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4 Common Mistakes Made by Police in a DUI Case
4 Common Mistakes Made by Police in a DUI Case

During a DUI investigation, police officers are required to follow certain procedures to provide transparency, obtain evidence lawfully, and protect the rights of suspects. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for law enforcement authorities to break these rules, typically by ...

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