Drunk Driving

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Labor Day Weekend and Drunk Driving Accidents

For many, the upcoming weekend signals the end of the summer. For others, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect reason for a three day party. In a community like the San Fernando Valley, where public transportation is not the...more

Virginia Supreme Court Decides Punitive Damages Case

In the recent case of Cain v. Lee, the Virginia Supreme Court determined that the Circuit Court for the County of Stafford erred when it granted a jury instruction that provided that “punitive damages are generally not...more

July 17th, 2015 Womble Legislative Update

In Limbo - You may recall that the General Assembly did not enact a new budget in time for the fiscal year that began July 1st. Instead, a continuing resolution was passed that keeps spending static until its expiration...more

Party Time: Mixing Drinks at the Company Picnic

It’s summer, and time for company softball tournaments, picnics, and outdoor happy hours. These are functions at which employees get a chance to relax with each other, meet each other’s families, and bond over outdoor games...more

Can Debts Caused by a DUI Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

With the 4th of July weekend coming up, DUI task forces will be out. This got me thinking about the relationship between DUI and bankruptcy. I work in an office next to John Skiba and we’ve talked about how these practice...more

Northridge Deadly Drunk Driving Accident Sheds Light on a Serious Issue

The summer months are upon us and with an increase in beach bonfires, summer BBQs, and Sunday Fundays in the sun, drunk driving accidents in the San Fernando Valley are also on the rise. These types of auto accidents are...more

What if I am pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence? [Video]

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk family law and criminal defense attorney Jason B. Castle discusses what happens if one is pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence. For more information visit...more

State v. Bernstein - Arizona Supreme Court Clarifies Court’s Gatekeeping Role In Determining Admissibility Of Expert Evidence...

Eleven defendants charged with aggravated driving under the influence had their blood tested by the Scottsdale Crime Laboratory. Defendants moved to exclude the evidence of their blood alcohol (BAC) results under Rule 702,...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House and Senate returned last week from Easter recess with vigor. The House considered and adopted, among other pieces of legislation, a comprehensive infrastructure/road plan and revisions to domestic violence...more

Can older drivers become impaired faster?

There is an increasing amount of focus on the effects of alcohol impairment behind the wheel due to the alarming number of fatalities that occur each year. According to the Illinois DUI Fact Book, alcohol-related crashes...more

Should We Worry about Marijuana DUIs?

The number of drivers with alcohol in their system has has gone down significantly while the number of drivers using marijuana has gone way up. Safety-wise this doesn’t seem to be a bad trade. A recent National Highway...more

Business Law Newsletter - March 2015

In This Issue: - Small Businesses: Responding to and Resolving Scathing (or False) Online Reviews - DWI in Your Driveway - Excerpt from DWI in Your Driveway: Drivers in the Commonwealth be...more

Drunk Driving Accidents in Woodland Hills and Financial Recovery

Drunk driving accidents needlessly cause thousands of injuries each year in California and throughout the United States. According to one study, alcohol was responsible for more than half of traffic fatalities in California....more

Suing a Drunk Driver

Spring often means an increase in parties (St. Patty’s Day, anyone?), sporting events, and other occasions where alcohol is present. This can also mean that more people leave these parties and drive while under the influence...more

DUI Criminal Defense and The Blood-Breath Partition Ratio

Arizona law states that “alcohol in the breath does not cause impairment; impairment results when alcohol enters the body, is absorbed into the bloodstream, and is transported to the central nervous system.” Guthrie v. Jones,...more

DWI in Your Driveway

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

What is a PBT? Do I have to cooperate? [Video]

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

Will proposed drug, alcohol clearinghouse for truckers make our roads safer?

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

Common causes of car accidents

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

Federal agency launching commercial driver clearinghouse

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

Lowering the legal limit in Illinois could reduce car accidents

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

Repeat drunk drivers need harsher penalties, Illinois police chief says

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

Holiday Parties: Can You Sue the Bar or Homeowner Who Served the Alcohol?

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

Buzzed Driving & Drunk Driving Accidents Increase During Holiday Season

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

Drive on a Suspended License Following a Conviction for Drunk Driving? Do not Pass Go…. Go Directly to Jail… Do not even think...

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

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