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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 Ever Wanted to Know about Wobbler DUIs

    May 21st, 2018

    One term you’re likely to hear in the context of California criminal law than in other states is the term “wobbler” or “wobbler offense.” While other states do have “wobblers,” California law is known for them; in fact, there are over 100 “wobbler” offenses documented in the Califo... [Link]
  • Witness availability needs checking before pleading guilty – Fairfax DUI lawyer

    May 20th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI lawyer obtains reckless driving result after prosecution witness calls in sick. Witness availability -- on the prosecution side -- always needs to be checked by the defense lawyer as part of advising a criminal or DUIhttps://katzjustice.com/trial-readiness-steers-negotiating/ defendant w... [Link]
  • Stopping violence without worsening the poor criminal justice system – Virginia lawyer

    May 19th, 2018

    Virginia criminal lawyer warns against worsening the criminal justice system in addressing rampant gun violence. Stopping violence must not come at the price of worsening our already unacceptable criminal justice system that overcriminalizes, overarrests, overconvicts, overincarcerates, and oversupe... [Link]
  • Bartender Charged for Over-Serving Customer who Later Killed Someone While Driving Drunk

    May 17th, 2018

    Houston police yesterday arrested Natalia Ortiz at El Muelle Seafood restaurant where she works as a bartender. Almost exactly two years ago, one of Ortiz’s customers left the restaurant under the influence of alcohol and crashed into another vehicle killing one of the occupants. You might be aski... [Link]
  • Drunk Driving and Single-Car Accidents in New Jersey

    May 17th, 2018

    While many drunk driving accidents involve other vehicles, a number of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes. If you or someone close to you has been arrested for a DWI after a single-vehicle accident, you need to contact a seasoned New Jersey DWI defense attorney who knows how to get results. [Link]
  • Drunk Driving with a Child in the Car – What Consequences are You Facing?

    May 16th, 2018

    Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs is a criminal offense with serious penalties in MA. But if you are arrested for OUI with a child in the car, those penalties are likely to be significantly harsher. You may even face additional charges. Case in point – a West Virginia woman is fa... [Link]
  • Did Texas DPS 'border surge' cause DWI enforcement reduction?

    May 12th, 2018

    A Grits commenter suggested a fascinating and viable theory regarding the source of radical reductions in DWI arrests across Texas in recent years:a local judge that I know who oversees a DWI Court he has opined that DWI placements are way down in his jurisdiction and that he felt there was a correl... [Link]
  • Flaws in Breathalyzers Cast Doubt on DUI Convictions

    May 11th, 2018

    Defense attorneys have been saying for years; breathalyzers are flawed. A new report that was never meant to be seen was and it confirms the defense attorneys’ suspicions. Unsurprisingly, our story begins with a DUI case which arose out of Washington state. The DUI defense attorney in the case sou... [Link]
  • Getting Caught With Weed – Collin County vs. Dallas County

    May 10th, 2018

    What happens if you get caught with weed in Texas depends on the amount of marijuana with which you are caught and the city you are in. In Dallas County, if you are caught with less than 4 oz. of…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Alcotest Calibration Scandal Could Lead to Over 20,000 New Jersey DWI Cases Being Tossed

    May 10th, 2018

    Anyone charged with a DWI offense should understand the seriousness of the charge by seeking the help and guidance of a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney. At our firm, we have defended many clients in their DWI cases and can defend you as well. With years of experience, we are dedicated to protecting... [Link]
  • Texas' unnoticed reduction in alcohol-related crimes: DWI and 'drunkenness' arrests way down

    May 9th, 2018

    An observant commenter suggested declines in DWI cases may have contributed to plummeting misdemeanor probation caseloads, and he raises a good point. Grits replied thusly in the comments:Re: DWI arrest stats* (see historical statewide arrest data here): 2010 Texas adult DWI arrests: 94,2362016 Tex... [Link]
  • Licensed Professionals, DUI and Disciplinary Action

    May 7th, 2018

    On February 20, 2016, Dr. Rex Lloyd Patrick Rhoten, a neurosurgeon with Kaiser Permanente, was driving his Tesla along a stretch of road in Rancho Santa Fe, supposedly on his way to work, when official documents state he crashed his vehicle into some trees, according to NBC 7 in San Diego. The respo... [Link]
  • DUI Arrest—From the Officer’s Point of View

    May 7th, 2018

    No one especially likes to be pulled over by a cop—and for most of us, the experience can be highly intimidating, even if we feel we have nothing to worry about. We go through a litany of internal questions: Was I speeding? Is my tail light out? Did I not come to a complete stop? […]... [Link]
  • Choosing the Right California DUI Attorney

    May 4th, 2018

    The day that a person is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence is very often the worst day of their life. The legal process to come, for many, is not much better than the arrest itself. This is precisely why it would be difficult to understate the importance of choosing the right DUI... [Link]
  • Checking in on TX probation revocations: A major incarceration driver

    May 1st, 2018

    Revocations from probation remain a major source of new entrants into Texas prison system (>23,000 on FY 2017). Here's the best report we have in Texas describing probation revocations, covering FY 2017. A few highlights:The number of probation officers statewide is down more than 400 since 2010 (3,... [Link]
  • Can the Police in Florida Obtain Blood or Medical Records From DUI Suspect With a Subpoena?

    May 1st, 2018

    In most DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) cases in Florida, the police arrest a person they believe is driving while impaired. That DUI suspect is taken to the jail and booked. Only after the suspect is taken to the jail do the police ask the suspect to take a breathalyzer test [... [Link]
  • What is a Straw Purchase?

    May 1st, 2018

    A straw purchase is any purchase wherein the buyer is receiving the goods or services on behalf of a third party. In reference to firearms transactions, straw purchases are strictly unlawful. A buyer cannot purchase a gun on behalf of…Read more ›... [Link]
  • DWI victory through suppression hearing win by Virginia DUI lawyer

    April 28th, 2018

    Virginia DUI lawyer obtains DWI victory at the suppression hearing stage. DWI victory and criminal defense victory is preceded by substantial preparation. including keeping updated on the relevant science and law, obtaining and fully analyzing the case evidence, and working as a team with my crimina... [Link]
  • Can a Passenger be Charged with DWI in New Jersey?

    April 25th, 2018

    Most people know that if they operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they can be charged with a DWI. However, few people know that you can be charged with a DWI even if you are not driving the vehicle. If you are a passenger who has been arrested or charged […]... [Link]
  • LAPD Officer Charged with DUI Murder

    April 24th, 2018

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested last week on suspicion of three counts of murder as the result of a suspected DUI-related collision in Whittier last fall. On September 26, 2017, Edgar Verduzco, 27, was allegedly speeding in the carpool lane under the influence of alcohol on the... [Link]
  • Nearly 30 Minute Delay During Florida DUI Investigation Was Too Long So DUI Case Thrown Out

    April 23rd, 2018

    In DUI cases, the police generally observe a driver break some traffic law and then initiate a traffic stop. If the police officer claims to observe evidence that the driver is drunk or otherwise impaired, that officer will start a DUI investigation.  However, the police officer in Florida does not... [Link]
  • On increasing prosecutor caseloads in an era of crime decline

    April 20th, 2018

    On Twitter, TDCAA complained about Grits' observation in this post that, as the number of crimes with victims declined over recent years, police and prosecutors have shifted their focus to areas where they may maintain or even increase caseloads despite more than two decades of dropping crime.The as... [Link]
  • DWI Accidents Involving Bodily Injury in New Jersey

    April 19th, 2018

    Assault by auto is an extremely serious charge that can be even worse if you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If convicted, you could lose your job, not to mention jeopardizing your personal reputation. If you have been arrested for a DWI, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey [... [Link]
  • Booze Is Good for You!

    April 18th, 2018

    It’s true!  Recent scientific research, some of it funded by our government, is on the path to finding that drinking alcohol is actually quite healthy! Hmmm.  Maybe we should take a second look at this latest research into the health benefits of alcohol…. Alcohol Companies Are Funding Research... [Link]
  • Your JUUL Can Cause You Trouble With the Law

    April 16th, 2018

    What is a JUUL? JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek look that resembles a…Read more ›... [Link]