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Blog Posts in October, 2014

  • 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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