Blog - March 2014

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Member in the Spotlight: Troy Broussard

This week’s member in the spotlight truly defines service for others. Troy Broussard has been a member of NCDD since 1997 and a sustaining member since 2002. He graduated from the University of Louisiana with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and from Loyola Law School. He is known as the “DWI Dr.” with a practice dedicated exclusively to DWI defense since 1998.  His NHTSA SFST training dates back to 1999 and Intoxilyzer 5000 operator training to 2003. In ...read more

Member in the Spotlight: Kirby Riffel

 

Everyday our National College for DUI Defense members are out in the trenches fighting for justice. Knowing a little something about our fellow heroes is inspiring to us all. Our first in an NCDD new series of “Members in the Spotlight” is Kirby Riffel of Pocahontas, Arkansas, a Founding Member of the NCDD.

Interesting fact, Kirby (pictured at right with his son in New Orleans) was a senior at Little Rock ...read more

Man blows 0.00 on breathalyzer, gets arrested for DWI


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/man-blows-0-00-on-breathalyzer--gets-arrested-for-dwi-003450614.html

Many people falsely believe that if they pass a breath test, they will be free to go and not be charged with DWI/DUI.  This belief is a fallacy.  Take for instance Larry Davis, an Austin man arrested and charged with DWI even though he blew 0.00% on an Intoxilyzer 5000 (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/man-blows-0-00-on-breathalyzer–gets-arrested-for-dwi-003450614.html). ...read more

Prosecutions for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Based Upon Unreliable Evidence

Due to the rise in the use of marijuana all over the country, including the state of Michigan, police are now being trained to investigate driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. It is the new craze in law enforcement but, because it is not as easy to detect and

identify as alcohol, false arrests and prosecutions are much more common. Law enforcement incorrectly believes that identifying persons intoxicated from drugs is the same as alcohol. ...read more