Evaluate the Entire Arrest to Find a DUI Criminal Defense Tactic That Can Minimize Penalties

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A person cannot just be stopped and arrested for a DUI. There needs to be a reason for the police to stop a person and reasonable suspicion they were driving while drunk. Prior to the arrest, the police will gather evidence that can enable them to prove the person was driving while under the influence.

Reason for the Stop

The police need to have a reason to stop a vehicle. This can be anything from seeing the driver swerve into the next lane, fail to use their turn signal, or drive dangerously. Once the officers have stopped the vehicle, they may note there is a possibility the person has been drinking. Typical signs of this include breath that smells like alcohol, slurred speech, and impaired movement. At this point, the stop is no longer just because of the initial infraction, but for a DUI charge.

Field Test for Intoxication

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When You’ve Been Injured On The Job, There’s Legal Help Available

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If a worker has been injured on the job, and the cause was work-related, the victim is entitled to disability benefits. Disability benefits include payment of medical treatment a portion of the worker’s pay if they are unable to return to work. An injured worker could receive 70% of their average weekly wage while they’re unable to work.

There is a three-day waiting period before an employee’s disability pay will begin. An employee could be eligible for temporary or partial disability benefits, and the payment cannot exceed 104 weeks. In certain cases, the time can be extended for another 52 weeks of benefits. This situation is considered temporary partial disability benefits.

Temporary Total Disability

If an employee is unable to perform their regular work requirements after they’ve been injured on the job due to a work-related injury, they could be eligible for temporary total disability. An employer is not permitted …