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Flawed Breath Testing Program in Michigan

DWI Breath Test Defenses

Michigan Police Suspend Breath Testing Contract The Michigan State Police have discovered a flaw in the breath testing program used in DWI investigations in the state. The Michigan State Police sent a letter to other police departments and prosecutor's offices throughout Michigan to inform them there is an issue with the breath test program. Unfortunately, the letter did not specify the flaws with the breath testing program, but it did state the contract with the breath testing company has been suspended due to the flaws. Types of Breath Test Problems Many people look at a breath test machine as perfect and beyond fault,...

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How a DWI Can Affect an Injury Case

DWI Car Accident

DWI Charges With Car Accident Injuries I was fortunate enough recently to be a guest of another attorney on his podcast. Tyson Mutrix, a personal injury attorney in Missouri, asked me to be on his podcast to discuss how a pending Driving While Intoxicated charge can affect an injury case arising out of the same incident. Essentially, if a person gets in an accident and someone is hurt by a drunk driver, how does that change the case and how do the two cases interact. My expertise lies in the criminal aspect of these cases. Tyson Mutrix's expertise is in the...

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I’ve Been Pulled Over and Been Drinking … Now What?

DWI Lawyer St. Louis

Useful Information About DWI Investigations For many people there is no scarier situation than to be pulled over by the police after having some drinks. Whether its one or two drinks at a work happy hour, three or four drinks at a Christmas Party, or several drinks after a long night, fear and anxiety are unavoidable when dealing with the police. The first thing you must think about is context. Police already expect people to be drinking substantially more than usual this time of year because of the holidays. Starting with the night before Thanksgiving and going through New Years, the...

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New Police Tactics for Rural Missouri DWI Cases

New Police Tactics for Rural Missouri DWI Cases It has recently come to my attention that some counties in Missouri are employing a bold new strategy for the investigation of DWI cases. The police in these counties have been told not to administer any field sobriety tests as part of a drunk driving investigation. This bold strategy comes directly from the elected prosecuting attorney in those counties, which raises significant issues about the role of a prosecutor in criminal investigations, but I will get to that in a minute. The goal of this new strategy is to keep skilled DWI defense...

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