NACDL President Cynthia Orr Said DWI Cases Should Be Treated More Seriously

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President Cynthia Orr said although drunk driving and DWI cases are seen as routine and insubstantial to some attorneys, they should be treated more seriously.

In the President’s Column in The Champion, the NACDL’s monthly publication, Orr said DWI and drunk driving convictions often carry life-altering punishments, which can include fines, jail time and not being able to obtain a job. Orr said mistakes often are made in DWI cases because subpar evidence is accepted. The NACDL president said she thinks “common sense and decency” should go into what determines the evidence used in the cases.

Read the December 2010 President’s Column in the Champion Magazine.

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