When Should You Plead the Fifth?

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from being forced to incriminate themselves in criminal cases. A person who chooses to exercise this right to protection from self-incrimination is said to “plead the fifth.” When should a person plead the fifth? Here’s when you need to exercise this right: When You’re On Trial […]
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What is Missouri’s Abuse and Lose Law?

The state of Missouri has a number of laws that deal with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One of them is known as the “abuse and lose law,” which applies to drivers under the age of 21, the legal drinking age. Here’s what you need to know about the abuse and […]
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Pleading Guilty vs. Going to Trial in DWI Cases

Early on in the criminal court process, DWI defendants must decide what plea they would like to enter. If they plead guilty, their case goes straight to sentencing, where they will find out what consequences they will face for committing a crime. If they plead not guilty, their case will go to trial, where a […]
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