Boo! Beware of the Police! Halloween DUI Checkpoints

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As you know, with any big holiday the police are out and about looking for drunk drivers. If you’re planning on going out this Halloween, be on the lookout for DUI checkpoints.

Click here for a list of DUI checkpoints happening all across the United States this Halloween weekend.

Let’s make sure an orange jumpsuit remains a costume and not a uniform.

Priest Gets DUI: Forgive Me Father, For YOU Have Sinned

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One minute he’s giving you lessons on how to be a better person and the next he’s getting a DUI.

Father Peter Jones, an Australian priest, was arrested this weekend for drinking and driving.

It’s quite shocking to see a man of cloth get a DUI. However, it’s even more shocking to find out that his BAC at the time of arrest was .341. Wow.

In the United States, if you’re BAC is way above the legal limit, your DUI punishments are likely to become harsher. In some cases, you may even be charged with a felony.  This is why it is necessary to have a DUI attorney on your side.

Everybody’s physiology is different and we all absorb alcohol at a different rate. No matter what, it is important to hire an experienced DUI attorney if you have been arrested for a DUI of any sort.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, talk to an experienced DUI lawyer today.

Florida DUI Checkpoints

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So, What Exactly IS Morgue Duty?

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Even if you are actively trying to avoid the tabloids, I am sure you are well-versed in Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles this week.

As you know, Lindsay Lohan is required to work in a morgue as punishment for her crimes.

So, you ask, what is morgue duty? If you’re convicted of a DUI, are you going to have to be in a room with dead bodies all day?

Here’s the truth:

Morgue duty is actually a very common form of community service. Many people who have been arrested for a DUI avoid jail by opting for community service, parole, and/or alcohol education courses.  Community service is a preferable form of punishment as it allows you to stay at home and avoid other incredible inconveniences that come with being jail (you know, inconveniences such as being in jail.)

Tasks you are required to perform in morgue duty are mostly janitorial. You will not be working around corpses, but don’t expect not to see a dead body in your periphery. After all, you’re in a morgue.  You’re usually required to wash linens, clean plastic sheets, mop the floors, and clean the bathroom and work areas. So, rest assured, you don’t need to cut anyone open or watch for ghosts and zombies or anything like that.

There is a however… however.

Morgue Duty serves two purposes in terms of the justice system. It is a method of community service and it aims to teach/scare people about what can happen if you make irresponsible decisions. Whereas you won’t be face-to-face with corpses all day, many morgue programs require participants to watch an autopsy. It can definitely be pretty traumatic, but many people believe this helps people change their ways about the choices they make.

So, that’s pretty much morgue duty in a nutshell. It may be an option for you if you wish to avoid jail. Remember, the only way to request jail alternatives is to hire an experienced DUI to fight y our charges. If you have been arrested for a DUI, talk to a DUI lawyer today.

Disney Star Gets DUI – Burbank Jail Renamed "Mickey Mouse Club"

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Mitchel Musso, the non-Miley star of Hannah Montana, was arrested for a CA DUI in Burbank this weekend. He currently stars on Disney’s Pair of Kings and Phineas and Ferb.

Musso was pulled over after he failed to obey police officers directing traffic at an intersection. He wasn’t slowing down as he approached the intersection, prompting police to pull him over. Musso failed both the breathalyzer and the field sobriety test.

Sorry if the following sounds dumb. However, if you ever worry about police pulling you over, the best thing to do is follow all traffic laws when you see any sign of the police in the area. Sure, they may be investigating another incident. However, you never completely know why a police officer is present. Therefore, it is in your best interest to be extra careful in obeying traffic laws.

In other Disney DUI news, Shelby Cobra received her sentence this week for the DUI she got last month. The former singer for the Disney band, KSM, is required to attend alcohol education classes and pay over $1,000 in fines. Additionally, she is required to participate in the LA County Hospital and Morgue program where DUI offenders are required to witness autopsies amongst other procedures.

If it can happen to a Disney star, it can happen to anyone. If you have been arrested for a DUI in California, talk to a CA DUI attorney today!

FL DUI Checkpoint Tonight! Plus, Info on More Sobriety Checkpoints

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Attention Floridians! If you are in Lee County tonight, be on the lookout for a DUI checkpoint in your area. It’s likely to be at a popular nightspot known for drunk driving incidents.

If you do get a FL DUI this weekend, don’t forget that there is a resource for you. Contact an attorney right away if you got arrested for a FL DUI. For more information on FL DUI laws and how to find a FL DUI lawyer, please visit this page.

Not in Florida? See if there is a DUI checkpoint happening near you by visiting this page!

Happy Drunk Birthday, Alice Walton! (P.S. A TX DWI is not a Good Birthday Present.)

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If you fall under any of these circumstances, it astounds me if you are unable to find a designated driver:

1.)    It’s your birthday.

2.)    You’re a billionaire heiress.

Despite falling under both these categories, Alice Walton, the heiress to Wal-Mart, still managed to get arrested for a TX DWI on her birthday.

Isn’t it a rule that the birthday person shouldn’t drive? Also, isn’t it another rule that a billionaire should be able to afford a chauffeur?

Despite this, people tend to get arrested for drunk driving on their birthdays all the time. In fact, DWI arrests are rampant during holidays, weddings, and other celebrations.

If you celebrated too hard and got arrested, here are some tips on how to save your license after a DWI in Texas. Also remember that an experienced TX DWI attorney is waiting for your call to help you get your charges reduced or dropped.

If you’re gearing up for a party and want to avoid getting a TX DWI, do some proper planning. Maybe ask a friend to be the designated driver or have the number for a cab in your phone.

GA to Decide Whether to Lift Ban of Alcohol on Sundays. Will GA DUI rate be affected?

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If you have been arrested for a DUI in GA, you know that this is a very serious ordeal. Georgia DUI laws are very harsh and a person could spend time in jail, even after a first arrest!

Given the nature of GA DUI laws, it is interesting to find out that the state will soon have an election to remove the ban of the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

If you’re not from Georgia, you may be surprised to learn that you cannot buy alcohol on Sundays. (Pray tell, what if you need to go on an extra beer run on Super Bowl Sunday?) However, this law has been around for a very long time.

If Georgia were to pass this law, the sale of alcohol on Sundays could help the state financially. Business would improve and sales and tax revenues would increase.

However, even in these times, the removal of this ban is still pretty controversial. There are 14 states that still have a ban on alcohol sales on a Sunday.

Regardless of the citizens’ ideologies about the issue, if GA were to allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays, how will this affect the DUI rate in the state? Would people be more inclined to get behind the wheel while intoxicated? Would Georgia DUI laws become harsher if the ban is lifted?

Obviously, these questions will be answered in time, but if you’re dealing with a DUI in Georgia right now, you must find help immediately.

Click here if you have been arrested for a Georgia DUI in Ben Hill, Berrien, Colquitt, Cook, Dougherty, Irwin, Tift, Turner, and Worth Counties.

For all other counties, click here.

Arrested for a NY DWI and Still Be Able to Drive? Yes! It’s Possible!

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If you have been arrested for a DWI in New York, you may think your life is over. You’re worried that you’ll be unable to drive; you’ll lose your job, or even spend time in jail.

Yes, these consequences are possible if you don’t make the wise choice and hire a NY DWI attorney.

One very important fear you may have is the possibility of losing your license. How will you drive to work? How will you pick your kids up from school?

Well, with the help of a skilled NY DWI attorney, you can qualify for a conditional license through the New York Drinking Driver Program, or DDP.

DDP is a series of classes held for a couple of hours a week for about 7 weeks. You will evaluate the conditions of your arrest, learn about the effects of alcohol, and become better equipped to make smarter choices when getting behind the wheel.

If you qualify for the DDP, you will have a conditional license. This means that you are legally allowed to drive but you have a lot of limitations. Most people with conditional licenses are only allowed to drive to work or pick up their kids. Although it seems very annoying to have a limit to where and when you can drive, most people feel very thankful to have a provisional license after a DWI in New York.

If you have been arrested for a DWI in New York, see if you qualify to participate in the DDP. The only way you can successfully find out if you qualify is to hire an experienced New York DWI attorney. An experienced NY DWI attorney, such as John Ingrassia, understands the consequences of a NY DWI and knows you want to keep your license.

With the compassion of a NY DWI attorney and their keen knowledge of NY DWI laws, you can save your license and your overall freedom.

FL DUI Offender Confuses License with Taco

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Don’t you hate yourself when someone asks to see your ID and you accidentally pull out a taco?

After all, tacos and driver’s licenses look so much alike!

Anyway, Matthew Falkner of Florida fell asleep at the wheel in the parking lot of a Taco Bell (a common place to get a DUI arrest, FYI.) Taco Bell employees called the police.

When the police arrived, Falkner made the ever-so-common-mistake of showing the police his recently purchased taco instead of his driver’s license.

Apparently, the officer wasn’t in the mood for a taco at the time.

As a result, he was arrested for a DUI in Florida and police took him to jail.

Look, you may not have made the mistake of confusing a plastic card with a taco, but you did make a mistake of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Florida DUI laws are tough and it is important to have an experienced Florida DUI attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.

If you need help finding a FL DUI attorney, please visit the following links:

Click here for a FL DUI attorney if you’re located in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

Click here for a FL DUI attorney if you’re located in Osceola and Seminole counties.

For all other Florida counties, please click here and talk to an experienced FL DUI attorney today!