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Theodore H. Swan, Jr., Attorney at Law
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Are field sobriety tests accurate?
Read this article to learn more about the accuracy of field sobriety tests. These tests rely on an officer’s individual judgment. There are numerous ways a sober person could be suspected of drunk driving, including having a physical or mental impairment, or simply being nervous and performing poorly on the test. You may need to speak with a DUI defense attorney after an arrest.
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Ignorance is bliss: SCOTUS holds defendant must know synthetic drug could be illegal
The Supreme Court recently issued a holding addressing synthetic drugs and the Controlled Substance Act. This article is helpful to anyone facing drug charges in this type of situation.
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Ignition interlock bill expected to pass this session
Check out this article about a bill currently under consideration by Pennsylvania lawmakers. The bill would make ignition interlocks mandatory for many first-time DUI offenders. The devices are currently only required for repeat offenders. Supporters of the bill say the devices help reduce drunk driving accidents while allowing offenders to maintain many of their driving privileges.
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New cellphone ruling made by the Supreme Court
Check out this article about a new U.S. Supreme Court Ruling which requires law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant before searching someone’s cellphone. This ruling was based on two separate cases in two different states. In both of these cases, law enforcement officials searched the men’s cellphones without acquiring a warrant.
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