If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, you may wonder if it would be a good idea to hire a lawyer. If so, there are three instances when you should definitely consider hiring an attorney to represent you for your DUI case.
Previous DUIs on Your Record
If this is not the first time you were pulled over for drinking and driving, you may have one or more previous convictions on your record.
If you have married a United States citizens and you are trying to become a resident of the country, things can get tricky if you decide that you want a divorce. The facts vary depending on your case. To help, here's what you need to know.
1. You Become a Permanent Resident After Two Years
When you marry a US-citizen, the immigration process involves several steps. In some cases, you may start with a fiancee visa to enter the country.
If you are pulled over and caught driving under the influence of heroin, you are in a lot more trouble than someone who is just drunk. For one, the heroin is illegal, and two, most people on this drug tend to hallucinate and/or have manic episodes that cause them to behave quite erratically. You are putting more than just yourself and any passengers in your car in danger; you are putting everyone else within two miles of you in danger while you are driving.
If an officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, the most likely thing to seal your fate—at least temporarily—is a $2 roadside drug test kit. That might be okay if it weren't already known that these tests routinely return false positives even when the officer does everything right. Then, if you're lucky, your case will go to one of the crime labs in the country that can be trusted not to rubber stamp the test results—if there are any.
If you live or work in Iowa, you may have heard about some recent (and controversial) changes proposed to how the state handles workers' compensation coverage. While certain proposals were recently signed into law by the Governor, the final resolution eliminated some of the language that had brought criticism from a variety of impacted groups. Read on to learn more about how workers' compensation laws have been changed in the Hawkeye State and what you'll need to expect if you submit a workers' compensation claim of your own.