November

Blog Posts in November, 2011

  • 23-Nov-2011

    DUI Patrols Increase For Thanksgiving

    Kansas University Police Officers, Kansas Department of Revenue's Alcoholic Beverage Control, Lawrence police, and the Douglas County Sheriff's office are part of the Fake ID 101 task force. They issued tickets to 32 people in Lawrence, ...
  • 19-Nov-2011

    Coach Pinkel's In-Car Drunk Driving Arrest Video

    As a DUI lawyer, I have seen hundreds of in-car videos of drunk driving investigations. The one I just saw was a bit unique as it was of Mizzouri football headcoach, Gary Pinkel. Coach Pinkel was clear with the officer, that he was "very ...
  • 16-Nov-2011

    Disney Star Charged With Drunk Driving

    Ryan Merriman, one of the leading actors for ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars and Disney Channel's Smart House, was charged with DUI. Officers pulled him over in Newport Beach for a regular traffic violation. However, the regular traffic stop ...
  • 15-Nov-2011

    Doesn't the Fourth Amendment Apply to DUI Cases As Well?

    Under the Fourth Amendment of The Unites States Constitution, we are protected against the government from making unreasonable searches and seizures. This especially applies to our homes, our castles. However, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ...
  • 14-Nov-2011

    Tougher DUI Laws Really Making An Impact?

    State Legislatures have enacted new tougher laws for drunk driving throughout the years. For example, the laws in Kansas prevent a plea off of a DUI, lowered the limit many years ago to.08, make it tough to expunge drunk driving convictions, require ...
  • 11-Nov-2011

    New D.U.I. Reality TV Show

    On December 1, 2011, TLC, formerly known as The Learning Channel, will feature a new reality television show about drunk driving. The new TV series is called D.U.I., and will feature a behind-the-scenes look at drunk drivers. According to TLC, ...
  • 10-Nov-2011

    $2.7 Million Awarded to Victim of Drunk Driving Wreck

    In April 2010, Gerardo Razo was smashed into by a drunk driver. He ended up being hooked to a respirator in a hospital room with many serious injuries. The drunken driver, Stephanie Cerda, was going the wrong way on Interstate 35 in San Antonio, when ...
  • 9-Nov-2011

    Judge Suppresses Evidence Against State Representative

    Evidence Suppressed Against Legislator A Philadelphia judge suppressed evidence against Rep. Cherelle Parker, who is a Philadelphia legislator. The State prosecutor is critical of the judges decision as the DUI charge is now unwinable unless Judge ...
  • 8-Nov-2011

    Blood Tests Under Fire

    Theoretically, all blood draws should have the same results. Unfortunately, they don't always. The Austin Police force tests blood when a drunk driving suspect refuses a breath sample. The Austin Police then do their own testing. It is now being ...
  • 7-Nov-2011

    Woman Escapes From Court After Probation Violation

    Christina Parks had been convicted and sentenced for a DUI in Georgia. Last July she was awarded two years of probation, in lieu of going to jail. Unfortunately, she was not successful in completing her probation. In fact, she was later found to have ...
  • 4-Nov-2011

    11 Year Old Charged with Drunk Driving

    An 11-year-old girl, who lived near Perdido Key, Florida was charged with drunk driving! The officer originally saw her car speeding. The police officer flipped on his patrol lights. Instead of stopping for law enforcement, the car tried to speed ...
  • 3-Nov-2011

    Man Sentenced to Life for Drunk Driving

    54 year old, Bobby Stovall was drunk-driving in Round Rock, Texas, when he weaved through lanes of traffic and hit another vehicle, injuring the driver. Bobby's blood alcohol concentration was.32. Bobby ended up being sentenced on this with for ...
  • 2-Nov-2011

    9 Year Old Designated Driver

    We all support having a DD, a designated driver for a night out, right? It can prevent you from getting a DUI. However, it could lead to other charges, if you don't choose your designated driver wisely. This past weekend, a Wyoming man was ...
  • 1-Nov-2011

    Prosecutor May Testify In Drunk Driving Case Regarding Reliability of the Tests

    Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos was called to testify Thursday in an ongoing drunk driving trial because she made public comments regarding the accuracy of BAC results from the Houston Police Department. Apparently, Lykos made comments ...

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