What Actions Can Lead to Enhanced DUI Penalties?
3 June 2015
DUI penalties are very strict. But they can become even stricter if you are subjected to DUI enhancement penalties. Under certain circumstances, you may find that your license was suspended for longer, that you will have to pay a larger fine, or that you will have to participate in mandatory jail time. If you want to avoid these harsher penalties, you will need to avoid driving under the influence and you will especially want to avoid the following actions.
Can You Legally Record The Police?
26 May 2015
In recent months, the right to record police officers has been given a lot of attention. There have been some instances in which citizens have complained that police not only stopped them from recording the actions of police, but also confiscated their phones. Whether or not you have the right to record police is considered to be a constitutional issue.
The First Amendment
Most courts consider it a First Amendment right for citizens to film police officers while they are in the act of performing their duties.
What To Do When Stopped While Under The Influence Of Prescription Drugs
20 May 2015
There are many people who take prescription drugs to treat medical issues. In some cases, this can impair the ability to drive. If you are on the road and you are pulled over by the police, here are all the things that you need to do.
It may sound like staying calm is an impossible feat, but it is absolutely necessary when you are dealing with law enforcement. If you get out of your car behaving wildly, it will only make things worse for you.
A Bench Trial Might Be Your Best Bet In Your Criminal Trial
15 May 2015
Even though the right to a jury trial is constitutional, there may times when you want to waive it in favor of one in which the judge decides the outcome (called a bench trial). This may have some advantages to you that are named here.
The Process is Quicker
Not having a jury significantly speeds the trial up in these ways:
There is no need for a potential juror questioning or jury selection.