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  • BUI Questions Answered
      by HG.org

    Individuals who live or visit areas where there are multiple waterways often enjoy taking part in water excursions including boating. Many people want to party and may add alcohol to the mix to have a good time. However, drinking and operating a boat can make a person subject to criminal sanctions like he or she would encounter if operating a vehicle on the roadway.

  • Boating Under the Influence Dangers and Consequences
      by HG.org

    Many individuals are well aware of the risks associated with drinking and driving, including the possibility of being involved in a fatal or serious motor vehicle accident. Multiple organizations and media sources ensure that everyone is aware of these risks and the number of fatal crashes that occur each year. Whether the number of crashes involving alcohol goes up or down is well reported.

  • Checkpoints for Sobriety
      by HG.org

    Many states have checkpoints that check sobriety. These are used as methods to reduce potential cases of people drinking while driving. However, if improper searches or seizures are completed, a DUI charge may be invalid. It is important to know the law and what rights are afforded drivers in each state.

  • When Is it Time to Consult with a Criminal Defense Attorney?

    Many people aren't certain when it's time to speak with a Fairfax criminal defense attorney. Perhaps you have been questioned by police regarding a break-in to someone's home, a drug crime, or even an assault. Maybe you are being investigated and are understandably nervous as to whether you are about to be charged with a crime. Regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty of a minor or more serious crime, when is it time to seek legal counsel?

  • DUI and Field Sobriety Tests
      by HG.org

    Behavior when being pulled over for a possible DUI violation may make the difference in whether a person is ultimately arrested or not. It is important to know what to do when being pulled over, and whether or not to allow a field sobriety test.

  • Utah v. Strieff and Stops
      by HG.org

    Utah v. Strieff is a case that may be used by prosecution throughout the United States again and again to overcome stops that are not entirely lawful. However, this case should only apply to a narrow section of cases when evidence that is searched for is not connected to why the individual was stopped.

  • The Rights of Drivers when Police Stop Them
      by HG.org

    When a person is stopped by police officers, it is often an overwhelming experience. Throw in potential criminal charges, and many individuals have emotional problems dealing with these situations. When the driver is charged, arrested or even just pulled over, it is important to know what rights he or she has under the law of the state he or she is driving in or through.

  • DUI and the Influence of Drugs
      by HG.org

    While most cases involving DUI are based on intoxication by alcohol, others involve consumption of drugs. When charged for these violations, the penalties may be just as grave when convicted as with DUI involving alcohol or in some cases even harsher.

  • DUI Involving Prescription Drugs and Prosecution Challenges
      by HG.org

    Drivers who are under the influence of drugs may or may not exhibit symptoms when the drugs are prescription grade. Often drivers are pulled over when signs of intoxication are observable, but that may not always be the case.

  • Driving Drugged and the Law
      by HG.org

    When a driver has taken an illegal drug, prescription medication or even an over-the-counter treatment, this may be the equivalent of drunken driving. In some states, these situations are connected and violations are issued with charges filed.

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