How To Evaluate A Plea Deal

1 July 2019
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Almost everything becomes more difficult after an arrest. To make matters worse, you may have some important and potentially life-changing decisions to make in the coming days. One particularly stressful event will be your plea deal decision. Plea bargains have become the go-to method for dealing with most misdemeanors, as well as some felonies. To help you make sense of what a plea deal could mean, follow this advice. Discuss Things With Your Attorney β€” If you have not already done so, speak to a defense attorney about your case. Read More 

What Happens If You’re Arrested For DWI While Sober?

24 April 2019
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Researchers have performed dozens of studies about the negative impact that texting, being overly tired, or other common distractions or physical conditions can have on a person's driving skills. But while many states have implemented anti-texting-and-driving laws, laws governing driving while tired (or driving while eating) would be all but impossible to enforce. What happens if you're pulled over β€”or even arrested β€” on an officer's suspicion of DWI while you're stone-cold sober? Read More 

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