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Blood Testing Changes for DUI Suspects in Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Prior to last year, DUI enforcement in Idaho was fairly simple.  If you are suspected of drinking and driving, you either take the breathalyzer test, or your blood will be drawn. The Supreme Court case Missouri v. McNeely in April of last year has brought about changes in DUI enforcement all across the country, and now officers have an extra step in the process. Read More »

DUI/DWI Penalties Vary From State to State

Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2014 – The consequences for DUI/DWI vary from state to state and if anyone is injured or killed, the penalties escalate. “Make certain you clearly understand the laws in the state where you live, as each state has its own set of laws dealing with DUI/DWI. This is not to say that the actual blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is different. It is 0.08 in every state, although there are calls to reduce ... Read More »

Downers Grove mayor responds to Tribune investigation into DUI fees

For years, Downers Grove and other towns throughout DuPage County have used outside attorneys to prosecute misdemeanor drunken driving arrests. That practice is under new scrutiny as a recent Tribune investigation revealed town prosecutors charge DUI defendants much higher fees and fines than do county prosecutors and routinely increase those costs in plea deals allowing drivers to avoid losing their driver’s license as mandated by Illinois law. Read More »

New alcohol tracker makes a difference for DUI offenders, saves tax dollars

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  — A Marion County judge says a new alcohol tracker is making a difference.  The device helps keep DUI offenders sober, at no cost to taxpayers. It’s called “RADAR,” or Real Time Alcohol Monitoring Detection and Recognition.  Offenders are given random Breathalyzer tests throughout the day.  The results are sent in real-time to correction officers.  The program is used as either a condition for release, or part of a sentence. Read More »

Medical marijuana users can face DUI charges even if they are unimpaired

Arizona medical marijuana users can face jail time or have their licenses suspended for driving with cannabis in their system even if they are not impaired, according to a series of court decisions including a new one from the state Court of Appeals. The ruling stems from a case involving Travis Lance Darrah, a medical marijuana cardholder, who was pulled over in 2011 and charged with DUI. The Mesa jury acquitted Darrah of DUI but found him guilty of a misdemeanor ... Read More »