Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Fever Defense

I had the flu not too long ago. One of the worst parts of the flu was the fever that came with it. I’d throw blankets on because of the shivers only to throw them off because after a few minutes they’re soaked in sweat. And the cycle repeated. I took Dayquil, cough syrup, and a litany of other medicine, many of which could have caused be to be “under the influence” for purposes of a DUI. Continue reading

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Drunk Driver Sues Restaurants and Friend After DUI-Related Manslaughter Conviction

A 2010 collision left two teenagers dead when a drunk driver rear ended their family’s vehicle. Who were the victims of this tragedy? According to the drunk driver, the victims were the two teenagers…and him.
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U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant Needed to Forcibly Draw Blood in DUIs

In October, I wrote about the case of Tyler G. McNeely. To briefly refresh your memory, McNeely was pulled over for speeding in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Officers suspected McNeely of driving under the influence. After refusing to submit to a chemical test, officers drove McNeely to the hospital to have blood forcibly withdrawn. Continue reading

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Can a Home Breathalyzer Prevent a DUI? (Updated)

Many people who have only had a couple of drinks often get arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence simply because they did not know they are above a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content. Therefore, it would be fair to assume that if people knew that they had 0.09 or a 0.10 percent blood alcohol content, maybe they could avoid a DUI by waiting just a little longer before getting behind the wheel. But with so much at stake, can we really trust home breathalyzers? Are they reliable? Can we still get a DUI? Continue reading

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The Low Carb Diet Defense

Personally, there is no way that I could give up my pasta. But for many, one way to shed some unwanted pounds is with the low carb diet. A low carb diet consists of limiting the intake of carbohydrates usually … Continue reading

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