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From the moment a criminal investigation begins or at the time of arrest, each person is protected by the laws of the United States and individual state laws.

Read more - What Are Your Rights in the Criminal Justice System?

A criminal case begins with the filing of a formal charging document, such as an arrest warrant and application for statement of charges, a Criminal Summons where no arrest is involved, an Information or an Indictment. 

Read more - What are the Stages of a Criminal Case?

States differ in their administrative penalties connected to whether a person who is detained for drunk driving takes a blood alcohol level test, their penalties following a person’s conviction in court and their criminal penalties for a person accused of drunk driving.

Read more - Drunk Driving Charges and Administrative Penalties