When police are looking for those who are driving under the influence, their attention is often focused on motorists displaying signs of intoxication. Most people do not think of police focusing a lot of attention on bicyclists that may be impaired, and some may not even know that a cyclist could receive a DUI charge.
Police aggressively target motorists that they believe are driving under the influence. Whether the suspicious behavior is observed a traffic stop or a sobriety checkpoint, motorists may find themselves undergoing additional sobriety tests to determine if he or she is impaired.
When a high-profile DUI accident happens, this can often lead officials to examine what could be done to ensure that the tragedy will not be repeated. Whether it is changing the laws or more enforcement of laws already in place, the next steps will be made very well-known to those in the community.
Authorities are seemingly constantly examining ways to make penalties more severe for drunk drivers, especially those that are repeat DUI offenders. Whether it is increased jail time or a longer license suspension, officials are being serious about cracking down on the problem.
Each year, automakers heavily promote new features that are included in the most recent models. Often, these technological advances can be enough to convince someone to buy that new car that can parallel park itself or camera that can show a driver what is behind them when they put the car into reverse.
Many people are very familiar with the harsh penalties in place that come with a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Often, in many cases, this is the first time that an individual will have ever been in trouble with the police. When stopped by law enforcement, they may not know what will happen next.
Summer means more people heading out to lakes and rivers to spend a day relaxing on the water. Whether swimming, fishing or simply just taking time to visit with one another, this is the best time of the year for boat owners.
The Fourth of July is filled with many different events celebrating America's independence, especially in a city as rich with history as Philadelphia. Countless fireworks displays and parades will be happening across the city.
In 2004, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a case that stated that crime lab reports could not be used as evidence unless the person conducting the tests was testifying at trial. This would give the accused a chance to question the technician about the techniques used when the samples were being tested.
Most of the public awareness campaigns that focus on DUI talk about the dangers of drinking and driving. If you have too much to drink, you run the risk of being pulled over by law enforcement. While alcohol remains a significant factor in many DUI cases, there are other substances that may lead to impairment, including some that you may not expect.