Breathalyzers are a such a common part of our everyday experience in America that even if a person has never personally seen one or been subjected to a sobriety test, he or she probably has a fairly good idea what these devices measure and the consequences of failing such a test.
You had a child with your spouse, but you were very young at the time. Now, you're just 23 with a 5-year-old child and looking at a divorce. Your spouse is several years older than you, turning 32 shortly. You're concerned that you won't be taken as seriously in court. Your age concerns you, because you know older adults usually have better career prospects and have more life experience.
You've been paying child support for two years since your divorce. You're still very involved with the kids and, in that light, you're happy to help out. No one likes mailing away money every month, but these are your kids and the money helps give them a better life.
Aptly named for the high number of people who drink more than they should on the day, Blackout Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving. It's a day when people know they'll be off work the following day, so they let go of their inhibitions and drink more alcohol than they should. It's most commonly young people who participate in this day, which is particularly dangerous since they may be the people traveling home from college or driving to see friends or family.
Driving while intoxicated is dangerous to you and to those around you. Someone is hurt or killed approximately every 20 minutes in Texas due to crashes involving alcohol. While most people understand the risks of drunk driving, many people still participate in this dangerous act. Why? They don't think accidents or arrests will happen to them.
For many parents, life on the other side of a divorce is very different from what they anticipated. This is especially true for many parents who have to create a parenting plan to address how they work together to raise a child from the relationship.
Child custody doesn't have to be a struggle, and in most cases, a good parenting plan goes a distance toward helping resolve disputes. When it comes to the school year, most parents know they need to work out who is home when their child is and who is available on the weekends or for events.
Probation is a time when you leave detention in exchange for your good behavior. For example, if you go to court and the judge decides that you can have probation instead of prison time as long as you follow the rules of the probation, then you're held to the terms of probation instead of being placed in a prison.
One of the last things you ever want to see happen is for your child to go missing. It's possible, especially if you and your ex-spouse have arguments over visitation and custody. While many people argue without ever having any real, life-altering issues affect their cases, some end up with situations where one parent takes the law into his or her own hands. In those cases, children can and do go missing with that parent.