Washington State Legislature Proposes Lowering BAC Threshold for DUI from 0.08 to 0.05

Feb 08, 2024

OLYMPIA – In a bid to enhance road safety, the Washington State House of Representatives’ Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee has put forward House Bill 2196, a proposal that could significantly change driving under the influence (DUI) laws. Sponsored by Representatives Donaghy, Berry, Ormsby, and Davis, the bill seeks to lower the legal blood […]

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Breath Test Suppressed

Dec 20, 2023

Online Reference: FLWSUPP 3108BARC Criminal law — Driving under influence — Evidence — Breath test — Substantial compliance with administrative rules — Twenty-minute observation period — Breath test results are inadmissible where officer stepped outside of police vehicle holding defendant for one and a half minutes during twenty-minute observation period, and officer was not in […]

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Order granting defendant’s Motion suppressing certain evidence in a DUI trial

Dec 19, 2023

CREDIT – FL LAW WEEKLY SUPPLAMENT 3108MERL Criminal law — Driving under influence — Evidence — Positive test for cannabis metabolite — Reference to cannabis metabolite is excluded — State may move for reconsideration if it can establish, through expert testimony, that metabolite could have affected defendant at relevant time — Cannabis found in vehicle […]

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HOW TO AVOID A DUI CONVICTION IN SARASOTA, DESOTO & MANATEE COUNTIES

Dec 13, 2023

The 12th Judicial circuit in Florida is made up of Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. If a Client is arrest in any one of these county’s. they may be eligiable to enter a pretrial program known as the Driver Enhanced Treatment Education Rehabilitation. (DETER). The program is difficult to complete, but not impossible and if […]

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Evidence of Other Crimes

Sep 14, 2023

Criminal law — Evidence — Other crimes — Similar fact — Trial court did not abuse its discretion when it admitted evidence of a North Carolina case in which defendant admitted to shooting at a man where state presented testimony from firearms expert who determined the bullets from North Carolina crime and shooting underlying charges […]

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DUI – ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO SUPPRESS

Jun 19, 2023

Filing # 175512574 E-Filed 06/16/2023 02:17:42 PM IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2022-CT v. Defendant. / ORDER GRANTING THE DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO SUPPRESS This cause having come before the Court on the Defendant’s motion to suppress any and all evidence […]

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LEGAL TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

Jun 18, 2023

Absentia: Absent; proceedings without the defendant present. Acquit, Acquittal: A finding of not guilty by a judge or jury. Adjudication: Judgment rendered by the court after a determination of the issues. Adjudication Withheld: A manner of disposition in which the court does not pronounce a formal judgment of conviction. Affidavit of insolvency: A detailed form […]

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