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Month: September 2018

Can I Get a DUI if I’m Not Driving?

It’s common knowledge that it’s unlawful to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or a combination of drugs and alcohol, but what fewer people are aware of is that it’s also unlawful to be under the influence, driving or “in actual physical control” of a vehicle. “Actual physical control,” what does that mean? To be…

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Will a DUI Prevent Me from Travelling Abroad?

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol and you have plans to travel outside the United States, it makes sense for you to consider if a DUI conviction can affect your ability to travel abroad. “Will a DUI conviction stop me from getting a U.S. passport?” Generally, no, a DUI should not prevent…

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What Does Withhold of Adjudication Mean?

You’re probably aware of the traditional consequences of a criminal conviction – fines and imprisonment, but you may not realize some of the collateral consequences of a conviction, such as losing the right to vote, serve on a jury, and hold public office. A conviction can lead to other consequences as well. Convictions typically affect housing, employment, insurance, college scholarships, and…

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