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Five Ways to Beat a DWI Charge
Post On Dec. 29, 2015
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In North Carolina it is a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whether your case is classified as a felony or misdemeanor depends on factors such as the blood alcohol level and past driving record. This guide delves into several ways to defend against a DWI. #1: Failure to...

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NJ DWI FAQ's - Part Two

8. What should I do if I am asked to take field sobriety tests? There are a wide range of field sobriety tests (FST’s). These tests include heel-to-toe, finger-to-nose, one-leg stand, horizontal gaze nystagmus, alphabet recitation, modified position of attention (Rhomberg), fingers-to-thumb, hand...

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What Happens at a Pennsylvania DUI Preliminary Hearing
Post On Feb. 10, 2013
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The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to allow a magisterial district judge to determine whether the government can demonstrate a prima facie case against the defendant. A prima facie case requires, in layman’s terms, the government to demonstrate that it is more likely than not that: (1) a crime...

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40 Ways to Beat a DUI in Washington State
Post On Oct. 05, 2010
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If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI, it is obviously cause for concern--but not for despair. By hiring a quality defense lawyer who can protect your rights, there are a host of ways your case may be defendable. That's why it would be a good idea to consider hiring one of America's Top DUI and...

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I've Seen the Light-- In My Rear View Mirror-- A guide on what to do when the police pull you over
Post On Sep. 04, 2010
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Under What Circumstances Can the Police Pull Me Over? The police need reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to pull you over. It is a very low standard. Simply going over the speed limit by one mile per hour is enough. Almost any traffic infraction will be enough to stop your vehicle. When the...

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Top 10 Defenses to a DUI in Ohio
Post On Feb. 21, 2009

No Reasonable Suspicion to Make a Stop For law enforcement, there must be a valid reason to legally make a traffic stop. The Fourth Amendment requires an officer have a reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed or about to be committed before making a traffic stop. Reasonable suspicion...

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