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2012-12-22 05:00:38

DWI and criminal defense attorney Joseph LaBella of Joseph LaBella & Associates says one of the basic tenants of the legal system — that a defendant has the right to face their accuser in court — still applies when that witness is a machine. Conroe,TX (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 DWI and criminal defense attorney Joseph LaBella of Joseph LaBella & Associates says one of the basic tenants of the legal system — that a defendant has the right to face their accuser in...

2012-12-21 05:01:02

In recognition of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, attorney Larry Disparti of The Disparti Law Group, P.A., urges Florida to adopt ℠per se´ laws, also known as ℠zero-tolerance´ laws, for drugged driving. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 Tampa car accident attorney Larry Disparti said today that National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in December should inspire state leaders to consider laws that would reduce the risk of drugged driving accidents in...

2012-12-14 16:20:18

MIAMI, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- How many times have you heard people say, "One more for the road!" at a holiday party? Think again before you knock back another glass of eggnog. The holiday season is a particularly dangerous time. Being charged with Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") is scary because 'regular people' wind up in jail with real criminals. According to Miami Attorney Jonathan H. Parker, who limits his practice to DUI defense, "No one wakes up in the morning and says,...

NTSB Wants Ignition Locks
2012-12-11 20:14:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The holiday season is one of merriment and festivities, but it is also a time when people may indulge too much and still get behind the wheel. Often times it is repeat offenders who end up in such situations. Fortunately, a high-tech solution could help keep those who shouldn´t be driving from doing so, and it is getting support from the top independent US government investigative agency. On Tuesday the National...

2012-12-11 12:21:38

-- Efforts by the board further validate MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving(®) -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) today praised the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for approving recommendations calling for all convicted drunk drivers to receive an ignition interlock device on their vehicles, as well as the development of new in-vehicle technologies, which could one day prevent a drunk driver from operating...

2012-12-09 05:02:00

Houston-area DWI attorney Joseph LaBella–who specializes in defending individuals accused of DWI and other criminal charges–warns drivers of increased holiday DWI patrols. Conroe, TX (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 Attorney Joseph LaBella today said he was concerned about the rights of drivers who might get unfairly targeted as part of a law enforcement effort in Texas to catch drunk drivers this holiday season. The Texas Highway Patrol and Carrollton and Coppell Police Departments...

2012-12-05 05:02:12

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. As the holiday season approaches, DUI victims´ rights attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group hope that Washington State drivers will keep in mind that calling a cab is much cheaper and far less destructive than getting behind the wheel while under the influence. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 According to the United States Department of Transportation, 753 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic...

2012-12-03 05:02:38

John Demas, personal injury attorney in Sacramento, discusses the implications of a new study showing that underage drinking remains a serious problem in all areas of the country. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2012 According to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA, more than 25 percent of all people under the age of 21 are drinking alcohol in spite of laws to prohibit this behavior. At least one-third of underage drinkers reported...

2012-12-01 12:20:02

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of North Carolina's most notable legislative efforts this year will go into effect December 1, essentially expanding sanctions and monitoring requirements for repeat drunk drivers. Laura's Law, named after teenager Laura Fortenberry, who was killed by a three-time convicted drunk driver, originally was signed in to law in 2011. In July 2012 state lawmakers tackled some administrative items in the language of the law that streamlined the...

2012-11-23 16:20:04

-- MADD Disappointed with Latest Recommendations -- WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) respects the National Transportation Safety Board's commitment to highway safety, we are extremely disappointed that today's update of the Board's impaired driving recommendations fails to take proven steps to prevent drunk driving, which causes almost a third of all highway deaths. For 12 years, the NTSB has focused on so-called...