The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes your protection from an illegal search and seizure of your property. However, there are times when your property might not fall under constitutional protection, such as when you throw something away in the...
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How can alcohol use disorder make you more prone to DUI charges?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Mar 25, 2023 | Drunk Driving
Facing a DUI charge can alter your life. You could face fines, jail time and lose your ability to drive. Unfortunately, for many who struggle with DUI charges, alcohol use disorder may be the culprit. Professionals define alcohol use disorder as a pattern of alcohol...
Rights of people interacting with the police
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Mar 20, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Encounters with police can cause anxiety and dread, even if you have not done anything wrong. However, not all encounters are the result of something you did wrong. In any encounter, it is important that you understand your rights because law enforcement officers have...
Why do some people struggle with anger more than others?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Mar 3, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Do you worry that your anger issues may contribute to your current assault charge? Assault charges can result in severe, life-changing penalties. People often struggle with anger without understanding why they experience it as intensely as they do. If you struggle...
The cost of impaired driving
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Feb 27, 2023 | Drunk Driving
In 2020, 62% of all traffic fatalities involved alcohol-impaired drivers and 38% of deaths included passengers or drivers in vehicles involved in an accident with impaired drivers. Not only can drunk driving change your life with its impact on your personal life, but...
Do rideshare services help keep drunk drivers off the roads?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Jan 31, 2023 | Drunk Driving
When rideshare services began increasing in popularity, there was a lot of talk about how they would be beneficial. One of the biggest draws was they would help people to avoid driving drunk by offering them a convenient alternative. While there were some who felt...
What is simple assault?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Jan 18, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Assault is a crime that covers a variety of acts. If you are facing charges, you should read the criminal complaint to figure out the exact charge against you. In many cases, the crime will be simple assault. Here is what you need to know about this specific charge....
When can law enforcement ask for identification?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Jan 17, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Most people are aware that it is prudent to carry a valid form of identification when they are out in public, especially a valid driver's license when operating a motor vehicle. However, many members of the public are unaware of the circumstances under which it is...
How do DUI convictions impact students?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Jan 4, 2023 | Drunk Driving
Getting a DUI conviction on record at any age can lead to some serious repercussions. However, most people only focus on the immediate issues like jail time or large fines. The long-term impacts can prove even more of a problem though, especially for students....
How do Miranda rights really work?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Dec 20, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Shows and movies involving police officers often give a nod to the Miranda warning, especially in regard to a person's right to remain silent. However, these shows do not often go into detail about what this warning does, or what rights it actually protects. Getting...
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