Can I Receive a DUI for Prescription Drug Use?

October 17, 2019

Most people know they can get a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or illegal drugs. However, you can also receive a DUI for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Drivers may be convicted for DUI of alcohol if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or more, regardless of…

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What are the Underage Zero Tolerance Laws?

September 18, 2019

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is illegal for everyone, but for minors who drive under the influence, new underage Zero Tolerance laws carry severe penalties. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about one-third of all deaths for children aged 15 to 20 years old result from car accidents. Thirty-five percent…

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What is White-Collar Crime?

August 14, 2019

A white-collar crime is a type of non-violent crime perpetrated by people or corporate entities to defraud unsuspecting individuals, customers, or the public to secure financial or business advantages. These crimes can have dire impacts on investors and individuals who placed trust in a deceitful individual or institution. Many criminal offences ranging from elaborate corporate…

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Difference Between Felonies and Misdemeanors

July 17, 2019

The stress of being charged with a crime can be made worse when an individual does not fully understand the charges being brought against them. While being convicted of one crime may result in a mandatory jail sentence, other crime convictions carry a significantly lower punishment. Understanding the difference between a felony and misdemeanor is…

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Common Juvenile Crimes

May 15, 2019

Children test boundaries from a very young age. As they grow, they assert their independence by breaking rules. It becomes problematic when that authority-challenging behavior graduates from pushing parental limits or flouting classroom rules to disobeying the law. The teenage years are fabled for being rebellious, but when that youthful rebellion morphs into criminal actions,…

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Do I Have an Outstanding Warrant?

April 2, 2019

If you failed to appear in court as required because of a moving violation or to face criminal charges, a warrant for your arrest was likely issued. In most cases, the police need an arrest warrant in order to make an arrest. An arrest warrant must state the offense the individual is suspected of committing,…

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