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- DWI Over State Lines: Out-of-State Residents and DWI
One complication that can make handling a DWI much harder is when the defendant is from another state. This raises numerous issues that may not have simple answers. Every state has slightly different laws, and these laws can change at any time, so it is difficult to know how some of these issues may be resolved. We will separate common types of issues that arise when cases occur across state lines.
- Reasonable Suspicion in DWI Cases
Law enforcement officers are adamant about cracking down on drunk drivers. But what is considered reasonable suspicion when making those stops? Reasonable suspicion can be complicated in DWI cases, but officers must believe some form of criminal activity has taken place before a stop can be made.
- Why is Michael Phelps Going to Trial?
For those of you who have not been following this story, let me catch you up. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in modern history, was charged with his second DUI on September 20th, 2014.
- Is Texting While Driving Worse Than DUI?
In today’s world Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Impaired is the poster child of the campaign against bad actors behind the wheel, and with good reason.
- When Is A DUI Considered a Second DUI in California
How much time must pass between DUI convictions before a new charge is no longer considered a "second DUI"? Many people who have old DUI convictions on their record may not realize that the old conviction can be used to enhance the penalties on any subsequent conviction for driving under the influence. However, there is a limit to how long a prior DUI conviction can affect the mandatory sentencing requirements on a new DUI charge.
- Your Only Defense When You've Been Arrested for DUI
If you've been driving around Alexandria and you have been pulled over for DUI, you need an Alexandria criminal defense lawyer. This is true whether or not you're actually guilty.
- Do DUI Checkpoints Violate the Fourth Amendment?
For many people who are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence after going through a DUI checkpoint, a very common question is whether or not these checkpoints comply with the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The U.S. Supreme Court has previously held that an officer must have probable cause that the driver is engaged in some sort of illegal activity before he or she can legally pull that vehicle over.
- 10 Key Defenses to Michigan Drunk Driving Charges
Hundreds of people plead "guilty" to drunk driving charges everyday. Unbeknownst to them, their lives will be dramatically changed for years to come. So, before saying "guilty", take the time to evaluate defenses to the drunk driving charge.
- Civil Consequences of a DWI
A few weeks ago, we discussed the criminal consequences of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in Texas. This article covers some of the civil (i.e. non-criminal) consequences that you might face as a result of a DWI charge.
- Criminal Consequences of a DWI in Texas
The first consequence that most people think of is, of course, jail time. The amount of jail time that can be imposed varies, depending on the level of the offense and the circumstances of the offense.