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29Jul 2019

Videotaping By Police Does Not Tell All

If you are stopped by the police and suspected of DUI, bodycams, and dashcams used by the police do not tell the whole story, especially to a jury. With the advent of videotaping by the police with both body and dash cams, many people believe that everything on video is certain to help convict them. Just because you may have had an arrest, interview or field sobriety tests recorded...

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29Jul 2019

Most People Don't Think They Will Get Caught Driving High

Though society seems to be unanimous in regarding driving drunk as a really bad thing, the same cannot be said for driving high. In a recent study, seventy percent of respondents stated that it would be unlikely for someone to be caught driving under the influence of marijuana. Another revelation of the study is that people are actually driving high. An astonishing 14.8 million people responded that they had...

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20Jun 2019

Challenging Field Sobriety Findings

Nobody likes to be wrong, and this is especially true for police officers and prosecutors. Once they believe you have committed a crime, they are determined to have a convincing narrative to present to a judge or jury that supports their belief. Field sobriety findings are among the major pieces of evidence that the prosecution uses in a DUI trial. We all know the "drill." The officer will claim...

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20Jun 2019

Looking At Utah's New Lowest-In-The-Country BAC Limit

In January of this year, Utah became the first state in the country to implement a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) limit of .05, significantly lower than the standard .08, which has been in place for decades. To give you an idea of how stringent this limit is, for many people, one drink could put them over the limit.So, what has this law accomplished so far? As of May 1,...

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29May 2019

There Is A State Yet To Criminalize DUI

Believe it or not, the state of Wisconsin currently has DUI (or OWI, as they call it) as a civil violation! The only punishment for a first offender is a fine of between 150 and 300 dollars. This seems rather ridiculous given the serious consequences that operating under the influence can have. Not surprisingly, Wisconsin ranks 4th in the number of DUIs it prosecutes. Clearly, there is not much...

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