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Kansas Considers DUI Legislation Overhaul

This week, Kansas senators began overhauling existing drunk driving legislation. The goals: write new laws that are more stringent on offenders and replace a defunct law after a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of state-compelled blood tests. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Decide if Anonymous Tip is Enough for DUI Stop

The United States Supreme Court has decided to hear a California case that would determine whether law enforcement can stop a car based solely on an anonymous tip that the driver may be driving drunk. Although the case itself does … Continue reading

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Silence CAN be Used Against You in Your California DUI Case

Those arrested for a California DUI, or any criminal case for that matter, have had their 5th Amendment right to remain silent significantly limited by the United States Supreme Court last month. The United States Supreme Court, in Salinas v. Texas, held that silence can be used as a sign of guilt when the person is not under arrest and they have not been read their Miranda rights. Continue reading

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No More Urine Tests in 2013 for DUI of Drugs

One of several new laws taking effect on January 1, 2013 is AB 2020. The new bill, written by Assemblyman Richard Pan, would require motorist suspected of driving under the influence of drugs to submit to a blood test instead of having the option of submitting to either a blood test or a urine test. Continue reading

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