Content Related To 'traffic-violations'

Before Arrest : the DWI Traffic Stop

Lea en español Last update: Aug. 29, 2008 Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause Contrary to popular belief, police officers are not required to have probable cause to pull over a person. All they must have is a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is about to be committed. This is a lower standard […]

After Arrest for DUI/DWI: The Legal Process

Lea en español Last update: Aug. 29, 2008 Typically after a DWI arrest, a suspect is taken to jail and given a chance to perform more sobriety tests or repeat the ones conducted at the roadside. Like the tests at the roadside, the suspect may choose whether to perform them, except in the case of […]

COMMENTARY: Cell Phone Driving Laws Restricting Cell Phone Use Go Too Far

Let’s ticket drivers who drive carelessly; don’t assume all cell phone users are careless drivers. by Kathy Tatone, Attorney Feb. 21, 2008 Cell phones play an integral role in most peoples’ lives. It’s hard to imagine walking, working or driving without our phones nearby. Most drivers believe they can talk on the phone while driving […]

Traffic Tickets

Lea en español Though many individuals may consider them little more than a nuisance, traffic citations are generally considered to be criminal offenses. The fines for certain types of infractions can be substantial and can lead to significant increases in the cost of auto insurance premiums. In some circumstances, traffic convictions can add points to […]

DWI/DUI

Lea en español Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is regulated on a state-by-state basis, allowing states to set different limits for different offenses. Some jurisdictions set substantially lower blood alcohol content (BAC) percentages for minors to be convicted of drunk driving. In every jurisdiction, there are circumstances where parties charged […]