According to Tennessee House Bill 275, which was introduced this year (2013), strip searches would be allowed regardless of the crime for which one is arrested. This necessarily incorporates the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-7-119 currently states, “(a) As used in this section, “strip search” means having an arrested person remove or arrange some or all of the person’s clothing so as to permit a visual inspection of the genitals, buttocks, anus, female breasts ... Read More »
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On this blog, we’ve discussed a number of recent developments as they relate to marijuana and DUI law in Colorado, covering the ongoing legislative debate and reviewing how past research is shaping the implementation of future laws. However, the legal uncertainty surrounding legal marijuana in the Rocky Mountain State is now having an impact on those who come to the state for its many tourist attractions, reports say. According to a recent article published by USA Today, out-of-state drivers are ... Read More »
Virginia DWI/DUI News: You don’t need to be driving to be convicted in Virginia. What constitutes operation?
We commonly call the offense we defend “driving under the influence” or “driving while intoxicated.” But in Virginia, you don’t need to be driving to be convicted. Virginia criminalizes “operating” while impaired also: “It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle . . . .” Va. Code 18.2-266. But what constitutes operation? If you start to feel the effects of alcohol can you pull to the side of the road and sleep it off? ... Read More »