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23Mar 2020

If Unconscious, Can The Police Obtain A Blood Sample?

A recent case in Jacksonville, Florida has brought up a very valid and interesting point of law. A driver was involved in a crash and was taken to the hospital, unconscious. The officer at the scene noticed a very strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver's vehicle.Even though the officer did not have a search warrant, and the driver was not able to consent to a blood test,...

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23Mar 2020

One Drug Sale Can Result In Two Charges

A recent Florida case brought up the possibility that a single sale of drugs can result in more than one criminal charge. How is this possible? Because there were two drugs!In an experimental case, a prosecutor in Florida has been allowed to charge a man with two separate crimes stemming from a single drug sale. A man sold heroin to an undercover officer and was arrested for selling the drug,...

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23Mar 2020

Should Cannabis Be Put In The Same Class As Heroin?

There is a national debate going on about cannabis. We know that there are several states where either possessing, purchasing, and/or growing marijuana is legal. But what about those states where it is still illegal? Of course, at the federal level, it is illegal, too.In many states where marijuana is still illegal, defendants are arguing that the level of crimes (felony) and the sentences being handed down for anything related...

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13Feb 2020

Great Stocking Stuffer! A Personal Breathalyzer!

If one of your friends or loved ones is a frequent party goer or loves to go out to dinner, you may want to consider giving them a personal breathalyzer for Christmas. It can be the gift that literally saves their career! Not to mention lots of money or a life!Personal breathalyzers have come a long way and the ones on the market today are pretty accurate and will...

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13Feb 2020

Can You Be Charged With DUI If You Were Not Driving At The Time You Were Arrested?

A recent case in New Jersey has brought to light an aspect of DUI law that often goes unnoticed. In many states, you do not necessarily have to be observed driving a vehicle by an officer to be arrested for DUI. All the state has to do is prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating a vehicle under the influence. Period.There was a lone truck in the...

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