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Drunk driving crashes can be devastating

Driving after you have a few drinks likely isn't going to be one of the best decisions you've made. These situations can come with some very serious consequences, so you need to take the time to ensure that you think carefully about what you are going to do if you have alcohol and don't have someone to drive you back home.

There are many reasons why the law takes such a harsh stance against this crime. One of the primary ones is that drunk driving crashes can lead to innocent people dying or suffering serious injuries in an accident that is preventable. We know that most people who get behind the wheel after drinking don't have the idea in mind that they will harm someone when they try to drive home.

Online white collar crimes can lead to criminal charges

Some white collar crimes don't occur in person. Instead, they happen online. This doesn't make them any less serious. Facing any white collar crime, regardless of the location of the crime, requires that you learn about your defense options.

When you think about online white collar crimes, you might not be fully sure of what these might entail. One of the most common types of this crime occurs when people try to scam others out of money by selling items that don't exist, as well as selling counterfeit merchandise. Problems with the delivery of merchandise or the purchase make up about one-third of all online white collar complaints.

Keep your wits about you in a drunk driving stop

With the warmer summer months here, people are going to start spending more time doing outdoor activities. For some adults, those might include alcoholic beverages. When this is the case, they should be extra careful because the heat and sun can exacerbate the impacts of alcohol. This can be especially dangerous if they are going to drive.

Ideally, people who are drinking will find alternative ways home so they don't run the risk of being pulled over for drunk driving. However, many people don't feel the need to call for a ride if they've only had a single drink or two. Just the same, it's wise to use caution because there is always a chance that you will be pulled over by a police officer for a traffic violation.

Charged with Medicare fraud? Here's what you should know

How can you work to protect your interests when facing criminal charges? One of the most beneficial steps you can take is to seek an understanding of the specific allegations you are facing and what they entail. When you know what you are up against, you will be able to develop a criminal defense strategy that is uniquely suited to your situation.

It is not always easy to understand the criminal charges against you, especially when it is an alleged activity related to white collar crime. This includes Medicare fraud, which may not seem like a big deal, but can actually result in serious penalties if convicted. If you are facing these types of charges, you do not want to waste any time in learning about your defense options.

You can't trick a breath test result

Drivers who have had a few drinks will often have a sinking feeling in their stomach if they see the lights of a law enforcement vehicle behind them. They might start to wonder how they can get out of having to face criminal charges. The most basic answer to this is that if you are impaired, the chances of facing those charges is great.

One way that police officers determine impairment is through the breath test. There are a lot of mistruths going around about these. A few of them have to do with ways that you can trick the machine into thinking that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) isn't at or above the legal limit. If you fall for those myths, you are likely going to be disappointed.

Situations matter when you fight weapons charges

Many people feel the need to carry a weapon of some sort to help keep them safe. What they might not realize is that the need to feel safe could eventually lead them to face some type of criminal charge because of it. They might not even think about what might happen, but it is a chance they take.

One thing that might happen is that you might walk into a situation in which you feel the need to protect someone else. This is often seen as a noble act, but it is one that must be handled in the proper manner or criminal charges can come up. For example, you can't leave the scene of a crime to get your gun then come back and shoot someone.

3 types of white collar crimes that are fairly common

There are many types of white collar crimes that can occur, but not all of these are overly obvious. One thing that is easy to forget when you hear about these matters is that they typically have to involve intentional deceit and are likely motivated by the desire to benefit the person financially. Many of these are scams or have a basis in fraud.

Money laundering is one white collar crime that is often heard in the news. This occurs when a person who is earning money illegally finds ways to route money through a legal method of earning money so that it appears the money isn't "dirty." For example, a drug kingpin might route their money through a nightclub to make it look like it was earned through the legal business.

Be cautious about drunk driving over holiday weekends

With Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day and a host of other holidays coming up fast, adults who are going to events need to ensure that they are going to have a way home if they are going to drink. Police officers are going to be out in force around these holidays to enforce sober driving laws. They will look for some of the more common signs of impaired driving when they are trying to determine which vehicles to pull over.

All of these signs provide the officer with reasonable suspicion so that they can initiate a traffic stop. Once they do the stop, they will try to determine whether you are impaired or not. This is done through the use of field sobriety testing or breath tests.

Facing weapons charges? Think about your defense!

Many people think that they need to carry a weapon for personal protection. This is perfectly understandable, but you must ensure that you are following the law so that you don't face criminal charges for carrying the weapon. We know that this is a difficult spot to be placed in, especially when you thought you were doing things within the bounds of the law.

When you do find out that you are facing weapons charges, there are some things that you need to think about. The top priority has to be making sure that you have your defense strategy moving forward. You don't want to show up to court and have to try to come up with a plan to address what is going on. We can work with you to outline your defense so that you can move forward with everything one step at a time.

Are you eligible for pretrial diversion?

Facing DUI charges in Florida is serious, and you understand how important it is to take steps to protect your rights and future interests. You would be wise to take the time to start exploring all of the options available to you, one of which may include pretrial diversion. This option can allow you avoid trial and move on with your life in a more timely manner.

Not everyone who is facing DUI charges is eligible for pretrial diversion. It is up to a judge whether you qualify for this option. If it is your first drunk driving offense and there are no aggravating factors, such as an accident involving an injury, you could qualify for this option. You may find it beneficial to remember that going to court or facing a conviction may not be the only options available to you. 

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