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The DUI Lawyer Blog Watch:

The following is an RSS-driven aggregation of the 50 most recent blog posts by lawyers blogging issues related to DUI law (read more about the process...). If you know of a lawyer blogging on DUI law that we haven't covered in the blogroll on the right side of the page, please send a note to Steve Matthews or Lawrence Koplow and we will get them added to the mix!

  • Freddie Gray Police Officers Chaged Today: What Happens Next

    May 1st, 2015

    Now that all police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray have been charged by the Baltimore State's Attorney, I will lay out what to expect in the next 30 days. Charged by Criminal Information: There are two ways to charge a felony in Maryland, one way is by Criminal Information and the... [Link]
  • Numerous Colorado DUI Arrests on 4/20

    May 1st, 2015

    We have previously discussed on this blog the Heat is On Campaign sponsored by several Colorado law enforcement agencies and geared toward catching drunk drivers during times of expected heavy drinking, such as holidays. As part of these increased DUI arrest efforts, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP)... [Link]
  • “Smiley Face” Driver Faces Extended Jail Time

    April 30th, 2015

    Getting pulled over for a DUI in Los Angeles is nothing to smile about. Neither is causing an accident in which someone is killed. Twenty-five-year-old Michael J. Vanwanger of Coons Rapid, Minnesota, who posted a smiley face on Facebook after his involvement in a fatal accident, may spend some of hi... [Link]
  • Abundance of Caution Sometimes Understandable Regarding Driver’s License Reinstatement

    April 30th, 2015

    In the state of Michigan, someone who has his/her driver’s license revoked for multiple DUIs or other reasons faces an uphill battle when it comes to getting the license reinstated. Why is it so difficult, and why, in most cases, does someone whose license has been revoked have to go through t... [Link]
  • Daredevil Does Damage While DUI

    April 29th, 2015

    People who enjoy a few too many drinks before getting behind the wheel may attempt to show off their driving skills—speeding along busy highways, taking tight turns, and similar maneuvers that are likely to get them involved in an accident or picked up for a Los Angeles DUI. So what happens when a... [Link]
  • Are DUI Drivers a Threat to the Power Grid?

    April 29th, 2015

    Most drivers arrested for a Los Angeles DUI prefer keeping the legal proceedings quiet to avoid possible employment and social repercussions. But when an alleged DUI driver hits a utility pole, knocking out power to hundreds or thousands of people, it can be harder to keep the arrest under wrap. At... [Link]
  • KY DUI - Requirements for Mandatory Jail Time

    April 29th, 2015

    A frequent question asked by DUI clients focuses on jail time with a conviction.   Kentucky DUI law, KRS 189A.010, sets forth the minimum jail sentences which can not be probated, conditionally discharged, suspended, or otherwise subject to early release. If convicted of a DUI and an aggravating... [Link]
  • KY DUI - Requirements for Mandatory Jail Time

    April 29th, 2015

    A frequent question asked by DUI clients focuses on jail time with a conviction.   Kentucky DUI law, KRS 189A.010, sets forth the minimum jail sentences which can not be probated, conditionally discharged, suspended, or otherwise subject to early release. If convicted of a DUI and an aggravating... [Link]
  • Son’s DUI may Affect Presidential Campaign

    April 29th, 2015

    Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs can have many consequences including fines, probation, suspension of your driving privileges, and even time spent in jail. Aside from these consequences that are imposed by the courts, convicted DUI offenders may face serious adverse e... [Link]
  • Drivers Can Run But They Can’t Get Away

    April 27th, 2015

    Motorists who cause an accident while driving under the influence may try to escape the consequences by fleeing the scene. But their respite from arrest is usually brief, and they’re picked up and charged with a Los Angeles DUI or some similar offense. But it’s not always easy to make a clean ge... [Link]
  • Boxer’s DUI Arrest Filmed on Police Dash Cam

    April 27th, 2015

    It wasn’t long ago that a celebrity arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles might loudly proclaim his or her innocence. Fans might read about the officer’s report and/or the results of a blood alcohol test, but they were likely to give the celebrity the benefit of the doubt, because they hadn’t seen... [Link]
  • Wisconsin Woman Arrested for Drunken Driving for a Fourth Time in Restaurant Drive-Through

    April 27th, 2015

    On Friday, April 24, a 37-year-old Milton woman was arrested on a charge of fourth-offense drunken driving while at a restaurant drive-through window, according to a recent article at the Gazette Extra. The woman, Sara A. Henning, drove through a drive-through at Taco Bell two times when an employee... [Link]
  • California Proposes New Law to Allow Roadside Marijuana Test

    April 27th, 2015

    Assembly Bill 1356 has made its way to Capitol Hill and, if passed, would allow law enforcement to use a device similar to a breathalyzer that could detect the presence of marijuana and a number of other drugs in a driver’s system in a matter of minutes. “It’s very clear that the u... [Link]
  • The Supreme Court Splits the baby in the Scottsdale Crime Lab Cases.

    April 24th, 2015

    The highly anticipated Arizona Supreme Court opinion regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab scandal was issued yesterday.   In a very Solomon like decision, the Court granted both sides some relief.   The decision contains a lot of legal nuance requiring explanation. Here is a summary and a fe... [Link]
  • Heads Up!!! Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire April 24th and April 25th

    April 24th, 2015

    Heads Up! This weekend Manchester Police will be conducting DWI Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints in undisclosed areas around Manchester, New Hampshire on April 24th and April 25th.  Here are a few tips if you find yourself caught in one of these traps over the weekend:1. Put Mark Stevens # i... [Link]
  • Police Testimony in a DUI Trial

    April 24th, 2015

    Recent headlines reported that a state representative from Nashville was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) as well as an implied consent violation. At the traffic stop, the politician, William Beck, started to undergo field sobriety tests but then declined to continue. He a... [Link]
  • Driver Charged in DUI Death Picked Up Three Years Later

    April 23rd, 2015

    Motorists arrested on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles know that they’ll have to pay the price in fines, loss of license or even jail time. When a court convicts a motorist of causing a death while driving under the influence, the penalties will be much worse. Sometimes the accused driver decides no... [Link]
  • Arizona Supreme Court: Scottsdale Crime Lab Update

    April 22nd, 2015

    Tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will issue its decision regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab.  Here are some of the new stories about the case of STATE v HON. BERNSTEIN/HERMAN: Scottsdale DUIs in question over lab methods - Arizona Republic  Judge finds p... [Link]
  • Could Drinking Too Little Get You Arrested for a DUI?

    April 22nd, 2015

    Getting caught driving after you’ve had a few too many drinks could land you in jail on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles. But apparently you could also be in trouble, at least as far as your driving abilities, if you drink too few non-alcoholic beverages before you hit the road. Researchers at Engla... [Link]
  • Colorado Man Faces Possible Life in Prison after DUI

    April 22nd, 2015

    Under normal circumstances, most people believe that a charge for driving under the influence (DUI) is not that serious. Often, offenders face fines, temporary loss of driving privileges, probation, and maybe a few days in jail. These consequences, however, can sharply increase if certain facts exis... [Link]
  • Measuring and Counting

    April 21st, 2015

     MEASURING Measuring is the assignment of a number, and all the uncertainties of that of that number, to something.  The purpose of assigning a number is to give meaning to the object measured. Uncertainty: A bag placed upon a scale shows its weight to be 41 pounds.  If the bag m... [Link]
  • Top New Jersey Cop to Keep Job Following DUI Crash and Charges

    April 21st, 2015

    Recently, Lt. Edward Zadroga of the Millville, New Jersey Police Department was arrested for driving under the influence. Zadroga, a top ranking officer in charge at the station, was pulling out of a driveway at a popular sports bar when he sideswiped another vehicle. According to news reports, Zadr... [Link]
  • DUI May Not Be the Worst Charge for Senator’s Brother

    April 21st, 2015

    What could be worse than getting picked up for a Los Angeles DUI? Getting picked up in Nevada while driving under the influence and carrying a gun–and then punching a state trooper in the face. Under those circumstances, being the brother of a high-profile U.S. Senator may not be of any help. [Link]
  • Wild Ride for Seniors with DUI Driver at the Wheel

    April 21st, 2015

    Although it’s tough to admit you’re too old to drive safely, responsible seniors know when it’s time to give up their licenses for the sake of the other motorists who are sharing the road. Medicines, both prescription and non-prescription, can be a problem for older Americans. Those medicines... [Link]
  • Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI

    April 20th, 2015

    As if it wasn’t easy enough for the DMV to suspend a driver’s license following a California DUI arrest. Recall my numerous posting on the uphill and one-sided process that is the DMV’s administrative per se hearing. Now the DMV can consider circumstantial evidence such as an offic... [Link]
  • Minnesota DWI Lawyer Blogs on Minnesota DWI: This Week's Featured Minnesota DWI Case

    April 20th, 2015

    The Minnesota DWI Case Of The Week is  Krech v. Commissioner of Public Safety, (decided April 20, 2015, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Unpublished) which stands for the proposition that if you want to call a lawyer prior to testing, you better call more than one!In Krech, the Defendant was ar... [Link]
  • DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?

    April 18th, 2015

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  • Colorado Teen Facing Underage DUI Charges

    April 17th, 2015

    At about 11:35 in the morning on Sunday, April 5th, a 17-year-old male was trying to park his truck when he drove into the side of a building in an apartment complex in Colorado Springs, according to local news reports. Fortunately, no one in the building suffered any injuries and the structural dam... [Link]
  • No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrests

    April 15th, 2015

    People involved in Los Angeles DUI cases–and in DUI cases across the country–often allege that the cops who have charged them have lied about the evidence that was used against them. Whether that’s true or not, drivers in Utah won’t be getting the chance to collectively make their ca... [Link]
  • Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest

    April 15th, 2015

    Cops in the City of Angels could probably tell many tales about unusual incidents that involve cases of DUI in Los Angeles. But their peers in San Diego also have some interesting tales that they could add to the mix. A photographer with KTLA Channel 5 in San Diego happened to be on the scene [̷... [Link]
  • Cost of a DUI Conviction in Colorado

    April 15th, 2015

    Any type of criminal charge comes with the potential for fines and other court costs and driving under the influence (DUI) cases are no different. Not only can a DUI conviction have legal effects on your life, but also serious financial effects, as DUI offenders face a large variety of fees, fines,... [Link]
  • Man Freed From Alabama Death Row

    April 14th, 2015

    In the past few years, we have seen a variety of news sources report about problems in crime labs and wrongful convictions.  According to a recent news article from the Washington Post, a man has been released from Alabama’s death row after spending over 30 years there, awaiting his execution. De... [Link]
  • The Deliberations in the Aaron Hernandez Case by Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074

    April 14th, 2015

    Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial. The jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial has been deliberating for days now.  So what are they trying to decide?  The jury could find Hernandez not guilty of the murder charge and the weapon and ammunition charges, or they could find him guilty of the weap... [Link]
  • Driving High Could Get You a DUI

    April 13th, 2015

    California’s police officers don’t yet have to worry about issuing a DUI in Los Angeles for someone who is driving erratically after legally smoking marijuana in the state. (They’ve undoubtedly arrested many for that offense who have been smoking it illegally.) But Colorado, which became in 20... [Link]
  • DUI Driver Strikes Florida Girl Sitting in Road

    April 13th, 2015

    Young people are particularly prone to making stupid decisions that can have long-lasting consequences. Sometimes two poor decisions combined can result in a tragedy. It happens way too often with Los Angeles DUI arrests, and it happens all over the country as well. No one will ever know for sure ju... [Link]
  • Can Raising Taxes on Alcohol Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents?

    April 13th, 2015

    A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that raising the taxes on alcohol could reduce the number of drunk driving related collisions. Researchers from the University of Florida studied the results of a 2009 tax increase on alcohol in the state of Illinois. In that ye... [Link]
  • Body cams, raise-the-age, overdose prevention, and other weekend links

    April 12th, 2015

    Grits was ridiculously busy last week, so blogging was light. Here are several items which merit readers' attention even if they didn't make it into independent posts. An editorial from the SA Express-News wondered whether data on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the DPS border surge are "bein... [Link]
  • AT&T: Historical cell-phone location data provides 'detailed and intimate portrayal of the targeted person’s daily habits and work and leisure routines'

    April 11th, 2015

    At a hearing Wednesday evening on HB 2263 by Rep. Bryan Hughes requiring warrants for the government to access personal location data from cell phone companies, cops from Dallas and Houston testified that historical information should be subject to a lower standard than a Fourth Amendment probable c... [Link]
  • Update: University of Alabama Crimson Tide Defense Tackle Jonathan Taylor Charged with Domestic Violence

    April 10th, 2015

    According to a recent news article from USA Today, University of Alabama Crimson Tide defensive tackle has been arrested and charged with domestic violence III, according to Tuscaloosa police officials. Police say they responded to an assist request from University of Alabama police in connection wi... [Link]
  • DUI Arrest Procedures for the Police

    April 10th, 2015

    Just like we have to follow state and local laws, law enforcement officers must also act in line with the law. To make sure that police officers do not act unlawfully and violate the rights of potential suspects, they must follow certain procedures regarding traffic stops and arrests. This is no dif... [Link]
  • Oklahoma DUI Checkpoints

    April 10th, 2015

    As spring approaches, more law enforcement agencies are conducting DUI roadblocks or checkpoints.  Many question the legality of the stops as they infringe on our rights to be free from unreasonable seizures.  However, it isn't that easy.  Oklahoma courts as well as SCOTUS have approv... [Link]
  • After Killing Teen, Illinois Driver Arrested Again for DUI

    April 9th, 2015

    It would be devastating to learn that someone you loved had been killed or seriously injured by someone arrested for a Los Angeles DUI. It would make matters even worse if you found out that ten years later that driver hadn’t learned his lesson. The family of 17-year-old Caitlin Weese of Elgin, Il... [Link]
  • No Favoritism on DUI Charge for NFL Draft Pick Favorite

    April 9th, 2015

    A college football player may soon learn what many Hollywood and sports stars already know after being charged with a DUI in Los Angeles: being a celebrity doesn’t always gain you special treatment. Florida State University cornerback P.J. Williams has garnered some impressive stats on the footbal... [Link]
  • Increased Spring DUI Enforcement Kicks Off in Denver

    April 8th, 2015

    As we have often discussed on this blog, the Heat Is On campaign is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), local police departments, and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and it focuses on increased enforcement of DUI laws in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado. During... [Link]
  • Mother Charged in DUI Death of Child in San Diego County

    April 7th, 2015

    Police working Los Angeles DUI cases have to deal with some pretty difficult accident scenes. But there are probably few worse things than having to handle the aftermath of a DUI incident that involves young children, especially when one of them dies. When El Cajon police officers arrived at an acci... [Link]
  • Strange DUI Arrests Over Holiday Weekend

    April 7th, 2015

    It’s not unusual–in fact it’s typical–to hear reports of unusual arrests for DUI in Los Angeles and in other cities at holiday times. But these two cases make you wonder if there was something strange in the jelly beans this year. ABC Action News in Tampa, Florida, reported that poli... [Link]
  • Warrantless Blood Draw Allowed because Cop Relied on Bad Law

    April 6th, 2015

    A Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court incorrectly suppressed evidence because, although it was illegal for the officer to obtain it without a warrant, the officer acted in good faith in obtaining it. Let’s put this into some context. In 2008 Kansas enacted a law which allowed law... [Link]
  • Alabama State Senate Passes Plan to Reduce Number of Prison Inmates

    April 6th, 2015

    Across the nation, there is a major problem with overcrowding in prisons. Alabama is by no means an exception to this problem, as Alabama’s particularly harsh sentencing laws can send people to state prison for extremely long periods of time, even when the severity of the crime does not warrant su... [Link]
  • Ky Dui Laws First Offense

    April 5th, 2015

    The penalties for a first offense DUI in Kentucky, within a given five (5) year period, are as follows: Penalties Expect to pay a fine of $200 to $500 plus DUI service fees, treatment program fees, county fees, state fees, library fees, and court costs. Based on the county of the DUI conviction, e... [Link]
  • Ky Dui Laws First Offense

    April 5th, 2015

    The penalties for a first offense DUI in Kentucky, within a given five (5) year period, are as follows: Penalties Expect to pay a fine of $200 to $500 plus DUI service fees, treatment program fees, county fees, state fees, library fees, and court costs. Based on the county of the DUI conviction, e... [Link]