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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!

  • New Jersey Court Discusses Reliability of Blood Tests in DWI Cases

    October 21st, 2019

    Under New Jersey law, it is illegal for anyone to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. Typically, a DWI defendant’s blood alcohol level is established via a breath or blood test. In many cases, the defendant may be able to a... [Link]
  • Alternative incarceration in Virginia addressed by Fairfax DUI lawyer

    October 18th, 2019

    Alternative incarceration addresses weekends, home detention and work release, says Fairfax DUI lawyer Alternative incarceration (“AI”) is an important consideration for those likely to receive active jail time for a conviction. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that this is a critical subject fo... [Link]
  • Can Technology End Drunk Driving?

    October 17th, 2019

    If you’re anything like me, the speed with which technology is advancing is almost too much to keep up with. No doubt, while some technology is proving to be a detriment to society, like the diminishment of person-to-person interaction, other technology serves to benefit technology, like the vario... [Link]
  • In Florida, Proof That A Driver Had Consumed Alcohol Is Not Sufficient For a DUI Investigation Or Arrest

    October 16th, 2019

    In Florida, DUI is a crime. Everyone knows that. But it is important to understand what exactly that means. DUI means driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The key word, for the purposes of this post, is “influence”. This is something that criminal defense lawyers experienced in DUI c... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Clarifies Reliability of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test in DWI Cases

    October 15th, 2019

    There are numerous factors a judge or jury can consider in determining whether a person is guilty of DWI, and in many cases, the court will rely on cumulative evidence in determining a person’s guilt. If the state does not have sufficient evidence to prove a defendant was driving while under the i... [Link]
  • NJ Man Busted for DUI on E-Scooter

    October 10th, 2019

    A New Jersey man was stopped for a DUI in Hoboken, New Jersey after police found him intoxicated riding an “e-scooter;” the public scooters scattered across many cities that can be rented through a smartphone app. Nicholas Cutrone, 26, was arrested this past weekend for DWI (the New Jersey equiv... [Link]
  • Commercial Drivers in Florida Are Subject to a One Year Driver’s License Suspension for a DUI

    October 10th, 2019

    In Florida, when a person is arrested for a DUI, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will normally suspend that person’s driver’s license for six or more months based on the arrest. The DHSMV will do this immediately and irrespective of what happens in the criminal case. [Link]
  • Texas trend follow national decline in misdemeanor arrests

    October 10th, 2019

    The Wall Street Journal on Sunday published an item reporting on a nationwide decline in misdemeanor arrests, a trend this blog has been documenting for several years. So Grits thought it worth comparing the national trends cited to Texas data.The WSJ article focused on jurisdictions where misdemea... [Link]
  • Court Discusses Rights Afforded to New Jersey DWI Defendants

    October 7th, 2019

    Many people think that if they are charged with a DWI, a conviction is inevitable. DWI defendants have numerous rights, however, f their rights are violated during the course of a DWI investigation, the state may be prohibited from introducing evidence found during the investigation against the defe... [Link]
  • Mandatory minimums from juvenile past- Virginia DUI lawyer weighs in

    October 5th, 2019

    Mandatory minimum sentencing can bite a criminal defendant in the butt with a variety of subsequent convictions, including for repeat DWI, theft and drug convictions. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I know that the notion that many people have about juvenile criminal court guilty findings having minimal d... [Link]
  • Are Drunk Drivers More Likely to Commit Violent Gun Crimes?

    October 4th, 2019

    According to a group of researchers at the University of California, Davis, people who have been convicted of a California DUI are at a higher risk for committing violent gun crimes. Building upon prior research that suggested a correlation between alcohol and gun violence, researchers from the univ... [Link]
  • Police in Florida Have Multiple Ways to Obtain Blood or Test Results of a Suspect After a Serious Auto Crash

    October 4th, 2019

    In Florida, the police obtain evidence in most DUI’s in a fairly standard manner. After the traffic stop, the police ask questions, make observations and ask the DUI suspect to participate in field sobriety exercises. The suspect can always refuse to answer questions and cooperate with the field s... [Link]
  • Plea deal – Fairfax criminal lawyer on bargaining from a strong trial position

    September 28th, 2019

    Plea negotiations -- better called settlement negotiations, because a dismissal is a better settlement than a negotiated conviction -- are a stark reality of criminal defense. As a Fairfax criminal and DUI lawyer, I know that attorneys who do not want to engage in plea negotiations do not belong do... [Link]
  • DUI Stop After an Anonymous Tip

    September 27th, 2019

    The holiday season is fast approaching and before you know it, law enforcement will be ramping up its efforts to catch drunk drivers. Their efforts will inevitably include saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints, but they might also include, as they’ve done in the past, an ad campaign encouraging m... [Link]
  • New Jersey Police Officer Charged with DWI after Hit and Run Crash

    September 26th, 2019

    New Jersey takes a tough stance against anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you were apprehended for a DWI, our accomplished New Jersey drunk driving lawyers are here to protect your rights. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the criminal allegations against you and de... [Link]
  • The Far-Reaching Effects of a Domestic Violence Accusation—and What You Can Do

    September 25th, 2019

    Being accused, arrested and/or charged with domestic violence can be a highly disruptive moment in your life, to say the least. Any allegation of domestic violence can cause a rift in your family and close relationships, not to mention the stress that comes with arrest and the fear of what comes nex... [Link]
  • Top Domestic Violence Stories of 2019, and What We Can Learn from Them

    September 25th, 2019

    Despite the abundant education and preventative resources available today, domestic violence continues to be a significant issue worldwide. At least 60 percent of all violence-related arrests involve domestic violence against a significant other. Here in the U.S., approximately 20 people become vict... [Link]
  • DUI for Sobering Up in Your Car

    September 19th, 2019

    Imagine the following scenario: A person drives to a bar only expecting to have a couple of drinks, certainly not enough to keep them from being able to drive home. Lo and behold, the person has more than expected and, instead of driving home, they decide to sober up by sleeping it off in the […]... [Link]
  • Thirteen Percent of U.S. Drivers Underestimate Dangers of Driving While High

    September 19th, 2019

    Being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is an extremely serious matter that needs to be handled with the utmost care. Not only are these charges difficult to deal with from a legal standpoint, they can also adversely affect your future and your employment. If you have been charged with im... [Link]
  • Olathe DUI Checklane

    September 19th, 2019

    It has been awhile since I wrote a blog post about a DUI checklane in Kansas City. They don’t happen as often as they did years ago, largely because everyone agrees that they are not very effective. However, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and various cities in Johnson and Wyandotte Coun... [Link]
  • Secondary offense stops addressed by Virginia DUI lawyer

    September 18th, 2019

    Secondary traffic offenses in Virginia are traffic violations that expressly do not permit the issuance of a traffic citation, summons or ticket unless in conjunction with a primary offense, which is a violation of one of more other traffic or criminal laws of the commonwealth. As a Virginia DUI law... [Link]
  • Texas Super Lawyers Selects Three Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys

    September 13th, 2019

    Texas Super Lawyers has selected three Rosenthal & Wadas attorneys to its 2019 Super Lawyers list. Jeremy Rosenthal, Founding Partner – Criminal Law Derk Wadas, Founding Partner – Criminal Law Bo Kalabus, Partner – Criminal Law Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of... [Link]
  • “Heroic” Daughter Records and Calls 911 on Drunk Driving Mom

    September 12th, 2019

    A 10-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero by both law enforcement and her mother for recording and calling 911 on, get this, her mother who was driving drunk. Stephanie Davis, 31, was stopped shortly after 4pm on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona after police received a 911 call from Davis’s daught... [Link]
  • New Jersey Cracks Down on DWI Laws

    September 12th, 2019

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense that can have negative effects on virtually every aspect of your life. If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI, our New Jersey DWI attorneys have the experience and skills to represent you. We will thoroughly review your situation and use... [Link]
  • Harris DA sanctioned for Brady/Michael-Morton Act violations

    September 9th, 2019

    In Harris County, reported the Houston Chronicle's Keri Blakinger, Judge Andrew Wright issued a monetary sanction of $500 on the Harris County DA's office for failing to hand over evidence to the defense under Brady v. Maryland/the Michael Morton Act.The issue arose because the DA's office did not... [Link]