Blog Posts in 2015

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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Understanding Child Endangerment & DUI Laws

Are you facing charges of child endangerment and DUI? You should be aware of the laws and what you could possibly be up against. It is important to understand that child endangerment and DUI are two ...
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Super Bowl DUI Statistics Put Authorities on High Alert

With the Super Bowl fast approaching this Sunday, many law enforcement officers across Atlanta, the state of George, and the entire country are gearing up for an increase in impaired drivers. ...
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5 Common DUI Myths & Misconceptions Busted

DUI charges are some of the most misunderstood criminal offenses. Whether a misunderstanding involves misconceptions about field sobriety tests or how BAC is measured, many individuals simply ...
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