Being charged with a DUI can definitely seem like the end of the road for you as a driver. DUIs carry serious penalties, including not just fines and possible jail time, but also the loss of your license, at least temporarily, and increased insurance costs when you do have your driving privileges reinstated. But don't give up just yet. It's worth trying to fight the charges – you may be able to get them dismissed or get the penalties reduced if you have the right legal strategy.
If you've recently purchased a newly-constructed home, you've probably been looking forward to minimal maintenance for the next decade or two while your neighbors with older homes spend thousands to replace their roof, windows, or heating and cooling systems. However, in some situations, you could find yourself dealing with a construction defect -- namely, a cracked or leaking foundation that allows water to flow into your basement or even causes your floors to settle unevenly.