The Campaign For DA

9.25.2012

Big Government And The Fourth Amendment


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Get ready! They comin' for your blood!

It has been constitutional law for years that police can always search without a warrant if they have probable cause and "exigent circumstances."  So if the police had probable cause to arrest you for DWI and your blood alcohol level is being subjected to your metabolism by the minute, why do they need to get a warrant for your blood in order to save the blood/alcohol reading?

The Supreme Court will decide if that is the law next Spring.

(For what it's worth, even if the Supreme Court sides with the vampires, the Texas Legislature would probably have to rewrite some Texas statutes to fit within the parameters of the Supreme Court ruling. The DAs have been talking about this for years.)

The Texas DPS labs already analyze over 1,600 blood vials a year, and they are taking measures to try and keep up.