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Police say people who smoke weed have ‘green tongues,’ though there’s no scientific evidence

c Police say people who smoke weed have 'green tongues,' though there's no scientific evidence. From USA TODAY: Police say people who smoke weed have 'green tongues,' though there's no scientific evidence. Police officers across the USA have used the observation as one of several signs to justify probable cause and make arrests in criminal cases, specifically in DUI cases. Police officers across the USA alleged in some DUI cases that people who recently smoked marijuana had green tongues. One specialized training program taught all around the world has law enforcement look for a "possible green coating". However, police point to no scientific studies...

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Forensic Problems in the Criminal Courts

  There is a big difference between civil courts and criminal courts. The obvious fact is one deals with money and the other, the loss of liberty: jail or prison. The rules of evidence that govern both systems are essentially the same. . . or so one would think. The reality is that criminal courts have come under large scrutiny for not following the rules of evidence when it comes to the forensic problem of bogus science. The National Academy of Science and The National Institute of Justice were both contracted to perform a comprehensive study on the state of modern...

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Defending the Asleep at the Wheel DWI cases

Mimi Coffey presents on Defending the Asleep at the Wheel DWI cases at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & the National College of DUI Defense Las Vegas DUI seminar (2019) Mimi Coffey:  She is board certified in DWI defense by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). Mimi is a Regent with the National College of DUI Defense. She is the chairman of the NCDD Forensics Committee. She is a frequent speaker at both national and state-wide seminars, including the above seminar over Defending Asleep at the Wheel DWI cases. She is an experienced attorney with a proven trial...

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Mimi Coffey At The Blood, Breath & Tears XXVI in Florida (2019)

Mimi Coffey:  She is board certified in DWI defense by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). Mimi is a Regent with the National College of DUI Defense. She is the chairman of the NCDD Forensics Committee. She is a frequent speaker at both national and state-wide seminars. She is an experienced attorney with a proven trial record (over 300 cases, with 80% of them being jury trials). She even sued the Texas Department of Public Safety in federal court on the Texas DPS surcharge program. When the Pantego Police Department started using officers to draw blood in DWI cases,...

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The New Fake Deferred Adjudication DWI Law

The New Fake Deferred Adjudication DWI Law Warning Don’t be fooled by the new fake DWI deferred adjudication bill. Those who are uninformed may choose to get a fake dismissal not knowing it is fake. The best thing to do is to analyze your DWI case properly and review all options to determine the best course of action. What is it? Before Sept. 1, 2019 there was no such thing as deferred adjudication for any type of DWI offense. Cases ended either in a DWI conviction, dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge (typically an “obstruction of a highway”). What is deferred adjudication? A true deferred...

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The Serious Problems with Texas’ Breath Test Program

In my last trial, Tarrant County Criminal Court no.2, cause no. 1528525, the State's expert readily conceded facts about Texas' breath test program that are unacceptable.   (fig. 1) The Intoxilyzer 9000 First, The Texas Department of Public Safety, a law enforcement agency,  runs the breath test program for the entire state of Texas. The Scientific Director for Texas DPS comes up with the regulations and oversees the program.  For scientific integrity, a law enforcement agency should never be in charge of forensic, scientific evidence. There are no checks and balances in this system. Power is very dangerous when it all rests in...

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Mimi Coffey DWI/Criminal Defense Lawyer Credentials

Mimi Coffey Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD, who has been practicing for over 24 years. She is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law. She is also a Regent with the NCDD. Furthermore, She is the chairman of the NCDD Forensics Committee. She is the founder of The Coffey Firm. With offices in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties, The Coffey Firm serves the entire metroplex. Mimi has appeared as a legal commentator for CNN, National Fox News, and local Dallas/Fort Worth stations on DWI-related stories. She is...

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Mimi Coffey is Board Certified in DWI Defense by the NCDD.

Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD, who has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law. Mimi has been a speaker on DWI in many states across the country including Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Idaho, Nevada and Florida. Furthermore, Her passion for educating other lawyers dates back to 1999. Finally, She literally wrote Texas’ DWI Defense textbook, and the 2nd edition came out in 2018. The Coffey Firm handles DWI and Criminal Defense in Dallas and Tarrant Counties and surrounding counties,...

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NCDD Regent, Mimi Coffey

Mimi Coffey is a Regent of the NCDD (National College for DUI Defense). She wrote the DWI textbook: Texas DWI Defense and has 4 national & 6 statewide articles published on DWI/DWI related issues. Also, Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD, who has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law. In addition, She is also the chair of the forensic committee for the NCDD. The committee tracks the progress and advocates for changes in forensic...

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