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The Fourth Amendment provides you rights regarding searches

If you are the subject of a search in which the officers are looking for evidence of drug possession or trafficking, you may feel extremely ill-at-ease or perhaps even panicked. In such an emotional state, it may be difficult to concentrate on events as they are transpiring. This is perfectly understandable as the stakes are so high, and you could be facing charges that carry severe penalties.

Am I financially liable for damages caused by my child?

As a parent, you have likely spent a great deal of time trying to teach your child to obey laws and respect the rights of others. Unfortunately, sometimes a young person gets caught up in mischief that leads to the damaging of property. Such acts could result in your child being charged with a juvenile crime. And if the child is 18 years old or younger, you as a parent may be held financially accountable for damages.

You have a right to have legal representation before questioning

Simply being interrogated for a crime can be a daunting experience. If you are ever stopped for questioning by the police, your first instinct may be to say whatever you can to keep the conversation as brief as possible. All too often it is a mistake to employ such a strategy. At such times, it is important to remember that anything you tell the police could be interpreted as incriminating. That is just the kind of evidence the authorities are looking for when speaking to you.

Age influences the effects of alcohol and drugs

As we age, our bodies go through many changes. And sometimes these changes require that we start a regimen of drugs, both prescription and over the counter. Of course, it is best that we have our doctors approve of the drugs we use and that we only use them according to their directions. As long as we use the correct dosage in the right manner, we will likely be just fine.