With Memorial Day coming up and various summer holidays around the corner, now is a great time to talk about DWIs and how to avoid them. Regardless of your age, it's possible to end up with a DWI if you drive while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Anything from being drowsy as a result of taking seasonal allergy medications to driving while drunk can result in a DWI and all the penalties that come with it.
There are many kinds of crimes that people get involved in during college. For the most part, people in college are between 17 and 22 years old, so there's always a risk of them making mistakes that end up hurting their chances in the future.
When you see the flashing lights of an ambulance, do you pull over to the side of the road or get out of the way to give them a right to pass? If you see an officer on the side of the road, do you move over into a lane farther away from them to prevent an accident? If you do, then you're doing what you should according to Scott's Law. If you don't, then you could be breaking the law.
If you're attending college, you should know that the actions you take will affect you. Once you're over the age of 18, you're a legal adult. You can make adult decisions, and you'll also be penalized for them if they violate the law.
A report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) late last week captured how hate crimes are increasing on college campus across the United States. Just last year,15 people were killed after getting caught up in hate-motivated incidents. The killing of an African-American student at Bowie State University in May of 2017 marked the first hate-fueled death to occur on a college campus since 2006.
Resisting arrest is a crime -- and it can add to your woes if you're already charged with another offense like disorderly conduct or drunk driving.
A lot of people, especially college students, have a dangerous misconception about so-called "minor drug charges." They mistakenly believe that a misdemeanor marijuana charge or violation that results in a misdemeanor conviction -- without jail time -- is basically not a big issue.
As the school season revs up at universities and colleges all across the nation, another seasonal event will soon follow: pledge week.
Many people think a fake ID is pretty harmless. After all, a lot of today's college students probably grew up hearing stories about their parents using fake IDs to sneak into bars back when they were in school.
Have you been charged with shoplifting? Are you tempted to take a plea deal because it guarantees you a fine and nothing more?