The Ninth Circuit held today that NJP is not a criminal proceeding for double jeopardy purposes and is not so punitive that it has been transformed into a criminal prosecution. The case, which involved mast for drunk driving, is United States v. Reveles, No. 10-30313 (9th Cir. Oct. 24, 2011), http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2011/10/24/10-30313.pdf.

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