U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide if Police Need a Warrant for Blood on DWI Stops January 9, 2013
US Supreme Ct. to decide whether police can take blood without warrant. This has major implications for DWI law and the 4th Amendment. Read more here.
If the Court rules for the state in this matter, it may allow police to take all suspects who refuse breathalyzer or field sobriety tests directly to the hospital for mandatory blood test without the need to wait for a warrant from a judge. Essentially, every day would be like no-refusal weekends.
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