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The Double-Edge Sword: 3 Mitigating Circumstances That Can Turn Aggravating

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Mitigating circumstances are frequently used in criminal cases to help reduce punishment once the defendant has been found or pleaded guilty. An effective mitigation defense can reduce the amount of time a defendant is incarcerated or, in some cases, can mean the difference between life and death. Although several issues can be used for mitigation, they are not always effective and can increase perceived dangerousness and culpability. Mental Illness The public often erroneously believes the issue of mental illness is frequently used as an “…

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Choose A Professional Breathalyzer Over A Personal Use Version

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If you are frequently enjoying a night out on the town and are having drinks here and there, getting home can be difficult. You must never drive home while under the influence. If you need a reminder that you should not be drinking and driving, one option is to purchase a breathalyzer that will inform you of just how drunk you are. However, you will need to be selective in the breathalyzer that you purchase.…

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Three Mistakes That May Lead To Maximum DUI Punishment

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The consequences of a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction are dire. Therefore, when facing such an accusation, it’s imperative to avoid these three mistakes that may lead to harsh sentencing: Assuming You Can’t Win the Case This is a common mistake people make when they know they were actually driving under the influence. However, driving while intoxicated is one thing, and getting convicted for it is a different thing altogether.…

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