If you were charged with a DUI, you may be thinking about hiring a DUI attorney or a criminal defense attorney to assist with your case. Both attorneys can help defend you against the charges and help to get the charges possibly dismissed or reduced. However, in some situations, it is more critical that you hire an attorney to defend you than others. Here are three situations in which you will want to ensure you work with an attorney and the reasons why.
If you have committed a crime while you are trying to become a legal resident or citizen of the United States, you may be wondering how that affects your immigration status. There are variety of ways that a crime may affect your immigration status and process. Here's what you need to know. 1. You Can Deported for Some Crimes If you are a legal permanent resident or if you are in some other stage of the immigration process, you may be deported for committing certain crimes.
There are several things people can do to defend against a DUI charge, and one that some choose to do is to claim to have a medical condition that only made it appear as if they were drunk or negatively influenced the results of blood alcohol testing. While this can be effective in some cases, more often than not it will backfire. Here's why that is and some better options for handling a DUI charge.
Some people swear that they cannot begin a day without drinking a cup of coffee. That first cup of coffee often leads to more cups of coffee throughout the day. Coffee connoisseurs say that coffee keeps them going as they begin their activities of daily living. However, coffee contains caffeine, which is a drug. While it is rare, you can potentially be charged by an officer for driving while intoxicated with caffeine being the culprit.
One of the frequently-spotted features of summer driving is the DUI checkpoint -- which may scare you, even if you aren't driving while intoxicated. After all, you never know if the police officer stopping you will sniff out the beer you had with dinner and start a more in-depth investigation. So how do you handle a DUI checkpoint? Can you just turn around? Here's what you should know. Police aren't usually looking solely for intoxicated drivers.