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The Presumption of Innocence Prevails

jail bars.jpgHarris County boasts the largest population in Texas and third-most populous in the country. Their commissioners are adding another accolade by blazing a new and highly historic trail that strengthened the presumption of innocence. The decision could serve as a game-changer with implementation going nationwide.

The holiday season can lead to more drinking and DUI arrests

drinking and holidays.jpgEnjoying festive times with family and friends during the holiday season is one of the reasons this time of year is so wonderful. During the holiday season, you can spend memorable time with friends, enjoy family time, or attend an office party. These festivities are fun, but they can easily take a turn for the worse if you make the decision to drive while impaired.

DWI conviction rates are down in New Jersey

DWI.jpgIf you have been accused of DWI in New Jersey, it is not a guarantee you will be found guilty. Not all DWI cases end in a conviction. In fact, a portion of DWI cases ending in conviction have decreased in New Jersey in recent years. Between 2008 and 2017, the conviction rate in New Jersey DWI cases dropped from 85 percent to 71 percent, according to state data. Meanwhile, dismissal rates have seen a big increase.

Plan Ahead This St. Patrick's Day: Don't Drink and Drive

Thumbnail image for green-beer-under-arrest.jpgSt. Patrick's Day is a time for celebration. This holiday weekend we be filled with parades, parties, and for many, drinking alcohol. If you plan on consuming alcohol this weekend, plan ahead. If you drink and drive, there will be consequences. Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) or while impaired (DWI) carry serious penalties. These penalties often include mandatory jail time, high fines, and loss of driving privileges. Many people do not realize that even first-time offenders face these serious penalties.

Ignition Interlock may be required after a DUI suspension

Thumbnail image for DUI test.jpgAs part of the restoration of driving privileges, Pennsylvania and New Jersey may require anyone who receives a DUI to install the ignition interlock in their vehicle. Whether or not you will be required to install the device depends upon the circumstance, but it is important to understand it may come with your conviction. 

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