However experienced or famous a lawyer is, his or her advice will always be coloured by personal prejudices. So it is advisable to take this into consideration before taking a decision based on legal advice from external sources. Many business people take advice from at least 2 lawyers.
Finding a good lawyer can be difficult and to solve this problem, there are websites which offer legal assistance online. A user can pay for each question for which he or she asks legal advice or can prepay for getting a certain number of queries answered in advance. Each question is forwarded to the relevant expert on their panel of lawyers, who then formulates a reply which is sent to the user within a specified time frame.
DUI Lawyers agree that Drinking and Driving is not a premeditated crime. Most people do not think, “tonight I am going to drink and drive.” People simply make that decision after having consumed alcohol. Dui Law should be considered in the unfortunate event that you get pulled over by law enforcement.
Most people think that if they get pulled over for DUI, and are below the legal limit, that the officer will let them go or they will only be fined and not charged. The truth is that if a law enforcement officer observes alcohol, smells alcohol, or hears the evidence of alcohol, they will start an investigation of you. At this point, the smartest thing you can do, is to know your rights. The fact is that you can be arrested, charged, and convicted, even if you are below the legal states blood alcohol limit (bac)*.
Educating yourself about your rights is the responsible thing to do. The message that alcohol manufacturers promote is…“Drink Responsibly”, “know your limit” and so on. So, if you are being responsible and keeping within the limits, then it is all the more reason to educate yourself. Current trends in politics allow special interest groups, such as M.A.D.D to manipulate lawmakers to lower blood alcohol limits. This ongoing trend puts even the most casual drinker at risk.
A few years ago .10 was considered drunk and .08 was impaired. NOW .08 is drunk so what is impaired? By lowering the BAC limit from .10 to .08 tens of thousands of people are criminalized instantly, and further drains the resources of law enforcement, creates more over crowding of jails and court rooms. Further this system equates to more tax payer dollars being spent on DUI enforcement and prosecution. So the question is will the .02 difference save more lives or create more statistics for special interest groups to justify themselves on capitol hill? You decide.
A video was created to educate the casual drinker, not to condone drinking and driving or provide “get out of jail” information to those habitual drinkers who consistently make the bad decision to drive after they know they are over the legal limit. The only thing that can help such people is to help them make better decisions. The video DOES NOT enable or empower people to drink and drive and not get caught. The facts are that a DRUNK can only do one thing well at a time.
If you are one of the many thousands of habitual drinkers who drink and drive and say, “It will never happen to me” or, You think you are too smart to get caught, then you are fooling yourself, it is only a matter of time until you get caught by the police or hurt or kill yourself or someone else.
“Drink Smarter, Not Harder”
* BAC and the effect of alcohol can be different for different people based on age, weight, sex, food consumption, rest, and general metabolism of an individual.
The book on the law of defamation and malicious prosecution by V . Mitter is fairly comprehensive with details of complaints and defences. It explains the difference in English and Indian law, civil remedy, libel and slander. This book is very popular, the first edition was published in 1954 and the latest edition , published in 2008 (and reprinted in 2009) is revised by Justice K . Shanmukham, Former Judge, Madras High Court. The detailed contents make it is easy to refer to a particular section and check the legal definition. An easy read even if you do not have a legal background.
Publisher : Universal Law Publishing Co.
To make this idea of sharing data possible there are a couple of hurdles: Will the BarAlliance system support the exchange of information between organizations? And: Is a Bar allowed to share its information with another Bar? The first one is a question of programming and can be dealt with as part of the system’s architecture.
The second one is the greater challenge as it requires a review of existing policy and a change in existing culture. The upside is that, with the possible exception of the CLE departments, Bars do not compete against each other. The fact that it is possible for Bars to cooperate make this second challenge surmountable. The bottom line on this is that Bars have to do this anyway. As reciprocity and MJP continue to grow the sharing of information is inevitable. The question is just how to do this in a timely manner while maintaining everyone’s comfort level. Some see that the growing Bar Consortium as the facilitator and voluntary standards body to deal with the policy and procedure questions so that Bars do not have to tackle this issue over and over again.
A shared member management system people at Bars helps in sharing of common resources and cost savings such as the redundant servers, the greater access to bandwidth and the improved business continuation capability.
With reciprocity, multi-jurisdictional practice, and the increasing potential mobility of a lawyer’s practice mandatory Bars are going to be experiencing increasing pressure to keep pace.
Some of the ideas that might illustrate the potential of a shared data system:
A lawyer relocates from one state to another. Both Bars are on the BarAlliance system and so the member makes a request to have his record and CLE history transfered to the new state.
A lawyer has a practice in two states each of which has a mandatory CLE reporting requirement. Both states have a reciprocity agreement so that when the lawyer has the CLE attendance filed it is filed with both states at the same time.
A state Bar on the BarAlliance system subcontracts the system to a smaller regional or specialty Bars in the area providing that Bar or Bars with access to the system for a small fee which helps to defray the costs.
A Bar director that is new to the BarAlliance system opens the shared reports library to look at reports that are in use by other Bars. Finding that Hawaii has an excellent transaction history report the director has the Hawaii report imported to his or her Bar’s system.
A Bar undergoes a change in its rules or policies that require a change in the Rules Control system on their BarAlliance system. The system admin for the Bar goes to a Rules Library to see if there is already a similar rule in place at another Bar. Finding one, the system admin has it pulled into their BarAlliance system.