Holly L Campbell, CADC, RMSR, SQP


DuiAuthority

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot force a DUI suspect to submit to a forced blood draw without a search warrant in a routine DUI investigation.  The opinion will mandate changes in dozens of states where law enforcement routinely force suspected drunk drivers to submit to a forced blood draw.  In Missouri v. McNeely, the complex opinion delivered by Justice Sonia Sotomayor ruled that, when the Missouri state police required a forced blood draw from Tyler McNeely, a suspected drunken driver, the police violated McNeely’s Fourth Amendment rights.

Forced Blood Draws: Supreme Court Says “No Go”

The Supreme Court failed to make any bright line rules as to when and under what circumstances police could initiate a forced blood draw without a warrant.  Instead, it seemed that it would be a case-by-case basis. Read more.

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