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Is the American jury trial an endangered species

The United States is a country founded on the right to a trial by jury. Yet, juries decide fewer than four percent of criminal cases today and fewer than one percent of civil cases. The widespread use and growth of plea bargaining (where prosecutors offer a reduced jail sentence for a plea before trial and […]

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Washington State passes new E-DUI law for driving using smart phone

Washington State becomes the first state to make using a cell phone the same as a DUI as reported in Blaze.com. This is in response to a 32% increase in distracted driving deaths and studies that indicate using a smartphone while driving is worse than driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.08 grams of alcohol. […]

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If you are too drunk to drive in Palm Beach Police will give you a ride home

Usually, the sight of blue lights after you have been drinking means that you are about to get a free ride to the county jail, but in Palm, Beach Police are giving people that have had too much to drink to drive a ride home instead of a ride to jail. The Broward Palm Beach […]

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Trumps new Immigration Executive Order means mass incarceration for the undocumented

Slate reported on January 25, 2017, on Trump’s latest Executive Order on Immigration. While the mainstream media focuses on the “The Wall,” Criminal Defense attorneys are focusing on the really scary parts for our clients.  Our clients range from people with speeding tickets, no driver’s license to serious felony charges. I am sure people will […]

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DUI Improper Closing Argument- What if he had a gun?

Hopkins v. State, A16A0264, May 18, 2016. Akeem Hopkins appealed his conviction for DUI, obstruction, interference with government property, failure to stop, failure to register the vehicle, and simple assault as a result of the trial court’s failure to grant a mistrial after the prosecutor made an improper closing argument. During the closing argument, the […]

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Study finds Uber reduces both DUI and late night traffic fatalities

The Federalist.com reported on June 16th, 2016 on a new study by University Economic Professors (Dills, Angela K. and Mulholland, Sean E., Ride-Sharing, Fatal Crashes, and Crime (May 31, 2016). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783797) that Ride sharing apps such as Uber reduce traffic deaths and DUI arrests. The study looked at three years and in over […]

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Uber has had unexpected impact on the psychology of DUI

Danny Cevallos of cnn.com April 6, 2016 article about Soccer Star Abby Wamback’s DUI arrest raises an important shift in the psychology of DUI Legal Defense. There has been a strange shift in public perception of drinking and driving, and it is because of Uber. Most people think DUI enforcement is stupid. Its foundation is […]

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American Beverage Institute slams NTSB recommendation to lower DUI limit

Restaurant Group criticism of lowering the DUI legal limit raises important questions   Lowering the DUI legal limit Hill reported on January 14, 2016, that the American Beverage Institute (ABI), a restaurant lobbying group, is outraged at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) call to lower the legal limit for per se DUI alcohol from […]

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Top Chicago Cop orders Police have functioning Dash Cameras and audio or face discipline

Hey Big Brother, we are watching you too. On December 6, 2015, the Chicago Tribune reports top Chicago Cop ordered the Police to have functioning Dash Camera Video and audio or face discipline.  Video and Audio make everybody honest, accountable and follow the law including criminals. Police need transparency now more than ever. Hopefully, this […]

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