Washington State Passes Crucial Victim Notification Law

Inno-admin/ February 25, 2021/ Domestic Violence, gps, legislation, Lynda Wilson, Tiffany's Law, victim notification, Washington state

Washington State Passes Crucial Victim Notification Law In November 2019, Marine Corps veteran and mother of three Tiffany Hill was shot and killed by her estranged husband. Despite having a restraining order in place, she died in front of her children while sitting in her car in their elementary school parking lot. Now, Washington state lawmakers have enacted changes in hopes

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Veterans Treatment Court Act Funds Supportive Alternatives

Inno-admin/ January 17, 2019/ alcohol abuse, drunk driving, DWI & Specialty Courts, legislation, Making a Difference, Veterans Issues, Veterans Treatment Courts

Veterans Treatment Court Act Funds Supportive Alternatives Veterans treatment courts (VTCs) are one of the fastest growing specialty court types in the U.S.; there are now more than 551 VTCs nationwide. Recent legislation will fund support staff at these alternative courts to assist veterans on their road to recovery. Veterans Treatment Courts Increase Assistance This fall, the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of

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Alcohol & Drunk Driving Trends: A 2018 Retrospective

Inno-admin/ January 15, 2019/ alcohol monitoring programs, alcohol trends, continuous alcohol monitoring, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving trends, General, legislation, underage drinking

Alcohol & Drunk Driving Trends: A 2018 Retrospective In the spirit of the new year ahead, we have decided to look back at some of the 2018 trends surrounding drunk driving, alcohol addiction, and criminal justice. Problem Drinking & Driving It’s no secret that impaired driving is a widespread issue, but drinking and driving in certain age groups has its own set

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“No Refusal” DUI Policies: Time Is A Factor

Inno-admin/ May 3, 2018/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, legislation, Legislation & Public Policy, U.S. Supreme Court

“No Refusal” DUI Policies: Time Is A Factor During a drunk-driving traffic stop or following a crash, time is a critical factor when it comes to accurately determining a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Because the human body rapidly metabolizes consumed alcohol, if too much time passes between the initial stop and the administration of a BAC test, the results

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Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it

Inno-admin/ December 6, 2017/ alcohol abuse, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, legislation, Legislation & Public Policy, madd, NHTSA, underage drinking

Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it Could lowering the legal drinking age reduce binge drinking among younger drinkers, particularly those in college? Three Wisconsin state legislators seem to think so. The proposed bill, sponsored by Republican representatives Adam Jarchow, Cindi Duchow, and Rob Swearingen would reduce the legal drinking age in Wisconsin to 19. By lowering the minimum

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WI Supreme Court Rules Against Drunk Drivers in Two Cases

Inno-admin/ April 28, 2017/ drunk driving, impaired driving, implied consent laws, legislation, Legislation & Public Policy, recidivism, U.S. Supreme Court, Warrantless Blood Draws, Wisconsin drunk driving

Wisconsin has a reputation for leniency when it comes to drunk driving, but two recent decisions by the state’s highest court could make it easier to obtain evidence in drunk driving cases and prosecute impaired drivers. Warrantless blood draws OKed in some cases David Howes was unconscious and seriously injured after hitting a deer with his motorcycle in 2013. While investigating the crash,

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