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20Jun 2019

Challenging Field Sobriety Findings

Nobody likes to be wrong, and this is especially true for police officers and prosecutors. Once they believe you have committed a crime, they are determined to have a convincing narrative to present to a judge or jury that supports their belief. Field sobriety findings are among the major pieces of evidence that the prosecution uses in a DUI trial. We all know the "drill." The officer will claim...

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20Jun 2019

Looking At Utah's New Lowest-In-The-Country BAC Limit

In January of this year, Utah became the first state in the country to implement a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) limit of .05, significantly lower than the standard .08, which has been in place for decades. To give you an idea of how stringent this limit is, for many people, one drink could put them over the limit.So, what has this law accomplished so far? As of May 1,...

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20Jun 2019

The Police Took My Son's Phone. Can They Keep It?

Evidence is something that the police like to hold on to, and the more evidence they have, the stronger of a case they can build against a defendant. It should come as no surprise that cell phones are potentially key pieces of evidence. However, you need to have a reason to keep an item as evidence other than it happened to be "in the right place at the right...

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20Jun 2019

Do I Need An Attorney To Defend A Disorderly Conduct Charge?

For something as minor as a disorderly conduct charge, you may think you can represent yourself and you don't need a defense attorney by your side. The truth is, you couldn't be more wrong. Even something as minor as disorderly conduct can stay on your record for years, and with employers looking for virtually any reason to narrow down their pool of candidates for a job opening, you really can't...

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29May 2019

Should DUI Stops Be Recorded?

The state of South Carolina has one of the highest rates of mortality from drunk drivers. The state also has a law which is becoming more common throughout the country. The law is that all DUI stops must be video taped. The prosecutors in the state are crying foul saying that this allows for a "loophole." The problem for them is that if anything goes wrong with the video...

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