Drunk Driving

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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney – How Can I be Guilty of DUI Drugs if I Possess a Medical Marijuana Card?

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I am consistently meeting people who are downright distraught and confused to have been charged with DUI Drugs (sometimes referred to as “drugged driving”) when the only drug they...more

Are supervisors able to assess impairment? Drug driving decision suggests so

A recent Ontario decision suggests that laypersons - such as supervisors – may assess whether a person is impaired from drugs or alcohol, and their assessment will be considered in legal proceedings. In a “drug...more

Leandra’s Law

Leandra’s Law, also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, is a New York State law that makes driving drunk with a child under the age of 16 an automatic felony. The bill was passed by the New York State Assembly and...more

Marijuana and DUI: The rules changed

Arizona has historically taken a zero tolerance approach to individuals consuming marijuana and driving; if you are driving a vehicle and have any trace of marijuana in your system you were prosecuted and convicted. There...more

Legal Issues Delay Goodman Retrial

A notorious drunk driving case continues to draw attention to the legal process in Florida. Multimillionaire John Goodman was behind the wheel of his black Bentley convertible in the early morning hours of February...more

New Technology In The Works For Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is an ongoing issue in many states throughout the U.S. Due to the slowed reflexes, impaired judgment and other effects that alcohol intoxication can cause, there are a significant number of motor vehicle...more

Eight Tips for a Problem-Free Office Holiday Celebration

‘Tis the season for office holiday parties which, unfortunately, are often fraught with labor and employment issues. A wild office party akin to a “Mad Men”-esque soirée may have unfortunate legal consequences for an employer...more

Employment Law 101: Holiday Parties

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: This one is pretty straight forward. It applies to all employers contemplating any type of holiday gathering for its staff. What are the legal issues: Holiday parties...more

Spiked Egg Nog and the Human Response: Avoiding Holiday Party Mishaps

Like festive lights and bow-wrapped luxury cars, ‘tis the season for horror stories from company holiday parties. Office holiday parties are a cherished tradition and a nice way for companies to thank their employees for a...more

Serving Alcohol At Your Holiday Party

We here at the McNees Wallace & Nurick Labor and Employment Law Group have been busy preparing for the holiday season. While holiday parties can be great fun, hosting a holiday party or placing holiday decorations in...more

Week in Review - December 12, 2013

Your company holiday party can be added to the list of things impacted by technology. In addition to the risk of alcohol-induced harassment, injuries, or property damage, employers should be mindful that technology and mobile...more

Walking in a Winter Litigation Wonderland: Top Employment Mistakes to Avoid at Your Company Holiday Party

As 2013 draws to a close, attentions turn to the festivities and merriment of the holiday season, and many employers gear up for office holiday parties. A holiday party is a great way to reward employees for a long year’s...more

Employment Law Advisory: Company-Sponsored Holiday Celebrations: Avoid the Obvious Risks

As the holiday season reaches its peak, company-sponsored holiday parties, and the risks that arise with them, are ubiquitous. Each year, company-sponsored holiday parties result in incidents that prompt claims against the...more

How Can You Receive Justice for Injuries Caused by a Drunk Driver?

A woman was recently killed at World Center Drive after the car she was in was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The 20-year-old drunk driver slammed into the back of the car, killing her and critically injuring the car’s driver....more

Suing A Bar For Personal Injuries Caused By A “Visibly Intoxicated” Person: Sometimes Circumstantial Evidence Can Be Enough

Many people have seen it happen before: you are at a bar enjoying a cold one, someone stumbles up to the bar and orders another drink, and you think, "Geez, how in the world is that person in any condition to have another...more

Maryland’s Highest Court Continues to Nix Tavern Owners’ Liability for Off-premises Acts by Intoxicated Patrons.

For the time being, Maryland remains among the states that refuse to impose liability on tavern owners for injuries caused by intoxicated patrons after they leave the premises. ...more

Drunk Drivers Still Harm Thousands Each Year - Protect Your Family With An Attorney

Did you know that in 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that one person dies every 51 minutes from alcohol-impaired driving crashes; resulting in the deaths of more than 10,000 people a year and...more

Weekly Law Resume - June 20, 2013: Strict Interpretation: Declining To Extend Liability Under Civil Code Section 1714

Adam Rybicki, et al. v. Ashley Carlson, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (May 22, 2013)- California Civil Code section 1714 immunizes from civil liability an individual who provides alcohol to...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Decide Interplay Between Dram Shop Act and Insurance Guaranty Fund Act

In the final days of the Illinois Supreme Court's recently concluded May term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Today, we begin our detailed previews of those cases, discussing the...more

The Fourth Circuit On "Accidents" And Drunken Driving

The issue in Johnson v. American United Life Insurance Co., decided last week by the Fourth Circuit. was whether the Plaintiff's husband's death from a car wreck while driving intoxicated was an "accident" under his life...more

Mobile Bicyclist In Fatal Accident With DUI Driver

A fatal accident resulted in the death of a bike rider, and now a young man is facing criminal charges for at least the third time. The Mobile, Alabama area man was arrested on suspected DUI and vehicular manslaughter after...more

BB&K Police Chief Bulletin: DUI Blood Test - Alcohol Dissipation Does Not Justify Warrantless Blood Test for Drunk Driving

Overview: The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream did not necessarily create an exigent circumstance justifying a warrantless blood test in all DUI cases. Missouri...more

Jury Names Club And Drunk Driver Liable In Victim's Death

Last month, we blogged about how in Alabama a drinking establishment can be liable if they knowingly serve alcohol to an intoxicated individual that then goes on to cause a serious drunk driving wreck. A terrible 2009 crash...more

Dram Shop Liability: $10.5 Million Awarded To Victim's Family

It is common knowledge that drunk driving is illegal and if a driver is found to be over the legal limit and causes an accident, they will face serious consequences including possible jail time. Further, the drunk driver...more

New Jersey’s Implied Consent Law - The Proof is in the Procedure

New Jersey’s Implied Consent Law requires that any person arrested for operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway or quasi-public area while intoxicated submit samples of his or her breath for chemical testing to determine...more

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