Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Panic can do strange things to people. The flight-or-fight response is built into our physiological makeup, and when the unexpected happens, it can lead to behavior that would probably never occur under less stressful circumstances. This may prove a life-saving device...

Criminal Trial Timeline

No two criminal trials are ever exactly alike. Despite differences in the details, though, each will advance through seven distinct and predetermined stages. If you are currently involved in similar circumstances, here are the phases that you can expect to occur as...

Flight Risk and How It’s Determined

There are many things you might want to be in life, but when you’re facing criminal charges, a flight risk isn’t one of them. Once you’ve been arrested, though, the degree to which you meet that designation will determine the amount of your bail or even...

How Do I Get a DUI Expunged From My Record?

It’s never a laughing matter. A conviction for DUI (Chapter 484C) will do much more than simply subject you to fines and possibly land you in jail. It will also appear on your criminal record, a place where it will remain in perpetuity and come to light in...

Which States Share Criminal DUI Info?

You’ve had the proverbial one too many, and you’re ready to call it a night. While some in your position might think to call a cab, you reason that you don’t have far to go. You won’t be driving more than 15 miles at most, and in any case,...

What Is Probable Cause?

It is one of America’s major protections. In no state of the union can the police place anyone under arrest without at least a semblance of probable cause. To establish it, they must have more than a simple hunch that someone has committed an illegal act. Beyond...
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