The Corpus Delicti RuleBy J. Brick Van Der Snick & Andrew L. MorrisAugust 2019A summary of People v. Sanchez, in which the defendant appealed his conviction for one count of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Has Missouri v. McNeely Been Overruled by Mitchell v. Wisconsin?By Larry A. DavisAugust 2019In Mitchell v. Wisconsin, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a Wisconsin statute providing for a warrantless blood draw from an unconscious DUI suspect is always constitutional, except in the rarest of circumstances, pursuant to the “exigent circumstances” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement.
Legal Marijuana: Driver BewareBy Sara VigDecember 2019An overview of section 11-502.15 of the Vehicle Code, which became effective June 25, 2019 and outlines the possession of adult use cannabis in a motor vehicle.
MDDP IssuesBy Ted HarvatinDecember 2019An overview of the Monitoring Device Driving Permit Program.
The need for a warrant after DUI suspect hospitalizedBy James SternMarch 2019In People vs. Pratt, the appellate court held that a non-consensual blood draw of a DUI suspect at the hospital after a fatal accident was an unreasonable warrantless search in violation of the Fourth Amendment.