Can the Police Search Your Vehicle During A DWI Stop?

Law enforcement officers are allowed to ask to see a driver’s license and registration during a traffic stop. They are also permitted to conduct sobriety tests if they believe the driver is intoxicated. But, can the police search your vehicle during a DWI stop? Here’s what you need to know to protect your rights: The […]
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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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The Burden of Proof in DWI Cases

“Burden of proof” is a legal term that refers to the plaintiff’s responsibility to present evidence against the defendant in order to win a case. This means in a criminal DWI case, it is the prosecution’s job to present evidence that proves the defendant’s guilt. Here’s what you need to know about the burden of […]
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