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Month: April 2015

Federal Report Admits Problems with Weed DUI Laws

Controversy has surrounded laws governing DUI-Drug prosecutions since their inception. Holding criminal prosecutions of illicit substance impairment to similar standards as alcohol sounds flawed on the surface. A high blood-alcohol level very clearly inhibits your reaction time and better judgement, but drug-use, specifically marijuana or cannabis, has more subtle effects. And yet, that hasn’t stopped 11 states from imposing zero…

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Mangos, Mendelssohn and Mental Health of Lawyers

My friend, colleague and patent/trademark/copyright lawyer, Susan Dierenfeldt-Troy spoke to a group of lawyers last week. She shared her thoughts about how lawyers need an outlet for their frustrations and stresses. This isn’t a new topic, and I’ve heard and read others who treated the subject, including my good friend, Brian Tannebaum. Brian’s book, The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers…

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There are Jurisdictions Where Both DUI & DWI are Classified Separately, So What is the Difference Between DUI & DWI?

Although DUI and DWI are often used interchangeably, some states consider them quite different from each other. The states that do often have often unique penalties for each classification and drivers may suffer as a result. Florida is different in that it only refers to drunk driving crimes in one way – DUI. However, it can still be helpful to…

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