Riccola Voigt is currently a Pro Tem Judge in Grant County Justice Court, in Canyon City, Oregon. Riccola was previously a criminal defense attorney, representing clients in criminal, probation violation, contempt, civil commitment, dependency, and juvenile delinquency proceedings. She has a sociology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In law school, Riccola served as the law review literary and senior editor and clerked for the U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division and for a U.S. District Court Judge. In 2010, she graduated as Valedictorian and her law review note, Recovery Planning, Science and Flexibility Under the Endangered Species Act was published.
Articles By Riccola Voigt
Subject to a few exceptions, consumption and possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age is illegal in Colorado.
Colorado has three types of impaired driving offense: DUI, per se DUI, and DWAI. Here are how these offenses are defined and the penalties you'll face for a first, second, and third conviction.
Subject to some exceptions, Arkansas prohibits possessing open containers of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Read about how an open container violation is defined and the penalties for a violation.
A person who drives while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and leaves the scene of an accident will likely be charged with two crimes: DUI (also called “driving while intoxicated” or “DWI”) and hit-and-run. This article provides an overview of the potential penalties associated with leaving the scene of a DUI-related accident.
How substance abuse evaluations factor into DUI cases, including who must be evaluated, how much evaluations cost, and what kinds of programs and treatment might be required subsequent to an evaluation.
In many states, DUI (driving under the influence) laws apply to bicycle riders and the penalties for a bicycle DUI are often the same as those for a motor vehicle DUI. Read about how DUI laws apply to bicycle riders and the consequences of riding a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Learn about the penalties for a DUI conviction in Nebraska, including the fines, jail time, and license-suspension periods for a first, second, and third offense.
In Illinois, as in most states, a second DUI offense is treated as a misdemeanor unless someone suffers great bodily injury as a result of the drunk driving incident, in which case it...
Learn about the penalties for a first, second and third OWI/DUI conviction in Iowa.
In Illinois, as in all states, it’s a crime to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. If arrested and convicted for this crime, judges typically apply a set of minimum and maximum sentencing guidelines. When determining the sentence, judges and prosecutors commonly weigh mitigating and aggravating factors.