For many people who receive a traffic ticket, the penalties may seem minor. You may feel disgruntled, but choose to pay the fee anyway, to avoid the process of appealing a relatively small fine.
Distracted driving is just as big an issue across the country as drunk or drugged driving, if not bigger. But even with the rise in texting and driving fatalities, there is little being done to combat this danger.
When you are pulled over for drunk driving, do you have to take a breath test? In some states, you are able to decline the test with little to no consequences, and the lack of evidence makes it difficult for law enforcement to prove their case.
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a gathering of law enforcement personnel that "violent crime is back with a vengeance."
When you are operating a vehicle, you should always be in a clear and focused state of mind. Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs is a sure-fire way to get yourself into a serious accident, and possibly face criminal charges should you be pulled over by law enforcement.
Hate crimes are committed against people because of who they are, and are discriminatory in nature. That is why you often see hate crimes take place against those of a different race, nationality or religion than the attacker.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this past week a reversal in policy for the Department of Justice that will soon make it easier for police to seize assets from suspected criminals. This is a change from the previous administration, which limited this practice in fear that cash and property could be taken from suspects without evidence that a crime has even been committed.
When you are pulled over for drunk driving or driving under the influence, the first thing you may do is panic. Especially if this is your first offense, you may not know your rights, and may make a fatal mistake that could make your charges worse.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in our country. But while everybody is at risk when it comes to car accidents, one study suggests that children in particular are more at risk in the South than elsewhere across the country.
It is fairly easy for law enforcement to determine whether or not a driver is drunk driving. But there is no objective test in place to prove whether a driver was distracted driving.