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Was the search that led to your arrest for burglary legal?

After a rash of break-ins in a residential neighborhood, you could find police at your door alerting you that authorities consider you a suspect. Suspicion could fall on you for a variety of reasons, but that does not mean that you give up any of your rights under the U.S. Constitution.

One of those rights pertains to searches. If police searched your home, they must follow search laws, rules and procedures in order to do so. Any violation of your Fourth Amendment rights could render the search and any evidence resulting from it illegal, which means that a judge may not allow prosecutors to use that evidence against you in court.

The factors that can determine how your body processes alcohol

If you have been out drinking with friends, you may notice that some people in your group experience different effects from alcohol than others. Alcohol affects people in different ways, which is why one person may seem to tolerate higher levels of alcohol than others. Because of this, it is wise for you to not base your perception of your blood alcohol concentration on others in your group. 

The human body will start to metabolize alcohol as soon as a person consumes it. How long this process takes differs from person-to-person, which is why it is important to be cautious about driving after just one drink. It may also help to understand state laws regarding BAC levels and how that can affect a criminal charge.

How is it against the law to send your kid to university?

Like most parents, you work diligently to provide for your children as best you can. Through helping with homework, sports participation and communicating with their teachers, you prepare your kids for a quality education, in hopes that they will succeed at whatever they choose to do.

But in many cases, you don’t want your kids to go to just any school. Regardless of your financial situation, you likely understand the opportunities which can result from attending one of the top universities in the United States. But how far would you go to help get your kids acceptance letters?