Riccola Voigt is currently a Pro Tem Judge in Grant County Justice Court, in Canyon City, Oregon. Riccola was previously a criminal defense attorney, representing clients in criminal, probation violation, contempt, civil commitment, dependency, and juvenile delinquency proceedings. She has a sociology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In law school, Riccola served as the law review literary and senior editor and clerked for the U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division and for a U.S. District Court Judge. In 2010, she graduated as Valedictorian and her law review note, Recovery Planning, Science and Flexibility Under the Endangered Species Act was published.
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Nebraska's implied consent law and the consequences you'll face if you unlawfully refuse to take a blood, breath, or urine test when stopped for driving under the influence.
Under Iowa’s implied consent law, a person who operates a motor vehicle is deemed to have given consent to a chemical test of breath, blood, and/or urine if there are reasonable grounds to believe the person was “operating while intoxicated” (OWI).
In Illinois, if you get pulled over for a DUI and the officer asks you to take a blood, breath, or urine test, do you have to take one? What happens if you refuse? Implied Consent Illinois law requires you to take a breath, blood, or urine test if you are arrested for a DUI.
In Indiana, if you get pulled over for an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) and the officer asks you to take a blood, breath, or urine test, do you have to take one? What happens if you refuse?
Under Colorado’s expressed consent law, any person who drives a motor vehicle on the streets and highways of the state is deemed to have given consent to a breath, blood, saliva, and/or urine test.
In Nevada, consumption of alcohol and possession of open containers of alcohol in motor vehicles is generally prohibited. The open container law applies to both drivers and passengers. However, some exceptions allow passengers to have open containers in certain types of vehicles.
New Hampshire’s open container law makes it illegal to possess drugs and open containers of alcohol in vehicles. The prohibition on possessing open containers of alcohol applies to both, drivers and passengers. However, the law prohibiting possession of drugs in vehicles applies only to drivers.
In Maine, drivers and passengers are generally prohibited from consuming and possessing open containers of alcohol in motor vehicles. Read about the law's specifics and the penalties for a violation.
An Alcohol-DWAI conviction in New York is a misdemeanor if the defendant has been convicted of two or more impaired driving offenses within the preceding ten years. A third conviction within ten years for DWI per se, DWI, Drug-DWAI, or Combination-DWAI is a class D felony.
A first conviction for Alcohol-DWAI is a traffic infraction and the penalties imposed are generally less severe than those for other impaired driving convictions.