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Should Police Require a Search Warrant in Order to Draw Blood in DUI Cases?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case from the state of Missouri, which could have implications on a national level. In Georgia, a search warrant is required.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case from Missouri on whether police must first get a search warrant before forcing a suspected drunk driver to have blood drawn.

According to a story in The San Francisco Chronicle, the justices have agreed to hear the Missouri contention that the Constitution does not require police to take the time to get a search warrant in order to draw blood. The contention is that the alcohol would dissipate in the system during the wait. The high court in Missouri, however, disagrees and claims a search warrant is required.

It is reported that more than 1.4 million people are arrested in the US each year and charged with driving under the influence.

Do you think that members of law enforcement would be required to obtain a warrant before forcing a suspected drunk driver to have blood drawn in DUI cases?

Kat October 02, 2012 at 02:08 PM
You have signed your GA DL and already given implied consent. If you want to further complicate things you have right to refuse the breathalyzer and make the police get a warrant for a blood draw. If you are innocent it would be in your best interest to comply. If you would rather make a point, you risk losing your license to drive for an extended period of time as well as considerable fines, classes, community service and attorney fees.
Stormin October 02, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Most people, especially the ones here, will not recognize the police state until the military boot smashes their face.
Bob October 02, 2012 at 03:50 PM
"it seems to me that failure to comply to REASONABLE search is indicative of something to hide." This is truly scary.
Michael k October 02, 2012 at 06:18 PM
.... or until they take my kidney for my expired tag
thcooper69 October 05, 2012 at 08:35 PM
hey and if THAY fail it ,thay should be put to death .

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