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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!

  • DUI defense in Fairfax County – Fairfax criminal lawyer on court practice

    August 21st, 2019

    DUI defense in Fairfax County, Virginia has its own similarities and differences to nearby counties. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I deal with each county's differing courthouse landscape in defending against DWI and other criminal charges. I have written previously about handling criminal investiga... [Link]
  • Different DUI Standard for Police?

    August 20th, 2019

    Anyone who has known someone that has been convicted of a DUI, or who has themselves had the unfortunate experience of suffering the consequences of a DUI, might know that there is the possibility of a obtaining a restricted license during the period of time where driving privileges are suspended. W... [Link]
  • Judges' 'unchecked power' to blame for high TX indigent defense caseloads

    August 19th, 2019

    "Unchecked power" of and "conflict of interests" by local judges are the biggest barriers to reforming Texas' indigent defense system, reported Neena Satija, writing for the Texas Tribune and Texas Monthly. Go read the whole thing, excerpts won't do it justice.Neena began this feature when working f... [Link]
  • Non-Lawyer Judge Throws Out DUI Against Prosecutor

    August 16th, 2019

    Most of us will agree that we want the courtroom to be a place of fairness and justice. Sadly, some days that just doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Marshall Fisher, the day a judge made the decision to throw out a DUI case against the... [Link]
  • New Jersey Law Enforcement Prepares for Drunk Driving Crackdown Ahead of Labor Day

    August 15th, 2019

    New Jersey police are allowed to set up roadblocks for the specific purpose of spotting drunk drivers. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) as a result of a DWI checkpoint, we may be able to help you. Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys understand how to... [Link]
  • Blood tests in DWI cases according to Virginia DUI lawyer

    August 4th, 2019

    Blood tests are frequently obtained pursuant to a search warrant in Virginia DWI cases where the arrestee refuses breath testing, is unable to provide a sufficient breath sample, has been injured and taken to the hospital, or is suspected of having being influenced by drugs. As a Virginia DUI lawyer... [Link]
  • 36 Percent of Surveyed Americans Admitted to Driving While Blackout Drunk

    August 2nd, 2019

    If you have been charged with drunk driving, you may be facing strict and debilitating penalties. Our New Jersey DWI lawyers understand the state’s criminal defense laws and we know first hand that experience counts. Having handled and resolved countless DWI cases, we know how to provide clients w... [Link]
  • Working with your Virginia DUI lawyer from start to finish

    August 2nd, 2019

    Working with your Virginia DUI lawyer is about teamwork and not standing on the sidelines as a spectator. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have experienced the wonderful results that take place when my client and I work as a united front. DWI and criminal clients should never give up nor give in. No... [Link]
  • Choosing a Fairfax DUI lawyer or criminal attorney

    July 31st, 2019

    Choosing a Fairfax DUI lawyer or criminal attorney is a critically important decision. Here are some things to consider in making that choice: Criminal defense work is not for the faint of heart. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer / criminal attorney, I know that this work often approaches a proverbial gladiat... [Link]
  • Federal court DUI defense addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

    July 29th, 2019

    Federal court DUI and misdemeanor defense is different from Virginia state court misdemeanor defense in several ways, including that federal court does not provide the option for a new trial on appeal, unlike the Virginia state system that entitles a defendant to a new trial on appeal from a Distric... [Link]
  • Federal DWI defense covered by Virginia DUI lawyer

    July 28th, 2019

    Federal DWI charges are common in Northern Virginia, and require a different set of laws and procedures than is involved in Virginia General District Court and Circuit Court. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I have defended many such cases over the years, with the DUI arrests commonly taking place on the G... [Link]
  • Refusing pre- and post-arrest breath testing- Fairfax DUI lawyer

    July 27th, 2019

    Refusing pre-arrest breath testing in a Virginia DUI investigation is wise when one has consumed any alcohol, as this is a voluntary test and the testing can be even more inaccurate than the already-inaccurate Intox EC/IR II breath testing machine that is used post-arrest for Virginia DWI cases. As... [Link]
  • The End of Texas’s Driver Responsibility Program Means More DUI Fines

    July 26th, 2019

    As of September 1st, 2019, one of the most hated programs ordered by the state of Texas for traffic violations will be no more, but that means more fines for DUI offenses. The Driver Responsibility Program imposed surcharges on Texas drivers who were convicted of charges such as driving under the in... [Link]
  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Push for Mandatory Ignition Interlock Devices for All DWI Offenders

    July 25th, 2019

    DWI cases are complex and can impact virtually every aspect of your life. If you have been arrested for DWI, you need to find competent and reliable legal representation immediately. Our New Jersey drunk driving advocates have extensive experience handling and protecting the rights of clients, and w... [Link]
  • Robotic Bartenders: Great Idea or Drunk Driver Enabler?

    July 22nd, 2019

    If you have been fortunate enough to step into Google’s developer conference, or perhaps on one of Royal Caribbean’s cruises, you may have gotten your cocktail, not from a human, but from a robotic bartender.   Back in 2013, Makr Shakr’s Bionic Bar graced our presence and this piece of smart... [Link]
  • Habitual drunkard VA statute is unconstitutional says Fairfax DUI lawyer

    July 21st, 2019

    Habitual drunkard laws are found in the Virginia Code and in federal immigration law. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I am delighted that a deeply divided United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit this week invalidated Virginia's habitual drunkard law as unconstitutional. Manning, et al. v. Cal... [Link]
  • DUIs Are Not Just for Alcohol

    July 19th, 2019

    Last month, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize marijuana and since just a few weeks ago, we reminded our readers about The Basics of a California DUI, this may be a good time to also remind our readers that a DUI is not just about alcohol. We tend to think about drunk driving only […] The... [Link]
  • Secondhand Alcohol Exposure Harms Twenty Percent of Adults, Study Says

    July 18th, 2019

    Everyone makes mistakes, but if a police officer or a New Jersey prosecutor makes an error in your case, it should not hurt you and your future. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), do not underestimate the importance of having a skilled legal advocate on your side. Our dil... [Link]
  • Hunches do not justify police stops says Fairfax DUI lawyer

    July 17th, 2019

    Hunches by themselves do not permit police stops of suspects. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that at minimum, the police officer needs reasonable articulable suspicion to stop a suspect. Moreover, Virginia has not yet recognized a community caretaker basis for police to stop vehicles or people to a... [Link]
  • “Wet Reckless” Charge vs. DUI: What Are the Key Differences?

    July 17th, 2019

    If you’ve ever been arrested for DUI, or if you know someone who has, you have possibly heard the term “wet reckless” thrown around. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the prosecution may offer to allow a DUI defendant to plead guilty to “wet reckless” as a reduced charge. If you... [Link]
  • FAQs About California Vehicle Code Section 23572 VC (DUI with a Minor Passenger)

    July 17th, 2019

    A DUI conviction in California comes with some stiff penalties, even for first-time offenders. However, if you have a minor in the car at the time of your alleged DUI, you could face enhanced penalties, including mandatory jail time. The specific law detailing these penalties is California Vehicle S... [Link]
  • Videotaping does not reveal all says Virginia DUI lawyer

    July 14th, 2019

    Videotaping is an advance over not having videotaping of police encounters. At the same time, police filming does not reveal the entire situation. As a Virginia DUI defense lawyer, I know that effective motions hearing and trial cross examination of police is essential for criminal defense lawyers,... [Link]
  • Massachusetts Fails to Process Out-Of-State Violations Including DUI

    July 12th, 2019

    Many of us have heard the rumors of state agencies not being able to play nice with each other or failing to share important information through a central database as a way to more efficiently catch travelling criminals. Well, here is a story of an agency having received the information, but never u... [Link]
  • The Majority of Americans Don’t Think They Will Get Caught Driving High, Study Finds

    July 11th, 2019

    Being arrested for driving while high is not something you should take lightly. You could face a suspended license, hefty fines and maybe even jail time. If you have been charged with a DWI, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney. With years of e... [Link]
  • Medications are not a DWI defense says Fairfax DUI lawyer

    July 10th, 2019

    Medications about around us, hawked on commercials, sold like candy over the counter, and prescribed at a dizzying pace. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that the crime of driving under the influence applies both to alcohol and drugs. Many Virginia DUI defendants suggest a possible defense of having... [Link]