Steve Sumner, Attorney at Law

Under the "Totality of the Circumstances" - Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Allows DUI/Drunk Driving Case to Continue

On January 19, 2014, at 2:36 a.m., Franklin Police Department Officer Adam Cohen observed the defendant driving 46 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour speed 2 zone. Other than his excessive speed, Officer Cohen did not observe…more

Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Statue Authorizing Criminal Prosecution for Refusing Chemical Tests in DUI/Drunk Driving Cases

On December 9, 2012, a Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy observed a man, later identified as David Lee Ryce, driving a car down a street in reverse. The deputy momentarily lost sight of Ryce but then saw Ryce pull out of a nearby…more

South Carolina Governor Signs New Law on Expungements

On February 16, 2016, South Carolina Governor Nikki Hailey signed new legislation into law (Bill Numbers R-134/S-255) requiring the destruction of all booking and arrest records (mug shots, fingerprint cards, police reports,…more

Suffolk County District Court Dismisses DUI/Drunk Driving Charge

The factual allegations of the information state, inter alia, that on November 19, 2015 at approximately 3:23 AM the defendant was operating a motor vehicle at 65 mph in a 40 mph zone and that the defendant "had bloodshot glassy…more

Kentucky Supreme Court Issues Latest Opinion on DUI/Drunk Driving Road Blocks

Billy Cox was stopped at a roadblock conducted by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) at a highway intersection. As Cox approached the roadblock, one of the troopers noticed that he was not wearing his seatbelt. When questioned, Cox…more

Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Issues Latest Decision Considering the Constitutionality of a Traffic Stop

Johnson worked as a pizza delivery manager in Flint, Michigan. He left work just before 1:45 a.m. the morning of May 25, 2012, and dropped off a co-worker before proceeding home. Around 1:48 a.m., Johnson was driving east on…more

In Won, Supreme Court of Hawaii Issues a Ruling Clarifying "Informed Consent" for Alcohol Tests in DUI Cases

The prohibition against operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) provides that all drivers are deemed to have given consent to submit to a test of their breath, blood, or urine, for the purpose of…more

South Carolina Supreme Court Clarifies Video Recording Requirements in DUI Cases

On October 29, 2011, Gordon was stopped at a license and registration checkpoint by a South Carolina Highway Patrol Officer. The officer administered several field sobriety tests. The test at issue in this case is the HGN test…more

South Carolina Supreme Court Issues Latest DUI Opinion in Henkel

A witness observed a vehicle being driven erratically on I-385 and ultimately wrecking. Sergeant Hiott responded to the wreck and organized a search after learning from a witness that the driver had fled the scene. Officers were…more

In Burns, South Carolina Circuit Court Dismisses Warrantless DUI Charge

On July 4, 2014, River Hills Security Officer Foster witnessed Respondent Burns driving left of center in the River Hills neighborhood in Lake Wylie, York County, South Carolina. River Hills Security Officer Foster initiated a…more

Georgia Supreme Court Addresses Blood Draws in DUI/Drunk Driving Cases

On September 22, 2012, Williams was arrested by an officer of the Gwinnett County Police Department and charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane; the officer had “reasonable articulable suspicion” to stop Williams and…more

South Carolina Court of Appeals Dismisses Defendant's Appeal in a DUI Case

The defendant Andrew Looper was stopped in Greenville County, South Carolina for travelling 78 mph per hour in 45 mph zone. Greenville County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Smith approached the driver's side window of the defendant's…more

Kansas Supreme Court Issues Latest DUI/Drunk Driving Opinion

On the evening of February 28, 2009, Officer Jeremy Diaz, while working with other officers on a traffic and DUI saturation patrol in Wichita, observed Molitor make a right turn at a stop sign without using the turn signal,…more

Parker vs. The State of Georgia

On April 5, 2012, at about 9:28 p.m., a Georgia State Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop of Parker, who was driving his SUV at 72 miles per hour on Route 10 in Wilkes County where the posted speed limit was 55 mph. The…more

In Taylor, the South Carolina Court of Appeals Issues its Latest DUI Video Recording Opinion

On July 22, 2011, South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper E.S. Tolley charged Taylor with driving with unlawful alcohol concentration under section 56-5-2933 of the South Carolina Code (Supp. 2013). During the stop, as Tolley…more
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