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A Guide To Common Defenses In Criminal Cases

November 21, 2019

Criminal Defense Overview If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to know some of the legal tools you can use to defend yourself in a court of law. Knowing what legal defenses apply to certain situations can help you defeat the charges against you and keep you from enduring the punishment and criminal record that comes with a conviction. Criminal defense, as a legal term, refers to the strategy that you and your attorney use to combat the prosecutor’s charges and evidence of your guilt. And remember, a prosecutor needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable…

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Differences In DWI And DUI Charges In New Jersey

November 6, 2019

Consequences of a DUI in New Jersey New Jersey law does not differentiate between a DUI (driving under the influence) for drugs and a DWI (driving while intoxicated) for alcohol. Both are against the law and are subject to punishment. However, every case is different based on the specific circumstances, and therefore the possible punishment for a conviction can vary. You can lose your license, pay fines, be required to perform community service, even serve time in jail. Here is a rundown of how DWI and DUI laws work in New Jersey, and what the possible punishments are. How DUI/DWI…

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What Are the Penalties For Driving Under the Influence?

October 31, 2019

Consequences of a DUI There are laws in place to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle while they are under the influence. The laws are not always the same and will usually vary from one state to the next. While some states could consider it a misdemeanor, other states consider this act a felony. If someone is charged with a felony, they will suffer greater consequences. These consequences could include spending years in prison for choosing to drive while under the influence of certain substances. Blood Alcohol Content In the United States, people operating vehicles should not get behind the…

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Is It Necessary to Take a Portable Breath Test?

October 10, 2019

Portable Breath Tests If the police have a reason to believe that a driver was drinking alcoholic beverages before getting behind the wheel, they could request to have the individual take a portable breath test. There have been times where people were pulled over for this very reason and they refused to take the portable breath test. However, the consequences that come along with refusing to take the test are often severe. Understanding the Test If an officer believes someone is drinking and driving, they could pull that person over and ask the driver of the vehicle to step out…

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Different Types of Drugs and Their Consequences

September 24, 2019

Overview: Drug Charges Among the adults you know, how many drink coffee regularly? How many consume sodas or enjoy alcoholic beverages? All these substances are mind-altering, so they are defined as drugs. These drugs, though, are accepted and legal. Others are prohibited by the government and are defined in the Controlled Substances Act. If you’re caught with drugs mentioned in the act, then your freedom will be put at risk. Learn more about the types of drug-related charges, potential punishments and defense strategies you can use below. Types of Drug-Related Crimes In short, controlled substances are illegal to possess, sell,…

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