Law Offices of Randy Collins Scholarship (Deadline: December 10, 2017)
Who Can Apply: This scholarship has been made available to all law students or college students who are currently attending and admitted to a state accredited law school or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college.
Submission: Please write a complete essay answering the questions provided below as well as provide us with proof of current attendance at a college or university (transcripts work). Your responses should be 2,000 to 5,000 words, although you will not be disqualified if it is shorter or longer.
“Frank was driving his vehicle at night on an unlit winding road when, without slowing his vehicle, struck a man who was running on the shoulder of the road adjacent to a baseball field.
The posted speed limit for the road was 50 miles per hour.
The officer arrived at the scene of the accident 15 minutes later and found Frank sitting in his car in the field. Without giving Frank any Miranda warnings, the officer asked him why his car was in the field, and Frank said that he was driving down the road and his car hit “something.” The officer noticed that Frank’s eyes were glassy, his speech was slurred, and his breath had a strong odor of alcohol. When Frank exited the car at the officer’s direction, he could not stand without holding onto the car. Frank refused the officer’s request that he take a breath test to determine the percentage of alcohol in his blood. An ambulance arrived, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead.
The officer arrested Frank and took him to the police station. The officer then appeared before a judge who, based upon the above facts, issued an order for a chemical test of Frank’s blood. The blood test was administered and showed Frank’s blood alcohol level to be substantially above the legal limit for driving while intoxicated.
Frank was indicted for the crime of manslaughter in the second degree.
- Does Frank have the right to have the results of the blood test suppressed? Explain.
- Does Frank have the right to have his statement suppressed? Explain.
- Was the evidence presented at trial legally sufficient to support a conviction of manslaughter in the second degree? Explain.”
Deadline: December 10, 2017