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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!

  • Transforming Virginia criminal court curveballs to victory

    September 24th, 2022

    Transforming curveballs into victory is an essential part of a successful Virginia criminal defense lawyer's toolkit. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I found myself more than once reminding the prosecutor in my two then-upcoming Virginia DWI trials -- set for the same court date -- that the discovery-provi... [Link]
  • Rising Blood Alcohol as a Defense to DUI Charges in California

    September 23rd, 2022

    When you are charged with a DUI, one of the first things that courts will look at is your blood alcohol level. If it is found to be above the legal limit, you may face harsh penalties, including jail time and fines. However, if your blood alcohol level rises after you are pulled over but […] The p... [Link]
  • Texas Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys at Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian

    September 19th, 2022

    is pleased to announce that three attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list. In addition, one attorney has been recognized as 2022 Texas Rising Stars. Jeremy Rosenthal has proven himself an experienced attorney capable of handling intricate cases from misdemeano... [Link]
  • When Your Domestic Violence Case “Goes Public”

    September 18th, 2022

    In California, which has some of the most stringent domestic violence laws in the country, simply being accused of domestic violence can be incredibly disruptive and stress-inducing. But when those allegations become “news,” whether in the press or through social media, the situation can be expo... [Link]
  • What Happens to Your Vehicle After a DUI Arrest in CA?

    September 17th, 2022

    Driving under the influence in California has immediate and long-term consequences. After a DUI arrest, the police officer seizes your driver’s license. In addition, depending on the circumstances of your arrest, the police officer may impound your vehicle after a DUI arrest.  After your car is i... [Link]
  • California DUI and Speeding Enhanced Penalties

    September 17th, 2022

    California has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. The penalties for DUI convictions increase with each subsequent drunk driving conviction within ten years. A felony DUI conviction remains a priorable criminal offense, regardless of when the conviction occurred. Unfortunately, you could... [Link]
  • Fairfax continuances addressed by Virginia criminal lawyer

    September 15th, 2022

    Fairfax continuances are common -- but not assured -- in that county's General District Court on the first-scheduled trial date. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that one of four things will happen in this and any other court on a Virginia criminal or DUI trial date: a trial, a case dismissal (u... [Link]
  • How Does Double Jeopardy Work in California DUI Cases?

    September 12th, 2022

    The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects us from being prosecuted twice for the same crime. However, all sanctions do not qualify under the Double Jeopardy rule. The protections in the U.S. Constitution apply both in federal court and state courts. [Link]
  • What Happens if a Commercial Driver Refuses to Take a Chemical DUI Test?

    September 12th, 2022

    Commercial drivers have a lower “legal limit” for driving under the influence offenses. California Vehicle Code §23152(d) makes it unlawful to drive a commercial vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .04% or higher. That is one-half the legal limit of the blood alcohol level for other m... [Link]
  • What Is the Difference Between Battery and Assault for Juveniles in Texas?

    September 7th, 2022

    Has your child been accused of assault or battery in Texas? Being accused of or charged with a crime can be upsetting and overwhelming for anyone, and this is especially true for children. As a parent, you may be feeling uncertain about what to expect and anxious for your child’s future. Penalties... [Link]
  • Five Signs You Hired the Right Defense Attorney

    September 7th, 2022

    In an ideal world, every person in need of legal representation would get a lawyer who was the perfect match for their case. But finding a lawyer with the right skills, experience, and professional style for your unique circumstances can be a huge task. When it comes to criminal defense, choosing th... [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI lawyers have multiple opportunities for court victory

    September 5th, 2022

    Fairfax DUI lawyers have numerous avenues for obtaining great results in court for Virginia DWI defendants Fairfax DUI lawyers have the choice of looking at the defensive glass as half full (or more full than that) or half empty. As a Virginia DWI lawyer, I repeatedly find defensive opportunities wi... [Link]
  • Understanding the DUI Police Report

    September 1st, 2022

    When a person is pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI), the arresting officer will prepare a police report, summarizing the reasons behind the arrest. These reports are important when it comes to prosecuting a DUI case, and they can be helpful for defense attorneys in evaluating the case... [Link]
  • Fairfax DWI defense addressed by Virginia DUI lawyer

    August 31st, 2022

    Fairfax DWI prosecutions under Virginia Code § 18.2-266 are among the most serious misdemeanors that can be charged in the commonwealth. A substantial percentage of my law practice is devoted to work as a Fairfax DUI lawyer, having successfully defended hundreds of DWI defendants, and showing my c... [Link]
  • Timely hiring your Fairfax criminal lawyer- Points to consider

    August 22nd, 2022

    Timely hiring  your Fairfax criminal lawyer is a critical part of your defense. The prosecutor's office will be active in your case not long after you are arrested, if even that late, and you do not want to be going alone against a prosecutor. Even if the Fairfax judge will grant you a first-time t... [Link]
  • What are My Legal Rights at a California DMV Administrative Hearing?

    August 19th, 2022

    Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in California can have numerous consequences. First, you have a criminal charge against you that could result in jail time, fines, and other criminal penalties.  However, you also have a second legal proceeding – the California Department of Mo... [Link]
  • Can I Still Get a Job with a Felony on My Record?

    August 18th, 2022

    After you’ve served a felony sentence in Texas, one of the most crucial pieces of rehabilitation is finding and keeping employment. While you may be limited in what jobs you can apply for or the employers who may consider hiring you, you can still have gainful employment with a felony on your reco... [Link]
  • What Is a Retainer Fee?

    August 18th, 2022

    When you hire an attorney, the contract you sign will state how they should be compensated for their services. Some lawyers, such as those focused on personal injury or defective drug litigation, will only charge you fees if you win your case. This is a contingency model of payment. Other lawyers, s... [Link]
  • Can Domestic Violence be Triggered by a Reaction to Medication?

    August 17th, 2022

    You’re not exactly sure how you got here. It’s not uncommon for you to get into a disagreement with your spouse or partner, but this time, things got out of hand. You felt an unusual sense of rage, and before you realized it, things had escalated into violence. Perhaps you felt like you were sta... [Link]
  • Inspired Virginia DUI defense addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

    August 17th, 2022

    Inspired Virginia DUI defense and criminal defense is the only way to go. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know the aw sh*t initial reaction I sometimes have when learning the allegations against my client. Then, I snap myself out of it and remember all those previous aw sh*t moments that turned into usin... [Link]
  • Got a DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know About a Notice of Suspension

    August 17th, 2022

    A police officer takes your driver’s license when he arrests you for DUI in California. The officer gives you a Notice of Suspension. The Notice of Suspension acts like a temporary driver’s license. You may drive for 30 days using the Notice of Suspension. However, if you do not request a hearin... [Link]
  • Virginia arrest warrants need timely action says Fairfax lawyer

    August 14th, 2022

    Virginia arrest warrants need to be acted on timely and with a solid approach, lest you get arrested at the worst moment, and even when the next available bond hearing date is not for several days. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that the arrest and pretrial release process can stand the Consti... [Link]
  • Virginia suspended jail sentences are treated seriously by judges

    August 12th, 2022

    Virginia suspended sentences -- and their related probation lengths and conditions -- need to be taken seriously by criminal defendants, because sentencing judges take seriously every aspect of the sentences they impose, and not merely any active jail and prison time they order. As a Fairfax crimina... [Link]
  • Mischaracterization of evidence by police- Put the brakes on that

    August 11th, 2022

    Mischaracterization of evidence from Virginia police is so common as to be beyond exasperating to those who do not know that such evidence distortion may well be coming from around the corner. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know to expect, address and remedy such a state of affairs. You as a potent... [Link]
  • Controlling runaway prosecutions witnesses- Doing it right in VA

    August 11th, 2022

    Controlling runaway prosecution witnesses is an approach and skill that is essential in a criminal defense lawyer's arsenal. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I accept as a given that plenty of Virginia police and civilian prosecution witnesses are going to try to take control of cross examination (unde... [Link]