What is a PBT? Do I have to cooperate?
Drivers in the Commonwealth be forewarned: a conviction for driving while intoxicated does not require that the defendant be driving the vehicle or that it be on a public road....more
Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk Family Law and Criminal Defense attorney Jason Castle talks about what a PBT is and whether or not you have to cooperate. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com. ...more
A recent report from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicated that in 2013, 10 percent of all fatal crashes involved tractor trailers. While the factors playing a role in these crashes vary, many Chicago truck...more
The best car accident lawyer in Illinois would say that he or she has seen an increase in fatal car accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, a total of 991 individuals lost their lives in fatal...more
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,921 individuals were killed and 104,000 were injured in 2012 during collisions involving commercial trucks on U.S. roadways. Out of those fatal crashes, two...more
A 65-year-old Hebron, Connecticut math teacher was severely injured after an inebriated parent struck him with her car after dropping her son off at school. According to NBC Connecticut, police determined that the driver, a...more
While Illinois enforces certain DUI laws, such as mandatory ignition interlock devices for all drunk driving offenders, law enforcement officials believe that stricter DUI penalties may be in order to reduce the number of DUI...more
It’s that time of year again, when holiday parties abound and the number of buzzed drivers or intoxicated drivers on the roads increase, putting many innocent pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists, and motorists at risk. We may...more
A new study released by UC San Diego reveals that “minimally buzzed” drivers – including those with a very low 0.01 blood-alcohol level (which is well below the legal limit of 0.08) are often to blame for fatal car crashes....more
In prior blog posts New Law Mandates Video Cameras in Police Vehicles and Mandatory Jail Under New Driving While Suspended Statue, we discussed changes in the law governing suspended drivers. This article expands that...more
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
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, 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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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