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15Jun 2015

A New Testing Device For The Cops - And New Questions

A new product has been developed which the police intend to use in their War on Drugs. This device is called a DDS2, and it involves taking a swab of saliva from a subject and analyzing it immediately at the scene. This sounds like a great gizmo, right? The problem is that the device only tests for the PRESENCE of drugs, not the LEVEL present. Therefore,...

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15Jun 2015

Always Question The Evidence Against You

If you have been charged with DUI, there are some things you should know about how the evidence against you may have been obtained. For example, if you have given a blood specimen, the amount of blood analyzed to determine your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is about the size of an M&M. Given that you have quarts and quarts of blood in your body, if...

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15Jun 2015

How Well Are Cops Trained To Determine If You Are Under The Influence?

You may think that you can pass that field sobriety test if you've had a few. Think again! In Pennsylvania, for example, there is a program that civilians can volunteer for. What do they volunteer to do? They volunteer to get a bit drunk! Why? So that officers can observe their behavior during field sobriety tests. The officers were able to closely observe how test subjects' eyes...

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20Apr 2015

What Is An Interlock Ignition Device, And Will I Have To Use One?

An interlock ignition device is a device that is attached to your car's ignition and must be blown through to allow the car to start. When it is blown through there must be no alcohol present, or the car will not start. Also, the driver will have to blow through the device at random times during their drive. In Vermont, the State's Ignition Interlock Device program...

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20Apr 2015

Witnesses and DUI

Not everybody sees the same thing the same way. Some of us are color blind. Some of us interpret the actions of another differently. The same is especially true when it comes to trying any case in a court of law - including DUI. In essence, that is what the arresting officer is in a DUI case - the State's star witness. They will be called...

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