Drunk driving charges can shatter someone’s reputation in many ways, whether their friends and loved ones no longer look at them in the same way or they are unable to find work in a field because of their record. When a teenager is charged with DUI, their reputation may also be shattered, and this could haunt them years down the road when they are trying to get into college or apply for a job, for example. If your teen has been accused of drunk driving, it is essential for you to help them through this difficult time.
If someone is found guilty of a crime, it should mean the prosecution proved their case. That evidence shows the accused is guilty, without a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, too many have found that this is not always the case.
Every year, people across the country celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and heading out to parties. Some of these parties involve alcohol consumption and this can lead to DUI charges for drivers in Portland and across the state of Oregon. If you plan on celebrating Halloween this year, it is very important to be aware of how much you drink and never get behind the wheel while intoxicated. If you do find yourself pulled over for drunk driving, whether you are over the legal limit or not, it is crucial to be aware of your legal options.
Eyewitness testimony can be the deciding factor in major criminal cases. Juries can put heavy stock into eyewitness accounts, and these accounts can swing a case. These were people who saw the crime take place, and identify who committed it.
If there was a formal trial for every single criminal in Oregon who was ever accused of committing a crime, there would be too much work and not enough professionals to take care of the job. As such, it is imperative that legal professionals find alternative means to leveling just punishments on those who have broken the law, without wasting time and resources in time-consuming negotiations about a criminal's proposed punishment.
Last year, Governor Kate Brown signed a new law into the state that’s been present throughout the rest of the country for quite some time. Senate Bill 505 will soon require grand juries in Oregon to be audio recorded.
Many people heard it from their parents when they first got behind the wheel, "Driving is a privilege." However, this statement could not ring truer to everyone, regardless of their age or experience with driving in Oregon. People who engage in dangerous, reckless, careless or irresponsible behavior while behind the wheel are instantly endangering their life, the lives of their passengers and the lives of other motorists and pedestrians around them.