DUI / DWI Defense
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is illegal in every state in the United States. Each state has its own laws, including penalties and the blood alcohol content (BAC) levels that will not be tolerated. Zero tolerance laws in many states do not allow teenage drivers to have even a trace of detectable alcohol in their systems. A DUI or DWI charge can lead to the loss of a driver's license, jail time, fines, community service or a host of other consequences. Understanding the laws and penalties associated with drunk driving can help you to avoid a violation or to proceed accordingly if a violation has already been issued. Consult the Law Offices of Jessica A. Kulpit and you will find a wealth of information on drunk driving that will help you make informed decisions. We will also guide you all the way through the processes pre and post.
The field of criminal law enforces behavior codes laid out in both federal and state law. When a person breaks the rules set forth in the criminal or penal codes, he or she can be subject to discipline. Penalties for breaking criminal laws may include jail time, fines, community service, probation, or even death in some instances. However, criminal law also puts important safeguards in place for those accused of breaking the rules to ensure that only the guilty are punished for their actions, and that punishments fit the crime. We understand the workings of the system and are able to guide you through the processes of the court proceedings.
Traffic / DMV Law
Traffic laws set speed limits and impose various requirements meant to ensure the safety of every driver. These laws dictate when to yield and who to yield to, when a person can and cannot make turns, and how they must interact with fellow drivers. Traffic laws are enforced through various citations and tickets, as well as by the tallying of points on a driver's record that could result in the loss of their license if found to be a consistently negligent driver. Traffic laws may also apply to bikers and pedestrians who share the road with motor vehicles. The Law Offices of Jessica A. Kulpit are your experts for providing information on various traffic violations from speeding to parking, a guide to handling traffic tickets, and advice and representation on how to get a fair trial.
Family Law is the body of law that governs domestic issues. The specifics of the law will vary depending on the situation, but generally the aim is to protect each individual’s rights within the context of family. For instance, divorce law will address how property is divided and who will pay spousal support when a married couple separates, while child custody law will help determine what is in the best interest of a child when parents separate. Family-related legal issues can also apply to non-married couples, same-sex couples and other domestic partnerships wherein a legal relationship is established. Domestic violence is another aspect of family law, but one that goes beyond the rest. Domestic violence can have very serious impacts on a victim or victims, but can also subsequently affect other family-related issues such as divorce or child custody, for this reason it will often fall under the umbrella of family law. However, given the violence involved, it can also be considered a criminal offense and thus a matter of criminal law.
Generally, however, family law matters will be dealt with in one of three ways. When it comes to child custody or child support disputes, the most favorable option is for two parents to settle the matter out-of-court and amicably. When this is not possible, the matter will be settled in what is known as Family Court; and a third option is mediation, where couples can handle their disputes with the help of a mediator in order to avoid the stress of court.