While driving on the highway, every driver hopes to never hear a police siren indicating the need to pull over. Traffic stops can be a source of great stress for both the driver and passengers in the vehicle. If the officer decides to go beyond a routine traffic stop and request a search of the vehicle or the driver, there may be concerns that the constitutional rights of the individuals are being violated.
Domestic violence accusations can have far-reaching consequences. Families, as well as those accused of family violence, may be significantly impacted by family, or domestic, violence. Because of the seriousness of domestic violence accusations, it can be important to understand what domestic violence is and what options those accused of domestic violence may have when facing domestic violence accusations and charges.
For years, groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving have been working to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Although these groups have had a big impact, many believe that there is still much work to be done to protect the public from the dangers of drunk driving. Two Georgia groups are teaming up with the stated purpose of spreading awareness in their community.
Several weeks ago this blog reported on the Ray Rice abuse scandal. Rice is now appealing the NFL's decision to suspend him indefinitely; a third-party arbitrator is overseeing the proceedings. The arbitrator has placed a gag order on all parties to the appeal. This includes Rice, his legal team, all witnesses and NFL officials. The former NFL player had a $35 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens that was terminated after damaging video surfaced of a domestic violence dispute between he and then girlfriend Janay Palmer.