Seeing “whiskey plates” on a Hummer got me thinking. Damned SUV driver, driving the biggest, baddest, most in-your-face vehicle on the road and doing so drunk. How irresponsible. How . . . it just makes me mad. But, really, I don’t know that the owner of the Hummer did anything wrong to “earn” the “whiskey […]
Two hundred and twenty-five people were arrested without benefit of any Complaint being sworn or judge determining probable cause or a jury determining guilt.
In April of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court created a Rorschach test for DWI law called McNeely v. Missouri. Applying the Fourth Amendment jurisprudence to Missouri law—and the facts of Mr. McNeely’s particular arrest—the Court held that the police should have obtained a warrant before taking Mr. McNeely’s blood and testing it for alcohol […]
If you’re in court for a DWI (or other alcohol or drug-related crimes), you’re going to need to get a chemical health assessment, commonly referred to as a “chemical health evaluation,” “CD eval,” or “Rule 25.” This assessment looks at your drug and alcohol history and past behaviors involving substances. The “ Rule […]
A lawyer can help mitigate collateral consequences of criminal violations, including gun ownership issues, DANKA violations, drivers license revocations. A lawyer can bring the full knowledge of the law to bear in your defense, such as alternatives to jail and preserving issues for an appeal.