the value of hiring an attorney for your troubled child
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The first time my son got into some legal trouble, I didn't hire an attorney. I figured that he would just get a slap on the wrist and that he should accept his punishment, and that's what happened. The second time he got into trouble, I had to hire an attorney. I knew that since he had a record, the judge would not be so lenient about his punishment and he could suffer some serious consequences that could haunt him for his entire life. If you have a troubled child, my blog could help you understand the value of hiring an attorney for him or her.

the value of hiring an attorney for your troubled child

Common Myths And Misconceptions About Duis

Owen Bertrand

According to SafeHome, approximately ten percent of all criminal arrests across the United States are for driving under the influence—or DUI. Depending upon where you live and the number of DUIs you have had in the past, the penalty for being convicted of driving under the influence can be anything from a severe fine to a loss of your license, or even jail time. Here are a few of the most common myths and misconceptions associated with DUIs.

You Have to Be Caught Driving Under the Influence to Be Arrested for a DUI

One of the most common misconceptions about DUIs is that a police officer must pull you over because the officer suspects you are operating a vehicle under the influence. In reality, if the police officer sees you stepping into a parked vehicle and believes you are intoxicated or are behind the wheel of a boat or on a motorcycle, you can be questioned or even arrested.

In some states, you can even be arrested for driving under the influence if you ride your bicycle while you are intoxicated.

There Are Ways to Trick a Breathalyzer Test

There are ways people swear can help anyone who is intoxicated beat a breathalyzer. Unfortunately, if you have a certain amount of alcohol in your system, the breathalyzer will pick up on the ethanol in your lungs and breath.

You will be expected to breathe very deeply into the breathalyzer, this means that even if you chew gum and cannot smell alcohol on your breath, the breathalyzer will still be able to detect the ethanol.

I Must Answer All of the Police Officer's Questions If I Am Pulled Over

When a person is pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the officer will ask several questions, including the very vague "Have you been drinking?" You do not need to answer any of the officer's questions, as these will incriminate you. Instead, be very nice and polite and instead of submitting to a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer, contact an attorney.

I Shouldn't Even Bother Fighting a DUI Charge

Finally, if you are charged with a DUI, it is critical to work with an attorney. There are ways you can fight the charge entirely or work with a criminal defense attorney to lessen your sentence or fine.

From the idea that you can trick a breathalyzer to the notion that you have to be caught driving to be charged with a DUI, there are several common myths associated with DUIs. For additional information, contact a DUI lawyer in your area.