New Jersey DUI Sentencing Gets Tougher
Posted May 15th, 2010 at 4:21 pm
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A New Jersey appellate court recently expanded the powers of judges to punish drivers convicted of driving while intoxicated. The court ruled that prior convictions for violations of New Jersey's implied consent law, Refusal under 39:4-50.2, must now be counted as prior DWI convictions during sentencing for a DWI for a subsequent offense.
The ruling came in State v. Ciancagli...
Challenging the Validity of Blood Alcohol Content Tests
Posted May 15th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
The validity of breath and blood alcohol tests have come increasingly into question since a recent Colorado Springs Crime Lab audit revealed that many of the blood alcohol content (BAC) levels reported by the lab were inflated. As the BAC levels reported by the lab are often used to help convict or acquit people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) offenses, the possibility that reported inflated levels may have lead to unfounded convictions has alarmed many in the legal communit...