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20Apr 2015

How Does A Cop Determine Whether Or Not To Pull You Over For DUI?

Everyone should know that a police officer cannot stop you and then "work backwards" to try to find a reason to arrest you. They must have reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed or is being committed. That means that we should all be aware of some basic guidelines that many police departments and officers use when determining whether or not to stop someone. The US...

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13Feb 2015

What Did Obama's November Executive Order On Immigration Do?

Perhaps the most important act of the Executive Order was to give undocumented immigrants more time to have their deportations delayed and more time to obtain work permits. There were, in addition, several other highlights to the Order. Parents of US Citizens and residents will be able to apply for work permits. More immediate family members of US citizens will be allowed to...

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13Feb 2015

What Can Be Used Against Me In A DUI Trial?

This is a question I am often asked and it is a good one. For you to be convicted of DUI the prosecutor must prove that you were: 1) Operating a motor vehicle of some type 2) That you had consumed a substance that can impair your ability to operate the vehicle 3) That you had consumed enough of the substance to have impaired your...

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13Feb 2015

I Have A CDL. What Does A DUI Mean For Me?

If you carry a CDL then a DUI conviction is potentially much more damaging for you than for a regular driver's license holder. This is because you rely on your CDL for you to practice your profession. The loss of your CDL virtually means the loss of your ability to earn an income. In Vermont, the BAC level allowed for those who carry a CDL...

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13Feb 2015

Even On A Zamboni? Yessir!

We have heard of people being arrested for DUI on many different types of vehicles. Recently, however, in North Dakota a really rare guest appeared. A man was arrested for driving a Zamboni under the influence at a high school hockey game. While this, lawnmower and other uncommon vehicle DUI arrests may seem amusing, let's keep the facts straight. It is never OK to operate...

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