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Understanding the consequences of a DUI in Washington
Read more to learn about the penalties people may face if they are convicted of driving under the influence in Washington state. Motorists found to have a BAC level of 0.08 percent or higher may be arrested and charged with DUI. While some underestimate the severity of this offense, if convicted, they may face a range of consequences, including fines, mandatory participation in alcohol treatment and jail time.
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Is there a changing view on smartphone passwords?
Read this article to find out about the potential shift in protection for your phone provided by a password. If you were ever a defendant in a trial, you might not have to provide the passcode to your phone in order to avoid incriminating yourself thanks to the Fifth Amendment. Learn about how a recent case might make situations like this a little less black and white.
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An overview of Washington rape charges
Take a look at this post about rape charges in the state of Washington. Read more to learn what actions may result in allegations of this serious type of offense. When people allegedly engage in forced or non-consensual sexual intercourse, they may be charged with rape. Depending on the circumstances, people may be charged with first degree, second degree or third degree rape. If convicted of these serious, felony level offenses, people may face significant prison sentences, or fines.
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The Dangers of Eyewitness Misidentification
Take a look at this article to find out why the eyewitness identification process in the U.S. does not always provide accurate results. Find out how innocent people have been found guilty and sentenced to spend time behind bars for crimes they did not commit. Learn why this process is allowed in some courts in the nation, even though it has proven flaws in several areas. Read to see how an attorney may be able to provide legal assistance to people who need a strong criminal defense.
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Neurological Changes Put Teens at Risk for Poor Decisions
Check out this article about how brain development patterns may contribute to reckless or inappropriate decisions on the part of teenagers. Since the brain is still maturing during adolescence, teens often fail to appreciate the consequences of their actions or recognize the need to modify their behaviors. Sadly, when teenagers engage in illegal activity, they may still face harsh punishments, as a recent case involving alleged arson illustrates.
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Could New Identification Protocols Reduce Eyewitness Errors?
Check out this article about a new National Academy of Sciences report that recommends law enforcement authorities implement different eyewitness identification procedures. Current identification protocols can often unintentionally bias or influence witnesses. Since human memory is malleable, this influence may result in false identifications, which are a leading cause of wrongful convictions.
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