It is not advisable to draw up contracts yourself or rely on ‘off the shelf’ contracts that you can find on the internet these days. Each contract is different and unique, and requires the services of an Attorney. This will ensure that many future problems can be avoided and that your rights and interests are protected at all times. If the person or Company that you have contracted with is in breach of contract, you will urgently require the services of an Attorney. Avoid problems before they arise by consulting with an Attorney when signing any important contracts.
So what is a contract?
A contract is a legally binding agreement enforceable in a court of law
Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked to stand surety for someone, you should think carefully and seek legal advice, it is important to understand the risks and consequences of this legally binding agreement.
e.g. of where a contract would be a good idea....
By Tim van Rooyen
So what is a QR Code?
This is such a great way of getting your contact details out there to your clients without them having to type it into their contact list.
All you need to do is get yourself onto a QR code generator and get going.
With this tool on my letterheads and business cards, my clients can scan the 2D barcode and my contact details will be added to their smart phone or device.
You can get one of these on www.qrstuff.com it is a free QR generator site.
Go ahead and save my details, you never know when you might need it.
Tim van Rooyen & Associates Attorneys
1. You will be arrested for being over the limit
Arrive Alive states that the legal alcohol limit of 0,05g/100ml is exceeded after just two standard beers.
If you are suspected of driving over the limit, you will be Breathalysed.
2. Your blood will be taken
If the Breathalyser tests positive, you will be taken into custody and sent for further testing at an alcohol testing centre.
A registered nurse will take a blood sample from you. The sample will be securely stored and transported by the police to a laboratory.
3. You will be detained
Once you have been arrested you will be taken to a police station, where you will be detained in the holding cells for at least four hours to sober up.
A docket will be opened and you will be allocated an investigating officer who will follow up your blood test results.
Now would be a good time to alert family or friends to your arrest, if you haven't done so already. If you do not have a phone, you will be permitted to use one at the station. This will also be the best time to have my number on your phone or to call me for assistance.
The bail amount for driving under the influence varies depending on the jurisdiction of the police station.
5. You car will not be impounded
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you car will be taken to the police station. Your keys will be held and returned to you once you have been processed and paid bail.
If you ever find yourself or a loved one in this situation you can call me on 0817874044 to assist you through this process.
Tim van Rooyen & Associates Attorneys Port Elizabeth
What Are Your Rights?
The detained or accused person, who is arrested for allegedly committing an offence, has the right to remain silent and not to be compelled to make any confession or admission that could be used in evidence against that person. Due to the presumption of innocence, every person is regarded as innocent until properly convicted by a court of law. An accused person does not have to prove that he is innocent. The burden to prove the guilt of the accused rests on the state.
An accused can never be forced to testify; an accused can remain silent even if his answers would not be self-incriminating. A person who exercises his right to silence at his trial should accordingly not be penalised for the exercise of the right as such; no adverse inference should be drawn against his decision not to testify.
You have the right to:
At Tim van Rooyen & Associates
We provide expert criminal defence services and can help you when you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, for example:
Bail Applications ( Police bail and formal bail applications ) , need to get out of custody urgently? We provide professional services in getting you out of custody and are available 24/7.
Drunk and Driving, we are experts in litigation when you have had a bit to much.
Criminal Litigation, we provide professional and experienced criminal litigation attorneys that can assist you in protecting your rights and defending you passionately.