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Is your child in trouble with the law?

As a parent, the last thing you want to hear is that your child is in trouble with the law. There are many twists and turns associated with the juvenile justice system, so you need to know exactly what to expect along the way.

The first question you need to answer is this: What type of trouble is your child facing? Some of the most common types include:

The impact of alcohol on the human body

Consuming too much alcohol can impact your body in a number of ways. This holds true among those who consume too much one time, as well as those who drink large amounts of alcohol over the course of several years.

In short, alcohol interferes with the way the brain communicates with the rest of the body. For this reason, it can alter your ability to think and act clearly and with coordination. Subsequently, this is why it's so dangerous to drive if you have consumed too much alcohol.

What should I consider when working on a drunk driving defense?

Your drunk driving defense is the backbone of your plan for the future. The outcome of your case is something that can impact your entire future. As you are planning your defense, you have a few different options about how you can handle the defense.

The defense that you choose has to be based in fact. It has to answer the important points that the prosecution plans to raise against you. Consider these questions when you are developing a defense:

A DUI conviction during your college days can alter your life

Most college students spend the majority of their time attending class, studying and thinking about the future. However, this doesn't mean they never look to have a good time.

Unfortunately, there are situations in which students make mistakes. An example of this would be somebody who has too many drinks and then gets behind the wheel.

Domestic violence could rear its ugly head at any point

In a relationship, you know there are good times and bad times. You know there are times when you or your partner say things you don't mean. Unfortunately, there are situations in which things go too far. In this case, it's possible that your partner could accuse you of domestic violence.

A domestic violence charge is a big deal. Not only can this land you in hot water with the law, but it can have a negative impact on both your personal and professional lives.

Do you know the types of prescription drug crimes?

It's easy to believe that anyone can use prescription drugs; however, nothing could be further from the truth.

In short, only the person who was prescribed the medication is allowed to use the drug. In other words, you can find yourself in trouble with the law if you abuse, distribute or use a prescription drug in an unauthorized manner.

Will the Trump administration make marijuana illegal again?

Now that California has finally legalized recreational use of marijuana, those who indulge and the ones who make their money from its revenues are warily eyeing how incoming President Trump will view the eight states where it's now legal to use.

Of course, as everyone knows, marijuana is still illegal on the federal level. Outgoing President Obama chose to pick his battles wisely and largely ignored those living in states where it was now legal. What assurances do consumers and others have that Trump will do the same?

How to protect your driver’s license after a DUI arrest

There are many consequences associated with an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. One of the most common is the suspension of your driver's license.

If you're convicted of this crime in the state of California, the Department of Motor Vehicles will review your case and typically suspend your license. This is a big deal for most people, as it means they are unable to get from point A to point B. For example, you could find it a challenge to make your way to and from work or school.

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