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Why work with a criminal defense attorney for your DUI?

You were having a great night out with your friends, and you could never have imagined that you'd end up where you are now. You had a few drinks, but you didn't think that you were too impaired to drive. Unfortunately, you went off the road and were involved in a crash. That crash caught the attention of the police, and now you face a DUI charge.

If you were driving under the influence, it's important to have an attorney on your side. A good criminal defense attorney will work to prevent a DUI charge from turning into a DUI conviction and to reduce the penalties you face if it does.

Know the symptoms of a brain injury after a serious car wreck

Most people understand that a motor vehicle collision could spell personal, professional and financial disaster. The injuries that can result could include permanent paralysis, broken bones and even death. Since most people understand these risks, the average person is likely to be grateful if they can walk away from a crash that destroys their vehicle.

Unfortunately, that excitement and optimism could lead people to overlook serious symptoms. Some injuries, such as internal bleeding or damage to the organs, may not present symptoms immediately. The same is true for traumatic brain injuries, particularly closed head injuries with no visible sign of trauma.

Don't forget the prenup before you say, "I Do"

Usually, people do not get married and plan for divorce at the same time. However, if you are contemplating a second marriage, you already know that "happily ever after" may not include the person you are about to walk down the aisle with. This is what makes a prenuptial agreement so important. You don't really want to need one, but if your marriage ends, you will probably be glad you have it.

Prenups have become more mainstream over the years, especially for business owners or people who want to protect assets they acquired before the marriage. Here are a few reasons why you should get a prenup.

Taking prescriptions? Avoid a DUI

If you're accused of driving while under the influence but knew that you were taking prescription medications as described, you might think that the DUI charge won't stick. However, it's important for you to realize that you can end up with a DUI in Delaware if you're unable to drive safely due to the use of prescription medications.

Like any other kind of drug, prescription medications have the potential to influence your body in many ways. They could make you drowsy or make you more alert than usual. They could make you aggressive or change your moods. Knowing how you react to a medication is necessary, so that you don't drive when you aren't capable of doing so safely.

Delayed pain injuries may be deadly without proper treatment

When our bodies suffer injuries, we often suffer more harm than we realize in the moment. Delayed pain injuries, which do not cause pain or discomfort immediately, often give victims a false sense of safety after an accident, and, in some cases, this can turn deadly.

This kind of injury is particularly common after car accidents and other high-impact experiences, such as a slip-and-fall accident. If you recently experienced a car accident or something similar, it is wise to see your doctor as soon as possible. A full medical examination can help you pinpoint injuries before they get worse and potentially cause lasting pain or damage.

What professions have the highest divorce rates?

Every divorce is unique, and every marriage has its own challenges and struggles. Many factors typically combine when a couple decides to split up. To boil it all down to one reason perhaps does a disservice to this process.

That said, looking at trends can still show you the pitfalls of specific lifestyles and the impact they may have on your marriage.

Filing for custody of your niece or nephew in Delaware

When filing for custody of a child, it is usually assumed that you are the biological parent. However, there are many instances in Delaware and in the rest of the United States where a person other than a biological parent wants to be granted custody of the child.

This might be a grandparent, a step-parent, an aunt or an uncle. It might also be a person who is not related to the child, but someone who has acted as a caregiver for much of the child's life. If you are an aunt or uncle who wants to be granted custody of a niece or nephew, it is important to know that it is entirely possible to have your petition granted. You must be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that gaining custody of the child will be in the child's best interests.

What can you do to help prevent a truck accident?

As a driver, you know there is nothing you can do to control others. The only thing you can do is make the right decisions yourself.

As one of our Delaware readers, you're probably familiar with what it takes to share the road with commercial vehicles. Even so, there could come a time when a driver makes a mistake that leads to an accident.

Delaware DUI charges carry hefty criminal and civil penalties

Getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol can result in tragedy. In order to reduce the number of accidents related to alcohol, Delaware has instituted some rather harsh policies. Driving under the influence (DUI) offenses apply to any kind of motor vehicle, even a moped. Those who end up convicted of DUI charges could find it irrevocably alters their life.

In many states, the penalties for DUI-related offenses increase with the number of convictions on a person's record. Each state sets a specific period for how long the state can look back at those previous charges when determining charges and penalties. Many states limit that period to five or ten years. In Delaware, that period is lifelong. No matter how long it's been since your last offense, it will still count against you when it comes to charges and punishments assigned.

Add these things to your parenting agreement

It's easy to believe that your child custody case will end up in court, but this doesn't have to hold true.

Did you know that you can use a parenting agreement to work out all your differences? As long as both parents are willing to work together, this is something that can make the child custody process much less stressful.

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