DWI, DUI and the Law

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Oceana Publications, 2004 - Law - 170 pages
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Despite concerted efforts to stop people from driving while intoxicated, thousands each year will either be found guilty of this offense, or become a victim of drunk driving. This handy guide provides legal definitions of the offense, providing statistics on the history and scope of the problem, and provides the reader with vital information on everything from the current legal levels of blood alcohol by state, methods of detection, penalties, and victims' rights.

Appendices include:


·Traffic fatalities by state


·Selected portion of the Uniform Vehicle Code regarding Drunk Driving


·State illegal per se Blood Alcohol Levels levels


·States with sobriety checkpoints

The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.

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Contents

DRUG USE AND DRIVING
5
USE OF THE VEHICLE
10
CHAPTER
17
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

MARGARET C. JASPER is an attorney engaged in the general practice of law in South Salem, New York, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and entertainment law. Ms. Jasper holds a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, is a member of the New York and
Connecticut bars, and is certified to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Jasper has been appointed to the law guardian panel for the Family Court of the State of New York, is a member of a number of professional organizations and associations, and is a New York State licensed real estate broker operating as Jasper Real Estate, in South Salem, New York.
Margaret Jasper maintains a website at http: //www.JasperLawOffice.com.
In 2004, Ms. Jasper successfully argued a case before the New York Court of Appeals, which gives mothers of babies who are stillborn due to medical negligence the right to bring a legal action and recover emotional distress damages. This successful appeal overturned a 26-year old New York case
precedent, which previously prevented mothers of stillborn babies to sue their negligent medical providers.

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