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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!

  • Secondary offense stops addressed by Virginia DUI lawyer

    September 18th, 2019

    Secondary traffic offenses in Virginia are traffic violations that expressly do not permit the issuance of a traffic citation, summons or ticket unless in conjunction with a primary offense, which is a violation of one of more other traffic or criminal laws of the commonwealth. As a Virginia DUI law... [Link]
  • Texas Super Lawyers Selects Three Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys

    September 13th, 2019

    Texas Super Lawyers has selected three Rosenthal & Wadas attorneys to its 2019 Super Lawyers list. Jeremy Rosenthal, Founding Partner – Criminal Law Derk Wadas, Founding Partner – Criminal Law Bo Kalabus, Partner – Criminal Law Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of... [Link]
  • “Heroic” Daughter Records and Calls 911 on Drunk Driving Mom

    September 12th, 2019

    A 10-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero by both law enforcement and her mother for recording and calling 911 on, get this, her mother who was driving drunk. Stephanie Davis, 31, was stopped shortly after 4pm on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona after police received a 911 call from Davis’s daught... [Link]
  • New Jersey Cracks Down on DWI Laws

    September 12th, 2019

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense that can have negative effects on virtually every aspect of your life. If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI, our New Jersey DWI attorneys have the experience and skills to represent you. We will thoroughly review your situation and use... [Link]
  • Harris DA sanctioned for Brady/Michael-Morton Act violations

    September 9th, 2019

    In Harris County, reported the Houston Chronicle's Keri Blakinger, Judge Andrew Wright issued a monetary sanction of $500 on the Harris County DA's office for failing to hand over evidence to the defense under Brady v. Maryland/the Michael Morton Act.The issue arose because the DA's office did not... [Link]
  • Does Entrapment Apply to DUI Stops?

    September 6th, 2019

    Many people often ask whether a DUI checkpoint is entrapment. Some ask whether it is entrapment when an officer who parks his or her patrol vehicle outside of a bar or another alcohol-serving establishment and catches a drunk driver. Unfortunately, the answer is no in both cases, and the misconcepti... [Link]
  • Almost Half of E-Scooter Accidents Involve Alcohol

    September 5th, 2019

    Driving under the influence is a huge problem in New Jersey and throughout the country. However, police can sometimes be overzealous in charging individuals who may not be guilty. If you’ve been arrested for impaired driving, getting legal advice is vital. Our New Jersey driving while intoxicated... [Link]
  • Drug case defense addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

    September 3rd, 2019

    Drug case defense calls for a full court press, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Drug cases (marijuana and non-marijuana) are among the most common non-traffic / non-DUI prosecutions on Virginia criminal court dockets. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have defended hundreds of such cases, and... The post... [Link]
  • Declining search warrant for blood – Fairfax Criminal lawyer weighs in

    September 2nd, 2019

    Declining requested breath or blood testing in a Virginia DUI case does not automatically mean that the DWI defendant will avoid blood alcohol content (BAC) evidence from being obtained. Very frequently where I practice as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, police are obtaining search warrants to draw blood... [Link]
  • Technical challenges to BAC testing covered by Virginia DUI Lawyer

    August 31st, 2019

    Technical challenges to breath and blood testing are very important for defending against DWI prosecutions. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I prepare these challenges early on. They include the following: With both breath and blood testing technical challenges for Virginia DUI defense, it is important tim... [Link]
  • Blood alcohol test options in DUI cases – Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

    August 29th, 2019

    Blood alcohol testing routinely is sought by police after arresting DUI suspects, whether through breath testing or blood drawing. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the importance of thoroughly attacking this and all parts of DUI prosecutions. Virginia law requires a DUI arrestee, if asked or dir... [Link]
  • Marijuana Breath Detector

    August 29th, 2019

    According to the California Highway Patrol, the number of arrests for driving under the influence of marijuana has increased since recreational marijuana in California became legal in 2018. Yet, determining when someone is under the influence of marijuana to a degree that makes them incapable of saf... [Link]
  • Cranford Drunk Driver Had Open Container in Car

    August 28th, 2019

    New Jersey, like the vast majority of states, has an open container law prohibiting an open or unsealed alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. You are most likely to face an open container in a vehicle charge in connection with a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. If you or someone clos... [Link]
  • Unreasonable DUI alcohol test refusal – Ideas from Fairfax Criminal Lawyer

    August 26th, 2019

    Unreasonable refusal convictions for declining to be breath or blood tested for blood alcohol content, amount to a civil offense for a first charge and a criminal conviction for a subsequent offense (after a prior conviction for DWI or refusal). As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that a refusal co... [Link]
  • Labor Day Checkpoints and Knowing What to Do

    August 23rd, 2019

    Law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California will increase their efforts to thwart would-be drunk drivers this month and on into the Labor Day weekend. One tool I know they plan on using during this time is the DUI checkpoint. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio... [Link]
  • Life After DUI: True Stories of People Who Turned Their Lives Around

    August 21st, 2019

    Between the embarrassment, the stigma and the uncertainty, a DUI arrest can be a traumatic experience in and of itself. The following days and weeks may offer little relief as you face the prospect of jail time, fines and license suspension—not to mention possibly jeopardizing your job if you can... [Link]
  • Strategies to Deal Resourcefully with the Stress of a Los Angeles DUI Arrest

    August 21st, 2019

    Even in the best of circumstances, getting arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of DUI can be remarkably stressful. In addition to the embarrassment and stigma associated with a DUI arrest, you also may face the very real prospects of fines, license suspension, jail time, and in some cases, the poss... [Link]
  • Father Pleads Guilty in Tragic Drunk Driving Accident that Killed his Daughter

    August 21st, 2019

    Most people are familiar with basic drunk driving laws in New Jersey, but are far less knowledgeable about what happens if you are caught driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a minor in tow. This is an extremely serious offense with deliberately harsh penalties. If you have been arrested or charged... [Link]
  • DUI defense in Fairfax County – Fairfax criminal lawyer on court practice

    August 21st, 2019

    DUI defense in Fairfax County, Virginia has its own similarities and differences to nearby counties. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I deal with each county's differing courthouse landscape in defending against DWI and other criminal charges. I have written previously about handling criminal investiga... [Link]
  • Different DUI Standard for Police?

    August 20th, 2019

    Anyone who has known someone that has been convicted of a DUI, or who has themselves had the unfortunate experience of suffering the consequences of a DUI, might know that there is the possibility of a obtaining a restricted license during the period of time where driving privileges are suspended. W... [Link]
  • Judges' 'unchecked power' to blame for high TX indigent defense caseloads

    August 19th, 2019

    "Unchecked power" of and "conflict of interests" by local judges are the biggest barriers to reforming Texas' indigent defense system, reported Neena Satija, writing for the Texas Tribune and Texas Monthly. Go read the whole thing, excerpts won't do it justice.Neena began this feature when working f... [Link]
  • Non-Lawyer Judge Throws Out DUI Against Prosecutor

    August 16th, 2019

    Most of us will agree that we want the courtroom to be a place of fairness and justice. Sadly, some days that just doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Marshall Fisher, the day a judge made the decision to throw out a DUI case against the... [Link]
  • New Jersey Law Enforcement Prepares for Drunk Driving Crackdown Ahead of Labor Day

    August 15th, 2019

    New Jersey police are allowed to set up roadblocks for the specific purpose of spotting drunk drivers. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) as a result of a DWI checkpoint, we may be able to help you. Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys understand how to... [Link]
  • Blood tests in DWI cases according to Virginia DUI lawyer

    August 4th, 2019

    Blood tests are frequently obtained pursuant to a search warrant in Virginia DWI cases where the arrestee refuses breath testing, is unable to provide a sufficient breath sample, has been injured and taken to the hospital, or is suspected of having being influenced by drugs. As a Virginia DUI lawyer... [Link]
  • 36 Percent of Surveyed Americans Admitted to Driving While Blackout Drunk

    August 2nd, 2019

    If you have been charged with drunk driving, you may be facing strict and debilitating penalties. Our New Jersey DWI lawyers understand the state’s criminal defense laws and we know first hand that experience counts. Having handled and resolved countless DWI cases, we know how to provide clients w... [Link]