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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!

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

    February 16th, 2019

    From gorgeous harbors and miles of coastline to hundreds of lakes, reservoirs and waterways, there are plenty of places in California to enjoy time out on a boat. But if you think operating a boat exempts you from California DUI laws, think again. Last spring, Dean Allen Payne came face to face with... [Link]
  • DUI and Hit-and-Run in California: Making a Bad Situation Much Worse

    February 16th, 2019

    Hopefully you never put yourself in a situation like the following scenario, but for the sake of discussion let’s consider it: Suppose you’ve been out with friends for the evening. You’ve had a couple of drinks, and while you might be flirting with the legal limit, you feel in control of your... [Link]
  • Alcohol & drug programs for probation – Virginia DUI lawyer raises caution

    February 16th, 2019

    Alcohol and drug programs are big business for DUI cases, other court cases, and non-court cases, employing a large percentage of people in Virginia and beyond. Yes, those programs often are better than if the only other choice is jai, but their very existence means that Virginia magistrates, judges... [Link]
  • Man Crashes Bergen County Owned Dump Truck into Multiple Cars While Drunk

    February 15th, 2019

    For truck drivers who rely on their New Jersey commercial driver’s license (CDL) to earn a living, a DWI conviction can have devastating and far-reaching consequences. If you possess a CDL and have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), it is vital that you speak to a seasoned New Jers... [Link]
  • States with the Most Drunk Drivers

    February 15th, 2019

    Insurify, an auto insurance quotes comparison website, used questionnaire information gathered from their over 1.6 million car insurance shoppers, excessive drinking and traffic fatality information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and population information from the United States Census... [Link]
  • Can an Off-Duty Police Officer Outside of His Jurisdiction Make a DUI Arrest in Florida?

    February 14th, 2019

    With some exceptions, police officers are generally only allowed to investigate crimes and make arrests within their jurisdictions. A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office employee isn’t normally allowed to drive into St. John’s County and pull people over who he suspects of driving under the influenc... [Link]
  • Should Waze be Allowed to Post DUI Checkpoint Locations?

    February 11th, 2019

    I’m sure most of you have heard of Waze, possibly even use it yourself. On the off chance that you haven’t heard of it, Waze is a smartphone app developed by Google that provides real-time traffic information for drivers. Users simply plug in their destination address or location and Waze provid... [Link]
  • Acquittal in DUI trial – Fairfax lawyer on bad stop on hunch of flat tires

    February 10th, 2019

    Acquittal is the ideal goal of going to trial. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, my view is to go to trial rather than entering a guilty, no contest or Alford plea, where the benefits and possibly lower risks of doing otherwise are not significant enough. My recent DUI trial proved that risk worthy, r... [Link]
  • Can the Police in Florida Obtain a Urine Sample of a DUI Suspect After an Arrest Without a Search Warrant?

    February 8th, 2019

    In Florida, the police usually attempt to substantial a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) arrest by asking the suspect to take a breathalyzer test. This is a test normally administered at the jail only after the suspect has been arrested. The purpose of the test is never to deter... [Link]
  • Medical Marijuana Users Routinely Drive Drunk, Survey Says

    February 6th, 2019

    It is obvious that you should not drink and drive. However, when it comes to medical marijuana, people often use the drug and get behind the wheel a short while later not realizing this behavior can also lead to a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. If you or a family member is facing DWI prosec... [Link]
  • New Jersey Forensic Lab Scandal Likely to Affect Thousands of DUI Cases

    February 6th, 2019

    People’s opinions and memories are subjective, which is why in the court of law, science and factual evidence is often the nail in the coffin, so to speak. If DNA evidence from a suspect matches the one said to have been found at the scene of the crime, even when the suspect “does not remember... [Link]
  • Be Cautious When Buying CBD Oil

    February 5th, 2019

    CBD oil is currently taking Texas by storm. Many people swear by this product to help manage the symptoms of many different diseases and ailments. However, CBD oil is made from the cannabis plant, so it could potentially contain THC,…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Rosenthal & Wadas named “Simply the Best in McKinney”

    February 1st, 2019

    Rosenthal & Wadas was named the 2018 Reader’s Choice winner in the Attorney/Law Firm category. Star Local Media gives its readers the opportunity to recognize local businesses with their annual recognition program where readers are invited to choose their favorite…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Massachusetts Judge Throws Out More than 400 Breathalyzer Results

    February 1st, 2019

    The topic is nothing new to this blog; breathalyzer results used to try to convict people of a DUI are thrown out because of their lack of reliability. The latest incident comes from Massachusetts where a judge ruled that breathalyzers in over 400 DUI cases must be thrown out until the machine that... [Link]
  • New Jersey Police Officer’s Car Hit By Drunk Driver

    January 30th, 2019

    A drunk driving charge can cost you big time – both in terms of time and money. If you have been arrested or charged with a driving while intoxicated (DWI), it is imperative to speak to a knowledgeable New Jersey DWI attorney who can help defend your rights. The stakes are very high in these […]... [Link]
  • I was Contacted by an Investigator—Do I Need a Criminal Attorney?

    January 30th, 2019

    The police often investigate a crime before making an arrest, especially if they need more proof that a person is probably the culprit. Being called into the police station or having officers show up at your doorstep is unnerving enough.…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Acid reflux – GERD defense in Virginia DUI alcohol cases

    January 27th, 2019

    Acid reflux -- formally known as gastroesophageal reflux disease/ GERD -- is suffered by many people. Knowing that, it is regrettable that I do not see Virginia police asking DUI suspects whether they have GERD, in order to have the GERD sufferer offered the option of a blood test rather than a brea... [Link]
  • Oregon State Crime Lab Backlog May Affect DUI Cases

    January 25th, 2019

    The Oregon State Police crime lab is behind on its testing, way behind, and it’s affecting DUI cases in the state. The chemical tests for motorists accused of driving under the influence has a backlog of about 14 months. While that is bad, it’s better than some departments within the lab such as... [Link]
  • 2018 DUI Case Results

    January 24th, 2019

    The following are some of the results we have obtained for clients in DUI cases in 2018. This list only includes DUI cases and not any of the results we have obtained in defending other types of cases. Also, this list only includes DUI cases that resulted in dismissals or acquittals and does not inc... [Link]
  • Community service & interlock options – Virginia DUI lawyer

    January 24th, 2019

    Community service often is important to assist with DUI/ DWI/ criminal case negotiations and any court sentencing. As a Virginia DWI lawyer, my clients often ask about their community service options, so I list them here for the convenience of all. My clients also ask about the ignition interlock, s... [Link]
  • Off Duty New Jersey Trooper Catches Drunk Driver Trying to Leave Accident Scene

    January 23rd, 2019

    Whether it a minor accident or one more serious, a motorist has an obligation to remain at the scene of the accident or they may open themself up to “hit and run” liability. This liability can be significantly more serious if the fleeing driver was intoxicated. If you have been arrested for drun... [Link]
  • Supreme Court to Decide if Cops Can Draw Blood from Unconscious Driver

    January 22nd, 2019

    The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear and decide a case that challenges a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to withdraw blood from an unconscious driver that they suspect was driving under the influence. The case stems from the 2013 arrest of Gerald Mitchell in Sheboygan County,... [Link]
  • Assault by Auto and Vehicular Homicide Charges in New Jersey

    January 17th, 2019

    If you have been arrested for assault by auto or vehicular homicide, it is imperative to consult a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney. These charges are extremely serious and have the potential to turn your entire life upside down. 9-Year-Old Girl Recently Killed in Drunk Driving Accident Three days a... [Link]
  • New Canadian DUI Law: Police can Breathalyze in Homes, Bars, and Restaurants

    January 15th, 2019

    I know I complain a lot about the DUI laws here in California. There is much improvement to be made with regard to how law enforcement enforces drunk driving laws and how prosecutors prosecute drunk driving laws. Having said all that, at least we’re not in Canada. Section 253 of the Criminal Code... [Link]
  • What are the Penalties for Interfering with an Emergency Call?

    January 15th, 2019

    Preventing or otherwise impeding a person from making an emergency call is a crime in Texas. Those who are convicted face serious penalties, which is a testament to how seriously Texas takes this offense. Many people end up interfering with…Read more ›... [Link]