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What is a Breathalyzer?

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A breathalyzer is a field sobriety test police officers use to measure a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) when they suspect a person is driving ...

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What Crimes Usually Get Probation?

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Probation is one possible sentence for specific charges. Probation can include jail time or follow a prison sentence, though it is often used as an al ...

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What Is an OVI Checkpoint?

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OVI or DUI checkpoints are a legal method of catching and preventing drunk driving. Also known as sobriety checkpoints, checkpoints are planned roadbl ...

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What Is Probable Cause?

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Probable cause is more than a mere suspicion or inkling that a suspect committed a crime, but it’s not an absolute certainty. In establishing probab ...

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What is ‘No Contest’?

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In a case, a plea is a person’s official response to a charge. It’s also the fate they decide to accept when they choose one option over another, ...