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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!

  • What a Mess: Missouri Legislature Fails to Fix DUI Law

    May 30th, 2016

    Changes to California’s DUI laws can affect hundreds or even thousands of drivers accused of DUI in Los Angeles. To that point, consider the big legal dust up currently transpiring in the Show Me state. Missouri legislators recently ended their 2016 legislative session without addressing a typo in... [Link]
  • Watch Out for Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints

    May 30th, 2016

    For many of the Memorial Day long weekend marks the official start of the summer.  For police it marks the official start of DUI hunting season. While many of us will be out enjoying all that Pennsylvania has to offer with family and friends, police are hard at work planning DUI checkpoints on majo... [Link]
  • Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car

    May 28th, 2016

    On May 18, 2016, Marin County CHP officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding when the driver refused to yield and took them on a chase into Sonoma County.  CHP officers eventually stopped the driver by placing spike strips on the highway in Petaluma.  The car ran over the spikes but the dr... [Link]
  • Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints

    May 27th, 2016

    The unofficial start to summer is finally upon us.  This weekend, law enforcement will be heavily patroling our roads looking for DUI drivers. We've compiled a top 10 DUI patrols and checkpoints list for Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Be responsible, folks, and have a great Memorial Day weeke... [Link]
  • Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI

    May 27th, 2016

    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a 76 year old driver was booked for felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence,  after he allegedly hit a CHP officer as she stood in the road directing traffic.  The driver then fled the scene.  The CHP officer suffered life-threatening injuries and... [Link]
  • DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?

    May 27th, 2016

    Should the government be able to seize a vehicle driven by someone convicted of multiple DUIs in Los Angeles? California’s vehicle codes do permit temporary impoundment of motor vehicles driven by anyone convicted of even a first-time DUI. Although the law also allows for permanent seizure of vehi... [Link]
  • Unsuccess Leaves Clues: What DUI Drivers Leave Behind [For Instance: a Headless Vulture!]

    May 27th, 2016

    Pro tip: People who want to avoid charges for a DUI in Los Angeles (or for other criminal charges) should avoid gifting police officers powerful evidence against them. In Tumwater, Washington, on May 17th, police charged 32-year-old Christopher Rieg with hit and run and with driving under the influe... [Link]
  • University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax

    May 27th, 2016

    Yes, it is a crime to possess Xanax without a proper prescription from a health care provider.  This question has arisen in the recent days and has been discussed at length by many local sports radio stations, TV personalities, and newspapers. For the non-sports fans, or those who have not heard t... [Link]
  • Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)

    May 26th, 2016

    Our previous posts in this series discussed why law enforcement prefer breath tests when investigating DWIs, why it is important to report how uncertain breath test results actually are, and why untraceable and inaccurate breath tests are a serious problem. Today, we’re going to expand on that las... [Link]
  • Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend

    May 26th, 2016

    The Marin County DUI task force, Avoid the 13, will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint and conducing DUI saturation patrols throughout the county this Memorial Day weekend.  Marin County police officers will be targeting drunk or drugged drivers over the Holiday. The DU... [Link]
  • A Round Up of Shocking High-Profile DUIs in May 2016

    May 25th, 2016

    Police arrested thousands of people for DUI in Los Angeles and other cities throughout the country this month. Here are a few that made national headlines. •    Authorities in Orlando, Florida, reported that they picked up a minivan with five underage teens—including a 17-year-old driver—ob... [Link]
  • Driver Gets 26 Years to Ponder Consequences of Fatal Crash That Occurred Just Hours After DUI Conviction

    May 25th, 2016

    Some drivers never seem to get the message about the dangers of DUI in Los Angeles, no matter how many times they face arrest, pay fines or waste days or weeks (or longer) in jail.   A judge in Nashville, Tennessee, gave a local DUI defendant plenty of time to ponder her driving decisions and […]... [Link]
  • Arizona Supreme Court Rules: One Word Wrong–No DUI Charge

    May 25th, 2016

    When police officers charge drivers with Los Angeles DUI, they must take great care when booking people to avoid violating their Fourth Amendment rights. Even simple, seemingly trivial mistakes in protocol can mean that an otherwise justified arrest won’t stand up in court. To that end, the Arizon... [Link]
  • What is the Most Dangerous State for Drunk Driving?

    May 25th, 2016

    In which state would you think your chances of being injured by a drunk driver is the highest?  Which state has the highest incidence of DUI?  Which has the highest percentage of DUI arrests?  The highest fatality rate from drunk driving? If you guessed California, you’d be wrong.  New York? ... [Link]
  • In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement

    May 25th, 2016

    Many drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles end up taking plea agreements – they get charges and penalties reduced by agreeing to admit guilt to lesser offenses. Judges usually accept such deals, but occasionally a new piece of information can change a judge’s mind. A report on Fox2 in Detroit,... [Link]
  • On our eroded privacy from Terry reasonable suspicion stops and frisks

    May 25th, 2016

    In law school, I got irritated reading about the Supreme Court's then recent affirmance of criminalizing consensual adult sodomy (Bowers v. Hardwick, which was later overturned by Lawrence v. Texas), greenlight for capital punishment, and erosion of the Fourth Amendment through the Terry v. Ohio cas... [Link]
  • Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy

    May 24th, 2016

    So, if you've taken the time to read our previous post regarding measurement uncertainty, you've already seen that the leading scientific bodies (the International Standards Organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Academy of Sciences) all demand that any sc... [Link]
  • Boating While Intoxicated in Texas

    May 24th, 2016

    Many people have been warned about the dangers of operating a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, it is not just car and truck drivers that must follow these driving regulations. Like Driving While Intoxicated (DWI),…Read more ›... [Link]
  • New York Law Firm Gets Two DWI’s Dismissed on the Same Day in the Same Courtroom

    May 23rd, 2016

    Two New York DWI cases were dismissed in back to back victories, in the same Court on the same day, yesterday. The unusual drama played out in a New York County Criminal Court courtroom, last week as the Judge dismissed DWI charges against two separate defendants. Both dismissals were based upon vio... [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    May 20th, 2016

    Chicago police will be out on patrol looking for drunk drivers this weekend.  Currently, one checkpoint is set up for friday while a special patrol is set to go on saturday.  Our DUI lawyers urge everyone to be responsible while out this weekend. ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK - ENGLEWOOD (7th) DISTRICT Th... [Link]
  • Affluenza Teen Going to Jail for Fatal DUI

    May 18th, 2016

    A Texas judge has finally sent Ethan Couch, the “affluenza” teen, to jail. Most drivers convicted of a deadly Los Angeles DUI would have been grateful to receive Couch’s original sentence—10 years’ probation for causing four deaths while DUI. But Couch didn’t appreciate the break he rece... [Link]
  • Backdoor Breath Testing 2: Scientific Community's Opinion on Measurement Uncertainty

    May 17th, 2016

    You’ve been arrested on suspicion of DWI; you were placed in the back of a cop car, brought to a police station, and told to blow into strange looking device that looks like a computer straight out of an 80’s science fiction movie with an E-cigarette attached to it.  This machine spits out a nu... [Link]
  • May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    May 16th, 2016

    Our personal injury attorneys have handled numerous motorcycle accidents over the years.  The injuries from these crashes can be horrific.  This month is motorcycle awareness month.  Let's all work to keep our roads safe. SHARE THE ROAD All motorists are reminded to safely "share the road" with m... [Link]
  • NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Drivers

    May 16th, 2016

    Under California law, drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles have the right to demand a jury trial. That’s not the case in every state. In a May 12th ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court said that defendants facing trial for repeat DUI driving charges should not be entitled to jury trials. Accord... [Link]
  • When Should a Marijuana High Equal a Los Angeles DUI?

    May 16th, 2016

    Blood alcohol content serves as a determining factor when police decide whether or not to charge someone with DUI in Los Angeles. If a breathalyzer and/or blood test shows a reading of .08 or higher, the driver will likely face a charge of driving under the influence. But a May 10th article in the W... [Link]