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Archive for October 2016

Understanding the 3 Phases of Drunk Driving

Most people think that driving after drinking will result in a DUI charge. This is not necessarily the case as you will be only charged when you operate a vehicle when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is more than 0.08 percent. Police officers follow standard guidelines established by the National Highway Transportation and Safety…

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When Can You Request an Emergency Child Custody Order?

Are you afraid that your ex-partner will take your children away and flee the country or hide? If so, you can seek an emergency custody order in court. You may want to contact a family attorney to ask that the judge issue an order that will prevent the other parent from taking your children out…

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Is DUI a Felony or a Misdemeanor in the US?

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08 can result in serious charges. Generally, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor. However, if the drunk driver causes an accident that results in the loss of property or life, it can become a felony instead of a misdemeanor.…

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What are the Elements of a Criminal Assault & Injury Case

The criminal process in the US begins when a person commits a crime by performing an illegal activity.  Criminal assault and injury cases follow through a process of arrest, accusation, public trial, and defense plea. There is no one criminal court process in the country. Each state has its own laws that affect the judicial…

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Can You File Private Criminal Charges against Someone

A private criminal prosecution is a criminal proceeding that is filed by an individual or an organization rather than the public prosecutor that represents the state. In the past, private prosecutions were allowed in most states under common law. However, this is not the case today. Almost all criminal prosecutions today are initiated by public…

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Strict Liability and Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury laws relate to injuries that occur due to a wrongful act or negligence on the part of another. The case involves individuals seeking compensation privately as opposed to the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Most of the personal injury cases are brought about by deliberate and intentional tort (Latin for harm). However, there are…

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3 Main Benefits of Hiring a Child Custody Attorney

A child custody case can be emotionally taxing for both parents. This is especially the case when there is animosity between the parents. In such a scenario it can be difficult to keep calm and remember to explain everything that will have a positive impact on your case. Hiring a professional attorney greatly helps in…

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Why Should You Hire a Professional DUI Attorney?

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime in every state in the US. A person who drives while drunk poses a risk to others, so the penalties for drunk driving are severe. An individual who has been arrested and is charged for a DUI offense will have to face a number of…

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