Almost everyone knows that driving drunk is against the law. Still, some people find themselves in a position that requires them to do just that during the holidays. If you are tempted to drive drunk in order to get home, take a few moments to think about the possible consequences of that decision.
One of the first things that a person who is facing criminal charges wants to know is what kind of charge they are facing. Many people breathe a sigh of relief if they find out the charge is a misdemeanor. While it is true that a misdemeanor isn't as serious as a felony, these seemingly minor charges can have a significant impact on your life.
The right to have a lawyer present for questioning is something that almost everyone has probably heard about if they watch cop dramas or shows. This is presented in the Miranda rights warning that police officers give when they are arresting someone. Some people might not understand exactly what this right means.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test and how it is used in drunk driving stops. That test is only one of the many possible means that a police officer has to determine if a person is impaired. Other possibilities include a breath test, a blood test, and other field sobriety tests.