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April 2013 Archives

SCOTUS: Forced Blood Tests on DUI Suspects Need Warrant

What a difference a day makes. For DUI suspects across the country, the lyrics never rang truer. Not too long ago, we discussed the possibility of forced blood draws of DUI suspects and how it's probably a bad idea to refuse a test. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States came out with a decision saying otherwise.

The justices held that people suspected of drunk driving can't be automatically forced into taking blood tests without a warrant and without their consent.

After a DUI, What Happens to Your Driving Privileges?

If you've been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles, you may lose your driving privileges.

Typically, authorities will take away your driver's license, or issue an order of suspension following a drunken driving arrest. The inability to drive can impact your work and your personal life.

To help you through this process, here are five things you may want to know regarding driving privileges following a DUI arrest: