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If You've Been Convicted of Drug Possession Here's How You Get Access to Treatment Rather Than Jail

If you're convicted of drug possession, you may immediately assume that you'll get jail time. Unfortunately, spending time in jail doesn't offer any support when you're struggling with addiction. If you're charged with a drug crime, there are ways to get access to treatment instead of spending time behind bars.

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Five Common Mistakes People Make When Getting Arrested for DUI

Getting arrested for a DUI is scary. Even if you know your rights and can fight your case, you're going to have to deal with the cops. Here are some common mistakes people make when getting arrested for a DUI.

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Can a DUI Affect Your Ability to Get a Commercial Driver’s License

Although driving under influence is illegal in all states, those driving commercial motor vehicles will face stricter standards than drivers operating personal vehicles. You are considered to drive under influence if you are mentally impaired to drive or your blood alcohol content is 0.08% or more. For drivers of commercial vehicles, however, your blood alcohol level should be less than 0.04%.

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Why Defendants Should Never Negotiate Their Own Plea Deals

When a defendant is charged with a crime, they are given the opportunity to have their case heard by a jury. If possible, defendants should insist on going to trial because plea bargains are typically considered sub-optimal strategies when compared to the normally obtainable outcome in a criminal case.

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What Not to Say if You’re Pulled Over by The Police

When it comes down to it, getting pulled over sucks. But you can make the situation even worse by saying the wrong thing. Police officers have heard all types of excuses in their careers.

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Six Things an Attorney Can Do for You After You’ve Been Charged with A Crime

You probably don't want to hear it, but once you've been charged with a serious crime, the best thing you can do is hire an attorney. You might think you'd save money by handling your own case or that the consequences of being convicted aren't dire enough to warrant hiring a lawyer. Either way, you'll be wrong.

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Maryland’s Rules on Self Defense

In 2019, there were 4,737 incidents of violent crime in Baltimore County alone. Of these cases, some of those charged will be guilty, but others may have only been acting in self-defense. Perhaps you were the victim of domestic violence or were under assault from someone else.

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The Costly Consequences of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

When charged with a crime, you always look for the right attorney to represent you in court. The attorney that will represent you can either make you get reduced sentence and fair trial, or make you lose the case. As you look for an attorney, you need to ensure you get an experienced attorney who will give you the best representation in the courtroom.

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Why It’s Worth It to Fight a Traffic Ticket

If you’ve been pulled over for speeding or another moving violation, you’re probably wondering if fighting it is worth it in the long run. After all, with so many things to attend, the last thing you want is having to take time out of your day to contest a traffic violation. But here are several reasons it may be worth your while to fight back and dispute a moving violation.

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What Does “Affirmative Consent” for Sexual Activity Mean?

When it comes to hookup culture and college life, it’s often difficult to tell when sexual consent has been obtained. At what point have you given consent? Are there times where you have declined, but your partner still continues, and you “consented by not objecting”?

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