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Blog Posts in September, 2014

  • 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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  • Court Rules DUI Samples by Implied Consent Now Longer Valid

    The Supreme Court in South Dakota recently delivered an important ruling that will affect the way the state prosecutes drunk drivers. The Court ruled that it is not valid for a police officer to obtain a DUI blood sample from a possibly intoxicated motorist, under the state’s implied consent law. The Court’s ruling is along the lines of a recent decision by the US Supreme Court. In South Dakota, ...
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  • Man Arrested Four Times for DUI over 30-Hour Period

    This has to be one of the most prolific DUI arrest records that Los Angeles DUI lawyers have come across. A man in Rhode Island was arrested four separate times recently, over a span of just 30 hours for driving under the influence of alcohol. In fact, according to the police, the man managed to chalk up four separate arrests at four different times when he was driving four separate vehicles. The ...
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  • California DMV's Power to Revoke Licenses for DUI in Spotlight

    When a person is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in California, the Department of Motor Vehicles can immediately suspend his license if the person was arrested with a blood alcohol content above the legal .08%. In fact, the DMV can go ahead and suspend your license even if a judge overturns your DUI case for lack of evidence. Now, these powers of the California Department Of ...
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  • Alcohol More Likely to Cause Teen DUI Than Pot

    American teenagers associate alcohol with drunk driving while they associate using pot with strained relationships with authority figures. That doesn't necessarily mean that it is safe for a teenager to consume pot and drive a vehicle. However, it does seem to confirm that teenagers are much more aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, than they seem to be about DUI while ...
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