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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU PLEAD GUILTY TO A DUI?

May 07, 2020 - It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of alcohol to drive. If you have been arrested and found the police found 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in your blood, then you can be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). If your driving was impaired by other types of substances, including prescription pills, then you can also be arrested for DUI. You will either be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on whether any property was damaged or people were hurt. Additionally, if you have any prior DUIs, then those will affect how you’re charged and what consequences you will have to face. Criminal Procedures There is a process that your case will follow after you have been arrested. First, you will be arrested and brought to the police station for booking. During that phase, you will be fingerprinted and your mugshot will be taken. You will be detained until your arraignment. If you already have an attorney, this is the time t...
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Sexual Harassment: Scope of the Problem

May 05, 2020 - From the downfall of a famous producer to the ousting of a beloved talk show host, recent allegations of sexual harassment have called attention to a problem that has existed for a long time. However, harassment at work is not always as flagrant as in the cases of Harvey Weinstein or Matt Lauer. Sometimes, it can be subtle.  Much of the press attention that has been garnered by the #MeToo movement has involved aspiring actresses and media executives. However, women of all shapes, sizes, economic classes, and races face bullying on a daily basis. Unlike Hollywood actresses, they may believe they are not in the financial position to sue. An ordinary woman would never be able to speak to as wide an audience as a famous woman would. The recent attention to sexual harassment has made it easier to sue a business.  Definition of Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is a term that is ever-evolving in its definition. The EEOC defines it as, “Unwelcome sexual adv...
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Reality Star Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Jan 03, 2019 - As many as 29% of all motor vehicle accident fatalities are caused by alcohol-impaired driving according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This equates to a staggering 30 people dying every day due to drunk drivers on the highways and byways of the USA. With the world seemingly at their feet, it is still somewhat surprising that a string of celebs, including the likes of Paris Hilton, Michael Phelps, and Justin Bieber have all been charged with driving under the influence. While most of them got off with a mere slap on the wrist, former Little Women: Atlanta star Melissa Hancock was not as fortunate as she was sentenced to 16 years behind bars on October 10 following an incident that took place last November.Clerical error nullifies DUI chargeOn the 23rd of May this year, Hancock (25) pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, failing to obey a highway sign, and driving the wrong way on Interstate 264.  Due to a clerical error, Hancoc...
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