What First-Time DUI Offenders Could Face

19 February 2020
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If you've been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) for the first time, take care that you don't fall victim to some common misguided myths. Some are under the impression that first-timers get a pass after a DUI and that punishment amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Read on for a more realistic look at what first-time DUI offenders might face. Will You Go To Jail? Read More 

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You Are Charged With Child Pornography

18 November 2019
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Although the internet has brought about so many wonderful changes to everyone's lives, it has also brought about some crimes with it too. One of the most common crimes committed online is making, watching, or distributing child pornography. And, depending on the state that you live in, the law may not be very forgiving regarding these charges. But just because you did something wrong doesn't mean that you don't have rights. Read More 

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