Why The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test Doesn't Work (And Why You Need An Attorney)

Posted on: 4 September 2017

One of the first clues that you'll get if an officer thinks you may be inebriated is when he asks you to take a few roadside sobriety tests. One of those tests is the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test. While it sounds complicated, it's actually quite simple -- and very prone to failure.  Here's why the HGN test shouldn't be used as the basis for a drunk driving arrest -- and why anyone charged with drunk driving after flunking it should get a DUI attorney right away: [Read More]

Should You Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?

Posted on: 29 August 2017

Anyone who has been arrested or charged with a crime, whether a misdemeanor or felony, will quickly find themselves asking one question: should I hire a criminal defense attorney? The answer to this important question is a resounding yes. While every crime is different, being charged with anything is a serious matter. Criminal charges can lead to a number of severe consequences, including loss of a job, loss of a relationship, time in jail or prison, and having a criminal record. [Read More]

Why You Must Prevent A Friend From Drinking And Driving

Posted on: 29 August 2017

If you are often attending parties that serve alcohol, you might be worried about whether your friends will get home safely. Luckily, there is a role that you can play in this. By paying close attention to the actions of your friends, you can find out if they are intoxicated and take the appropriate actions for keeping them off the road. Signs Of Drunkenness  There are many physical signs of drunkenness, including: [Read More]

Three Reasons To Consult With An Attorney About A Misdemeanor Charge

Posted on: 24 August 2017

Many people associate the need for a criminal defense attorney with those charged with a felony. Thinking the need for legal counsel is not necessary when charged with a misdemeanor. But this is not true, and the consequences can be severe. The following are a few reasons to consider hiring a criminal defense attorney for a misdemeanor charge. It may be possible to have the charges dropped Depending upon the circumstance of the case, it is possible that your misdemeanor charge can be dismissed. [Read More]