Earlier this month, we talked about the increased risk of getting a DUI over the holidays. Many people attend multiple holiday festivities where there's no shortage of tempting, tasty alcoholic beverages. Before they realize it (and often without realizing it), they're over the legal limit for driving. Law enforcement agencies know this and step up their patrols and checkpoints this time of year.
The holiday season is filled with parties, fun events, inspiring music and festive sweets and treats. Even if you are not normally a drinker, you may be tempted to imbibe special holiday drinks offered at bars, restaurants, parties and other events you may attend this season. While delicious, you need to be wary of some holiday drinks if you do not want to be charged with a DUI.
The integrity of police investigative work is an important issue in criminal defense. Criminal suspects have rights and police are required to follow specific procedures in criminal investigations to ensure they these rights are protected. Failure to do so can result in privacy infringements, unnecessary property damage and undue harm to suspects and bystanders.