Six months after the North Carolina Supreme Court overruled the state Court of Appeals and held that a police officer’s mistaken beliefs about the law could be a reasonable basis for a stop, the appeals court pushed back.
An Oregon man has had his felony drunk driving conviction overturned on the ground that he was improperly barred from presenting a “sleep driving” defense at trial.
Police caught a Minnesota man tooling down the road with a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit.
But the man doesn’t have to worry about serious criminal charges because Minnesota courts have decided that his Segway isn’t a motor vehicle under the state’s drunk driving laws.
A Texas criminal defense attorney’s unique advertising method has drawn the attention – and the ire – of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
A jury has awarded a Charlotte, N.C. couple $1.7 million in a lawsuit against a Cotswold-area restaurant, in connection with an October 2010 head-on collision that killed the couple’s unborn son.
If a state affords an arrested drunk driver the right to call a lawyer before submitting to a breath test, can a driver who has second thoughts interrupt the actual administration of a test to telephone an attorney?
That’s the precise issue just addressed by one state court.
A Santa Rosa, Calif. couple has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit that accused them of negligence for giving their alcoholic, adult son the pickup he was driving when he crashed into two teenage sisters at a bus stop.
Barron Hilton, the younger brother of Paris Hilton, has been ordered to pay $4.9 million to a former gas station attendant he struck with his Mercedes-Benz, an attorney said.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Confrontation Clause bars admission of laboratory reports such as blood-alcohol content tests through the in-court testimony of an analyst who did not personally perform the test was viewed as a major victory by some defense attorneys.
A Ventura County, Calif. jury has awarded more than $49 million in a lawsuit stemming from a freeway accident that killed one man and left a California Highway Patrol officer a quadriplegic.