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March 21st, 2012

Fullerton DUI Lawyers

Fullerton California Drunk Driving

Torri Law Offices

We Keep DUI Fees Affordable…
Today, many cases settle within the first two appearances. Joe Torri believes that settling a case should not cost thousands of dollars.  On the other hand, thorough representation including several court appearances, motions to suppress evidence, DMV representation,  toxicology screenings and other procedures for your defense, often result in higher fees, but generally is required to defend a case you choose to fight.

Keep in mind with all DUI bookings and eventual release, you must also schedule a DMV administrative license suspension hearing within 10 calendar days.

Visit the Fullerton DUI Attorneys or call them toll free at 1-800-772-3034.

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January 4th, 2012

New Year Brings Controversial TN DUI Law

Tennessee DUI Law Now Allows Forced Blood Tests on DUI Convicts

A new Tennessee DUI law has gone into effect and as of January 1st police at traffic stops can now force blood tests on prior DUI offenders, as opposed to giving them the option under implied consent.

“Police can pull someone over for not wearing their seatbelts and then notice the smell of alcohol or the bloodshot eyes, it’s not something you have to know before you pull them over that they’re drunk,” says Kate Lavery from the District Attorney’s office.

“Before January 1st, all we could do was to remove their license which might have already been removed so this will help us deal with the problem of multiple offender DUI’s,” says Lavery.

Others, however, who have been convicted of DUI in the past, feel the law is unfair; that it violates their rights as citizens. One of them, David C., spoke up on the matter:

“I think people who have made mistakes with DUI in the past still has rights and they certainly have to pay the consequences, but it seems a little bit to far,” says David.

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January 4th, 2012

New Jersey DUI Attorney

NJ DWI/DUI Lawyer: 25 Years Experience!!

Impaired driving arrest in New Jersey, you need the skills of a highly specialized attorney to help you thread through the complex New Jersey driving under the influence (DUI)/ driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws that affect you.  Carl J. Herman may be the ideal choice for you.

Call 866-856-1562 now to talk with New Jersey DUI Lawyer Carl J. Herman.

Carl J. Herman – Qualified NJ DWI/DUI Defense
443 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

New Jersey drunk driving lawyer Carl J. Jerman is known throughout the state for his vigorous representation of clients charged with violating drunk driving laws in New Jersey.  His knowledge of DUI defense in New Jersey is unmatched and he is dedicated to obtaining the best possible resolution for your case.  DUI law in New Jersey is constantly in flux and you need an experienced attorney to advise you in this process.
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December 16th, 2011

Tucson DUI Lawyers

Attorneys of the Thrush Law Group offer premium, professional, personalized DUI defense to Tucson, Tempe, Phoenix, and all of Arizona.

Call 877-888-4223 right now to talk with a Tucson DUI attorney at the Thrush Law Group now.

Thrush Law Group
011 E. Broadway Boulevard
Suite 101
Tucson, Arizona 85711

Thrush Law Group is a leading Arizona law firm. Our attorneys provide you with the service you deserve and promise to leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. At Thrush Law Group we have a reputation of excellence. Our successes are the result of years of practice and learning.

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November 8th, 2011

NY Library President Charged With DUI

The president of the New York Public Library has been arrested on drunken driving charges after he backed into a parked car in upper Manhattan.

Police say 52-year-old Anthony Marx was arrested Sunday. He pleaded not guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated at his arraignment Monday and released on his own recognizance. He’s due back in court Dec. 9.

The New York Times says Marx’s blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrest was tested at 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit. The paper says Marx released a statement through a library spokeswoman saying he deeply regrets the embarrassment caused to his family and the library.

Marx is the former president of Amherst College and a Bronx High School of Science graduate. He joined the library in July.

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November 8th, 2011

Rodney King Pleads Not Guilty to DUI in California

Rodney King has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in Southern California in July.

Online court records show King entered the plea Monday in Superior Court in Riverside to misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit.

King’s next hearing is Nov. 21. His lawyer Laura Box did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Prosecutors have said King was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he was pulled over in Moreno Valley. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail because of a prior DUI conviction.

King, who is black, was beaten by four white officers in 1991. A year later, the officers’ acquittals in the beating sparked days of rioting that killed 55 people.

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August 18th, 2011

SD School Superintendent Charged With DUI

The superintendent of the Wessington Springs School District in southeast South Dakota has been placed on administrative leave following two drunken driving arrests in less than a year.

The Daily Republic newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/nR1XBm) that the school board in a statement said Lance W. would be on leave for 30-45 days. The board declined further comment, saying it is a personnel matter, and would not say if  he will be paid while he is away.

He was arrested Aug. 5 for driving under the influence in Hanson County. The arrest came three days after he pleaded guilty to driving with a revoked license, a charge that stemmed from a DUI conviction last December.

He did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment on Wednesday.

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August 14th, 2011

Judge’s DUI Sentences Called Into Question

An attorney and Wayne State University professor are disputing how a Michigan  judge sentences first-time drunken driving offenders.

A motion to disqualify was recently filed against Judge Kimberly Small in 48th District Court.

“Her recent announcements in regard to her sentencing indicate she may be violating due process rules under the state and federal constitutions,” said attorney Robert Larin, a former county and federal prosecutor.

Small unofficially was labeled as being the toughest in the state on people guilty of drunken driving. The brand on her reputation came just before she sentenced former University of Michigan and NBA basketball player Jalen Rose to 20 days in jail.

Rose, who now works as an NBA analyst for ESPN, is serving that time in the Oakland County Jail after having pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Small declined to comment on the motion, citing it as an open case.

Small in an interview said she has no way to accurately gauge if she is indeed the toughest in Michigan on drunken drivers. While Small said she looks at each case individually, she also stated she doesn’t “tolerate drunk drivers.”

The statements Small made in interviews show she is possibly interfering with the legislative arm of the government, Larin said.

Between 80 and 85 percent of first-time offenders are convicted of a reduced charge, he said.
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August 11th, 2011

CA Group Wants Tougher Checkpoints Laws

A California citizens group says local law enforcement is using DUI checkpoints for more than just getting drivers under the influence off the road.

As it stands today, checkpoints in California remain unregulated. Police agencies are asked to follow guidelines set forth in a 1987 decision by the California Supreme Court, but they’re not required to follow them.

On Wednesday, the Equality Alliance held a news conference in front of the office of state Sen. Christine Kehoe, calling on her to support a proposed new law that would strictly regulate the checkpoints to be for DUI checking only. The bill comes before the Appropriations Committee, which Kehoe heads, on Monday.

A Kehoe representative told 10News the senator won’t take a position on the bill until after it comes before her committee.

“People from all walks of life, all colors and stripes complained of harassment, complained of discrimination, complained of inconvenience and invasion of privacy,” said Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Equality Alliance.

Guerrero pointed to results of a survey done by Equality Alliance between late May and mid-June of this year. It found that 64 percent of people questioned are opposed to checkpoints.
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August 5th, 2011

New DUI Laws in Delaware 8/5/11

Tougher penalties and avenues for treatment are part of a package of DUI laws enacted by Delaware Governor Jack Markell.

Markell, state legislators and law enforcement officials stood in front of the wreckage of a car involved in a fatal DUI accident for the bill-signing at the Minquas Fire Company in Newport.

“These bills accomplish several things,” Markell said. “They increase the penalties for repeat offenders. They provide more substance abuse treatment for people who need it. They provide better and more efficient use of our limited resources. And, above all, they make our roads safer.”

One law targets repeat offenders in particular, those who have been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence. Anyone found guilty of a second DUI offense within a ten-year period would be subject to enhanced penalties of up to 60 days in jail. A third offense could result in a three-month term, and a fourth conviction could lead to six months behind bars, with further stepwise increases. The court may suspend up to half of the minimum sentence for offenders while requiring the offender to take part in an intensive treatment program. Requirements would include abstinence from alcohol for at least 90 days and the wearing of a monitoring device that can detect alcohol use.
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