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With drunk driving laws in South Africa becoming stricter, more and more people are being caught at police road blocks - guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. If you've been caught drunk driving, you may need legal advice on how to proceed to best protect your rights in Court.

Do I need a Lawyer? Do I need to go to Court? Should I plead guilty? What are my rights once I've been arrested? What is the blood alcohol limit? What is a breathalyser machine? Can they take my driver's licence away from me?

What happens if, for example, you've been assaulted by someone, been robbed, or if you've had your life threatened? Can you report it to the police? Will they investigate the crime? When will you go to Court?

These are all questions that our qualified Lawyers can assist you with. We have a whole panel of criminal Lawyers who can assist you with your Criminal Law question today!

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Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was transferred from the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre in Gauteng to St Albans Correctional Centre in Gqeberha on Friday to take part in a victim-offender dialogue with Reeva Steenkamp’s parents, June and Barry Steenkamp.

Magashule hits back over ‘unlawful’ prosecution

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has approached the Free State High Court in a bid to quash the charges against him, claiming that the state has no prima facie case.

Gynaecologist relives his court ordeal

The gynaecologist who became the first SA doctor to be jailed because of the death of a patient has relived his ordeal and explained why he chose to hang up his medical coat.

Rohde to stay in jail pending ConCourt ruling

Convicted murderer Jason Rohde has decided to wait for the outcome of his Constitutional Court appeal in jail, instead of going to court again to get bail.

Sitole in the hot seat as net closes on Zuma spooks

The imminent arrest of at least three top Crime Intelligence (CI) policemen implicated in several heists of public funds during Jacob Zuma’s presidency has been welcomed.

Home Affairs pledges to weed out crooked officials

After the arrest of several officials last week, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has warned they will ‘face the full might of the law’.

Lifman vows to appeal travel ban

Murder accused and businessman Mark Lifman will appeal a failed attempt to have his bail conditions eased in order for him ‘to start a new life’ in Turkey.

Hefty sentences for life insurance murder

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NPA misses deadline to appeal foreplay rape ruling

The NPA has confirmed missing its deadline to appeal a rape ruling that suggests that foreplay can be interpreted as consent – but insists it is still ‘considering’ whether to challenge the judgment.

Ex-perlemoen kingpin pleads for cash

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De Ruyter charge remains dormant

There has been no action on the criminal charge laid against Eskom CEO André de Ruyter at the Sandton police station for defaming Econ Oil & Energy and its director.

Civil society angered by rapist’s mayoral position

Civil rights group Action Society is calling for the removal of convicted child rapist Jeffrey Donson, as mayor of Kannaland local municipality, reports The Citizen.

Bushiri fails to overturn R200m judgment

Controversial self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary and their company have failed in their bid to overturn a Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) judgment, forcing them to repay a loan of more than R203m.

FNB manager charged with R4m fraud

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Get on with Gupta extradition requests

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FBI twist in Gqeberha child porn case

The FBI’s involvement in investigating an alleged child pornographer could cause the Lorraine man’s trial to hit another snag, with the defence accusing the state of having gone against international criminal law to obtain the evidence.

R8m fraud accused seeks discharge

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NPA appeals R1.6bn Gupta-linked asset freezing ruling

A ‘lucrative meeting’ that netted R274m for two people linked to the controversial Gupta family is central to the state’s case in the seizure of R1.6bn in assets over the ‘corrupt’ awarding of contracts at Transnet.

Widow pleads guilty to husband’s murder

Suretha Brits, who was accused of being the mastermind behind the killing of her hotelier husband, Leon Brits, has pleaded guilty to murder, reports News24.

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