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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!

  • Suspect flight from police can enhance a conviction risk – Virginia defense

    January 20th, 2018

    Suspect flight from police can enhance a conviction risk. As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I have known for a long time that when a suspect flees from police, the jurors are permitted to be instructed that flight can be considered as consciousness of the suspect's guilt, even though such a conclusion... [Link]
  • Kyle Therrian Named to 2018 ‘Best Lawyers Under 40 List’ by D Magazine

    January 19th, 2018

    D Magazine has selected Kyle Therrian to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers Under 40, a list that recognizes outstanding young attorneys in North Texas. Kyle focuses his practice on representing individuals in both pending criminal cases and in criminal…Read more ›... [Link]
  • New Report Suggests Lowering Legal Limit to 0.05 Percent BAC

    January 19th, 2018

    It’s been a debate for some time now. Should the legal limit for how much alcohol someone can have in their system while driving be lowered from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent?   The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine believes so. But before we get into what their newly relea... [Link]
  • Can Law Enforcement Obtain a Blood Sample Without Your Consent in a DUI Case?

    January 18th, 2018

    In certain circumstances, the answer may be yes.  In Aguilar v. State, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D179a (3rd DCA 2018), Juan Aguilar appeals a conviction for DUI crimes DUI Manslaughter, DUI with person or property damage, and DUI causing serious bodily injury, along with two counts of DUI, the lesser include... [Link]
  • The Opioid Crisis and New Jersey DWIs

    January 18th, 2018

    There is little doubt that the United States is facing a crisis involving opioid abuse and addiction. As a result, police and prosecutors have seen a rise in DWI cases involving various types of painkillers. If you or someone close to you has been arrested for a drug DWI, it is imperative to reach o... [Link]
  • Firearm Discovered at TSA Checkpoint – What Now?

    January 17th, 2018

    Gun laws can be confusing. Every state has its own laws, and there are federal laws that come into play as well. Plus, some state laws are not transferable everywhere, so it’s not uncommon for people to face weapons offenses…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Celebrity DUIs and Other Misdeeds: Why Are We Obsessed with Them?

    January 15th, 2018

    Justin Bieber. Lindsey Lohan. Paris Hilton. Kevin Hart. Chris Pine. Reese Witherspoon. Bella Hadid. This list represents a mere handful of known names who have been charged with DUI in Los Angeles (and elsewhere) over the past 10 years, with many others right alongside. It seems so commonplace that,... [Link]
  • Virginia drug sentencing – Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

    January 14th, 2018

    Virginia drug sentencing can involve stiff penalties. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I fight to win drug cases, and, for any sentencing, to obtain the most favorable sentence The post Virginia drug sentencing – Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in appeared first on Jon Katz, P.C.. [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI Defense – Handling probation violation charges and VASAP

    January 13th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI defense and DUI defense throughout Virginia often involves dealing with probation violation charges, and dealing with VASAP (the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program). Probation violation charges are too common but typically avoidable. Registering with VASAP is mandatory for anyone con... [Link]
  • Drunk Driving…A Drone

    January 11th, 2018

    As I’m sure you’re aware, the purpose behind DUI laws is to protect the public and drivers themselves from harm caused by an automobile driven while the driver was intoxicated. The same logic can be applied to vehicles other than automobiles, which is why people can be prosecuted for operating o... [Link]
  • Legalizing Marijuana Would Affect DWI Stops in New Jersey or Other States

    January 10th, 2018

    As the laws regarding marijuana continue to change in many states, police stops will change as well. Both drunk driving and drugged driving charges are extremely serious. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a DWI in New Jersey, you need to consult a diligent and hard-working New Jer... [Link]
  • DRIVING “BUZZED” IN MASSACHUSETTS IS ENOUGH TO GET YOU CHARGED AND CONVICTED FOR OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    January 10th, 2018

    Drunk drivers beware! Those who feel they can “get by” driving after drinking alcohol should take a tip from some of the new advertisements put out by the Commonwealth. As the holiday season fades into our rearview mirrors, we return to streets of ice, roads of varying  repair and some question... [Link]
  • Refusal of a PBT Declared Unconstitutional

    January 9th, 2018

    On December 22, 2017, the Kansas Court of Appeals declared that the crime of Refusal of a Preliminary Breath Test, as set out in KSA 8-1012, was unconstitutional in a case called State of Kansas v. Michael Robinson (Case No. 116,872). A preliminary breath test, often called a PBT, is a handheld brea... [Link]
  • What is the Blood Alcohol Limit in MA?

    January 8th, 2018

    If you are at least 21, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher can result in an OUI arrest in MA. The limit for under-age individuals is .02 percent (basically, zero tolerance).  Licensed commercial drivers (CDL holders) have a limit of .04 percent. If police suspect that you... [Link]
  • Recreational Marijuana Laws and the California DUI

    January 7th, 2018

    As predicted, California passed Proposition 64, otherwise known as The Adult Use of Marijuana Act, on November 8th 2016. This made it legal for people to possess and use marijuana recreationally in California. However, it wasn’t until January 1st of this year that recreational marijuana could be s... [Link]
  • 3 Great Driving Habits to Adopt in 2018 (Especially If You Just Got a DUI)

    January 5th, 2018

    As the New Year gets underway, millions of people are trying to keep those resolutions they made over the holidays. Some of the most common resolutions are health related (e.g., get in shape, quit smoking, lose weight, eat healthy). However, let me propose an alternative resolution if you haven’t... [Link]
  • The Science of Memory, and How It Can Affect Your Criminal Case

    January 5th, 2018

    If you’ve been charged with any crime—whether the charge is Los Angeles DUI, domestic abuse or something else—neither the prosecutor nor your defense attorney will rely solely on physical evidence to prove your guilt or innocence. Much of the evidence presented comes in the form of verbal test... [Link]
  • New Jersey School Bus Driver Charged with DWI While Kids on Board

    January 4th, 2018

    DWI charges can adversely affect almost every aspect of your life, including your job prospects. As a result, these charges should never be taken lightly. If you are a commercial driver who has been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey commercial DWI attorney who can pro... [Link]
  • 2017 Kansas DUI Case Results

    January 4th, 2018

    2017 Kansas DUI Case Results A lot of cases were put on hold awaiting the Kansas Supreme Court to reconsider their 2016 ruling that it was unconstitutional to make it a crime to refuse a test in Kansas. Fortunately, the Supreme Court stuck to their previous ruling and struck down the law. So, cases... [Link]
  • 2017 Kansas DUI Case Results

    January 3rd, 2018

    2017 Kansas DUI Case Results A lot of cases were put on hold awaiting the Kansas Supreme Court to reconsider their 2016 ruling that it was unconstitutional to make it a crime to refuse a test in Kansas. Fortunately, the Supreme Court stuck to their previous ruling and struck down the law. So, cases... [Link]
  • 2017 DUI Case Results

    January 2nd, 2018

    A lot of cases were put on hold awaiting the Kansas Supreme Court to reconsider their ruling that it was unconstitutional to make it a crime to refuse a test in Kansas. Fortunately, the Supreme Court stuck to their previous ruling and struck down the law. So, cases that were in a holding pattern wil... [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI defense lawyer on the Virginia alcohol testing refusal law

    December 30th, 2017

    Fairfax DUI defense and DWI defense throughout Virginia often also includes defense against charges of unreasonably refusing to submit to a breath or blood test for blood or breath alcohol content (BAC). The post Fairfax DUI defense lawyer on the Virginia alcohol testing refusal law appeared first o... [Link]
  • New California Law Could Give You a Free Ride if You’re Too Drunk to Drive

    December 29th, 2017

    Most of us have done it at least once and most of us don’t want the responsibility of being designated driver. Unfortunately, unless someone is willing to pay for transportation, a designated driver is one of the few ways to avoid a DUI and get home safely. However, a new law could make designated... [Link]
  • Kiddie porn – Fairfax criminal lawyer says police are constantly ferreting it out

    December 28th, 2017

    Kiddie porn is so popular with a small sector of society that such consumers are willing to risk long prison terms in the process of accessing, viewing, distributing and even producing such material. The post Kiddie porn – Fairfax criminal lawyer says police are constantly ferreting it out appeare... [Link]
  • Can You Be Punished for Suspicion of Drunk Driving?

    December 27th, 2017

    It has always been a cornerstone of the United States Constitution that a citizen is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  No citizen can be punished based merely upon a police officer’s suspicion that he or she has committed a criminal offense. Except, perhaps,... [Link]