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What should I do when stopped by the police?

Even if you've committed no crime, being stopped by the police is stressful. This is especially true in light of many recent events, which includes multiple instances of law enforcement using excessive and unwarranted force on ordinary citizens. Rewire explains your rights and responsibilities when pulled over by the police. While this information doesn't always guarantee a smooth interaction with law enforcement, it can assist you in mitigating the situation when possible. 

Can your public record be expunged?

The defense of any crime you may have been accused of committing in Wilmington will often continue even in the event that you are convicted. For example, once you have fulfilled whatever requirements associated with your criminal conviction, you may need to fight to ensure that you maintain your rights going forward. Having a criminal conviction on your record can limit your future opportunities. Thus, seeking an expunction of your public record is certainly something you should pursue. 

When is self-defense legally justified?

The it may seem as though the default justification offered by those accused of violent crimes in Wilmington is that they were acting in self-defense. You may immediately skeptical when hearing such claims, yet in the event that you are the one making the claim, then you most certainly would want to know under what circumstances your use of force may be justified. 

Remembering the legal limit during Halloween

There are times when the chances of someone driving drunk may be higher, such as special occasions and holidays. With Halloween coming soon, some drivers will be pulled over and charged with driving under the influence. There are a number of things to keep in mind with respect to DUI charges and Halloween. For starters, it is a good idea to be mindful of how much you drink and avoid getting behind the wheel if your blood alcohol content level surpasses the legal limit.

Driving a work vehicle while intoxicated

Often, when people think about drunk drivers they may picture someone who is leaving a bar or getting in the car after drinking too much at home or at a friend or family member’s house. However, there are many different scenarios which involve drunk driving and some occur in the workplace. For example, someone may be pulled over by a law enforcement official and charged with drunk driving while they are operating a company vehicle and performing their job duties. There are a number of things to keep in mind when it comes to work-related DUI charges.

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