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MAN DIES AFTER HE WAS STOPPED FOR DWI IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says a man has died after deputies arrested him for suspicion of driving while impaired. Deputies said 35-year-old Clarence Junior Young started having “medical complications” after he was pulled over and arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Grays Creek area. According to the release, Young initially refused to stop for deputies on Fennell Road. As they followed, they saw items being thrown from his car. When Young did stop on Chickenfoot Road, ... Read More »

Part II: Is your Client Inadmissible to Canada? A 6-step checklist

The best way to determine whether an individual is criminally inadmissible to Canada under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is by breaking down the statute that establishes inadmissibility into six steps. As we have seen in Part I, it is important to establish whether or not the individual is a Canadian citizen, whether the conviction is relevant to Canadian immigration authorities, and whether the offence equates to Canadian federal law. There are also three further considerations that will ... Read More »

Part I: Is your Client Inadmissible to Canada? A 6-step checklist

Criminal Inadmissibility                  The best way to determine whether an individual is criminally inadmissible to Canada under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is by breaking down the statute that establishes inadmissibility into six steps. For your reference, here is the text of S. 36 of IRPA: 36 (1) A permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for (a)having been convicted in Canada of an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term ... Read More »

Lake sheriff’s officer faces DUI charges after crash

SCHERERVILLE — A Lake County sheriff’s officer was arrested early Tuesday on a drunken driving charge after an off-duty crash that heavily damaged his vehicle and a parked car, Indiana State Police said. Sgt. Joseph Hardiman, 34, told Indiana State Police he attempted to avoid a deer that ran out in front of his 2009 Ford van before the crash, according to a news release. State police were dispatched to the crash about 3 a.m. in the 5400 block of ... Read More »

Introduction to Post-Conviction Travel to Canada

Every year, millions of travellers enter Canada to visit relatives, check out the sights, and engage in international business. No matter your reason for visiting, every traveller must be processed by immigration authorities upon arrival. Border Services Officers are responsible for conducting examinations and deciding on admissibility into the country. Examinations can be as simple asking a couple of questions or as rigorous as an in-depth investigation. There are many reasons why a person may be inadmissible to Canada. Canadian ... Read More »

UPDATE ON DRAEGER LITIGATION

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently modified the scheduling order set by the District Court Department regarding the defense bar’s challenge to the scientific reliability of the Draeger Alcotest 9510 breath test machines. Justice Botsford, citing the complex nature of the matter, extended the litigation into next year. The modified schedule allows the defense bar more time to examine the machines and for all parties to produce and review expert opinions. Pursuant to the modified schedule, the defense bar must ... Read More »

Cleveland woman charged with homicide after DUI crash kills motorcyclist

CLEVELAND – A motorcyclist died Monday evening when a car driven by a suspected drunk driver failed to yield while making a turn. John Stoudermire, Jr., 52, of Cleveland, was driving his motorcycle east on Kinsman Road at around 8 p.m. when a car turning left from East 73rd failed to yield to traffic. The motorcycle crashed into the side of the car, killing Stoudermire. Police say that the driver of the car, Shantina Reed, 25, was operating it under ... Read More »

DUI by Prescription Drugs

During your next visit to your doctor, she prescribes a muscle relaxer, or a “nerve pill” or cough syrup (your choice). You stop by the pharmacy and take the prescribed amount while there because you need immediate relief. On the way home, you are stopped at a red light when you are rear-ended. Once the police arrive, you are ultimately arrested—even though you did nothing wrong! Can this be legal? Unfortunately, it occurs far too frequently. Most people are unaware ... Read More »

Can I refuse the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests?

In Hawaii, the officers will try to establish that you are impaired using so-called sobriety tests.  These involve the officer looking at your eyes while you follow an object, having you walk heel to toe and balance on one leg.  They will either try to cajole you into performing them or coerce you into performing them.  Do not let the officer do any of the tests on you.  If the officer does his job properly, he will ask you some ... Read More »

DRIVERLESS CARS IN USE ALL OVER THE WORLD BY 2025

While recently attending meetings with his counterparts from the G7 countries, Anthony Foxx, US Secretary of Transportation, said he’s very optimistic that driverless cars will be in use all over the world in ten years. Foxx said governments must work with the auto industry and speed up the usually slow pace of regulatory approval. Foxx also said more investments are needed in infrastructure through public-private partnerships. Recent evidence of the global drive toward the use of autonomous vehicles is the ... Read More »