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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!

  • 9 Year Old Designated Driver Drives Parents and 11 Month Old Home

    February 12th, 2016

    While our Chicago DUI lawyers always recommend having a designated driver, a Wisconsin couple took that idea to the extreme. Sheriff Deputies from Polk County responded to a call about a car driving erratically.  When the deputies located the vehicle, parked at a boat drop, they discovered that the... [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    February 12th, 2016

    Brought to you by our Chicago DUI lawyers, here are this wekend's Chicago DUI patrols & checkpoints.  One up North (20th District) and one on the West side (9th District).  Be responsible, folks. DUI STRIKE FORCE PATROL - LINCOLN (20th District) The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a D... [Link]
  • Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt

    February 11th, 2016

    When police fall short of their obligations, their failures must not be shifted towards and into the victimization of criminal suspects and criminal defendants. To do otherwise will turn the Bill of Rights into more of a farce than they already have been turned into by too many police, prosecutors a... [Link]
  • Hawaiian Prosecutors Seek 24/7 Warrants for DUI Drivers (Part 2)

    February 11th, 2016

    Avoiding prosecution for a DUI in Los Angeles usually requires the skills of an experienced attorney. In Hawaii, however, it appears that all you have to do is live in the right jurisdiction to have a good chance of getting a DUI charge thrown out of court or at least stalled in the system. An […]... [Link]
  • Can Breathalyzers Measure Marijuana?

    February 10th, 2016

    I’ve written here in past posts about the difficulties of trying to use a breathalyzer on a driver to determine whether he is under the influence of marijuana.  See Is It Possible to Prove Driving Under the Influence of Drugs?.   As a study authored by Dr. Jim Hedlund, formerly a senior officia... [Link]
  • Beating Them With Science: Tools to Make the Case Against Breath Testing

    February 9th, 2016

    Here are a few tools that expose breath testing for the junk science that it is.  ramsayresults.com... [Link]
  • Beating Them With Science: Breath Testing Tools to Make the Case

    February 9th, 2016

     Here are a few tools that expose breath testing for the junk science that it is.  ramsayresults.com... [Link]
  • Breath Test Science 101 - Tools to Make the Case

    February 9th, 2016

    Here are the resources you'll need to expose the junk science otherwise known as breath alcohol testing.       ramsayresults.com... [Link]
  • Hawaiian Prosecutors Seek 24/7 Warrants for DUI Drivers (Part 1)

    February 9th, 2016

    Will judges in California soon be working round-the-clock issuing warrants for blood alcohol tests for drivers suspected of DUI in Los Angeles? That’s what’s happening in Hawaii, thanks to a ruling last fall from the state’s Supreme Court. The Hawaii Supreme Court said that police officers cou... [Link]
  • Update: “Affluenza” DUI Driver Could Remain On Probation

    February 9th, 2016

    Judges will often waive jail time and place drivers on probation when they’re charged with a first-offense DUI in Los Angeles. But some people don’t appreciate that kind of leniency; they take advantage of it. What’s worse, the ingrates often don’t receive any punishment. Ethan Couch of Tarr... [Link]
  • Update: “Affluenza” DUI Driver Could Remain On Probation

    February 9th, 2016

    Judges will often waive jail time and place drivers on probation when they’re charged with a first-offense DUI in Los Angeles. But some people don’t appreciate that kind of leniency; they take advantage of it. What’s worse, the ingrates often don’t receive any punishment. Ethan Couch of Tarr... [Link]
  • San Rafael Super Bowl Weekend DUI Checkpoint Nets 2

    February 9th, 2016

    San Rafael Police officers along with officers from the Marin AVOID the 13 DUI task force held two DUI and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday night February 5, 2016.  Both of those checkpoints resulted in a total of two driver’s being arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. A drinking an... [Link]
  • Can You Get a California DUI on Private Property?

    February 8th, 2016

    It is not uncommon for a person to be arrested on suspicion of DUI after having been only observed and stopped by law enforcement in a private parking lot. And the question arises, “can you get convicted of a California DUI if the officer never observes you driving on a public road and you are [... [Link]
  • An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary

    February 7th, 2016

    Grits despises Texas Court of Criminal Appeals elections. Nobody knows who the candidates are. And the campaigns don't raise enough money to educate any more voters than the candidates can reach by driving to a handful of candidate forums, or through the lightest possible smattering of earned media. [Link]
  • What You Should Know About Open Carry In Texas

    February 5th, 2016

    Amidst a lot of controversy, Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas’s open carry bill into law in June 2015. It went into effect on January 1, 2016, but despite the long lead time to prepare for its implementation, there is a…Read more ›... [Link]
  • One Critical Aspect on Handling Repeat DUI Offenses

    February 5th, 2016

    It saddens me the way some DUI cases are handled in the State of Tennessee. Some lawyers think these are easy cases. They take a client's money. No investigation is done. Then a plea of guilty as charged. A recent case illustrated this point. The charge was a felony DUI. In Tennessee, it requires t... [Link]
  • Super Bowl Weekend Checkpoint and DUI Enforcement Planned.

    February 5th, 2016

    The Avoid the 13 Marin County DUI Task Force will be running a drunk driving checkpoint tonight, February 5, 2016, in San Rafael.  In addition, the multi agency task force will deploy DUI Saturations Patrols throughout Marin County on both Saturday and Sunday. The Super Bowl is America’s most w... [Link]
  • Chicago & Super Bowl Sunday DUI Checkpoints

    February 5th, 2016

    Here are this weekend's Chicago DUI checkpoints.  Additionally, most every law enforecment agency will be stepping up patrol for Super Bowl Sunday.  If you are headed out this wekend, please be responsible. ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK - Grand Crossing (003th) DISTRICT The Chicago Police Department will... [Link]
  • Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 News

    February 5th, 2016

    If you've ever visited our blog before, you know that we take the science behind DWI testing very, very seriously. Whether we are educating the public on our blog, educating other attorneys at seminars (sometimes with the help of the Innocence Project), or educating judges at the annual Criminal J... [Link]
  • The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"

    February 5th, 2016

    I've been known to say, "I don't math," but I'm not afraid of science. Here at Ramsay Law Firm we embrace science. Our own Chuck Ramsay is the only Minnesota attorney to be designated a Forensic Lawyer Scientist by the American Chemical Society. While "good enough for government work" may pass must... [Link]
  • Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]

    February 4th, 2016

    Have you ever noticed how high-profile DUI arrests seem to come in spates? You’ll read nothing about celebrity DUI in Los Angeles for a few months, and then police arrest a number of stars and/or elected officials within a week or two. On January 22, police in Austin, Texas, picked up former Tenne... [Link]
  • Can Los Angeles DUI Drivers Be Guilty If They’re Not Driving?

    February 4th, 2016

    When police arrest a driver on charges of DUI in Los Angeles and causing a death, you can generally assume that motorist was behind the wheel when the accident occurred. But James Ryan, a 28-year-old part-time student in New York, could face up to 25 years in jail for causing the death of a police [... [Link]
  • Coming Soon: .05% Blood-Alcohol Limit

    February 3rd, 2016

    They’re at it again…. Feds Want to Lower the Legal Limit to One Drink Washington, DC.  Jan. 15 – The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.”… The agency issue... [Link]
  • It's Official: Bernard Does NOT Apply to Blood and Urine Tests

    February 3rd, 2016

    The dismantling of an unconstitutional statutory scheme is, evidently, a slow process. As of Monday, we are one small step closer to constitutional fidelity. In its unpublished opinion in State v. Thach, the Minnesota Court of Appeals acknowledged that the search-incident-to-arrest exception does... [Link]
  • Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do

    February 3rd, 2016

    Want to get police officers to pay more attention to you? Try pulling one of these dumb stunts when you’re at risk for a DUI in Los Angeles. A woman from Baraboo, Minnesota, apparently couldn’t find her own vehicle when she stumbled out of a BP gas station and convenience store in Juneau County. [Link]