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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!

  • ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crimes

    December 6th, 2016

    Oh the weather outside is frightful…and so is the nationwide uptick in crime during the holiday season. But it shouldn’t be a surprise. Most holiday crimes are related to theft or excessive alcohol. Theft is often a result of a lack of funds for Christmas presents or the knowledge that cars and... [Link]
  • KS DUI Laws Include Prescription Drugs

    December 5th, 2016

    DUI on Prescription Medication —How’s that possible? Kansas DUI laws include driving while drugged and most people are familiar with the term DUID, or driving under the influence of drugs. Unfortunately, what a growing portion of the driving public is coming to realize is that you can be charged... [Link]
  • What Bozo(s) are yanking non-immigrant visas for merely being arrested for DWI?

    December 2nd, 2016

    Rather than waiting for a president Donald Trump to wreak further havoc on immigration law and practice, I am now seeing some of my own DWI clients get their non-immigrant F-1 student and H-1B professional visas yanked BEFORE their cases are adjudicated in court. [Link]
  • California DUI with Out-of-State Priors

    December 1st, 2016

    Many people know that a California DUI is a “priorable” offense. This means that if a person is arrested and convicted of a subsequent California DUI within ten years, the penalties by operation of law increase. Generally, a first-time California DUI conviction carries three to five years of sum... [Link]
  • Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota

    December 1st, 2016

    When you (or someone you know) is facing a DWI charge, it can feel like your whole life just came to a screeching halt. All your life's plans, hopes, worries, and expectations suddenly take a backseat to this new, lurking monster that suddenly took the wheel in your life and is hell-bent on driving... [Link]
  • Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    December 1st, 2016

    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United States. According to the most recent FBI report, the six most co... [Link]
  • Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    December 1st, 2016

    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United States. According to the most recent FBI report, the six most co... [Link]
  • Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense.

    November 30th, 2016

    There are some things each of us simply cannot do.  We all know the famous saying:  I just can't do it, Captain, I don't have the power! All joking aside, the issue of physical inability is a serious topic in DWI cases.  When someone is arrested for DWI and asked to give a breath test, the testi... [Link]
  • Stopped by Boston Police After a Few Drinks? What Should You Do?

    November 30th, 2016

    If you had a few drinks, you shouldn’t have gotten behind the wheel…but you did. Now you see blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror. What do you do? The good news is, you were stopped before anyone was seriously injured. The bad news is, you may be charged with operating under the influenc... [Link]
  • Gifts or Bribes? Prosecutor took donations from defendants who received leniency

    November 30th, 2016

    This is a rather stunning story out of Brown County, and affirms why it was never a good idea to allow prosecutors to accept bribes gifts from people in their jurisdiction.Most prosecutors in Texas are barred by state law from taking gifts from people in their jurisdiction. Among the ethical questio... [Link]
  • What Are Your Rights When Pulled Over by KS Police?

    November 29th, 2016

    The laws on being pulled over by police in Kansas continue to evolve, and in many cases, expand, due in no small part to a 2014 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Heien v North Carolina, an officer stopped a “suspicious vehicle” on the traffic violation that it had a missing brake light. The... [Link]
  • Facing Drug Charges in MA? What’s Next?

    November 29th, 2016

    If you have been charged with drug possession, the fines and punishment you are facing will depend on multiple factors. The main considerations will be the class of the drug in question, the amount of the drug in your possession, and what you intended to do with it. If you are only charged with poss... [Link]
  • Fidel Castro’s brutality was not justified by the embargo, assassination attempts, nor Guantanamo

    November 27th, 2016

    Too many people praise Fidal Castro without acknowledging how intentionally and unjustifiably brutal was his rule, starting with executions for political reasons, and moving on to prohibiting dissent and jailing dissidents and others left and right for political reasons. [Link]
  • Thanksgiving DUI Checkpoints in PA

    November 24th, 2016

    Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year on Pennsylvania’s roadways.  As always, you can expect local and state police to setup DUI checkpoints.  As we have in the past.  We will be sharing any Pennsylvania DUI checkpoint information on this blog. Many good citizens of Pennsylvania... [Link]
  • Working With The Best DWI Lawyers In Minnesota: My Thanksgiving Gratitude

    November 23rd, 2016

    With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it is nice to take a moment to think about what you are thankful for.  Like many, I am thankful for family, friends, and my health.  But there is another thing I am thankful for that is unique to me: I am thankful to be working with the best DWI lawyers in Minnesota.  ... [Link]
  • Pilot Arrested for DUI

    November 23rd, 2016

    An Indiana man was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was later discovered that he was on his way to the Indianapolis airport. The man, identified as Robert Harris III, is a commercial pilot. According to police, Harris’ eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred, a... [Link]
  • I Received a MA Criminal Citation in the Mail – Am I Under Arrest?

    November 23rd, 2016

    If you open the mailbox to find a criminal citation staring back at you, it’s important to act quickly. If the criminal box is checked, you have been charged with a criminal offense. Although you are not technically under arrest, this type of citation is still a criminal accusation. Criminal citat... [Link]
  • Holiday Gatherings and Domestic Violence

    November 22nd, 2016

    The holiday season is a great time for Collin County residents to gather with family and celebrate their blessings. But for many people, the holidays are a time of added stress and depression. In some cases, these people may take…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Holiday Season is also DUI Season

    November 21st, 2016

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you get arrested. Then you are looking at a blue Christmas. Local media will be running stories like this in the next few days. DUI Checklanes, saturation patrols, and general DUI enforcement and deterrence will be in effect in Kansas and Missour... [Link]
  • Another One Bites The Dust: Victory At the Court of Appeals ... Again

    November 21st, 2016

     We have just received another victory at the Court of Appeals today.  Once again, the Court made it crystal clear that when an officer threatens a driver with an unconstitutional crime, the driver's due process rights have been violated.  Sounds familiar, right?  We have blogged about this issu... [Link]
  • Another DWI Dismissed: Due Process Is Front And Center Before The Minnesota Supreme Court

    November 18th, 2016

    We have blogged extensively about the ongoing due process issue working its way throughout he court system.  In sum, we believe that telling drivers that "refusal to take a test is a crime" when that is actually a complete lie is unconstitutional. And that's not just our opinion -- many other judge... [Link]
  • SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT

    November 17th, 2016

    The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation. Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk driving offenders who are placed on probation must pay fines, attend... [Link]
  • What Are the Penalties for Driving with a Revoked or Suspended License?

    November 17th, 2016

    There are multiple reasons for getting your license suspended, from unpaid parking tickets to excessive moving violations, neither of which is a criminal offense. But if you made the decision to drive during your license suspension, you may be facing criminal charges in Massachusetts. Even quick run... [Link]
  • Drugs, Kids, and Juvenile Justice in Texas

    November 15th, 2016

    Drug possession is one of the most common criminal charges that a Collin County teenager will face in Texas. In many cases, a teenager may run afoul of the law without realizing it. Even parents may not be fully aware…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Continuing DWI Successes: Judge Throws Out Biased Breath Test Result

    November 15th, 2016

    Here at Ramsay Law Firm, we've been leading the charge against unscientific DWI evidence. For the last year, we've had our sights set on DWI breath tests in Minnesota, and have been having continual success getting back our clients' drivers licenses and beating their DWI charges. The war over unsci... [Link]