Brooklyn assistant district attorney Imran Ansari was arrested for refusing to pay his taxi fare. Ansari insisted that, as an ADA, he outranks the police. Instead he was charged with the crime of theft of services.
Unfortunately this is the attitude of many in the District Attorney offices. That is: I’m an ADA, and so above the law. Cops, prosecutors, etc. are public servants. The public is their boss, public servants are not the bosses over the citizenry.
This kind of attitude is endemic through the criminal justice system. New York ADA’s represent the People of the State of New York—all the people. In a system filled with people like this, anyone facing the criminal justice system needs a zealous advocate in his or her corner. We can be reached 24/7 at (800) 3-RLG-LAW.
Full disclosure: I worked as an ADA in Brooklyn and elsewhere in NYC, but I never met the subject. Also, no NYPD cop would ever take kindly to this line of argumentation.
The U.S. Marine Corps will now be conducting regular, random breath alcohol tests. Marines will be required to submit to a breathalyzer test and those who register a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .01 or greater will receive counseling. Greater than .04 and a medical exam will be ordered.
In most states, the (BAC) to be considered “drunk” for DWI or DUI is .08.
The military has been conducting regular, random urine drug testing for years. These measures help to ensure the safety of those in the combat zone. A soldier, sailor, airman, marine, or coast guardsman who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a danger to those around him or her.
Regular, random testing of those in safety-sensitive positions ensures a drug-free workplace.
Happy 12/12/12, everyone.
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Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s ok.
Marijuana is now legal in several states, but drug-free workplace policies have not yet been updated to reflect these updates. It is important that drug-free workplace policies are updated to keep pace with the changing legal landscapes.
We can help. Give us a call at (800) 3-RLG-LAW with your questions.