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Former "DUI Expert" Sues the Arizona Department of Safety After They Forced Him Out of His Job for Telling the Truth

Former Department of Public Safety Forensic Scientist ("DUI Expert") Greg Ohlson has filed a civil lawsuit in the United States District Court against the Arizona Department of Public Safety ("DPS") for violating his First Amendment Rights by retaliating against him for testifying negatively about DPS testing and disclosure policies and procedures in DUI cases. Mr. Ohlson worked in the Toxicology Department in the Scientific Analysis Bureau at DPS from 2004 until 2016 and testified in hundreds of DUI trials and evidentiary hearings on behalf of the prosecution as their "DUI expert" witness.

When you are charged with super extreme DUI

jailcell-T.jpgThe State of Arizona is serious about drunk driving. It is by far the most harsh state when it comes to sentencing if someone is convicted of a DUI. Its DUI laws cover every type and degree of offense. There is one set of penalties for first offense DUI's, another set for aggravated/ felony DUI, and yet another level for people charged with multiple DUI offenses.

5 Reasons teenagers have a higher risk for DUI accidents

Being a teenager comes with a lot of new responsibilities, life lessons and getting a feel for how the real world works. Grasping reality and the serious consequences of certain actions is difficult because most teenagers are still living at home under the rules of their parent(s) or guardian(s) and don't understand the real-life battle that comes with facing a serious offense. How can they understand the effects a DUI can have on their future when they're only just beginning to grow into their adult self?

Police look for impaired drivers at start of school year

With the new semester in full swing at Arizona State University, there are many parties and social gatherings that you may be looking forward to. With great fun, though, comes great responsibility. When you go out, make sure that you have a designated driver or that you have arranged a safe, reliable method of transportation to get you home without risking you a DUI.

Arizona DUI penalties are officially the toughest in the country

Drunk driving penalties have always been tough, but some state legislatures have become especially activist about creating new, harsher penalties. Arizona tops the list of strictest DUI laws by state, according to analysis by WalletHub. If you have gotten the impression that the Grand Canyon State has tougher drunk driving penalties than elsewhere, you're right.

Supreme Court considers legality of breath tests in DUI cases

Until recently in most states, it was perfectly within your rights to refuse a breathalyzer if you were suspected of drunk driving. This usually meant that you were required to submit to a blood test down at the police station, but it still wasn't considered illegal. Recent Supreme Court rulings have changed this, so what does that mean for motorists?

Arizona one of the toughest states for DUI

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Phoenix metro area take a very aggressive approach to curbing drunk driving. Various communities run sobriety checkpoints each weekend hoping to help keep impaired drivers off of the roadway. Those who are going out with friends or relatives need to know that they face strong penalties if they are charged with DUI.

Arizona Supreme Court rules on medical marijuana DUI Case

Arizona has extremely strong drugged driving laws. There are two ways in which motorists within the state may be charged with DUI under the current laws. The first charge may be handed down if the driver is found to be impaired to the slightest degree by a substance. The second charge may result if the motorist has the presence of any specifically listed drug is present in the person's system while he or she is operating a motor vehicle.

DRE and DUI's

If you are ever in a situation where you are being accused of driving under the influence of drugs (prescription or illicit), it is important to know that you may be asked to take a DRE examination. A drug recognition evaluator (DRE) is a police officer who took a class which purported to teach him or her how to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than or in addition to alcohol. These officers are given basic instruction on the effects of different types of drugs on a human body as it relates to DUI's. As with alcohol related DUI's, Attorney Craig Rosenstein wants you to know that it is unwise to do the roadside balancing tests or submit to the drug recognition evaluation. It would be wise to firmly but respectfully decline to take any type of field sobriety test (balancing tests) or DRE examination, because the information that is gathered always presumes impairment and is one sided and lacks scientific reliability.

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