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New Study Finds Ignition Interlocks Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths by 7%

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, reports that there has been a seven percent reduction in fatal drunk driving accidents in states that require ignition interlocks for drunk driving offenders. An ignition interlock is a device wh...

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You can get a DUI on private property

This article, and the holding in West Virginia, doesn’t mean a change for us Kansans. In Kansas, you can get a DUI on private property. Read the article here. In fact, in my November 15th blog post I explained that in Kansas just sitting behind the...

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Utah may lower the legal alcohol limit to .05

Utah is looking to lower the legal alcohol limit to .05 – a first in the nation. Currently, all 50 states have a .08 cap. This is a single drink for many people. I wonder if our legislature in Kansas will follow suit and if we will ever pass a zero ...

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New Tennessee law says drunk drivers can no longer receive probation in drunken-driving deaths

A new law that took effect Jan. 1 in Tennessee mandates that drunk drivers who kill someone get jail time – probation is no longer an option. While this sort of legislation is certainly understandable, these sort of objective mandatory sentencing laws o...

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Breaking down the alcohol breath test

The alcohol breath test is the most commonly used form of alcohol testing evidence in drunk driving prosecutions. Many articles praise the breath test as a highly accurate and reliable means of testing the amount of alcohol in the alveolar air of a person...

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20K DWI cases up in the air after officer accused of records tampering

This is one of the reasons I love doing what I do. Not every situation is black and white and having an experienced attorney on your side is crucial if you are faced with a DUI or DWI. Take this most recent example in New Jersey of records tampering that...

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You don’t have to be driving to be arrested for a DUI

Proof of “driving,” for purpose of determining whether the defendant was a operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor, does not require an eyewitness to the driving; it may be shown by circumstantial evidence. Also, one do...

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Be careful this holiday season

Make sure you check out this month’s issue of Splurge Magazine. I share some common myths about drinking and driving as well as the one sure fire way to avoid a DUI (hint: it’s not drinking and driving). However, should you find yourself in tr...

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DWI forensic expert accused of perjury, mixing up lab tests

In case you missed this last week, here is a scary example in Collin County, Texas of what happens when cheating occurs in the system. Having an expert in DUI defense and a team who works with you to check sources and experts can mean the difference in th...

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The penalty for bicycling while drinking in Wichita just changed

A new ordinance approved by the Wichita City Council on Tuesday means biking under the influence will be treated with a lighter hand than driving a motor vehicle under the influence. The new ordinance is designed to separate the two offenses to make it ea...

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