Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

In the United States, each state has their own laws when it comes to drinking and driving. In spite of this, the number of drunk driving cases continues to double each year over the past couple of years. This only shows that people are not aware or do not consider driving drunk or driving under the influence as a very dangerous and even fatal movement, not only for the driver and passengers but also for other drivers and pedestrians.

Knowing and understanding the laws and the circumstances surrounding driving under the influence could come in handy especially if you get involved in a DUI case. Punishments for DUI cases vary depending on the kind and degree of the case. Aside from this, a number of aggravating factors may affect the sentence to be given to you. To cite an example, it exacerbates your case when you are caught driving while intoxicated with a child below 16 years of age inside the vehicle. You not only put yourself in danger but you also endanger the lives of children. Another good example of an aggravating factor is being arrested for a DUI violation or a DWI violation more than once over a ten year period. Lastly, your case could also go from bad to worse if the amount of alcohol content in your blood when you got arrested is more than.20, the acceptable alcohol content limit. Aside from the mentioned examples, there are plenty of other aggravating circumstances that have been continuously changing over the years.

Considering these aggravating factors, the punishment you will face can be different. Penalties can range from the payment of simple fines and community services to the suspension of your driver’s license and imprisonment. There are some cases where violators get a combination of penalties. Everything will …

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Can I Sue a Bar For Serving a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

Can I Sue a Bar For Serving a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

Under Pennsylvania Law, The Dram Shop Law, 47 P.S. Sections 4-493.1 state that any business “violates the law to sell, give, or provide liquor or drinks that are tampered with or brewed, or to allow alcoholic or brewed or alcoholic beverages to be sold, supplemented or given to people who appear drunk “Button.

Furthermore, the Statute Law and the Case Law require that serving people who appear to be drunk must be the cause of injury or damage. “Cause” successfully suing the bar means there must be a causal relationship between the presentation of the drunk driver and the cause of the injury. For example, where a bar serves someone who looks drunk then the person gets into his car and the rear ends 10 minutes later, there is a possible “cause” of damage to be able to sue the bar in a civil case and recover. The further in time to when the injury occurs, makes proof of cause to sue a bar less likely or clear. It need not be the only cause, but “a” cause that without it, would render the injury/damages less likely to occur.

So, in a situation where a person leaves a bar, then causes injury to himself or another person, the bar can be found responsible for civil damages. The damages can include: bodily injury, pain and suffering, wage loss, medical bills, consortium claim of a spouse, loss of life’s enjoyment, future lost earnings.

The key question about whether you can successfully sue the bar for serving a drunk driver, is being able to prove that the bar served the drunk driver while he was visibly intoxicated. This can be proven by direct evidence such as eyewitnesses at the bar (for example: other patrons, persons who the drunk driver was with, the bar …

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Culture and Tradition in Marriage - The Wonderful Options of Ceremony

Culture and Tradition in Marriage – The Wonderful Options of Ceremony

Race is something to be celebrated and luxuriated in. One of the loveliest things about living in Australia is the rich blend of so many different cultures, all of which can enhance our society. There’s the potential for maintaining a very traditional cultural approach, which is resistant to blend because of its maintaining the traditions; there’s the potential for mingling to come up with something which is a bit like a many-culture stew; there’s any range between those two.

The option of racial and cultural elements

The Marriage Celebrant can check with both bride and groom about what their cultural background is – demonstrating appreciation of the many different beauties people can display. Bridal couples have some wonderful options about incorporating elements from their racial traditions into the ceremony – if they want.

The only “must have” elements in a civil marriage ceremony are the minimum legal words spoken by them and spoken by the Marriage Celebrant, and the signing of the register witnessed by the Celebrant and two witnesses over 18. The bride and groom are free to use western traditions, eastern traditions, traditions from Africa, aboriginal traditions, Polynesian traditions, whatever they wish.

European and non-European aspects

European traditions are a rich treasure source for weddings, and so are non-European traditions. The couple have full control over the decision-making, bar the legal requirements. The Marriage Celebrant should be happy to research any theme or culture the couple want to use in their wedding ceremony, and present that information to them so that they can approve or edit any theme and custom for their wedding.

The exchange of rings is a very significant European tradition, as is the wearing of a white wedding gown. French weddings incorporate use of the colour “white” even further.

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Is a Civil Marriage Celebrant the Thing for You?

Is a Civil Marriage Celebrant the Thing for You?

Many couples are choosing to get married with a civil celebrant today. This is an important day in your life and you want it to be perfect. Every part of the big day should be personalised to be exactly what you want. If you don’t want to get married in the church, you do have the option to go with a civil celebrant. If you’re not sure that this is the right thing for you, here are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

The Cost

First, you may want to consider the cost. Will it be more or less expensive if you go with a civil celebrant? Usually you’ll find that the price of both is about the same. So, the price is not something that will have a big impact on this choice.

Excellent for Interfaith Marriages

There are many couples that come from different faiths and cultures and sometimes it can be difficult to accommodate traditions from both sides, especially if going with a marriage that takes place in a church. However, with civil celebrants, usually you can go without any traditions or you can choose to have traditions from both religions or cultures into the ceremony. This can allow you to have a ceremony that celebrates both of your faiths and heritages.

Personalise Your Wedding

Perhaps you want to plan out your entire ceremony. Maybe you want to write the vows that you both will speak and design everything that is said within your wedding. Many churches will not allow this, which is where a civil celebrant can be helpful. Usually you can choose to have the vows you want and the ceremony exactly the way you have dreamed when you make this choice.

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Can I Still Sue Someone After a Verdict in a DUI Case?

Can I Still Sue Someone After a Verdict in a DUI Case?

The American justice system is unique in the world, as the 5th amendment clearly states that no person shall be prosecuted twice for the same crime. This is important, as it prevents the government from punishing someone found not guilty of a crime by continually trying them in order to get the results it desires.

Most people then think that if someone is acquitted in a criminal case, that is the end of the story and justice has been served. This is true in the strictest sense of the law, as the 5th amendment prevents the government from trying someone again in a criminal setting for criminal punishment.

What that doesn’t mean is that you can’t sue someone that killed someone you love in a drunk driving accident in a civil court. Civil courts cover the realm of law that deals with interactions between people, and if someone you love was killed in a DUI accident you can often sue the person responsible for wrongful death or other associated claims.

There have been many famous cases where this aspect of the law has been applied, and not just in DUI accident situations. Perhaps the most famous one is the O.J. Simpson trial. While the criminal courts found him not guilty of the murder of his two victims, a civil court found him responsible for their wrongful deaths, and awarded their families a significant financial settlement to compensate them for their loss and pain and suffering.

If this seems like a contradiction, it’s not. The law looks at it as if the criminal aspect and the personal aspect of a certain act as two separate parts of one whole. The criminal courts did not prove that the person in question acted criminally, and thus they have no legal ability to punish …

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