If you’ve ever seen any kind of cop show, you have at least heard part of the Miranda Warning, a.k.a. your Miranda Rights. Every time a “perp” is arrested, they are told, “You have the right to remain silent,” and then the screen goes black. While this line helps tie up an episode in a
The news of the Interstate 85 highway fire in North Atlanta that resulted in that same roadway’s collapse made national headlines. At first, officials were not sure what had caused the blaze that destroyed part of the highway. It was only after an investigation that it was discovered that arson was the cause of the
A truck driver in Georgia was involved in an accident while under the influence of alcohol. That accident has cost the trucker his license. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared the trucker to be a hazard to public safety after the chain-reaction crash he caused. According to reports, the driver of the truck ran
It’s fair to say that most people expect to be able to drive their vehicles without incident. Unfortunately for residents in one Atlanta neighborhood, carjackings are on the rise, leaving everyone on edge. The East Lake neighborhood has seen multiple carjackings, but no arrests. For some victims, the carjackings aren’t ending when the crime does.
People try to get out of charges of driving under the influence in all sorts of creative ways, but perhaps none more creative than a college student in Arkansas. The young man was pulled over by police recently and decided to show off a unique skill to prove to police that he was sober: juggling
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you may make the choice to hire an attorney to represent you in court. When you answer to your charges in court, your attorney may call a variety of expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. While this may seem like an expense you cannot
Like with most things in life, there are exceptions to the Miranda Rule. If you’ve never had a run-in with the law before, chances are high that you have at least watched someone being read their rights on a television show or in a movie. Most people know that those in an encounter with the
When a person charged with a crime is found guilty and put on probation, their jail sentences and/or fines are typically suspended. A person may receive fewer days in jail or none at all as a condition of their probation, but this isn’t the only condition. When probation is handed down by a judge, it
When someone is charged with a crime, there is an immediate reaction. People experience fear, anxiety and stress when they are arrested. But what about the longterm effects of being found guilty? A conviction either creates or adds to a criminal record — something that can follow a person for the rest of their life.
The weather will soon be taking a turn for the better. We welcome Spring this week, and with it brings the start of outdoor party season. When adults gather to enjoy the beautiful weather, alcohol is often a part of the equation. That means, for some, the choice to drink and drive. Just how bad
Utah is set to become the first state in the nation to lower the legal blood alcohol content. For impaired drivers in the state, the level at which they will be charged with driving under the influence is now 0.05, lowered from the nationwide 0.08. House Bill 155 made it through the Senate in an
The Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame was arrested in October 2014 for a variety of charges, including carrying a concealed weapon. The arrest occurred at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A four-day trial was conducted early this month and at the conclusion of the trial Waka Flocka Flame, or Juaquin James Malphurs, was acquitted of all