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

    by , 01-13-2013 at 09:16 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 ...
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  2. Criminal Security Law Treatments Defined in Brief

    by , 09-02-2012 at 08:19 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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  3. Is California Prop 213 Fair?

    by , 08-27-2012 at 07:58 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. ...
  4. New Mexico DUI Laws

    by , 07-07-2012 at 07:47 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%. ...
  5. Montana DUI Laws / Montana DWI Laws

    by , 07-06-2012 at 09:47 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 ...
  6. 10 Mississippi Facts Used to Beat Mississippi DUI or DWI

    by , 07-05-2012 at 06:39 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, ...
  7. Getting Legal Help After Traffic Accident in Australia

    by , 03-23-2012 at 08:14 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 11:19 AM by Goran Tepshic

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  8. DUIs for Commercial Drivers

    by , 01-19-2012 at 06:47 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 ...
  9. Tips on Dealing with the Consequences of DUI

    by , 10-04-2011 at 05:08 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 ...
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  10. Consequences of DUI (OWI) in Iowa

    by , 08-30-2011 at 05:25 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.

    1ST
    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 ...
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  11. Iowa OWI Legal Process/Court Procedures

    by , 08-30-2011 at 04:38 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.

    ARRAIGNMENT
    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 ...
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  12. Penalties for DUI In Arkansas

    by , 08-22-2011 at 11:49 PM
    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 ...
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  13. Why it is important to hire a specialized DUI attorney to handle a DUI case

    by , 08-22-2011 at 11:47 PM
    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 ...
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  14. Miscellaneous Legal DUI Concepts in Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 08:49 PM
    PRE-ARREST DUI SCREENING

    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.

    BREATHALYZER

    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 ...
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  15. Summary of Penalties for DUI In the State of Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 08:43 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.

    1ST
    If this is your first DUI conviction, then you will either be ...
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  16. Trial Process for a DUI in Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 07:28 PM
    COURT PROCEDURES

    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.

    ARRAIGNMENT

    ...
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  17. Defenses to a DUI in Alabama

    by , 08-20-2011 at 07:17 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 ...
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