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Can tougher laws reduce drunk driving?

Like any other state, Massachusetts has its fair share of cases involving adults and minors driving under the influence. The accidents often caused by intoxicated drivers lead to some of the most heartbreaking incidents reported in the news. In spite of this, Americans continue to drink and drive at alarming rates.

Safety on the road: Alcohol's cumulative effect on drivers

People who are drinking alcohol often think they aren't as affected by it as they really are. Many times, they think that they are fine to try to drive home. Unfortunately, they are putting themselves and others at risk of being involved in a crash. There is also the possibility of facing a drunk driving charge if they are stopped by police officers.

Tips to stop your teenager from drinking and driving

For a teenager, peer pressure is a fact of life, one that can be extremely difficult to fight back against. Teenagers want to fit in, and fitting in might involve drug or alcohol use. As a parent, you probably spend a significant amount of time worrying about the decisions your child is making, especially now that he or she has a driver's license and is no longer 100 percent dependent on you. Not only do you want to keep your child safe, but you also want to keep him out of legal trouble that could result from a drunk driving charge.

Can my environment register false breathalyzer positives?

It is important for Massachusetts drivers to understand that breathalyzers are not infallible. If a police officer has pulled you over and the breathalyzer registers an alcohol level on your breath that you are sure is too high, you should consider that your surroundings might be throwing off the breathalyzer. This is because substances exist that may register a false positive on the breathalyzer, and these substances might have influenced the results of your test.

Helpful information for defendants: 6 phases of a criminal trial

Deciding that you are going to go through a jury trial to resolve your criminal matter is a big step. You must be sure you are prepared. One way to do this is by gaining a bit of understanding about trials in general. Once you have this information, you can talk to your defense attorney about specific questions you have about your case.

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