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28Jan 2019

California DUI Arrest for Falling Asleep At The Wheel! (Not What You May Think)

Technology continues to improve and one of the much-touted devices is the self-driving car. Though we don't see many completely self-driving cars, Teslas do have an Autopilot mode.One day, a couple of weeks ago, a California Highway Patrol officer was passing a car on Highway 101 near Redwood City. Everything seemed normal except for that one thing which made the officer do a double take. He saw that the...

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28Jan 2019

New Jersey Considers A Deal To Encourage Good Behavior

New Jersey is considering a change to how it deals with DUI offenders. To encourage drivers to abstain from alcohol while driving and to help them abstain from alcohol period, the state is considering reducing the amount of time licenses are suspended in exchange for mandatory ignition locks.Currently only those drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15 or higher are required to have an ignition lock installed. An...

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28Jan 2019

American Addiction Centers Study: DUI Among Veterans Up 60% Since 2014

A recent study by the American Addiction Centers found that, since 2014, DUIs among veterans has risen an astonishing sixty percent. There were two main reasons found to be the cause of this increase. The first is PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. This disorder can be disabling as the effects of a traumatic event do not affect an individual until well after the event. Sort of like being in...

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28Jan 2019

A Witness Not Appearing Does Not Guarantee Acquittal

It is a generally accepted principle that if you get a speeding ticket, or other traffic violation, and the officer that issued the citation doesn't appear for the hearing, you will likely have the violation dismissed. However, the situation is not the same when you are facing more serious, criminal charges.Prosecutors generally build cases on more than one piece of crucial evidence. For instance, in a trial over DUI,...

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28Jan 2019

Your Car Comes Standard With A Breathalyzer?

Currently, about the only people who have a breathalyzer installed on their vehicle are those who are on probation for a DUI offense. However, the technology exists today that even those who have never had a drink in their life may be tested by their cars. The way this will happen is through a federally funded program called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS).This program began testing...

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