Recent incidents in New Jersey and Florida have shown that field drug tests used by police to determine if a substance might be illegal are often unreliable, making the millions of Americans charged each year with illegal drug possession prime candidates for criminal defense.
The phone rings in the dead of night. You dread this call. Is it about a death in the family? An accident? Someone calling from the hospital?
A recent news item about a Kentucky man who, in a fit of pique, threw the family’s Christmas ham at a woman in the house may seem like the Scroogiest of stories but actually illustrates the harmful nature of domestic violence.
Imagine you were on your way home from a party and you got pulled over. The officer smelled alcohol on your breath, so he administered several field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer. Following that, you were placed under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (also known as driving under the influence).
Picture this: you are driving home from drinks with a friend, and suddenly you see the police behind you, pulling you over for suspicion of driving under the influence. The police find that you are intoxicated beyond the legal limit and you are arrested. Now you are facing a DUI conviction. A DUI conviction can be daunting for anyone, but you may be more concerned about what happens after the authorities convict you.