DWI, OWI, And DUI: Explaining The Differences And Any Possible Legal Ramifications

8 December 2018
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If you drive around the country long enough, you hear a lot of different acronyms for what is essentially the same thing. In this example, DWI, OWI, and DUI all essentially mean "driving or operating while intoxicated", or drunk driving. However, there may be more than one acronym for the same thing in the same state. For example, one state uses both DUI and DWI for different offenses. Here are some more differences based on various acronyms, what they mean, what they might mean when more than one is used, and some of the legal ramifications if you are arrested in the states that use these different but similar terms: Read More 

Three Tips For Drinking And Driving Legal Cases

27 February 2017
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If you are charged with a driving under the influence (DUI), you'll need to have the right strategy to help you out of this position. The laws are strict regarding DUI convictions, so hiring a lawyer like those at Pollack & Ball LLC, understanding your state DUI laws, and coming up with the best defense will be helpful to you. To make sure that you get the help that you need to come away from this situation in a positive manner, read on and apply these three principles. Read More 

Three Mistakes to Avoid at Sobriety Checkpoints

21 September 2016
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Setting up a roadblock to check the sobriety of every driver who passes through the checkpoint is a long tradition in most states (although twelve others have decided against them). While the most important thing you can do to avoid a problem at DUI checkpoints is to avoid drinking before you drive, it's also true that you can get into trouble at a checkpoint even when you're not over the legal limit if you're not careful. Read More 

3 Things You Can Do To Lessen Your Chance Of A Felony Conviction

19 September 2016
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If you believe that you are going to be charged with a felony, you may already understand how serious the matter is. Felonies, such as murder or drug trafficking, are considered to be crimes of a more heinous nature than other offenses, such as traffic violations. As a result, the penalties associated with a felony are more dire. If you are convicted of a felony, you could spend years of your life in prison. Read More 

Contempt Of Court For Child Support: What It Means, Why The Criminal Charges, And How To Fix It

15 August 2016
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Courts are brutal when it comes to not supporting your kids, and they should be. It took both parents to make a child, and it takes both parents' income to provide for a child. That said, when your ex takes you to court for contempt over child support, you are in some very hot water indeed. Here is what a contempt of court charge for child support means, why you may be facing criminal charges, and how to fix it. Read More