Explaining Behaviors Or Appearances That May Be Mistaken For Intoxication
23 August 2017
Failing the DUI (driving under the influence) field sobriety tests doesn't automatically mean you are drunk even though it does a good job of making it seem so. There are valid alternative reasons why someone would fail the tests despite being drunk; here are four examples of these alternatives:
Some forms of physical disabilities can hinder your performance in the field sobriety tests. For example, an overweight driver, a driver with a hip injury or a driver suffering from a leg deformity may find it difficult to perform any test that involves standing on one leg or walking on a straight line satisfactorily.
3 Tips To Keep In Mind When Applying For Citizenship
19 August 2017
Making the decision to immigrate to the United States can be exciting, but it also requires that you invest some time and attention to the citizenship process. If you plan to apply for citizenship once you arrive, then you will need to ensure that you are able to complete the application process with ease.
Here are three tips that you should keep in mind when applying for citizenship to help streamline the process:
Is It True You Can Be Arrested For DUI Even If You Were Sitting In A Stationary Vehicle?
19 August 2017
When a person is arrested for a DUI, it's typically because they were driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In some cases, though, you can be picked up for DUI even if the vehicle is stationary and you're sitting in the driver's seat. Here's this unfortunate turn of events can come about.
Many states have gotten fairly aggressive about stopping people from driving while intoxicated and expanded DUI laws to let officers also arrest people who appear to be in control of a vehicle while under the influence, even if that vehicle is not moving or turned on.
Four Elements You Need To Prove To Succeed With A Necessity Defense For A DUI
16 August 2017
If you have been accused of driving under the influence, don't assume that the only way to defend yourself is to prove that you didn't do it (you weren't intoxicated). There are defenses that may get you off the hook without denying your intoxication; these are called affirmative defenses.
Necessity is a classic example of an affirmative defense. By invoking this defense, you are basically saying that you had no choice to drive; otherwise, you would have faced a greater evil.