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08Dec 2017

Is My Pill Box Paraphernalia?

With the abuse of prescription drugs on the rise, particularly painkillers, police are becoming increasingly suspicious of individuals who have pills in their possession. Let's say you have a regimen of prescription drugs for diabetes, blood pressure and, perhaps even, chronic pain. You decide to put these into a seven-day pill box to remind you of when and what to take. This is a fine...

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08Dec 2017

DUI On A Horse??!!

This is perhaps one of the most interesting crimes for an individual to be charged within 2017. Recently, in Florida, a woman was charged with exactly that - DUI while operating a vehicle - a horse! The most likely cause for the charge was the increased likelihood of her hurting someone, including herself or the horse.There is precedence for the charge. In 1993 a California...

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08Dec 2017

Will Self-Driving Cars End DUIs?

Let's say you are out for a night on the town with your buds. You drink way too much, and you know it. Yet, you are not worried about "driving" home since you have one of those new self-driving cars. It's the same as a taxi, you think to yourself. You couldn't possibly be charged with a crime since you are not technically driving. Right?...

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08Dec 2017

Are Apps Like Uber Reducing DUIs?

This is a very interesting question and one that has prompted many cities and states to do some research. The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a study examining the effects of ride-sharing apps like Uber on the incidence of drunk driving and it came to some interesting conclusions.One conclusion the study came to was obvious. The more a city puts out in its media...

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21Nov 2017

Operators of Driverless Cars and DUI

With the anticipation of driverless cars appearing on the streets, states have begun the process of making sure that when they do, they are compliant with all traffic laws. For example, driverless vehicle manufacturers will be providing software updates for their products on a regular basis to make sure they comply with all local traffic laws.Perhaps more of a conundrum is, what should be done...

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