The prospect of having a DUI on their driving record can leave a driver worried. People have plenty of reasons to try to argue such charges down, if possible. You might wonder, though, whether you'll be able to enter a plea agreement. Let's look at this issue the way a DUI lawyer might. First-Time Offender Generally, the folks with the best chances of bargaining a case down to a lesser charge are first-time offenders.
20 October 2020
If you have been charged with a sex crime, one of your first defenses might be to opt for consent as a criminal defense. Are you interested in using consent as a defense? This guide will help you determine your next steps. What Is Consent? First, you need to understand the basic premise of consent. When somebody consents to something, they agree to it. If somebody consents to legal sexual activity, it is not a crime.
15 July 2020
Many states have enacted laws that treat a driver's refusal to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test as the equivalent of driving while intoxicated. These laws are designed to encourage compliance with law enforcement; after all, if you're going to be subject to the same penalties and fines for failing to take a breathalyzer test as you would be if you failed this test, why refuse? But despite these laws, there are some situations in which it just doesn't make sense to submit to a breathalyzer test.
19 February 2020