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23Mar 2020

Virginia To Offer Restricted Driver's License To Those Who Refuse Breathalyzer

The State of Virginia has passed a law that will allow those charged for the first time with DUI to obtain a restricted driver's license, allowing them to go to work. Virginia does have a restricted driver's license available to those first-time offenders who are convicted of DUI. This has been a bargaining chip for prosecutors to plea deal DUI cases.The restricted driver's license for refusal to take a breathalyzer...

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23Mar 2020

E-Warrants Make It Easier For Officers To Obtain Blood Withdrawals

The state of Hawaii is leading the way in the use of electronic warrants. In 2013, the Supreme Court decided that blood withdrawal was a search under the 4th Amendment and to obtain a blood withdrawal a warrant was needed. Officers had previously been able to obtain blood withdrawals without a warrant under the exigent circumstances exception, because of the risk of losing evidence.Officers in Maui. HI. have started using...

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23Mar 2020

In New Jersey, Courts Are Discussing Reasonable Suspicion

There are people who believe that if you do not get our of your vehicle when stopped on suspicion of DUI, and you refuse to perform sobriety tests, that you will improve your chances of being charged with a DUI. A recent case in New Jersey, for now, refutes this belief.An officer witnessed a driver turning into the wrong lane of traffic. He stopped the driver and detected a...

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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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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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