Tuesday , July 26 2016
  • Cases Can Be Won

    Cases Can Be Won

    Many people mistakenly believe that there is no hope of avoiding a DUI conviction. In a large number of cases, legal and factual defenses may be used to obtain an agreement to a reduced charge or even a not guilty verdict.

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    Know the Science & the Law

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    Find the Right Attorney

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Welcome to the DUI News Blog. Some of the best DUI defense attorneys from across the country have been selected to provide the public with current information and analyses of legal issues relating to the defense of Driving Under the Influence cases.

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    Recent DUI Posts

    What is “Drunk Driving” in Mississippi?

    “Drunk driving” is a loosely used phrase throughout the country. Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Students Against Drunk Driving. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. [Insert the name of a celebrity or athlete] Busted for Drunk Driving! The organizations, slogans, and headlines aside, is “drunk driving” really what our law says is a crime? No. Actually, our law – specifically Mississippi law – criminalizes “driving the under the influence,” most commonly referred to as “DUI.” One can drive under the influence without ... Read More »

    The Guilty Plea Trap

    Society (potential employers) will all check your background prior to allowing you to pass on that path of your life that brought you to them. This includes employers, military, and literally everyone in your future involving employment, finance, life insurance, car insurance, credit report, house and vehicle purchases; schools, both primary and college and professional schools. These background checks may be by both law enforcement and private sector data bases. Arrest/ Conviction records are absolute career ending events. Most folks ... Read More »

    Police Aren’t Above The Law

    An officer of the law in Lake County, Indiana, faces the charges of Driving Under the Influence and is the cause of a hit-and-run accident. The Indiana State Police stated that “Lieutenant Guy Mikulich was in an unmarked police car” while driving on Sunday at 4:48 p.m. when he hit a 34-year-old man who was standing outside by his vehicle on Oak Avenue in Miller Beach. Officer Mikulich is a 16-year veteran of the sheriff’s department and had been working ... Read More »

    To Test Or Not To Test

    Judge Christine Ward of Pennsylvania was cited for DUI over the weekend after admitting to state troopers that she had too much to drink. The Judge, who works on civil litigation cases, has been accused of being intoxicated while driving. According to WPXI of Pittsburg, Judge Ward “staggered as she walked…and at one point Ward fell to her side.” During the incident, Judge Ward was observed by the police to have “exhibited difficulty standing on her own as she leaned ... Read More »

    Breathometer

    In this line of business, we attorneys come across new and improved quackery that is supposed to help drinkers keep track of their blood alcohol content and whether they should be out on the road behind the wheel. However, last week, I encountered the Breathometer. What a name! (Seewww.breathometer.com for information.) This new piece of tech supposedly can give a user their current BAC levels, how many hours it will be until they are sober, and it is super portable. ... Read More »

    • Ignorance of the Law is an Excuse

      On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court handed down a monumental case in the world of criminal justice. The U.S. Supreme Court declared in Heien v. North Carolina that ignorance of the law for a police officer is indeed an excuse justifying an otherwise invalid traffic stop. On April 29, 2009 shortly before 8:00 am, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surry County Sheriff’s Department pulled over Nicholas Heien on Highway 77 for having a brake light out. This ... Read More »