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June 2016 Archives

Are there any methods to prevent or reduce juvenile delinquincy?

Juveniles who end up having to face the juvenile justice system are often crying out for help. While it might not seem possible, it is sometimes possible to prevent these misguided youths from embarking on the path toward criminal behavior. When a juvenile does begin to exhibit signs that he or she will follow the wrong path, it is sometimes possible for early intervention programs to help stop the juvenile in his or her tracks.

What is the booking process like after a DUI arrest?

When you are placed under arrest for any crime, including drunk driving, you will be booked into the local jail. In some cases, this is known as being processed. There are several different things that will happen during this process. Understanding them might help you to make it through the process.

DUI charges require customized defense strategies

The summer season is here and that means that people are going to start enjoying the great outdoors. That also means that some people are going to consume alcohol while they are out in the sun. The sun and the heat can make the effects of alcohol more pronounced, which can be devastating if you are pulled over while you are driving drunk.

The reason for violent crimes can impact charges and sentences

Violent crimes of any sort are prosecuted harshly. The motivation behind the crime is something that might be considered when the charges are being determined and when a sentence is handed down after a conviction. One example is when the motivation for a crime was hatred for a protected group. In that case, the violent crime might be labeled as a hate crime.

Several factors affect your blood alcohol concentration

When you are at a party and consuming alcohol, you probably aren't taking the time to think about how each drink will affect you. That oversight might be something you beat yourself up over if you are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving after you leave the party.

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