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Will I Be Convicted of DUI If I Fail a Field Sobriety Test?

Standardized field sobriety testing is one of the most controversial issues related to drunk driving arrests. Field sobriety testing was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
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Keep Your License & Stay Out of Jail This Holiday Season!

The holidays are a fun time of the year for spending time with family and friends and making great memories. Often, holiday get-togethers will involve alcohol, and unfortunately, there are some people ...
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Reinstatement of Driver's License After a Georgia DUI

If you have been arrested and accused of DUI in Georgia, you may be facing a suspension of your driver’s license. In fact, if you have refused to take a chemical test, license suspension is a ...
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What Happens if You Violate Probation in Georgia?

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense in Georgia, you may be sentenced to a period of probation during which you will have to abide by certain rules and requirements. If you ...
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Don't Drink & Drive This Halloween

Like many other major holidays in America, Halloween sees a marked increase in preventable accidents – many of which involve alcohol. In fact, statistics have shown that holidays see far higher ...
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Domestic Violence: Penalties & Defenses

In Georgia, domestic violence is classified as an act of “family violence.” Domestic violence is a serious offense that comes with severe penalties. If you have been accused of domestic ...
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Why DUI Breath Tests are Prone to Error

DUI breath tests are regarded by law enforcement as an accurate and reliable way to test the amount of alcohol in a person’s body, but the truth is that false positive results are not uncommon. ...
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What Are My Rights at a DUI Checkpoint?

DUI checkpoints are used to evaluate the sobriety of random drivers. Police may establish roadside checkpoints on any public road. At the checkpoint, officers may ask for your driver’s license ...
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What Makes an HGN Test Inadmissible?

Under certain circumstances, horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) sobriety tests can be considered "inadmissible" in court. According to the NHTSA, HNG testing can allow prosecutors to establish ...
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Attorneys Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper Get Reduced Sentence for Client in Federal Cyberstalking Case

Criminal defense attorneys Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper of The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. defended the rights of Michael C. Ford, a former State Department employee who served at ...
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Don't Get Arrested for DUI on the First Day of 2016

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many people are planning their celebrations, dinners, and party events! While some are planning to spend the night in with the kids, others are ...
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What is White Collar Crime?

White collar crime is a term used to describe a variety of non-violent crimes motivated by financial gain. Typically, white collar crimes rely on scamming or defrauding another individual or entity ...
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What are the Penalties for Forging a Drug Prescription?

Prescriptions are documents certified by a doctor’s license recommending that drugs be dispensed to treat a particular medical condition. Legitimate prescriptions are backed by a doctor’s ...
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How to Handle False Domestic Violence Claims

Inaccurate domestic violence claims can be detrimental to another person’s criminal record and may affect that person’s life forever. Domestic violence claims can include anything ...
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The Penalties of Using a Fake I.D.

Many people think that using a fake identification card (ID) is not a serious issue. Some underage persons use fake IDs to sit at the bar with their friends who are of age and others use these cards ...
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Should I Hire a Lawyer If I Plan to Plead Guilty?

Oftentimes, when a person is charged for a crime, they believe that if they plead guilty right away, the punishments and penalties for the crime will be reduced. Sometimes, law enforcement officers ...
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College Life: How to Avoid a DUI Arrest

Let’s face it. It is nearly impossible to walk around a college campus without hearing students talk about the next big party. Whether it is a fraternity, sorority, or club party, you can bet ...
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Are Sobriety Tests Designed to Make You Fail?

In the state of Georgia, DUI suspects agree to take blood, breath, or urine testing at the request of law enforcement officers. . Additionally, the enforcement officer is allowed to choose what type ...
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Are You Still Drunk in the Morning? Will You Get a DUI?

Many people believe that they can “sober up” before going to bed by drinking a lot of water or eating a large carbohydrate-packed meal. However, no matter how much water and food you ...
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Did Your Ex-Spouse Make a Kidnapping Claim Against You?

Separation and divorce are never easy situations. Oftentimes, these situations are problematized when shared children are involved. During separation processes, parents must decipher who will have ...
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Butane Hash Oil: The Next Big Marijuana Trend

Everything old becomes new again. While Butane Hash Oil (BHO) has been around for decades, it is currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity in marijuana culture. This “new” old trend ...
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Random Sobriety Testing at Georgia DUI Checkpoints

In the state of Georgia, it is legal for law enforcement to set up DUI checkpoints (also known as "mobile checkpoints" or "roadblocks") to randomly detain drivers without suspicion ...
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The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. Get Client Released on $50,000 Bond in National 'Sextortion' Case

Spearheaded by Benjamin B. Alper, Esq., a federal "sextortion" case gained national attention when the defendant was released on a $50,000 bond after allegedly stealing sexually explicit ...
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Why Your Defense Lawyer Needs Prosecution Experience

If you're facing a criminal accusation, you need the best legal defense for your unique case. Every attorney has different strengths, skills, and experience, but one thing is certain: Lawyers with ...
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Former U.S. Army Soldiers Plead Guilty to Stealing Money from U.S. Government

After pleading guilty to conspiracy to embezzle over $2.7 million from a U.S. Government fund, two former U.S. Army soldiers were sentenced on March 20, 2015 to imprisonment for 57 months and forced ...
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