Your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is so important that it's something the police are sometimes required to remind you about via a "Miranda" warning. If you've ever spent a lot of time watching crime dramas like "NCIS" or "Law And Order," you're no-doubt familiar with the scene where the criminal suspect is arrested and read his or her Miranda rights.
Unfortunately, if everything you know about your Miranda rights comes from TV, you may be confused about when the police are actually required to issue them.
In 2016, The Atlantic reported that over 60% of people in America's jails had not yet been to trial. In the United States, you're considered innocent until you're proven guilty, so why are so many people who have not yet been proven guilty confined to jail cells? For most of them, it comes down to money. People who can't afford to pay bail remain in jail – sometimes for extended periods of time – even though they haven't been convicted of any crime.
As a landlord, you likely hope that you never have to evict a tenant. Not only is doing so emotionally difficult, but you can also face legal issues in the wake of the eviction if you didn't do so in the proper manner. When you have a tenant whom you're thinking about evicting, it's a good idea to consult a real estate attorney before you move forward. The cost of a consultation can be considerably less than what you may have to pay in legal fees in the wake of an unlawful eviction.
One thing that might really ruin your cheer this holiday season would be a DWI. Many people do get pulled over and subsequently arrested for drinking and driving when leaving holiday parties and other events during the holiday season, and if you don't want this to happen to you, try these things that can make you less likely to get a DWI.
1. Enjoy Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages
Of course, just enjoying the meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages and avoiding any alcoholic drinks at any parties you attend will help you avoid legal trouble.
Driving under the influence is an offense in every state in the United States. You can be charged and found guilty of an offense if you're found to be driving with a blood alcohol level that exceeds 0.08 percent. This limit has now been adopted in each of the 50 states, and it can be even lower for certain drivers, e.g. commercial drivers.
However, the charges and the punishments associated with DUIs vary from one state to the next.