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23Oct 2020

Blood Drawn On An Unconscious Driver

A recent case in California brought the subject of warrantless blood draws up again. The case involved a woman who had killed six people in a 2014 accident involving drunk driving. The woman had entered I-60 traveling in the wrong direction, which is what precipitated the crash. The suspected driver was found unconscious in the wreck and officers had her blood drawn at the hospital, without first getting a warrant....

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23Oct 2020

Under What Circumstances Can You File A Motion To Suppress Evidence?

Sometimes a defendant does not realize that they are officially being interrogated. If you are in an interview room in a police station, in the custody of the police (i.e. you've been placed under arrest) then it is crystal clear you are being interrogated. You will almost certainly have been read your Miranda rights before being interrogated in a police station. Since these interviews are almost always filmed, it is...

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23Oct 2020

Another Ponzi Scheme - In Religious Garb

People in North Texas listened to the "wisdom" of "investment guru" William "Doc" Gallagher, the "Money Doctor" of North Texas on the radio for years. Doc was a diehard, true, evangelical Christian who claimed to handle investments for the likes of former Texas governor Rick Perry, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan.Listeners "invested" more than 30 million dollars with Doc! When people eventually wanted to...

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23Oct 2020

Diabetes Can Lead To A DUI Charge

It is estimated that about one in every ten American has diabetes. While this is clearly a national health issue, there is also a legal issue that can accompany a case of diabetes. Interestingly, many of the same behaviors that intoxicated people exhibit can be present in diabetics when their blood sugar is too low, or hypoglycemic, to use the medical term.Hypoglycemia is a state where your blood sugar...

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23Oct 2020

New Way Your Phone May Be Able To Tell If You Are To Drunk To Drive

Smartphones have had attachments for a while now that will turn your phone into a breathalyzer. However, there is now another way your phone may be able to tell if you are too intoxicated to drive. All smartphones have something called an "accelerometer" built in to their operating systems. The accelerometer can measure variations in your walking patterns, and by analyzing them, determine if you are impaired.Does this sound too...

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