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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!

  • Supreme Court to Decide if Cops Can Draw Blood from Unconscious Driver

    January 22nd, 2019

    The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear and decide a case that challenges a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to withdraw blood from an unconscious driver that they suspect was driving under the influence. The case stems from the 2013 arrest of Gerald Mitchell in Sheboygan County,... [Link]
  • Assault by Auto and Vehicular Homicide Charges in New Jersey

    January 17th, 2019

    If you have been arrested for assault by auto or vehicular homicide, it is imperative to consult a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney. These charges are extremely serious and have the potential to turn your entire life upside down. 9-Year-Old Girl Recently Killed in Drunk Driving Accident Three days a... [Link]
  • New Canadian DUI Law: Police can Breathalyze in Homes, Bars, and Restaurants

    January 15th, 2019

    I know I complain a lot about the DUI laws here in California. There is much improvement to be made with regard to how law enforcement enforces drunk driving laws and how prosecutors prosecute drunk driving laws. Having said all that, at least we’re not in Canada. Section 253 of the Criminal Code... [Link]
  • What are the Penalties for Interfering with an Emergency Call?

    January 15th, 2019

    Preventing or otherwise impeding a person from making an emergency call is a crime in Texas. Those who are convicted face serious penalties, which is a testament to how seriously Texas takes this offense. Many people end up interfering with…Read more ›... [Link]
  • How Technology May Reshape DUI Prevention and Enforcement in the Next Decade

    January 12th, 2019

    Imagine that you’ve spent some time at a bar or at a party with friends. You’ve had a couple of drinks, but you don’t feel particularly tipsy—so when you leave, you get into your car thinking you’re safe to drive home. Your car, however, doesn’t seem to cooperate. Either it refuses to st... [Link]
  • Starting 2019 with a Los Angeles DUI Arrest: What Happens Now?

    January 12th, 2019

    It’s not how you envisioned kicking off the New Year. Perhaps you’ve made resolutions; perhaps you’ve set goals. You were looking forward to the prospects of a new year with new possibilities. Certainly, kicking off 2019 with a Los Angeles DUI arrest was not on the agenda. Now you are facing p... [Link]
  • Struggles of Finding a Legal Limit and Test for Marijuana

    January 10th, 2019

    During this past New Year’s holiday, the Los Angeles Police Department utilized a new portable oral test that is able to check for the presence of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other drugs in a person’s system. In their attempt to start aggressively enforcing impaired driving laws, t... [Link]
  • What Is Judicial Clemency?

    January 9th, 2019

    Under Texas law, there are certain cases where a judge may set aside a defendant’s criminal conviction while they are still serving a term of community supervision (i.e., probation). This is informally known in legal circles as “judicial clemency,” although…Read more ›... [Link]
  • New Jersey Has One of the Country’s Lowest Drunk Driving Death Rates

    January 9th, 2019

    Being charged with driving under the influence is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you need to get in touch with an experienced New Jersey DWI advocate who can help. We are committed to providing quality legal repre... [Link]
  • Stricter DUI Law Trend Across the U.S.

    January 7th, 2019

    Each state has their own traffic laws and has their own driving under the influence laws. Some are stricter than others. That said, until this year, all states have set the blood-alcohol (BAC) level of 0.08 as the per se standard of driving under the influence. DUI law in every state is much more co... [Link]
  • How Long Will My OUI Stay on My Record?

    January 7th, 2019

    The length of time that an OUI conviction remains on your record varies from state to state, and based on the circumstances of your case. MA has some of the strictest laws against driving while drunk or drugged in the entire nation. In fact, in most cases, that drunk driving conviction will remain o... [Link]
  • Utah Now has the Lowest BAC Limit in the Country

    January 2nd, 2019

    In 2016 Utah passed a law which would lower its blood alcohol content limit from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent, making it the toughest DUI law in the country in terms of a BAC limit. Well, as of January 1st, 2019, Utah’s new law took effect. Prior to Utah’s change, all states had the same […] T... [Link]
  • Holidays need not be the time for alcohol arrests & convictions – Fairfax lawyer

    December 27th, 2018

    [caption id="attachment_73038" align="alignright" width="300"] Holidays need not be the time for alcohol arrests & convictions - Fairfax lawyer[/caption] Holidays don't necessitate alcohol arrests, says Fairfax DUI lawyer. Holidays bring police trolling for DUI arrests, if not also public intoxicati... [Link]
  • Study Finds Drunk Driving Among Veterans is on the Rise

    December 26th, 2018

    DWI charges can have negative and long-lasting consequences for a person’s life. Too many people charged with drunk driving assume that they will be convicted but this is not always not the case. If you have been charged with or arrested for drunk driving, our highly reputable New Jersey DWI attor... [Link]
  • Arrested for DWI With a Child In the Car? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    December 26th, 2018

    If you’re pulled over on suspicion of DWI in Collin County, Texas, you need to know that who is in your vehicle with you can make a significant difference in how you are charged. The reason for this is simple:…Read more ›... [Link]
  • UBER Fined $750,000 for Failing to Enforce Zero-Tolerance Policy

    December 20th, 2018

    Ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have introduced to the public a cheap and “right at your fingertips” method for calling a ride home after a night of drinking. These apps have given the public the comfort of being able to arrive at a destination without worrying about finding parking, or a... [Link]
  • Drunk Driving during the Holiday Season in New Jersey

    December 19th, 2018

    The holidays are bright, festive and fun but this time of year is also known for being the deadliest season for drunk driving. However, because police are hyper-aware of drunk drivers on the road, they can sometimes be overzealous in charging or arresting people for driving while intoxicated (DWI). [Link]
  • A Look at DUI in Pop Culture (Part 2)

    December 19th, 2018

    Continuing our examination of DUI as reflected in popular culture and media, let’s shift our focus from music and television to the film industry. DUI in Film While the depiction of DUI on TV drastically changed in the 1980s, and while DUI in popular music has been both consistent and prolific, th... [Link]
  • A Look at DUI in Pop Culture (Part 1)

    December 19th, 2018

    These days, the term DUI almost always has a starkly negative connotation attached to it. In an earlier time, however, pop culture essentially winked the eye at driving under the influence. Comedians of the day would feign intoxication for a laugh or offer a sideways remark toward Dean Martin—who... [Link]
  • What’s Legal in Your State Might Not Be Legal in Texas

    December 18th, 2018

    Many of us will be traveling during the holiday season. When you cross states lines, however, you need to be aware that there are certain items that may be legal in your destination but not Texas, and vice versa. And…Read more ›... [Link]
  • California DUI Law 101

    December 13th, 2018

    The law surrounding California DUI’s is so expansive and complicated that sometimes it’s worth wild to take a step back and just talk about the basics of a California DUI. In California, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher. It is also illegal to drive wh... [Link]
  • New Jersey Lawmakers Consider Reducing License Suspension Times but Mandating Ignition Interlock Devices in DWI Cases

    December 12th, 2018

    If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), call our New Jersey DWI attorneys to discuss your case and begin planning your next steps. These are extremely serious charges that should never be taken lightly since they can negatively impact many aspects of your future. For years, we... [Link]
  • Porch Pirates Could be Arrested for Federal Charges

    December 11th, 2018

    With the increase in people shopping online comes an increase in the number of packages left on people’s porches or doorsteps for them to pick up when they return from work. But as many people are finding out, those packages…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Jeremy Rosenthal & Kyle Therrian Co-Authors For Study

    December 10th, 2018

    Jeremy Rosenthal and Kyle Therrian were co-authors for the study “Police Discretion and Racial Disparity in Organized Retail Theft Arrests: Evidence from Texas.” The primary author of the research, Michael Braun, an associate professor at the SMU Cox School of…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Man Arrested for DUI for Falling Asleep while Tesla in Autopilot Mode

    December 7th, 2018

    Last week, California Highway Patrol arrested a driver for DUI after he had fallen asleep in his Model S Tesla while it drove down Highway 101 in autopilot mode. A CHP officer spotted a grey Tesla going about 70 miles per hour on Highway 101 near Redwood City. As the officer approached the vehicle,... [Link]