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Car Accidents Caused by Impaired Driving Are On the Rise

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a report that in motor vehicle crashes "just over 54% of injured drivers had drugs or alcohol in their systems, with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient in marijuana, the most prevalent, followed by alcohol."

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The January 6 Committee Referrals, Explained

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

On December 18, the House Select Committee on January 6 voted to refer former president and declared presidential candidate Donald Trump and a few of his associates to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. No House investigative committee has ever recommended the prosecution of a former president before.

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COMIC: What Happens if You're Caught With a Fake ID?

By Maddy Buck, Esq.

If it seems like it's taking an eternity turn 21, try learning to exercise a little patience. The legal consequences of being caught with a fake ID are more serious than you probably think. FindLaw takes a look at this important topic in our teen comic series.

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What Happens if You're Caught With a Fake ID?

By FindLaw Staff

It's the weekend, and that means it's time to go out! Time for mixed drinks and some shots with your friends. Except you're still underage. Oh yeah, that. A minor setback. You'll just ask your older brother, who everyone says looks just like you, if you can borrow his ID for the night so you won't miss out on the fun. Or, since your 21st birthday is still painfully far off, you'll have someone in the know hook you up with a fake ID. Whoever said that kids don't know how to use their brains or solve problems? Guess again, genius.

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Should Cash Bail Be Abolished?

By Richard Dahl

While a few states have taken steps to give judges more leeway to waive cash bail when they think situations warrant it, only one state has decided to take the full dive and ban cash bail outright. That state is Illinois, and they will begin doing it after Jan. 1, 2023 – unless, that is, a lawsuit by several dozen state prosecutors and sheriffs stops it.

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COMIC: What Happens To Teens Caught Shoplifting?

By Maddy Buck, Esq.

This Black Friday, the only thing you should be taking an extra helping of is mashed potatoes from the Thanksgiving leftovers. Shoplifting is especially prevalent this time of year, but the penalties, even for teens, can be harsh. Learn more before making a mistake you'll regret.

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