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2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • DUI Penalties & Consequences: Know What's at Stake

    For many individuals, being charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ) marks the first time they have even been arrested, and the first time they’ll have to confront what can be a confusing criminal justice system. Although DUI may be a relatively common criminal charge amid today’s increased focus on drunk and drugged driving, the penalties and consequences it poses are nothing to take ...
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  • Search & Seizure: What Are My Rights?

    Individuals charged with crimes, including driving under the influence ( DUI ), often have some type of contact with a law enforcement officer who stopped and / or investigated them under suspicion of criminal activity. While being stopped or investigated by law enforcement is not a welcomed experience many expect or plan for, it is important to know your rights when you come into contact with ...
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  • Can You Refuse a Breath, Blood, or Urine Test During a DUI Stop?

    In a previous blog , we discussed Field Sobriety Tests – which include the walk-and-turn, stand and balance, and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus – and how they are important tools used by law enforcement officers to gather evidence that supports their justification to arrest and charge suspects. We also discussed how suspects have a right to refuse those tests. Whether a suspect chooses to take Field ...
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  • Can You Refuse Field Sobriety Tests During a DUI Stop?

    When law enforcement officers have reasonable suspicion to pull you over for potentially driving under the influence ( DUI ) or alcohol or drugs, or stop you for committing a traffic offense, they are performing what is known as an investigatory stop. This means that any evidence they obtain can be used against you if you are formally charged with a criminal offense. While there are many things ...
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  • What Should I Do After a DUI Arrest?

    After a DUI arrest, you are likely asking yourself: What should I do next? After all, no one plans to be arrested for a DUI, so it is understandable that you are worried or unprepared for the next steps that need to be taken. In this blog, we explain the important steps that you should take after being arrested for a DUI . Write Down the Details of your Arrest To win your DUI case, you will need ...
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