There are many different terms for drunk driving: DUI, DWI, OWI, DUII, and more. Oregon specifically uses the term “driving under the influence of intoxicants” or DUII. This term encompasses more than just driving with a high blood alcohol content level and extends to impairment via drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two.Continue reading “Impaired Driving: Your DUII Rights in Oregon”
We’ve previously discussed how alcohol affects the body by delving into the various BAC levels. It’s important to understand those levels, and it’s just as important to recognize the different factors that influence your BAC level. According to the Center for Disease Control, “in 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol of narcotics. That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.” To keep from adding to this statistic and to stay informed, below you’ll find the various factors that impact your BAC level.Continue reading “7 Factors that Influence Your BAC Level”
Across America, assault is considered either a misdemeanor or a felony. These charges are serious and fall under a wide range of actions, resulting in harsh charges and consequences. In Oregon, there are four different levels of assault. Below we will discuss the four classifications of assault crimes.Continue reading “The 4 Different Classifications of Assault Crimes”
A felony is the most serious type of crime and covers a vast array of criminal acts. That said, a lot of people don’t realize that there are many types of felonies. To clarify the difference between misdemeanors and felonies, we focus on the various types of felonies and the consequences of these actions.Continue reading “7 Common Types of Felonies and Their Consequences”
Partying has been a part of the college culture for years. According to the Alcohol Rehab Guide, “roughly 80 percent of college students—four out of every five—consume alcohol to some degree. It’s estimated that 50 percent of those students engage in binge drinking.” These drinking habits are often quite hazardous and come with various consequences—especially when minors are involved. Follow these tips to help you stay safe at college parties.Continue reading “5 Smart Tips for Staying Safe at College Parties”
Everyone wants to enjoy the sunshine during the summer. Beaches, barbeques, festivals—all of it sounds like a fantastic time. A lot of people like to celebrate the warm weather with a refreshing beverage, but when those drinks include alcohol, the result can be dangerous.
It’s important to indulge in alcoholic drinks responsibly, as a lot of summer activities turn hazardous when mixed with boozy beverages. Found below are the various risks of drinking in the sun, along with some tips on how to stay safe if you decide to do so.Continue reading “5 Risks of Drinking in the Sun & Tips to Stay Safe”
Property crime happens every day, all around us. Fortunately, according to the FBI, in 2018 compared to 2017 “burglaries were down 12.7 percent [and] larceny-thefts decreased 6.3 percent.” The consequences of such crimes vary depending on circumstance and type.
Before we get into the consequences, however, it’s important to understand what exactly property crimes are. A property crime refers to a category of crimes that involve the destruction or theft of another person’s property, such as graffiti, littering, or robbery. Learn more about the common types of property crime below.Continue reading “Five Common Types of Property Crime You Should Know”
For years, people have been talking about the harmful consequences of cyberbullying. Yet, many continue to use the internet as a way to safeguard themselves while attacking others. And although this method may seem safe to the cyberbully, there are plenty of harsh consequences. As these acts have become more prevalent and more intense with the advancement of technology, it’s important to stay up-to-date on what the definitions and the various consequences of these harmful acts.
Many different forms of abuse have been known to take place within relationships. Some people think that just because the abuse is not physical, it isn’t a problem. However, other forms of abuse can end up being much more damaging to the victim’s mental health.Continue reading “The Difference Between Emotional and Psychological Abuse”
Across the United States, prostitution is a point of contention and people argue about whether it’s good or bad. In fact, according to research found by Marist Poll, “Nearly half of U.S. residents, 49% report prostitution between two consenting adults should be legal while 44% disagree.” Despite the back and forth on the morality of prostitution, it’s still illegal.Continue reading “What is Considered Promoting Prostitution in Oregon”