Monthly Archives: February 2015

Four Out of Five DUI Arrests, Woman Had Children in Car

A Kansas woman was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the fifth time. Unfortunately, fifth- time DUIs are not uncommon. However, what makes this arrest unusual is that, for 31-year-old Mary Elizabeth Womack, it was the fourth time that she was arrested for driving under the influence with children in her car. Continue reading

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Bars Using Wall-Mounted Breathalyzer to Curb Drunk Driving

Some people get cabs, Uber, or Lyft. Others rely on designated driver. Unfortunately, however, many people who drink when they go out plan on driving home. While some of those drivers try and keeps the alcohol intake to a minimum, others do not. Either way, unless a person has a personal breathalyzer, people don’t know what their blood alcohol content is when they walk out the door. Continue reading

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Can I Get Home Confinement for a DUI?

Many of my clients are surprise to learn that they are looking at jail time for a California DUI. And although it is possible to get jail time for a first-time DUI, jail is more common for second and subsequent DUI offenses. Regardless of whether it’s a first-time or subsequent DUI offense, many clients want to know if there are any alternatives to actually serving the jail time. Continue reading

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Life Sentence for 10th DUI

The United States Supreme Court has said that the “precept of justice that punishment for crime should be graduated and proportioned to the offense” in explaining when a criminal sentence may be cruel and unusual, thus violating the 8th Amendment. … Continue reading

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Federal Study Says Stoned Drivers Safer than Drunk Drivers

According to a new federal study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers that are under the influence of marijuana are significantly less likely to be in a collision than drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Continue reading

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