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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!

  • Dallas Morning News Offers Online Content Removal for Certain Criminal Convictions

    September 21st, 2021

    The Dallas Morning News is now offering people who have been implicated in crime coverage the chance to have their names removed from articles on DallasNews.com under certain conditions. To qualify, a person must have had the criminal offense legally cleared from his/her record through an expunction... [Link]
  • Sleeping While Impaired Charges – Fairfax DUI Lawyer Urges Caution

    September 20th, 2021

    Sleeping while allegedly impaired can lead to a Virginia DWI charge, says Fairfax DUI lawyer Sleeping while allegedly impaired can lead to police charges of violating the Virginia DUI law. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I would prefer that my clients not fall asleep behind the wheel. If they do, I prefer... [Link]
  • Fighting like hell is essential to pursuing Virginia criminal defense justice

    September 18th, 2021

    Fighting like hell is the essential approach for Virginia criminal and DUI defendants. As a Fairfax criminal and DWI lawyer, I know that if you are a criminal defendant, your back is to the wall unless you battle your way out along with a qualified lawyer. By conceiving of your plight in this way, f... [Link]
  • Wet reckless driving possibility still needs you to be ready for a DUI trial

    September 16th, 2021

    Wet reckless driving is not a term of art, but a description for a plea offer sometimes extended by prosecutors who either are concerned about the strength of their Virginia DUI case (prosecuted under Virginia Code § 18.2-266) or have concluded that the blood alcohol content (BAC) reading together... [Link]
  • 40 People Charged with Serious Federal Firearms and Drug Crimes 

    September 16th, 2021

    Several individuals are now facing serious federal firearms and drug charges in connection with a recent sting operation. “Operation Taste the Rainbow” netted 15 arrests on September 8, 2021, but has named 40 defendants. Those charged are allegedly linked to a methamphetamine trafficking operati... [Link]
  • Virginia guilty pleas addressed by Fairfax lawyer as the point of rare return

    September 14th, 2021

    Virginia guilty pleas involve criminal defendants waiving their right to plead not guilty and proceed to trial. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that guilty pleas, as well as no contest / nolo contendere and Alford plea agreements, (collectively, Pleas, or Guilty Pleas) are entered out of the... [Link]
  • Virginia DWI law does not support assuming rising alcohol content

    September 13th, 2021

    Virginia DWI law does not support assuming that a driver's blood alcohol content was higher at the time of driving than at the time of blood alcohol content (BAC) testing via obtaining a breath or blood sample. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know from working with forensic science experts and reviewing... [Link]
  • Plea Deals Reached for Men Accused of Hate Crime

    September 10th, 2021

    Four men were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury for a January 2019 attack on a gay couple in Austin. Texas law punishes the second-degree felony with two to 20 years in prison. However, prosecutors hoped to prove the assault was a hate crime, elevating the charges to a... [Link]
  • Empowered DUI defense- Fairfax DWI lawyer addresses do’s and dont’s

    September 4th, 2021

    Empowered DUI defense -- and empowered criminal defense, for that matter -- is the only way to proceed when you are suspected of or prosecuted for alleged violations of the DUI law. Before you get behind the wheel after imbibing beer, wine or alcohol this federal holiday weekend, you will thank your... [Link]
  • Prosecuting crimes of poverty isn't the same as combating a "crime wave"

    September 2nd, 2021

    The following is a guest blog post co-authored by Elizabeth Rossi of Civil Rights Corps and Amanda Woog of the Texas Fair Defense Project. Their organizations are among the civil rights groups involved in bail litigation against Harris County. Related: this discussion of the District Attorney's clai... [Link]
  • Time for the Texas #cjreform movement to get back to basics

    September 1st, 2021

    Your correspondent hasn't been writing on Grits during the latest special session because it wasn't a time when Texas state leaders were willing to listen to reasoned argument, and this humble opuscule has little else to offer.As I wrote after the regular session ended, it's important to be clear ab... [Link]
  • Attorney General Under Investigation for Allegations of Bribery

    August 29th, 2021

    In October 2020, seven former employees of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused him of using his position for personal gain. They claimed that he involved himself in legal matters his friend and real estate investor faced, someone who also donated $25,000 to Paxton’s 2018 campaign. The whis... [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI trial win obtained by arguing an unlawful arrest

    August 28th, 2021

    Fairfax DUI trial victories typically require full preparation and focus, which is the same for any pursuit of victory in Virginia criminal court. As a Virginia DWI lawyer, I have taken hundreds of cases to trial, often not knowing in advance the defense-friendly gems that might arise at trial, and... [Link]
  • Expecting the unexpected in Fairfax DUI court & beyond- Get a lawyer

    August 26th, 2021

    Expecting the unexpected is important in Fairfax, Virginia DUI court and all courts while defending against misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that despite all the seeming niceties and rules in the courthouse, that Virginia DUI and criminal defense in so many ways i... [Link]
  • Domestic Violence Cases on the Rise, Turn Deadly 

    August 22nd, 2021

    Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Texas, and it may be triggering another deadly bout of domestic violence cases across the state. In only one 24-hour period, a series of domestic violence cases have left at least three people dead in Harris County. The first case involved a woman killing her al... [Link]
  • DUI science & junk science- Ripe for Virginia DWI defense challenges

    August 21st, 2021

    DUI science is complex and extensive and not learned overnight. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I have been blessed with defending hundreds of people charged with DUI (driving under the influence of / driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs), taking over around two hundred of such cases to trial, and le... [Link]
  • Teaming up with the right Virginia criminal defense lawyer is key

    August 20th, 2021

    Teaming up with the right Virginia criminal defense lawyer is one of the most important choices you can make when accused of a Virginia DUI, misdemeanor or felony offense. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how important this decision is and how valuable it is, early in the game, to make the time... [Link]
  • Consult with a lawyer before your first Virginia criminal court date

    August 19th, 2021

    Consult with a qualified lawyer before your first date in court for a Virginia DUI or criminal prosecution. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that you likely will thank yourself for doing so. Even for lawyers practicing in neighboring jurisdictions, written and customary practices even for lawyer... [Link]
  • Habits and Behaviors that Can Contribute to Domestic Violence – Part 2

    August 18th, 2021

    When domestic violence happens in the home, it’s seldom caused by just one thing. While we are all accountable for our choices and our actions, there may be many contributing factors that increase the likelihood of DV occurring. Let’s continue our exploration into habits and behaviors (some u... [Link]
  • Virginia DUI defendants now have a more attractive wet reckless option

    August 16th, 2021

    Virginia DUI defendants convicted for a first-time DWI offense under Virginia Code § 18.2-266 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs -- with a blood alcohol content (BAC) under 0.15 as of last year became eligible for unlimited driving during their one-year mandatory license... [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI court- Virginia DWI lawyer on what to expect in your case

    August 15th, 2021

    Fairfax DUI court -- and all Virginia criminal court -- can seem to be an intimidating and convoluted place. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I am home at all courthouses, including this one, which is across the street from my office. I am here not only to pursue my clients' best defense, but also to help t... [Link]
  • Coppell Man Sentenced for Fraudulently Applying for Millions in PPP Loans

    August 13th, 2021

    A man in Texas was sentenced for defrauding the federal government after applying for various PPP loans using false business names. He pleaded guilty to the charges in March and has to serve more than eleven years in prison for his money laundering and wire fraud crimes. The Coppell man completed... [Link]
  • Virginia DUI victory from successful challenge of the arrest

    August 8th, 2021

    Virginia DUI victory can arise from a pretrial dismissal, suppression of the arrest, and a finding of lack of proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that preparation for such defense requires thorough attention to all the foregoing three approaches. Recently, I w... [Link]
  • Gang Member Responsible for Jail Riot Sentenced for Drug Crime

    August 5th, 2021

    A gang member in the Lubbock County jail started a riot in June. A surveillance camera caught the man stomping and kicking members of a rival gang, sparking a riot. Officers were able to stop the violent activity by using pepper spray and placed the whole facility on lockdown. The man responsible fo... [Link]
  • Suspect in Police Shooting and High-Speed Chase Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

    August 2nd, 2021

    A Lubbock resident attempted to evade police after being pulled over by officers from the Lamesa Police Department. Law enforcement discovered that he had an active warrant for discharging a firearm and was on parole. When they shouted commands at him, he allegedly responded with gunfire before le... [Link]