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2 DUI Myths You Need To Know

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If you are pulled over because you are suspected of driving under the influence, the things you do can either hurt or help the case that the police will be making against you. Unfortunately, people make mistakes that they end up paying for later when their case is brought to trial. There are some myths about DUIs that you need to know more about so that you do not wrongfully incriminate yourself for something you did not do. Myth 1: You Must Cooperate With Everything The Officer Asks of You Many drivers fear the possibility of getting a DUI,...

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When Your Criminal Defense Is Years Of Emotional And Psychological Abuse: How To Prove It

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If you are in the position of being charged with murder, your defense attorney will look at your background to help build your case. For example, if you suffered years of emotional and/or psychological abuse, it may have been the very catalyst leading to the breaking point at which you killed your abuser. This can be very difficult to prove in criminal court because of the lack of physical evidence and often a lack of witnesses. Here is how your criminal defense attorney would have to prove that these conditions existed and and led you to...

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3 Excellent Reasons To Hire A Traffic Lawyer When You Get A Ticket

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Getting a traffic ticket is no fun, but going to traffic court and then paying for the ticket is even less fun. However, in some cases hiring a traffic lawyer to help you fight or reduce your charges on the traffic ticket may be well worth it for you. This article will discuss 3 excellent reasons to hire a traffic lawyer when you get a traffic ticket.  You Can Keep Your Insurance Premium Down It is no secret that when you are issued and then pay a traffic ticket, it is then put on your record. This in turn can cause your insurance...

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Ways That DUI Convictions Affect You Long Term

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Even if you know and understand the short-term consequences of getting a DUI — jail time, license suspension, and fines — you might not have ever considered how a DUI conviction can affect your future. Sure, you can lose your driver’s license if you’re convicted of driving under the influence, but there’s a lot more you can lose too. Learn more about the long-term consequences of DUI convictions. Your Job Before you get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, you need to consider how a getting a DUI will affect your job....

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How Social Media Can Land You A Date With Criminal Disaster

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Social media often creates a fun environment in which you can chat with friends and family and even meet new people. If you currently have a social media profile, you are not alone. There are approximately 2.3 billion individuals actively using social media throughout the world. Despite the allure of constant and easy communication that social media provides, it could also pose as a recipe for criminal disaster. Fortunately, there are ways you can avoid such a scandal. Internet Stings and the Non-Predator When it comes to technology, not...

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Why Is Your Attorney Suggesting A Bench Trial?

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Criminal defendants facing serious charges generally have a right to a jury of their peers—so why would anyone deliberately ask for a bench trial and put their fate in the hands of the judge alone? If you’ve been charged with a serious crime and your attorney is suggesting a bench trial, one of these two reasons is probably the cause. The Decision Hangs On A Question Of Law There are often multiple versions of what happened before, during, and after the commission of a crime. Defendants and prosecutors often sharply disagree over...

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Pulled Over Because Of A Suspected DWI? Know These 3 Things

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If a police officer pulls you over because they suspect you have been drinking while driving, it is something that needs to be taken very seriously. Being convicted of a DWI can have major consequences, so you do not want to give the officer any reason to arrest during your traffic stop. These tips should help you handle the situation. Comply With Requests From The Police Officer A police officer can pull your car over if they have any reason to believe that you have been drinking and driving. Having hard evidence is not necessary, since they...

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5 Consequences Of A DUI Conviction

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Getting arrested for a DUI is not something you should take lightly. Even if you don’t have to spend any time in jail, having a DUI conviction on your record can negatively impact your life in many ways. Here are five consequences you can face with a DUI conviction. Driver’s License Revocation If you get convicted of a DUI, the judge can revoke your driver’s license for a significant amount of time. Not being able to drive can make your life extremely difficult, especially if you live in an area that does not offer public...

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Handling Your Own Civil Appeal? Use These Tips To Get Through The Process

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Losing your civil lawsuit can be frustrating, especially if you believe that there were some errors in the way it was handled by the court. If you intend to appeal the decision on your own, you need to make sure that you follow the proper steps. Here are some tips that should help you through the process. 1.) File a motion for a stay of execution. Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, you have ten days after the judgment against you before the court’s order goes into effect, allowing the other party to collect. This temporary...

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Was Your Teen In A Vehicle Where Drugs Were Found? What To Know

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If your teenager who is a minor was a passenger in a vehicle and is being charged with possession charges because there were drugs near them in the vehicle, you want to get a drug defense attorney right away. Drug crimes will go on the teens record and you don’t want your teen to be labeled as a drug user when they are trying to get a job in the future. Here are a few of the things to expect when you meet with a lawyer (such as one from Barbour & Simpkins LLP) to discuss the case. Possible Punishment The amount of drugs that was...

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