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05Apr 2019

DUI Checkpoints No Longer In Some States

We have all heard of them and some of us have been through them. A couple of dozen state troopers set up checkpoints on well-traveled roads hoping to find some impaired drivers. Despite the massive effort and use of resources, the practice yields comparatively few arrests. Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are among the states that no longer...

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05Apr 2019

Implied Consent Law Comes Before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is currently deciding a case involving implied consent. It is not your traditional implied consent case, but it ends up addressing the entire issue of implied consent. For those readers who are not familiar with implied consent it is a law in some states that, if you have a driver's license in that state, you imply consent to have law enforcement take...

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05Apr 2019

DUI Fines Could Increase Dramatically

As states look for ways to fund their programs, and as social attitudes continue to sour further on those who commit DUIs, some states are looking to drastically increase their fines and court costs for DUI. A prime example would be Mississippi, which is considering doubling its fines for DUI. The reason for the proposed increase would be to fund trauma centers in the state since...

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05Apr 2019

DUI And Car Insurance: Get Stuck On Repeat

If you have ever been arrested or charged with DUI, the first thoughts that may occur to you probably involve questions like "I'm going to lose my license," or "Am I going to jail?" However, there is another thought that should be going through your head, and that thought is that your car insurance premiums are going to be going up - for a long...

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22Feb 2019

Can A Police Officer Off Duty And Out Of His Jurisdiction Arrest Me For DUI?

Everyone knows the situation from TV crime dramas. The officer has to pull the suspect over before they cross the county line or the suspect will be out of his jurisdiction and it will be up to law enforcement in the next county to take over the pursuit.Recently, however, in Florida, an off duty officer outside of his county saw a car swerving all over the road. He...

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