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Arizona Court Overturns DUI - Marijuana Ruling

Striking down Arizona's "per se" marijuana law, Tuesday's ruling arises from the case of an Arizona man who was stopped by police for speeding and later admitted to having smoked ...
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Floating Under the Influence in Alaska

DUI laws around the country have been enforced against people riding golf carts, motorized bar stools, Zamboni ice cleaners and horses. Those cases have been prosecuted and won because the facts fell ...
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DUI Laws-Past and Present

There were 9,878 traffic fatalities involving drunk driving in 2011, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA.) While even one death is too many, that number has ...
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The History of DUI Laws in the United States -- 1960 to 1990

Driving while intoxicated is not a new problem. In fact, it's practically as old as the automobile itself. In this blog, we've been looking at the history of DUI laws and enforcement over the ...
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The History of DUI Laws in the United States -- 1930 to 1960

The end of prohibition in 1933 brought alcohol back to American living rooms and restaurants. In addition, the gradual end of the Great Depression meant more average Americans were able to buy ...
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The Early History of DUI Laws in the United States

Alcohol-related traffic accidents account for more than 40 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) To help ...
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Indianapolis Police Can be Filmed in Public After $200,000 Settlement

Willie King began videotaping Indianapolis police officers during an incident when he became concerned that they were physically abusing a young man they were handcuffing. He retrieved his cellphone ...
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How can I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?

Are you worried that there is a warrant for your arrest? If there is, you are at great risk, as you can be picked up anywhere, anytime, and taken into custody. To find out if there is an outstanding ...
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My Offense Is Minor. Do I Really Even Need An Attorney Or Can I Just Handle This On My Own?

A minor offense might not seem too important, and you may be wondering if it is worth hiring an attorney. Some people choose to defend themselves, even in serious felony cases. The problem with this ...
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If The Police Have A Warrant To Search My House, Can They Look Anywhere?

When the police have a search warrant for your home, it may be limited. The warrant must describe exactly where they want to search, and what they are looking for, such as drugs, guns, stolen property ...
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I Was Given A Ticket And Released With A Date To Appear In Court. What Do I Do?

Once you are given a ticket for a traffic violation, you have two options. You can pay the ticket, or you can look at the ticket and take note of your court date. If you want to fight the ticket, you ...
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If My Criminal Record Is Expunged, Do I Ever Have To Admit That I Have A Criminal Record?

There are many life situations that will require you to admit to a criminal record, such as applying to attend certain colleges or schools, when applying for a professional license, for loans and ...
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How Long Does It Take To Get Someone Out Of Jail In Florida?

The length of time it will take to be released from jail after an arrest will vary, based upon the type of criminal charge. Some crimes will require that bail is posted, which makes the process ...
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How Do I Know What Class My Crime Falls Into? Petty Offenses, Misdemeanors, or Felonies?

Your case number starts with a letter. F is felony, and M is misdemeanor. You can look at the case number to know whether you are charged with one or the other. There are some crimes that are ...
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How do I get out of jail after an arrest in Florida?

After an arrest, you will be placed in custody, initially in a holding cell at the police station, and later transferred to another facility. After your arrest, you must be arraigned, which is when ...
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How can I clear my criminal record in Florida?

If you have an arrest or conviction on your criminal record, it has likely created problems for you. When you apply for a job, a record of your arrest can be accessed in a background check, even when ...
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Do The Police Need A Warrant To Arrest Me In Florida?

The police do not necessarily need a warrant to place you under arrest. If a police officer believes (or claims to believe) that there is probable cause that a crime is being committed, or has been ...
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Fighting DUI Charges

If you're arrested for DUI in Miami Florida, you should retain a Miami DUI attorney who understands the Florida DUI laws and how to defend DUI charges. Just because you face a DUI arrest that ...
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Anonymous Police Stops Being Reviewed By Supreme Court

Police can use Q-tip swabs to collect DNA and some DUI suspects are forced to give blood if they refuse, so it may surprise you to learn that any court has second thoughts about police pulling drivers ...
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Can someone be guilty of drunk driving in if they only had one drink?

Florida law no longer uses the term "drunk driving". If a person is driving with an unlawful blood/breath alcohol level over.08% they are presumed to be impaired by alcohol, and thus being ...
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Bieber's Urine Test: Xanax and Pot

The Miami Herald reported today that "sources close to the investigation" leaked the results of Justin Bieber's urine test to them. According to the Herald sources, the test revealed the ...
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Justin Bieber DUI Arrest in South Beach

Justin Bieber may have thought he was auditioning for a role in The Fast and the Furious early Thursday morning in Miami Beach when he was busted for racing on a quiet residential street. The ...
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What happens if I refuse a breath test in Florida?

Any person who gets a Florida driver license consents to submit to a breath, blood or urine test if requested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that they are driving under the influence ...
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What are the penalties for a drunk driving conviction in Florida?

The penalties you receive will depend largely upon any prior history of DUI, as well as the amount of alcohol found in your breath or blood. Under Florida law, any person operating a vehicle with a ...
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Is my name going to be in the paper after a drunk driving arrest in and what can I do about it?

Other people's misfortunes are always a source of interest. That's why newspapers continue to publish a "police blotter" of DUI arrests. It sells papers. Newspapers themselves have ...
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