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ARD Program

The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (“ARD”) program is a special program for first time offenders. ARD is usually used for a first offense DUI, but also can be used for other crimes such as theft. As the name suggests, the purpose of the ARD program is rehabilitation. The terms of the ARD program often include classes […]

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EXPUNGING YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, approximately 92% of employers conduct criminal background checks before hiring a potential new employee. A criminal charge on your record can have long lasting implications on your life and your job prospects.  Because of this, it is important to make sure your record is criminal charge free. […]

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REASONABLE SUSPICION IS REQUIRED FOR AN OFFICER TO ASK YOU TO SUBMIT TO A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST (PBT)

Just because your PBT indicated there was alcohol in your system, does not mean that it can be used against you.  In fact, many times a PBT is administered without reasonable suspicion and the results can be suppressed. In order for a police officer to administer a PBT, that officer must have a reasonable suspicion […]

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The Push for Sentencing Reform

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/push-sentencing-reform-underway-congress

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Admissibility of a Confession

JUST BECAUSE YOU MAKE A STATEMENT TO A POLICE OFFICER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT CAN AUTOMATICALLY BE USED AGAINST YOU IN COURT Many times, a confession is made to a police officer before the speaker has the chance to think about the impact of the statement.  It is important to know that even if […]

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Thanksgiving Eve DUI Checkpoints

It is no secret that the night before Thanksgiving is the unofficial “Biggest Party Night of the Year.”  This stems from nearly everyone having Thanksgiving Day off of work, old friends coming into town, and Thanksgiving dinner being the perfect hangover cure.  While you may be planning a bar hopping event, make sure to stay […]

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