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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!

  • Great Virginia DUI defense starts with you and adds a well-selected lawyer

    June 18th, 2021

    Great Virginia DUI defense-- and all effective criminal defense -- starts with you, the defendant. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that such successful defense starts with your behavior and perceived behavior; whom you associate with and where; your past criminal record; and countering police profil... [Link]
  • Virginia bail victories in Circuit Court need reasons from the bench

    June 16th, 2021

    Virginia bail hearing victories can be exhilarating. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that getting released from jail pending trial for a Virginia DUI, felony or misdemeanor prosecution can be the only assurance that the criminal defendant will not lose his job, home, and other essential protect... [Link]
  • Man Arrested in Texas for Allegedly Stealing Ventilators Intended For COVID-19 Patients in El Salvador

    June 16th, 2021

    A 42-year-old Florida man was apprehended by police in Del Rio, Texas, in an alleged plot to steal 192 medical ventilators owned by the U.S. government. The devices are reportedly worth approximately three million dollars. The equipment was intended for an intensive care facility in El Salvador, for... [Link]

    June 11th, 2021

    Prosecutors say no but the plain language of the new misdemeanor judicial diversion statute PC 1001.95 clearly states that it applies to all misdemeanors except those specifically excluded. DUI offenses are not specifically excluded in the language of the statute. The Legislative intent of a statut... [Link]
  • Can you expunge your Tennessee DUI conviction ?

    June 10th, 2021

    During the cornavirus, people are stuck at home and surfing the internet. Our office has had several inquiries from our website asking this question. Can I have my Tennessee DUI conviction expunged from my record ? The quick answer is no.  A Tennessee DUI conviction can never be expunged currently. [Link]
  • Nashville, Tn. Police Department Will Not Have Body Cams

    June 10th, 2021

    The Nashville Tennessean reported yesterday  that Metro Nashville Police Department will not be getting funding for body cams. This news is shocking. Why ?  Metro Nashville Police Department has for years resisted a department wide implementation of body cams. Police s have for years hid behind th... [Link]
  • Unfair Police Practices in Tennessee DUI Cases

    June 10th, 2021

    The police have an unfair advantage in prosecuting most Tennessee DUI cases. The main reason is the police control the narrative during the investigation. A citizen does not question the police during the DUI investigation. Here are just some examples. The police control the information in the arres... [Link]
  • Missing Boy Found Dead in Jasper Motel

    June 7th, 2021

    Police announced that they believe the body of a boy who allegedly went missing last week was found in a motel room in Jasper. Officers arrested the biological father’s girlfriend after discovering her in the room when they found the boy’s body. According to the Assistant Police Chief in Houst... [Link]
  • Texas Woman Faces Life in Prison for Sex Trafficking

    June 1st, 2021

    A Texas woman was convicted of child sex trafficking by a federal grand jury earlier this month for her role in coercing a child under the age of 18 to produce child pornography and to engage in commercial sex acts, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI. The Dallas woman was convicte... [Link]
  • Retired FBI Agent Indicted On Allegations of Fraud

    May 31st, 2021

    According to the Acting U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Texas, a retired FBI Agent faces federal charges for crimes allegedly committed in November 2015. The indictment includes seven counts of wire fraud, one count of false impersonation of a federal officer, one count of making false s... [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI challenges- Required reading from Juanisha Brooks’s ordeal

    May 29th, 2021

    Fairfax DUI challenges -- and all Virginia DWI and criminal defenses -- involve having a thorough, well thought-out flow chart and plan for obtaining the best possible court results, whether that be through a trial or by beginning with case settlement / plea negotiations. Juanisha Brooks's ordeal in... [Link]
  • Domestic Violence Stories of the 2020s (So Far)–Part Two

    May 25th, 2021

    Given both the increase and the heightened awareness of domestic violence cases since the 2020s began, it’s important once in a while to look at the news stories talking about domestic violence to see both what we can learn and how we can improve the situation for families at risk. We’re reviewi... [Link]
  • Biggest Domestic Violence Stories of the 2020s (So Far)

    May 25th, 2021

    Despite increased legal penalties, more social programs, more advocacy outlets, and efforts to increase awareness, domestic violence continues to be a significant issue in our world. In fact, one in three women across the globe (and about 1 in 10 men) suffer domestic abuse at some point in their liv... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Evidence Needed to Demonstrate Guilt in a Drug DUI Case

    May 24th, 2021

    In New Jersey, it is unlawful to drive while under the influence of any intoxicating substance. Thus, a person who is impaired due to the use of illicit drugs may be charged with a DUI offense. The field sobriety tests for determining whether a person is impaired due to the use of drugs differ from... [Link]
  • Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Target Drug Traffickers

    May 21st, 2021

    In April 2021, law enforcement indicted 35 people for their involvement with the trafficking of methamphetamines in central Texas. After thorough investigation, the authorities believe that these defendants intended to distribute methamphetamines not only in Texas but elsewhere as well. This distr... [Link]
  • Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian Lawyers Recognized in D Magazine’s 2021 ‘Best Lawyers’ List

    May 19th, 2021

    lawyers Jeremy Rosenthal, Kyle Therrian and Vanita Budhrani Parker have been featured in D Magazine’s 2021 “Best Lawyers” list. The listing recognizes outstanding lawyers in the North Texas area. The directory is compiled through peer nominations, which are evaluated by a panel of esteemed la... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Breath Test Results in DWI Cases

    May 13th, 2021

    When the police suspect that a person is driving while intoxicated, they will often administer a breath test. If the machine used to conduct the test does not comply with the parameters defined by law, though, a DWI defendant may be able to argue that the results are inaccurate and should be suppres... [Link]
  • Former State Trooper Arrested for Sexual Assault

    May 12th, 2021

    A former Texas state trooper faces federal and state charges of sexual abuse. The allegations stem from two separate traffic stops in August of 2020. In each instance, the officer pulled over a car containing a woman during a traffic stop.  The female complainant was a passenger in the car in both... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Grounds for Denial of a PTI Application in a DWI Case

    May 12th, 2021

    Many people who are charged with DWI offenses are able to avoid the stress and risks associated with a criminal trial by entering into pre-trial intervention (PTI). PTI is not a right, however, and many people who apply for PTI are rejected. Recently, a New Jersey court explained the grounds for den... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Grounds for Denial of a PTI Application in a DWI Case

    May 10th, 2021

    Many people who are charged with DWI offenses are able to avoid the stress and risks associated with a criminal trial by entering into pre-trial intervention (PTI). PTI is not a right, however, and many people who apply for PTI are rejected. Recently, a New Jersey court explained the grounds for den... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Legality of DWI Sentences

    May 10th, 2021

    People charged with second-offense DWI crimes in New Jersey often face the risk of substantial penalties if they are convicted. As such, in some instances, they will plead guilty in hopes of being granted a reduced sentence. It is within the court’s discretion to determine an appropriate sentence,... [Link]
  • Fairfax criminal misdemeanor cases to get prosecutors again

    May 9th, 2021

    For nearly one year, chief Fairfax commonwealth's attorney Steve Descano made a gambit over being re-electable when he withdrew his office from most misdemeanor prosecutions beyond Virginia DUI, assault with intimate partners, and fatal collision prosecutions. His gamble may have paid off, based on... [Link]
  • Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian Announces Addition of 
New Attorney, Gonzalo Serrano

    May 5th, 2021

    Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian is pleased to announce that Attorney Gonzalo Serrano has joined the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Gonzalo served as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas and the Equal Justice Center. Gonzalo earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McMurry Univ... [Link]
  • Virginia DUI blood defenses- Your essential defensive guide

    May 5th, 2021

    Virginia DUI blood prosecutions arise in DWI cases where the defendant's blood is drawn to test for the alcohol and drug level in the blood. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I have blogged about various aspects of such defense, and this article provides you the convenience of having those key defensive appr... [Link]
  • Court Discusses the Consequences of the Failure to Provide a New Jersey DWI Defendant with Notice of Penalties for Subsequent Offenses

    April 29th, 2021

    People who are charged with third-offense DWI crimes are often rightfully concerned that they may face significant penalties, including jail time if they are convicted. As such, in some cases, people charged with third-offense DWIs may attempt to have earlier DWI convictions vacated on the grounds t... [Link]