Fourth Amendment Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court has questioned some states’ laws that make it a crime to refuse a breath or blood test without a warrant, and whether or not it is a violation of our Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits “unreasonable searches and seizures” particularly, in this case, […]
Fourth Amendment Rights
Do you text, check Facebook or catch up on e-mails while driving? Most of us live busy lives these days and every minute counts. It may seem like a time saver to catch up with our social lives and important emails while traveling from one place to the next, but this is never a good […]
A study was conducted at the University of Iowa to determine how alcohol, marijuana, and a combination of the two, can impair drivers. Though some states are legalizing marijuana, it is still illegal to drive under the influence. Volunteers willingly became drunk and stoned and got behind the wheel of a simulator to determine at what level […]
Own an iWatch or a Fitbit? Do you love your wearable technology? You can now add a device called “Skyn” made by the San Francisco based BACtrack to your wrist as well. BACtrack is a company that makes breathalyzers for law enforcement agencies. Recently BACtrack won the $200,000 grand prize at a National Institutes of […]
On Monday March 15, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines that place greater responsibility on doctors to stem the ever increasing problem of opioid use and addiction in America. According to the CDC, opioid’s killed 28,647 people in the United States in 2014.
The CDC reports that, since 1999, prescriptions […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its 2016 Most Wanted List. NHTSA has proposed a number of changes and modifications to current laws to deter drunk driving.
At the top of the list is lowering the legal limit from .08 to .05 BAC. According to NHTSA, by the time a person’s BAC reaches […]
Underage Drinking and Driving
Although there are new temptations for today’s teens that weren’t as prevalent fifteen years ago, such as texting and driving, alcohol consumption by minors is still a problem especially when combined with driving. Because the onset of alcohol use begins for many adolescents well before their 21st birthday, students are drilled with […]
Attorney Nathan J. Dineen will be a presenter at the 2016 DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) Winter Seminar being held at The Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ, January 16 & 17, 2016. The topics he will discuss are effective Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Driving Under the Influence Defense. When hiring a DUI Defense […]
The law firm of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., is proud to announce Attorney Nathan J. Dineen has been selected as one of the 2015 “Wisconsin Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers. This honor is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within each state.
Each year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from law firms of […]
This week marks the 7th Annual Operation Dry Water (ODW), a national boating under the influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign. The mission of Wisconsin’s Operation Dry Water is to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use […]