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Breath Testing Machines


The breath testing equipment used by law enforcement has certain parameters within which it operates. In certain circumstances these machines direct the operator to take specific steps in order to facilitate a valid reading. Continue reading

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Even Prosecutors are Assumed Guilty When Arrested For DUI


On December 23, 2010, an Illinois State’s Attorney (prosecutor) was stopped by police after the police had received a phone call or calls that the prosecutor’s car was crossing the center line.  There is no information that the police officer … Continue reading

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Is it clear when someone “refuses” to take a blood test or breath test ?


Before I address the ambiguity of a chemical test refusal, I have talked to several individuals that have told me that they believe they have a right to refuse a chemical test (breath or blood).  Even though it seems that it … Continue reading

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Why can’t police officers see that age and medical conditions explain DUI symptoms?


Every time the police stop a vehicle, it is a DUI investigation.  It is the way they are trained.  If they smell alcohol you will be asked to get out of the car.  During the investigation, the police are trained … Continue reading

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How does DMV get away with not calling the officer to testify?


After an arrest for DUI the police officer gives the individual arrested a pink sheet of paper called a temporary license.  After an arrest you have 10 days to contact DMV to preserve your right to a hearing in order … Continue reading

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