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Why craft a criminal defense against DUI/DWI accusations?

When a person is accused of DUI/DWI, it can be a time of uncertainty and uncharted territory. Just because a person is accused of a crime like DUI/DWI, it does not automatically mean they are guilty. Rather, the accused has a right to build a criminal defense against such accusations.

Dennis Rodman pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

We may think celebrities lead charmed lives, and this may be true to some extent. However, celebrities aren't beyond the reach of the law. All cities and states have laws pertaining to DUI/DWI and intoxicated driving behaviors. Celebrity and former pro athlete, Dennis Rodman, was recently picked up in California and accused of DUI back in January.

CA police study the effect marijuana has on drivers

With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, there has been a mixed reaction from the California community. While marijuana can be used safely and responsibly, some are still getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Just because marijuana is legalized for recreational use doesn't mean it is acceptable to drive while under the influence of the drug. With DUI charges on the rise, specifically related to marijuana use, California police want to know more about how it affects drivers.

What those accused of Sacramento DUI/DWI should know

Maybe it was over a holiday weekend - you were out with your friends or family and enjoyed a drink or two. You were feeling festive, after all! However, the warm fuzzy holiday feelings faded when you saw the flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Even two drinks can bring a person's BAC over the legal limit of .08, which can land them with a DUI/DWI charge.

Passenger fatality, CHP suspects driver was intoxicated

It's some of the worst news that a family can receive in their lifetime, that a loved one has died unexpectedly in a car accident. Car accidents happen everyday, some of them causing serious injuries of even proving fatal. Recently, a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed, and the passenger was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Field sobriety tests in Sacramento

You may have seen the lights flashing in your rearview mirror, heard the sirens and been signaled by authorities to pull over to the side of the road. You may have been part of a routine traffic stop for speed or other minor traffic infraction. Or, you could have been pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving. Often, the officer may conduct specific procedures, one of which is the field sobriety test.

How does an ignition interlock device work?

The leaps and bounds made with technological advances never cease to amaze. Whatever the industry, technology knows no bounds and will have an impact on every aspect. Advances in technology have allowed for ignition interlock devices to be a reliable means of checking for sobriety in convicted DUI/DWI drivers.

Underage DUI conviction can have a huge impact

When people think about DUI or DWI, they often think about people of legal drinking age getting into trouble with the law. However, what about those who are underage who are pulled over while under the influence of drugs or alcohol? How does the law affect them and what kind of impact can it have on a young person's life? The reality is that a DUI/DWI conviction can have an impact on an underage person's personal and professional life.

Tiger Woods avoids jail time after found passed out in vehicle

It's nothing new for golf superstar Tiger Woods to have his name in the headlines for both personal issues and also due to run-ins with the law. It proves that athletes and celebrities can have their own issues and demons just like the average person. Recently, the golf star was found passed out in his vehicle with prescription drugs and marijuana in his system.

Prescription drugs could be the reason behind DUI charge

Prescription drugs are being noted now, more than ever, in relation to drug crimes. When people often think of drug crimes, they think of illicit drugs that you might buy on the street like cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. However, prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as illicit drugs if abused or taken at an inappropriate time. They can result in drug crime-related charges too, even if you are prescribed the medication.

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