What You Need to Know About Your 5th Amendment Rights

“I plead the 5th.” You’ve heard it plenty of times on television. “You have the right to remain silent.” You’ve heard that too. You’ve even read about it on this blog, whenever we’ve advised you to invoke your right to remain silent while in custody. But do you really understand your 5th amendment protections? If…

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Are DWI Tests Reliable?

DUI DWI Arrest

Police station “Breathalyzer” test results are often central pieces of evidence in DWI cases. Yet mounting evidence suggests they are not reliable. New York has already ruled that portable breathalyzer test results aren’t admissible in court, but prosecutors continue to use the results of in-station testing. This is problematic, since implied consent laws make it…

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