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September 2015 Archives

DUIs and DWIs can occur because of drug use

Driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated are two criminal charges that are often associated with alcohol consumption. Both of these charges can also occur in connection with drugs. A driver can be charged with a DUI or DWI if any drug he or she consumed has affected his or her ability to drive. The drugs can be over-the-counter, natural, prescription or illegal.

All criminal charges, including DUI charges, have defense options

Criminal charges related to a drunk driving stop can vary greatly. It is possible for a person to be pulled over because of a suspicion of driving drunk and then end up facing a slew of other charges. We know that facing a bunch of criminal charges isn't something that anyone wants to do. We can help you to explore your options for handling all the charges that stemmed from your drunk driving traffic stop.

What are sobriety checkpoints and how are they conducted?

Sobriety checkpoints are a source of much debate. These checkpoints serve the important purpose of keeping people who are drunk while driving from being able to harm others through unsafe driving. The reason for the debate is that some people feel that certain people are targeted during the sobriety checkpoints. It is important to note some basic facts about sobriety checkpoints.

Excessive bail is forbidden by the Eighth Amendment

We recently discussed some of the points relating to being booking into jail and getting a bail set after you are arrested for drunk driving. For anyone who has been arrested for criminal charges, the subject of bail is one that can often mean the difference between remaining in jail until your case is resolved or being free through the process. Fortunately for some people, the Eighth Amendment forbids the courts from setting bail in amounts that are considered excessive.

What are booking and bail after a DUI arrest?

If you were stopped for drinking and driving, the police officer will likely arrest you. When you get to the booking center, you will go through the booking process and then you will be given a bail that you can pay if you want to get out of jail. It is important to understand the procedures for these aspects of your arrest.