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School Punishes Student for Stopping Drunk Driver, MADD Agrees with School


According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s (MADD) website, their mission is “to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.” Why, then, is MADD supporting the punishment of a sober driver who sought to prevent a drunk driver? Continue reading

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Hospital and Morgue Program (HAM)


Another increasingly popular condition of probation for a DUI offense is that the defendant completes the Hospital and Morgue Program. Most of my clients who have been ordered to complete this program had no idea what it was or what it involved, other than what the name suggests. Continue reading

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DUI Sentence: Read the Bible – Unconstitutional?


Last weekend I was sharing with a friend some of the more unusual DUI stories I’ve read about, many of which I’ve written about on this blog. One of the stories, which I haven’t yet written about, involved a woman being sentenced to read the book of Job from the Bible’s Old Testament and provide a written summary of it. My acquaintance asked if the judge was allowed to do that. While the story is about half a year old, it might be worth it to discuss the constitutionality of such a punishment for a DUI. Continue reading

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