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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Why Many DUI Cases Are Not Prosecuted

    The decline in the number of people being killed in drunk driving accidents, paucity of resources, and the belief that drunk driving prosecution is not worth their time - a combination of all these factors result in a large number of DUI cases not prosecuted every year. According to some statistics, there are at least 300,000 incidents of drunk driving taking place every day, but only ...
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  • Teenagers Most Susceptible to Alcohol-Related Blackouts

    Destructive drinking practices by teenage drivers can not only increase the risk of being involved in an accident, but could also lead to a DUI arrest. According to a new study, teenagers between 15 and 19 are much more likely to suffer a blackout after binging on alcohol. The results of the study were published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research . The ...
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  • Lawmakers Bar NHTSA from Conducting Roadside DUI Tests

    A DUI testing research program by the federal administration to conduct research into drug and alcohol use by drivers, has been stalled. Congress recently barred the federal administration from conducting the survey. The $1 trillion spending bill that was passed by the U.S. House recently, specifically prohibits the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from using any of the available ...
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  • Man on ATV Arrested for DUI

    You don't necessarily have to be behind the wheel of a street legal vehicle to be charged with DUI. You could be arrested even if you're operating an ATV, or any other vehicle, under the influence of alcohol. Officers recently stopped a man for riding His ATV under the influence of alcohol. The person was riding his ATV on the road, and was cited with DUI, and several other violations. This wasn't ...
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  • How to Prevent a DUI Arrest over the Holiday Season

    The holiday season is busy season for Los Angeles DUI lawyers . This holiday season, you are at a much higher risk of being pulled over by police officers, administered a breathalyzer, and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Many people underestimate the drinking that they do over the festive season. You might also believe that you have a much better capacity to tolerate your ...
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  • California “Avoid DUI” Task Force Campaign in Effect

    Across Southern California over the next few days, you will find more numbers of law-enforcement officers as the holiday season’s officially DUI enforcement campaign kicks in. The Avoid DUI Task Force will be conducting operations across the Orange County region. If you are a motorist in La Habra, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Orange, Huntington Beach, or La Habra, you will find sobriety ...
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  • An Underutilized Tool to Avoid DUI This Season

    Often, simple steps can help prevent a DUI arrest. During the holiday season, your chances of being arrested for DUI are much higher, and therefore, it makes sense during this time of the year at least, to use all the technologies and tools that are available to help avoid an arrest. For instance, in California, the state administration has a DUI app that very few motorists even know of. The app ...
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  • Former Cop Arrested Twice for DUI in 11 Hours

    A cop being arrested for DUI is nothing new, but still manages to shock. In Connecticut, a former police officer was arrested not once, but twice for DUI over a period of 11 hrs. Not just that, just before the first DUI arrest, he had made his appearance at a courtroom on an earlier drunk driving charge. The police officer had quit the Bridgeport Police Department after a conviction for reckless ...
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  • NJ DUI Appeal Based on Lack of Statement Tossed out

    A court in New Jersey has dismissed an appeal filed by a man who claimed that his arrest and conviction of DUI were invalid because police officers failed to warn him about the penalties of refusing a breathalyzer test. The man was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving by police officers in 2011. He was administered a breathalyzer test, which registered at above the .08% legally permissible ...
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  • Judges Oppose Ignition Interlock DUI Bill

    A bill that would have required ignition interlock devices to be installed by all first-time DUI offenders in the state of Ohio has been opposed by judges who claim that the bill would hinder a person's ability to use his discretion. According to the Ohio Judicial Conference, judges must be given the ultimate authority to determine penalties for first-time drunk driving offenders. In that state, ...
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  • Social Host Laws May Help Reduce Underage DUI

    A new study finds that states that have social host laws which hold adults liable when they provide alcohol to underage drinkers could actually have a lowered incidence of teenage drinking or underage DUI. The study was published recently in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, and found that the number of teenagers who reported consuming alcohol dropped, when they lived in towns where ...
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  • Drunk Driver Crushes Car through Barricades, Drives on Airport Runway

    Reckless driving is one reason why a police officer will suspect you of drunk driving and pull you over. In a recent case, a drunk driver crashed through a barricade, and entered the runway at Regina Airport in Saskatchewan. According to news reports, the man simply crashed through a fence, and ended up driving around the runway. According to airport officials, the motorist was spotted by airport ...
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  • Court Rules Medical Marijuana Law Does Not Provide Immunity from DUI

    It is a decision that Los Angeles DUI lawyers find even more intriguing because California also has laws that allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. A court in Arizona has ruled that the state’s medical marijuana law that allows the sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes, does not provide DUI immunity to persons driving under the influence of pot. The appeals court ruled that ...
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  • Thousands of DUI Cases Likely to Be Dismissed As State Fails to Turn Over Breath Test Data

    Thousands of DUI cases that are pending in the state of Ohio could likely be dismissed if the state Department of Health fails to provide data from breath-testing machines to these DUI suspects and their lawyers. The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that persons who were accused of DUI can challenge their test results by obtaining the results of prior tests, generated by the breathalyzer that was ...
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  • Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested Once Again for DUI

    Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps became the most recent celebrity to be arrested for DUI in Baltimore. He was charged with DUI for the second time in 10 years. According to police officers, Phelps was stopped for speeding when he was going at 85 mph, in a 45 mph zone. When police officers administered a standard field sobriety test, Phelps failed the test. According to officers, he also failed a ...
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