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Can You Be Charged With Making Criminal Threats Online?

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We often hear about how the internet has changed the way we communicate with one another. It’s just a fact that, for most of us, how we talk to people online that we do not know personally and who are far removed from us - and who may have no idea who we are or where we reside - is different from how we talk to coworkers, friends, and people we might encounter in public. And sometimes we say things online that are not meant to be taken seriously and/or literally. We could be making a joke or using an...

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What Are Your Legal Rights at a DUI Checkpoint?

California law enforcement has been cracking down on intoxicated driving in recent years, and one commonly used tactic in doing so is through DUI checkpoints. Several thousand DUI checkpoints are set up each year in California, with well over 5,000 individuals being arrested for a DUI crime each year at those checkpoints. A single DUI conviction can result in jail time, high fines, court fees, and increased insurance rates in the tens of thousands over the years. Thus, it is important to understand what rights you have at a California DUI checkpoint. DUI Checkpoints are Constitutional Normally, a police officer must have...

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6 Things DUI Cops Won’t Tell You

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="195"] Photo By Charles Roberts from Plano, United States (Plano Police Motorcycle Officer) [CC BY 2.0[/caption] This post used to say "5 Things DUI Cops Won't Tell You", however, new trends and created new issue in the field of DUI law.  Despite law enforcement's efforts to curb impaired driving, trends related to drug-influenced driving ("drugged driving") have sprouted in the last four years.  This has influenced the ways in which DUI officers have investigated their cases. It’s sometimes hard to grasp how complex DUI (“Driving Under the Influence”) arrests can get. Most people don’t really know what it feels...

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