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Month: October 2020

The Truth Behind the D-L Test

If you got charged for DUI, you must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. You’d be surprised to learn how many fatal mistakes are made in the justice system, one being the use of a field sobriety test that doesn’t necessarily test for drugs alone. A NarcoPouch test is a presumptive field sobriety test that is widely-used by police…

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The Smell of Marijuana Is No Longer Probable Cause to Conduct a Search

Virginia recently passed legislation that restricts police officers from conducting warrantless searches based on marijuana odor. Prior to this law passing, officers who smelled marijuana from a person or property could lawfully search and seize them. The evidence they obtained could then be used at court proceedings to potentially convict defendants ofmarijuana-related offenses. Luckily, that changed thanks to Senate Bill…

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Key Takeaways from a Pitkin County Jail Incident

A recent order from a local Colorado judge requires those who are arrested for DUI in Aspen and Pitkin County to remain in jail until their court hearing. Pitkin County Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely supported her decision with Colorado’s DUI statutes, which require anyone who was arrested for DUI to be brought before a county judge. The county judge will set…

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