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More States Consider Forced Blood Extraction For DUI Suspects That Refuse Breath Testing

Attorneys who practice DUI law understand that in Schmerber v. California, 384 U.S. 757 (1966), the US Supreme Court upheld the right of states to forcibly extract blood from DUI suspects.  Now the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that many states, including our own, have adopted or are considering adopting "no refusal" laws that allow the police to hold you down and jam a needle in your arm and extract your blood when you refuse to provide a breath sample in a DUI case.  Not surprising, Texas appears to be leading the way in this new initiative.

According to the WSJ the no-refusal initiative is also being consider in other states, including Florida, Illinois, Louisiana and Missouri.  Read the article here.

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