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DWIs can affect minors: Protect your child's rights

When a child is under 21, they do not have the right to drink alcohol in most circumstances. An offense can lead to trouble with the law and harsh penalties. On top of that, your child's school may place them on suspension or even expel them. If they're in college, the school could stop them from receiving certain scholarships or remove them from some programs that they are involved in.

Officers don't need evidence to stop a suspected drunk driver

It is common knowledge that police officers can't just stop you without a reason. However, many people don't realize just how low the standard is for the police to initiate a traffic stop. The officer only needs to have reasonable suspicion that something illegal is going on in the vehicle.

Rapid action is necessary when you are facing a DUI

Driving while you are impaired by alcohol or any substance can lead to serious legal penalties for you. When this occurs, you will have to go through a criminal court case that can lead to fines, time in jail and other penalties. You might also have to battle an administrative process that can lead to you losing your driver's license. Both of these must be carefully considered so that you have the most comprehensive defense strategy that's possible considering the circumstances of your case.

What to consider when developing a DUI defense

Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be a very stressful situation to be in. Your immediate reaction might be to panic about how you will be able to get to work every day or pick up your kids from school. You may also find the concept of facing criminal charges very worrying.

Parents can help keep their teens from trying alcohol, drugs

Your teen is likely looking forward to the freedom and fun that summer vacation brings. However, you're probably a little concerned about what kind of trouble they might get into -- particularly involving drinking and drug use. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more teens first drink alcohol and use drugs in June or July than in any other months of the year.

Spring brings multiple opportunities for underage drinking

If you're the parent of a teen, particularly one in their later years of high school, you know the next couple of months are among the busiest on your kids' social calendars. This can be cause for worry. Spring break is followed closely by prom season and then graduation parties. All of these can put your kids around copious amounts of alcohol and drugs that can be hard to resist -- particularly when peer pressure is involved.

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