Summer Fun: How To Avoid A DUI While Enjoying Yourself

With the start of the summer season, so many thoughts turn to summer parties and barbecues, many of which will be celebrated with a fresh fruity cocktail or ice cold beer. During the summer, incidents of drinking and driving often skyrocket, especially those days surrounding major holidays. This also means the presence of law enforcement is out in droves to ensure the driving public will be safe. The use of checkpoints and extra officers patrolling the streets should be expected during these peak times. [Read More]

False Confessions: What They Are, How They Happen, And What To Do In Order Not To Fall Victim

The documentary about twice-convicted murderer Steven Avery has captivated many U.S. viewers and it raises some disturbing questions. However, the other case involved–that of his nephew, Brendan Dassey–highlights another area of concern in the criminal justice system: that of false confessions. What are false confessions? False confessions are admissions of guilt made by people that are wholly innocent. As incredible as it sounds, people under enough stress can be convinced to admit to horrible things–things that they never did. [Read More]

Fake Disability Placards And Phony Service Animals Can Lead To Real Criminal Charges

There are certain criminal offenses that many people think of as essentially harmless. One of those is using a disability placard to which you're not entitled. Another is buying a vest online for your pooch that's emblazoned with the words "Service Dog," so that you can take your best furry friend with you when you go out to the movies. However, these crimes are actually far from victimless and authorities are starting to pay more attention to them. [Read More]

3 Mistakes Made By Police Officers In DUI Cases

Getting charged with a DUI isn't exactly at the top of anyone's list. It's bad enough getting pulled over and put through the paces, but when things aren't done the right way, that makes matters even worse. A DUI is a serious charge and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Mistakes happen all the time. In the event the investigating officer didn't do what they were supposed to, you might be able to get the charges reduced or thrown out entirely. [Read More]