What Happens If My Son/Daughter Commits An Adult Crime Under The Age of 18 In Utah?
Posted on 03-15-2016 by Jill L. Coil

Individuals under the age of 18 are not considered to be legal adults and they do not have the same rights as adults. For example, they cannot vote, sign a valid contract, serve in the military, purchase or smoke tobacco, or even get married without permission. However, the criminal courts harshly treat... Read More

States In Which Marijuana Has Been Legalized And Why
Posted on 02-23-2016 by J. Lee Webb

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic across America for the past few years, and many states have permitted the use, sale or possession of marijuana by citizens to some degree. When it comes to marijuana, Georgia is not one of these progressive states, but it's possible that Georgia’s... Read More

Understanding Administrative License Suspensions in Georgia
Posted on 11-30-2015 by J. Lee Webb

People can often find dealing with the legal system after being accused of a DUI to be confusing. One big reason for this is that a DUI arrest actually triggers two separate legal proceedings. There are the criminal proceedings that lead to a conviction that most people are familiar with, but beyond... Read More

What Should I Expect When I Go To The Jersey City Municipal Court For Tickets? For My Arrest? For My DWI?
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Santo Artusa

Being in court day in and day out, sometimes lawyers forget how some clients feel when going to court, especially individuals who have never been in a courtroom. The Jersey City Municipal Court is located at 365 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. The cross streets are Newkirk Street and Sip Avenue... Read More

How to Find An Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
Posted on 08-13-2015 by mosesandroothcommunity

Florida is a fairly large state with countless lawyers advertising their services, which can make the task of finding the right lawyer for your criminal case a bit overwhelming. There are many ways to find a criminal defense attorney , and to find the best one for you will require a little bit of homework... Read More

Bird’s Eye View: Prison Reform
Posted on 06-25-2015 by Ted Zwayer

Nearly Half of States Made Criminal Sentencing Changes in 2014 Alabama this month became the latest state to overhaul its prison sentencing laws. What's notable about the prison-reform movement is that many of the changes are in the South – and that they're being pushed by conservatives... Read More

Do Ride Sharing Companies Help Reduce Drunk Driving?
Posted on 06-04-2015 by mosesandroothcommunity

Ride Sharing Companies and DUI Lawyers Even though their lack of restrictions or protections for consumers have caused safety concerns over the last couple of years, ride sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are playing an important role in the lives of DUI attorneys. Thanks in part to their... Read More

Allowing for Mistakes: First Time Offenders in Florida
Posted on 05-07-2015 by mosesandroothcommunity

We have all been there: pressured to do something we did not want to, being at the wrong place at the wrong time, or making a decision to do something out of character. Fortunately, the state of Florida provides an opportunity for individuals, particularly young offenders or first time offenders, to... Read More

Common College Town Crimes
Posted on 04-06-2015 by suhrelawlexington

Dayton is a very active city with an economy on the rise. Large corporations such as CareSource and WinWholesale Inc. are headquartered here, and are helping to revitalize the city by offering citizens stable jobs and a bright future. Of course, the city is also home to several major colleges... Read More

Criminal Convictions and College Admissions
Posted on 03-23-2015 by mosesandroothcommunity

It’s that time of year. Spring is around the corner and high school seniors are awaiting two memorable events. Graduations Day and acceptance (hopefully) into their college of choice. You have studied hard, done well in all of your classes, sucked up to the teacher who is writing you the perfect... Read More

Increasing DUI Offenses from Misdemeanors to Felonies
Posted on 02-20-2015 by MichaelKraut

Over the past 30 years, Driving Under the Influence has gone from a crime that was mostly ignored to one that is one of the primary focal points for police, prosecutors and others in the law enforcement community. Groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (“MADD”) have significantly increased... Read More

DUI & Extradition
Posted on 02-09-2015 by MichaelKraut

A recent case in Florida has gained national attention after a DUI manslaughter defendant who was out on bail fled the country and returned to Brazil, her native country. Thus far, Brazilian authorities have declined to grant the United States’ extradition request and the defendant remains a fugitive... Read More

DUI Resulting in Death
Posted on 02-04-2015 by MichaelKraut

A recent DUI case that resulted in the death of a pedestrian has made news in California. The family of the victim, who was struck by a driver under the influence of methamphetamine while walking on the side of the road with her boyfriend, feels strongly that the driver’s 10 year prison sentence... Read More

DUI For Passing Out in a Vehicle?
Posted on 02-02-2015 by MichaelKraut

A recent news story that has gained some notoriety in California involves a man who was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he fell asleep at the wheel while in the drive-through lane of a fast food restaurant. The man drove through the drive through lane twice, but on the second... Read More

Is Skiing Under the Influence a Crime?
Posted on 01-30-2015 by MichaelKraut

Every winter people hits the slopes to engage in skiing, snowboarding and a wide variety of other winter sports. Many of these activities can be very dangerous as people travel down slopes at very high speeds. It is very easy to hurt oneself or other people as the result of a ski accident. In fact, there... Read More

DUI Checkpoints and the "Ziploc Bag" Strategy
Posted on 01-28-2015 by MichaelKraut

Recently, a video has been making the rounds online regarding a novel way that a man in Florida has come up with to minimize the risk of arrest at DUI checkpoints in that state. Several states, including California, allow DUI checkpoints as an exception to the general Fourth Amendment requirement that... Read More

DUI & Drunk in Public Charges
Posted on 01-26-2015 by MichaelKraut

There are a variety of criminal charges related to Driving Under the Influence that are available to prosecutors for filing. One of these crimes is commonly known as “drunk in public” under California Penal Code Section 647(f) . Like the majority of DUI offenses, drunk in public is a misdemeanor... Read More

Ignition Interlock Devices For All DUI Offenders?
Posted on 01-23-2015 by MichaelKraut

An Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) is a relatively new piece of technology that is designed to prevent drivers who having been drinking alcohol from being able to start or operate their motor vehicles. The IID is essentially a breathalyzer that attaches to a car’s steering column... Read More

Are Slurred Speech and Bloodshot Eyes Enough for a DUI Arrest?
Posted on 01-21-2015 by MichaelKraut

When reviewing arrest reports for DUI incidents, police officers frequently refer to a driver’s “slurred speech” and “bloodshot eyes” as being early indicators that the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Both slurred speech and bloodshot eyes are what are... Read More