DUI

DUI License Plates

“Scarlet Letter” License Plates As more states are cracking down on drinking and driving, some policy makers are moving to incite special license plates for those who have been convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or similar offenses. States like Minnesota and Ohio have already adopted policies like this, assigning special license plates to …

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Daughter lied for Father in TN DUI

Law enforcement officers usually have an easy time pinpointing the individual who should be arrested for an accident involving Driving Under the Influence (DUI). However, what happens when law enforcement arrives at the scene several minutes after the incident occurred? Since it may be more difficult to identify who the driver is, officers need to …

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Effects of Gender in DUI Consequences

Effects of Gender in DUI Consequences Any driver who is charged and convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in any state should receive equal treatment regardless of race or gender. However, since judges are human too and every individual’s driving record is different, two people who are charged and convicted of the same crime …

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License and Registration Checks Are Illegal

Anyone who has been pulled over for a traffic stop has experienced a police officer asking for his or her license and registration. While this seems like “business as usual” when it comes to traffic violations, Americans are growing more suspicious of the actions of police officers in recent years. This is due in many …

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Pilot dui hot air balloon

Hot Air Balloon Pilot in Texas Had Long History of DUI Before Accident Any driver convicted multiple times of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in most states would not meet the medical requirements necessary to obtain a license to pilot a helicopter or an airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration has no such safeguard, however, for …

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Judge Orders Halt on Installing Ignition Interlock Devices

Judge Orders Halt on Installing Ignition Interlock Devices In an issue that has been discussed for months, a Minnesota judge has taken action – the Department of Public Safety for Minnesota has been ordered to stop its initiative to use GPS tracking to follow every driver, or at least every vehicle, with an Ignition Interlock …

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Wife Charged with Drinking and Driving After Refusing Breathalyzer Test

Wife Charged with Drinking and Driving After Refusing Breathalyzer Test The wife of Madison, Alabama Mayor Paul Finley was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test. Julie Finley, age 50, was pulled over just after 4:30 in the afternoon after law enforcement officers observed her vehicle driving …

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Repeat DUI Offenders Never Learn

Repeat DUI Offenders Dipping into Old Habits One of the most discouraging aspects of being a law enforcement officer looking out for Driving Under the Influence offenses is coming across the repeat DUI offenders. Repeat DUI offenders, who never seem to learn the dangers of drinking and driving, are not an issue in just one …

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Indiana Pilot Arrested for DUI

Man Arrested for Suspicion of DUI in Route to Airport A man in Indiana was recently arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) while on his way to the Indianapolis Airport. The man was identified, and it was discovered he was a commercial airline pilot. According to law enforcement, the man’s eyes were …

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DUI Donation from Defendant

Prosecutor Took “Donations” for Lenient Sentences Most prosecutors in the state of Texas are not allowed, under the state’s law, to accept “gifts” of any kind from any individuals within their jurisdiction. While the practice of accepting gifts raises many ethical questions, the most basic of these is that a defendant could easily “buy” their …

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Problems Presented by Young Prosecutors

Why Young Lawyers Maybe Shouldn’t Have This Position of Power Hiring young law school graduates to act as prosecutors can sometimes cause issues. In days past, a law school graduate would have to work under a senior attorney for a period of time in order to learn the ropes before being able to receive a …

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Riverside Man Drives Wrong Way Past Cops on Third DUI

Traffic Violation in Front of Law Enforcement Leads to DUI A suspect with several Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions has been charged again after he was seen driving past law enforcement the wrong way down a one-way street in Riverside, Illinois. Just before 1:00 am on a Friday, a law enforcement officer witnessed the …

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