Something has happened, and now you’re facing criminal charges. Though your next course of action largely depends on the charges being held against you, there are still some common mistakes any defendant can make that might be detrimental to your case.
Whether you’re facing DUII allegations, a sex crime accusation, or any other criminal matter that requires an attorney, be sure you don’t make any of these five critical mistakes:
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Every year, millions of people get behind the wheel without being sober. In 2012 alone, 10.3 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs. Though not everyone who drinks or does drugs before driving gets caught, many end up facing arrest for putting other drivers, and themselves, in danger.
Since 2012, U.S. culture has grown to see drinking and driving as more and more taboo. Though this is good for limiting the number of drunk and drugged-driving accidents, avoiding a loaded topic in conversation can lead to the spread of misinformation.
Before believing hearsay about drunk driving, drugged driving, or DUI law, check this myth-busting guide to be sure you know the facts.
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It’s safe to say that most motorists want to avoid being pulled over for any reason. That’s especially true if you get behind the wheel while intoxicated. While fewer than 4,000 people are arrested every day for drunk driving, being charged and subsequently convicted of this crime can have huge consequences.
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When you hear the word “misdemeanor,” you might assume this matter is minor. In reality, such criminal matters can still have very serious consequences. Although being convicted of a felony is undoubtedly more severe, having a misdemeanor crime on your record has the power to affect your life (and the lives of others) in both the present and the future. We’ll discuss the different misdemeanor classifications, as well as common examples of these crimes, in today’s post.
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Although you may realize that drunk driving is actually quite common, most motorists don’t think they will ever find themselves in legal trouble. Unfortunately, you might find out the hard way that this feeling of invincibility is misplaced. If you are arrested on DUII allegations, you’ll probably have a ton of questions running through your mind. It’s no wonder, since DUII laws can be incredibly difficult to understand. We hope today’s post will clear up some of your confusion surrounding DUII arrests and what you should do if you are charged with such a crime.
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Although drunk driving is seen as one of the worst things you can do in a car out on the open road, the fact is that it’s not always the most dangerous. Distracted driving has been found to be just as dangerous, if not more so, than the act of driving while intoxicated. You might not even realize when you’re driving while distracted, which makes it more difficult to avoid. In today’s post, we’ll discuss three surprising truths about distracted driving in the hopes that you’ll do everything you can to avoid these behaviors yourself.
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Drunk driving is a far too common occurrence on today’s roads. Shockingly, the average drunk driver has operated a vehicle under the influence 80 times before they’re ever arrested. But that doesn’t mean making the decision to drive drunk won’t come with consequences. Police departments are cracking down on this issue all across the country — so whether it’s your first time or your 50th time getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, you’ll have to deal with some massive ramifications if you are arrested.
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An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest, but after getting charged and convicted of a DUI a first time, nobody ever thinks drunk driving is a mistake they’d repeat. But it does happen, and it can come with more severe punishments and penalties. Each state has different laws regarding first offense DUIs and second offense DUIs, and it helps to know what you’re in for to help you deter you from ever again getting behind the wheel when you shouldn’t. With that in mind, here’s a quick rundown explaining the main differences between a first offense DUI and a second offense DUI in Oregon.
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Every year, nearly 80,000 Americans are arrested for soliciting sex. Legal statistics point out that even more individuals are arrested for prostitution than for paying or promising to pay for sex. Unfortunately, these arrests can have drastic consequences for those involved. That’s why it’s essential to contact a sex crime defense attorney if you find yourself in this type of situation. But the process of vetting possible prostitution lawyers can feel intimidating for many people. When you meet with your attorney for an initial consultation, here are three questions you can’t forget to ask.
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Contrary to popular belief, prostitution is not actually a “victimless crime.” The idea that this criminal act is performed only between two consenting adults and that no one is harmed as a result is a pervasive myth. Many of the individuals who engage in prostitution forced to do so against their will, do so as a result of their circumstances or are legally unable to consent. There are also those who are caught up in these situations by mistake or poor judgment and must deal with significant legal consequences and even public shaming as a result. But if you are arrested in culmination with a prostitution sting, the ramifications could be very serious. Here are four things you should know if you are arrested in a prostitution sting.
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