With the introduction of the Internet came a whole new breed of criminals, many of them with the knowledge of how to set up crimes online to make it look like an innocent person is responsible. Because of dishonest people like hackers, many innocent people have faced serious charges for an internet crime. If you have been accused of an Internet crime you did not commit, learning more about what you can do about it is extremely important.
While it is entirely common to hear about somebody being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) for drinking or taking illegal drugs and getting behind the wheel, you might be alarmed to find that the prescription medications you have been given could also put you at risk for criminal charges. You might even be surprised to learn that over-the-counter medications could also cause you to be driving under the influence.
It wasn't that long ago that you could refuse to take a breathalyzer test without much of a serious consequence. Since Thursday, June 23, 2016, however, that is no longer the case. The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 judgment that it is now a crime to refuse to take a breathalyzer test when the police suspect you of drunk driving. No Warrant Needed You might have believed that in order for the police to conduct a breathalyzer test when you refused to do so voluntarily, that they would need a warrant to force you to take one.
Sometimes, there are city public utilities that are neglected. At times, cities may be actively working on curing the issues of public roads and sidewalks one section at a time. Other times, the city may not be actively making any improvements towards the issue. Potholes are a major cause of vehicles getting damaged and possible accidents happening that lead to personal injury. If you are hurt in an accident that was caused by the negligence of the city's roads, you have a different fight than proving that someone else was at fault.
A conviction for driving while intoxicated can be damaging to your driving record. If you've been arrested on suspicion, the best thing you can do is to fight the charges any way that you can. While you might think that a breathalyzer or other evidence could be enough to ensure a conviction, there are a few things that you should know. Observation Can Affect Testing Validity Before an officer can administer a breath test, he or she must have probable cause to suspect you of drunk driving.