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Criminal courts have a duty to sentence an individual to punishments that fall in line with the seriousness of the crime for which the person was convicted. There are many different factors that go into these decisions, and the judge must consider them all.

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Being placed on probation is an alternative to incarceration; however, it comes with some very strict requirements for how the person must behave and interact while they’re in society. The probationers are given these rules when they are placed on the program.

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After a few drinks with friends, you hit the road and drive home. Then, next thing you know, there are blue and red lights flashing as a police officer asks you to pull over. Your mind starts racing a mile a minute because you aren’t sure where you went wrong and believed you were sober enough to go behind the ...

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Generally speaking, a DWI stop involves some type of probable cause or reasonable suspicion. A police officer cannot make a random stop. He or she must have a reason for the stop, such as believing that the driver is intoxicated or watching that driver break a traffic law.

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A person who is on probation must abide by the terms of the program. These are given to them by their probation officer or someone else in the office. A person who doesn’t comply with the applicable terms can face a probation violation.

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Dealing with all the penalties that come along with a DWI charge can be inconvenient and frustrating. You can’t just pay a fine and move on, like you can when faced with many other driving tickets.

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