Police in North Dakota recently arrested two individuals who were allegedly in possession of a significant amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Both are facing multiple charges -- including felonies -- for these supposed drug crimes. These types of charges can lead to extensive prison sentences, so a careful focus on details and the criminal defense process can be helpful for defendants in similar situations.
According to data gathered by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, approximately one in seven teens is a binge drinker, but only one in 100 parents knows.
Graffiti on walls, broken windows and damaged property barriers: Vandalism takes a variety of forms. While it is not the most serious crime on the books, a conviction could land you with some serious consequences.
Being charged with bribery can be overwhelming and confusing. In some cases, an individual might not even be certain why he or she was charged with bribery in the first place. These and other white collar crimes can be incredibly nuanced, so having a better understanding of the charges can help defendants craft the best possible criminal defense plan.
Now that it is toward the end of 2018, it is more vital than ever for drivers to avoid consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Starting in November and ending in December, Minnesota state police have increased their presence on state roadways to find motorists who drive drunk.
You already understand that there are significant potential consequences for alleged crimes involving drugs, weapons or violence. But what about white collar crimes? Like many other people in North Dakota, you may not think of these as serious criminal matters. However, like other criminal charges, white collar crimes can lead to lengthy prison sentences, steep fines and a criminal record that will follow you for years to come.
North Dakota laws on driving under the influence are strict, and drivers charged with this crime are facing harsh penalties that can affect the rest of their lives. Despite strong laws, the state has been ranked at the top of several lists pertaining to drunk driving, including the number of drunk driving deaths. However, the last few years has seen a decrease in the number of deaths and injuries related to intoxicated driving.