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13Jan 2021

Burden Of Proof In Breathalyzer Test Refusal

An interesting appeal happened recently in New Jersey, regarding the burden of proof needed to enforce a suspect to complete a breathalyzer test on suspicion of DUI. A woman had hit the side of a car stopped at a stop light. The responding officer notices that her speech was slurred and her eyes were glassy. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer. She...

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05Jan 2021

Innovation In Trial Readiness

The best way for a criminal defense attorney to serve their client is to be prepared for trial. Prosecutors are very often overloaded with cases and they have to pick and choose which ones they really want to prepare for. They are also not obligated to prosecute misdemeanor charges in most of the country. This gives the defendant that has hired their own personal attorney an advantage. Your personal attorney...

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23Oct 2020

Claiming A "Medical Issue" To Avoid Arrest Could Mean Trouble

Some people are so terrified of being locked up in a jail cell, for any length of time, they will either actually have a panic attack and request to be taken to the hospital, or they will "fake" having a heart or another serious issue requiring law enforcement to take them to the hospital.It is true that all emergency personnel must take anyone complaining of potentially life-threatening symptoms to a...

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23Oct 2020

Remaining Silent After Being Pulled Over For A DUI

Many people think that if you answer a police officer's questions after being pulled over for suspicion of DUI but before being arrested, the answers can be thrown out because you have not been read your Miranda rights. This, unfortunately is not the case. Everyone knows that once you have been read your Miranda rights, anything you say can and will be, etc., etc., etc. What many people don't realize...

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23Oct 2020

Prescription Drugs And Domestic Violence

After reviewing hundreds of cases of domestic abuse, The Addiction Center found that, perhaps not surprisingly, 60 (sixty) percent of them involved substance abuse. However, of those cases, what percent involved prescription medications, as opposed to alcohol or illicit drugs?Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and prescription opioids were at the top of the list of drugs that are most likely to be involved with incidents of domestic abuse. Why? The fact is...

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