In the majority of situations, speaking to law enforcement authorities without legal counsel is a mistake that can seriously jeopardize your criminal defense case. When the police have detained you, however, it’s normal to feel afraid, overwhelmed, and anxious about your freedom and your future. When people experience the pressure cooker situation of an arrest or incarceration, they… Read More »
DUI or driving under influence is becoming an increasingly common criminal offence which involves persons driving motor vehicles under the effect of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication. A driver can be convicted of DUI when he/she is found with blood alcohol content exceeding the legal levels i.e. between 0.05% and 0.08% (depending on the jurisdiction). An intensified… Read More »
Getting pulled over by a police officer can be an anxiety-inducing moment for anyone, even those who know that they haven’t done anything wrong. But while too many people channel their anxiety into aggression for the police officer, it’s important to first understand what your rights are – and what the officer’s rights are, as well. Here are… Read More »
If you’re a lawyer, there are great advantages to understanding criminal law. After all, a defense attorney should have an intimate knowledge of criminal law if they plan on helping their clients – for them, it’s part of their everyday business. But what about people who aren’t lawyers, people who are simply interested in the law? What possible… Read More »
Most of us associate the word “crime” with a very conscientious activity. We picture burglars scoping out neighborhoods, donning ski masks, and taking pains to avoid leaving any evidence behind. Sure, these are certainly crimes – but that doesn’t mean you always have to be very proactive to commit a crime.
“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending doom.
Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (aka DUI) can be a traumatic experience for some. For others, it can be far too common. But whatever your experience is, you’ve come to this article because you’ve been arrested for DUI and you’re in need of some serious legal advice that could affect the way you live for the… Read More »
1. Keep the traffic ticket off your driving record (will keep auto insurance costs down and prevent Texas DPS surcharges) 2. Reduce the amount of money owed on the traffic ticket 3. In most cases, go to court for you 4. Lift traffic ticket warrants so you are not arrested 5. Help you locate and dispose of old… Read More »
With the summer almost here and in anticipation of those fine weekends which we will be enjoying crabs and beer and going to the ocean for fun and relaxation, the Maryland State Police are out there looking for the drunk driver. With their speed traps, sobriety check points, and the staking out of watering holes, they will amass… Read More »