Criminal Law

I was charged with a DUI. Now what

I was charged with a DUI. Now what?

The penalties may increase as the number of offenses over the last ten (10) years increases and the penalties also increase depending upon the level of the test. Please note that there are additional penalties not discussed above, such as restricted plates, license interlock system, and even immobilization or forfeiture of the vehicle involved. The Judge in your case will have discretion in a handful of penalties in your case. However, some penalties are mandatory and cannot be avoided. Keep in mind that if you are under the age of 21 and are convicted of OVI or DUI, the penalties may be far greater than those included above.

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Home Alone: A case study in Criminal and Tort Law

Many families have certain movies that are tradition to watch during the holidays. One of my family’s favorites is Home Alone. For those of you who have not seen this wonderful classic, I will give you a short synopsis. The movie revolves around the McCallister family and their son Kevin. It starts out with the family packing for their vacation to Paris for the holidays. The family wakes up late and in the rush of getting to the airport, they accidentally leave their son, Kevin, home alone.

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