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Driving Under Suspension/Revocation

ND DOT Abstract Codes ND DOT Abstract Codes

Document provided by the Drivers License Division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation to explain the codes used on the certified driving abstracts.

Drugs

DEA Emboldens Delta 8 Hemp Business by signaling that the Cannabinoid is Federally Legal DEA Emboldens Delta 8 Hemp Business by signaling that the Cannabinoid is Federally Legal

While many states are moving to ban or restrict delta-8 THC products the DEA makes statement delta-8 THC not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act.

Drug Toxicology for Prosecutors Drug Toxicology for Prosecutors

A book published by the American Prosecutors Research Institute on better understanding the Toxicology for drug related DUI and how to better prosecute those types of cases.

Emojis Decoded for Drug References Emojis Decoded for Drug References

This reference guide shows how emojis are being used to describe various drugs.

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Illegally Selling CBD and Delta-8 THC Products FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Illegally Selling CBD and Delta-8 THC Products

The FDA issued warning letters to companies selling CBD and Delta-8 THC products for violations including marketing unapproved new drugs, misbranding, and adding Delta-8 THC to food products.

I Got High to See if I Could Legally Drive Under Canada's New Impaired Driving Laws I Got High to See if I Could Legally Drive Under Canada's New Impaired Driving Laws

With Canada making cannabis legal and passing per se limits of THC that can be in a person's system. A reporter wanted to see how much you had to smoke and how impaired you would be at those limits.

This Drug Gets You High, and is Legal (maybe) Across the County This Drug Gets You High, and is Legal (maybe) Across the County

This article discusses the growing market for hemp and products with Delta 8 THC, a byproduct of hemp and possibly legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.

Impaired Driving

Challenges and Defenses III Challenges and Defenses III

A book published by the NHTSA on claims and responses to common challenges and defenses in driving while impaired cases.

Constitutional Law Issues in Impaired Driving Cases Constitutional Law Issues in Impaired Driving Cases

Monograph published by NTLC which provides an overview of some of the many constitutional issues impacting traffic cases from the law enforcement officer’s observations of a vehicle in motion through a defendant’s trial. It is designed to review United States Supreme Court cases that impact the prosecution of impaired driving cases generally, as well as cases that have addressed impaired driving issues specifically. This monograph covers issues, and USSC opinions, involving the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol

This report prepared by the Division of Criminal Justice in the Colorado Department of Public Safety highlights trends in impaired driving cases and their toxicology.

Expert Witness Guide Expert Witness Guide

Monograph published by NTLC which provide an overview of the criminal justice system for people who likely encounter it through their roles as expert witnesses. The publication provides guidance on what it means to be a witness, what an expert can likely expect, and the importance of the expert’s role.

Interactive State Map Interactive State Map

An interactive map of the United States with information on each states DUI laws and DUI statistics.

The US DUI Report: Historical Trends and Breakdown The US DUI Report: Historical Trends and Breakdown

A State-by-State breakdown of DUI statistics and how DUI fatalities have changed over the years.

The Use of Oral Fluid to Detect Drugged Drivers The Use of Oral Fluid to Detect Drugged Drivers

AAA's toolkit for lawmakers, toxicologists, and criminal justice professionals that provides links to resources for oral fluid including a law enforcement pocket guide, quick reference handout, and a detailed guidance report with information regarding the implementation of oral fluid programs.

Juvenile Matters

Summary of Federal Statutes on Detaining Juveniles Summary of Federal Statutes on Detaining Juveniles

Explains when to take offenders to juvenile detention or adult jail.

Mental Health Services

North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study 2018 North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study 2018

A 2018 study into the Behavioral Health system in North Dakota.

North Dakota's Justice Reinvestment Approach North Dakota's Justice Reinvestment Approach

A study from 2017 on what the North Dakota Legislature is doing to invest in community based behavioral health services instead of prisons.

UND's Center for Rural Health reports UND's Center for Rural Health reports

Various reports conducted by UND's Center for Rural Health in the past 5 years.

Restitution

79 ALR 3rd 976 Restitution 79 ALR 3rd 976 Restitution

Collection from American Law Review and case law by state, for when defendant convicted of crime must pay restitution to injured victim.

Restitution Directly Related Restitution Directly Related

Restitution Summary from State v. Jasmann, includes case law and arguments for what restitution is directly related to the crime.

State v. Steinolfson, 483 N.W.2d 182 State v. Steinolfson, 483 N.W.2d 182

ND Supreme Court held damages from accident were not "damages resulting from the commission of the offense" within the meaning of the restitution statute.

Traffic

Deaths on U.S. Roads Soared to 16-year High in 2021 Deaths on U.S. Roads Soared to 16-year High in 2021

Article from the Washington Post about the rise in fatalities on the road nationwide.

Stops, Searches and Seizures - SCOTUS Case Synopses Stops, Searches and Seizures - SCOTUS Case Synopses

A synopsis of important U.S. Supreme Court cases relating to stops, searches, and seizures.