insurance industry's terminology by mastering a few simple terms. Then you'll be the one who understand the mystery called car insurance. Knowing these terms will be helpful if you go to discuss with a car insurance legal professional or with legal professionals.

    [B]Top 10 Industry Terms for Car Insurance[/B]

    1.) Car Insurance Premium

    The word ...

    Updated 06-26-2012 at 09:19 AM by Goran Tepshic

    Criminal Law
  10. How Bond Works

    by , 04-11-2012 at 04:38 PM
    Bail bonds guarantee a defendant’s appearance in court and impose certain conditions for jail release. Criminal offenses run the gamut from misdemeanors to felonies and non-violent to violent offenses. Correspondingly, the amounts that judges assign to bail bond and conditions they impose vary greatly based on numerous factors—such as the nature of the alleged offense, the weight of evidence, flight risk, employment, and family and community ties. In cases where release on bail may endanger the ...
    Criminal Law
  11. Getting Legal Help After Traffic Accident in Australia

    by , 03-23-2012 at 09:14 AM
    If you get into a car accident in Australia, you need to take steps to protect yourself from being sued; you may also want to sue the other party for your injuries. Your first step is to talk to your [B]car insurance[/B] company; if you cannot get satisfaction from your car insurance or there's a dispute about whether you are at fault for the accident, you should talk to a lawyer about suing for compensation for your damages. Read on to learn exactly what to do to get legal help after a car accident. ...

    Updated 03-23-2012 at 12:19 PM by Goran Tepshic

    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
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  12. Sexual Assault Under Ohio Law

    by , 03-06-2012 at 08:08 PM
    Ohio authorities vigorously prosecute forced sex, date rape, and muggings that involve sexual assault. Because individuals accused of sexual assault are in jeopardy of losing substantial freedoms through incarceration and sex offender registration, they often seek experienced criminal attorneys in Ohio for aggressive defense.

    Ohio sex crime laws

    Under the Ohio Revised Code (OCR) Chapter 2907 Sex Offenses, sex crime has very specific definitions that identify different types ...
    Criminal Law
  13. The Legal Point of View of Unauthorized Spying on Others

    by , 02-27-2012 at 08:11 AM
    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman]Spying on people is generally legally permissible, as long their privacy is not invaded. Invasion of privacy in the context of spying means the intrusion upon another person where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as in their home or in a business setting. Where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy, spying is legally acceptable.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Updated 02-27-2012 at 08:13 AM by Goran Tepshic

    Criminal Law
  14. DUIs for Commercial Drivers

    by , 01-19-2012 at 07:47 PM
    In the state of Arizona, commercial drivers face much more strict regulations regarding the consumption of alcohol than other motorists on the roads and highways. Due to the nature of their occupation, commercial drivers are subjected to much greater rigors and stress on the highway, giving credence to the rationale behind the legislation that alcohol may have more of an affect on such drivers than other motorists.

    A DUI conviction as a commercial driver can be devastating for your ...
  15. Tips on Dealing with the Consequences of DUI

    by , 10-04-2011 at 06:08 PM
    If this is the first time you have been charged with DUI (“Driving Under the Influence”), you are probably wondering what in-fact are the consequences. This is understandable; most people are unfamiliar with the Criminal Justice System until they become a part of it. A general overview of the consequences is as follows, but a more specific overview is provided in another sections of this site. DUI penalties, although different from state to state, tend to depend on whether you have been convicted ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  16. Consequences of DUI (OWI) in Iowa

    by , 08-30-2011 at 06:25 PM
    The punishment for an OWI depends on whether it is your first or third offense, whether you are at least 21 years old or not, and whether you are driving under a commercial license or not.

    Your first OWI is a serious misdemeanor. Accordingly, there are several punishments you can receive. You can be imprisoned in the county jail from 48 hours to one year. In addition, the fine for a first-offense OWI is $1250. However, an alternative to the $1250 fine would be to complete ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  17. Iowa OWI Legal Process/Court Procedures

    by , 08-30-2011 at 05:38 PM
    There are several steps of the court procedure that you will go through. Although recommended, it is not required for you to have an attorney.

    First is the arraignment which is the first hearing in front of the judge about your arrest for OWI. The judge explains the OWI charge(s) against you and the options of pleading no contest, not guilty, or guilty. No contest means that you are neither affirming nor denying that you were OWI, and the judge will usually find you ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  18. Penalties for DUI In Arkansas

    by , 08-23-2011 at 12:49 AM
    After a conviction of a person’s first driving while intoxicated offense, that person will be jailed for 24 hours to a year. The driver may perform public service in place of jail time. The driver can be fined anywhere between $150-$1,000 and will also have to pay all fees associated with conviction, such as probation and the interlock device. The driver’s license will be suspended for six months and may even occur prior to conviction. The driver will also have to attend a mandatory alcohol education/treatment ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  19. Why it is important to hire a specialized DUI attorney to handle a DUI case

    by , 08-23-2011 at 12:47 AM
    DUI law is especially complicated because it involves very specific rules and very specific science. Attorneys that specialize in DUI will know exactly what the state is allowed to do and not do. When the officer pulled you over and charged you with DUI, the Constitution to the United States was implicated along with state laws. The officer must meet specific evidentiary hurdles to be able to lawfully stop you, lawfully arrest you, and he must also follow specific procedure during the entire ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  20. Miscellaneous Legal DUI Concepts in Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 09:49 PM

    Alabama has the implied consent rule. By operating a motor vehicle, you automatically have consented to breath, urine, and/or blood tests to determine alcohol concentration or to determine the presence of a controlled substance in your body.


    If an officer has a reasonable suspicion that you are operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, he may request that you take a breathalyzer test. This test will measure the alcohol ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  21. Summary of Penalties for DUI In the State of Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 09:43 PM
    The punishment for a DUI in Alabama depends on whether it is your first or subsequent offense, whether you are at least 21 years old or not, and whether you are driving under a commercial license or not. Regardless of how many DUI convictions you have, there are also the penalties of community service, driver safety education courses, and rehabilitation programs that the judge can assign to you at her discretion.

    If this is your first DUI conviction, then you will either be ...
    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  22. Trial Process for a DUI in Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 08:28 PM

    There are several steps of the court procedure that you will go through in an Alabama DUI Case. Although recommended, it is not required for you to have an attorney. If you were arrested by a municipal officer, then your appropriate court would be municipal court where the arrest took place. If you were arrested by a deputy or state trooper, then your appropriate court would be the district court where the arrest took place.


    Criminal Law , DUI/DWI
  23. Defenses to a DUI in Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 08:17 PM
    Here are some defenses you can raise at court to have the judge rule in your favor and not convict you of a DUI in Alabama.

    Unlawful stop and arrest—you cannot be stopped by an officer unless he has a reasonable suspicion to believe you are driving under the influence. So if you were stopped because of an anonymous person reported you were drunk, because you were weaving inside a lane, or if you were driving on a private roadway, then the stop was unlawful. In these situations, an ...
    DUI/DWI , Criminal Law
  24. Domestic Violence: Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS)

    by , 07-28-2011 at 10:58 PM
    Prior to the women’s reform movement in the 1970s, women who sought protection from abusive partners were offered little remedial measures by the courts. The lack of protection for battered women was highlighted when they ended up killing their abusers, as evidenced by the imposition of harsh criminal punishments. The limited success of the women’s movement in the area of law reform for battered women is illustrative of the country’s laissez-faire attitude about domestic violence. Throughout the ...
    Criminal Law