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Zero tolerance connotes community condemnation of particular behaviour. Zero tolerance policies sometimes lead to presumption of guilt. Politicians, schools, and Courts need to be wary of zero tolerance policies if guilt is presumed or other Constitutional guarantees of rights are not protected. "Zero tolerance" is sometimes used in the context of driving under the influence of alcohol since drinking and driving is a major cause of death, injury, and damage in our communities. No matter how appropriate a "zero tolerance" policy may be from the perspective of politics, it is essential that a person suspected, accused, or charged with drinking and driving be afforded due process.
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Missouri : Hardship/Limited Driving Privileges in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case
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