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  • What Is an "Implied Consent" Law?

    “Do I have to blow?” It’s a fairly common question we receive from potential clients who are wondering if they accidentally weakened their case. They’re referring to whether or not they actually legally had to take a breathalyzer test, which requires blowing into a mouthpiece which then detects how much alcohol is in someone’s breath. This is a confusing question because many people may not ...
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  • How Accurate Are Field Sobriety Tests?

    In order for law enforcement to legally arrest someone, charge them with DUI, and then have them take a chemical BAC test, officers must first legally establish probable cause. Probable cause is a “reasonable suspicion” that someone has committed a crime based on available circumstantial evidence. In order to establish this standard, officers use field sobriety tests, which are tasks that are ...
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  • Are Breathalyzers Completely Accurate?

    When you’re arrested and charged with driving under the influence, you’ll be required to take a blood alcohol content test through one of three common chemical methods: urine, blood, or breath. The breath test is by far the most common in that it’s non-invasive, easy to conduct, inexpensive, and produces results quickly. However, while many people believe that these tests are infallible and a ...
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  • The Three Commonly-Accepted Field Sobriety Tests

    Even as little as thirty years ago, law enforcement officers were obtaining probable cause to make DUI arrests by all sorts of means that were as wildly inaccurate as they were varied. This prompted a massive study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into these tests in order to find out which ones were the most accurate and how to make them better to lead to fewer mistakes, ...
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  • Will I Be Charged with a Felony or Misdemeanor DUI?

    Most people know about the crime of driving under the influence but few people know just what kind of crime it actually is. Is it a moving violation, like a traffic ticket? Or does it stick on your criminal history as well as your driving record? The answer is yes, driving under the influence, or DUI, is a criminal charge, and you could face either misdemeanor or felony charges for it. What many ...
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  • Holiday DUI Checkpoints

    As we get closer to the holidays, more people will be having holiday-themed parties complete with alcohol. Because this tends to increase the number of people on the road driving under the influence (DUI), police officers will be setting up a number of DUI checkpoints. At these checkpoints, drivers will be stopped and interrogated by the police as they try to find people who might be violating ...
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  • Do I Have to Submit to a Breath Test?

    When you are pulled over on suspected DUI, you are likely concerned about how to handle your interaction with the law enforcement officer. It is the police officer’s job to accurately determined whether or not you are driving while drunk, and he or she will administer a number of evaluations as a result. One of the foremost tests asked of you will be a breathalyzer test, in which you will be asked ...
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