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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!

  • FOUR POTENTIAL CRIMINAL CHARGES YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING OR ANY OTHER KIND OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

    May 5th, 2016

    One of the major subjects today is the problem of “distracted driving”. It is the latest motor vehicle crime which is nearly over-taking drunk driving (OUI) in the headlines. Just ask a certain police officer in Reading who, according to the CBS, may have been texting while driving. Apparently,... [Link]
  • Dramatic “Twofer” DUI Arrest Capture Nation’s Attention

    May 5th, 2016

    Police officers may arrest multiple drivers for a Los Angeles DUI within a short period for time when they’re conducting sobriety check points, but it’s not as usual for them to nab two DUI drivers at a time at a traffic stop. When a Florida Highway Patrol officer pulled 31-year-old Josue Moncad... [Link]
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Federal Gun Laws

    May 4th, 2016

    Texas has always been a state that protects the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Texas law does not require law-abiding citizens to obtain a license or permit before purchasing a handgun, rifle, or shotgun. A permit is only…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Backdoor Breath Tests: Bypassing the Constitution and Bastardizing Science In One Blow -- A New Blog Series From Ramsay Law Firm

    May 3rd, 2016

    By far, the most common tests given to DWI suspects in Minnesota are breath tests; and while the Minnesota BCA, prosecutors, the Attorney General, and many judges hold these test results to be gospel and unassailable, they suffer from inherent limitations and a lack of essential scientific informati... [Link]
  • High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drugs

    May 3rd, 2016

    Synthetic drugs are causing a real dilemma for states striving to enforce laws against driving under the influence. Depending on the type of drug a driver uses to get high, prosecutors can find it next to impossible to obtain a DUI conviction. Is that fair? How can states standardize how they handle... [Link]
  • New Mexico and MADD take to Shaming Drunk Drivers on Twitter

    May 2nd, 2016

    We live in a digital era where everything, literally everything, can get posted for the world to see. Social media outlets like Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter can let anyone know where you live and work, who you’re associated with, and what you’re doing at any given moment. There are, however,... [Link]
  • I Want You To Step Outside of the Car and Do Some Tests

    May 2nd, 2016

    Last month, I posted an article on "Have you been drinking tonight."The next question that DUI police officers ask is I want you to step outside of the car and do some tests. Should a citizen under suspicion of drinking and driving agree to do the field sobriety tests ? Your answer should be a pol... [Link]
  • More Restrictions on DUI Drivers In Free State

    May 2nd, 2016

    Since the passage of AB 91 in 2010, California has required all drivers convicted of DUI in Los Angeles, Alameda, Sacramento and Tulare Counties to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles if they want to qualify for a restricted driving license. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has... [Link]
  • Florida Vehicular Homicide Conviction Based on Speeding Alone Reversed

    May 1st, 2016

    In Florida, vehicular manslaughter cases are very serious. That seems obvious, but states and counties treat these crimes differently depending on how prosecutors' offices and judges view them. Vehicular homicide often involves a defendant who did not intend to commit a crime and has never been in... [Link]
  • Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three

    April 30th, 2016

    There’s often some sense of relief when a driver convicted of multiple deaths due to DUI in Los Angeles goes to jail; at least that person will be off the road for a few years. But in Anderson County, South Carolina, a recent DUI sentencing has left little more than a sense of loss and […]... [Link]
  • Nebraska Supreme Court Reinstates Driver’s DUI Conviction

    April 29th, 2016

    Drivers who appeal their conviction for DUI in Los Angeles always hope that an appeals court will rule in their favor. A Nebraska driver had that wish come true—only to have the state’s Supreme Court overrule the appeals court, so his conviction still stands. The Lincoln Journal Star reported on... [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    April 28th, 2016

    Once again the Chicago police will be out in force looking for drunk drivers.  This week, the targets are the 18th district (downtown) and the 10th district (west side).  As always, our lawyers encourage everyone to be responsible if you are heading out this weekend. CPD Roadside Safety Check- on... [Link]
  • Police must at least be competent and should instead be highly qualified

    April 28th, 2016

    The Tulsa sheriff's department's hiring of volunteer sheriff Robert Bates on the apparent cheap cost the life of Eric Harris, a tragedy for Mr. Harris's family, Bates's conviction and pending sentencing, and likely a huge dollar payoff from any lawsuit that Mr. Harris's family has or will file. [Link]
  • Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    April 28th, 2016

    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge in New Jersey didn’t buy the excuse given by Sister Kimberly Mil... [Link]
  • DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook

    April 27th, 2016

    Ever wondered how much a conviction for a DUI in Los Angeles will really cost you? A recent study from InsuranceQuotes.com provides some insights. The website took a look at the average increases in vehicle insurance rates after drivers get a ticket for a moving violation. Insurers raised their rate... [Link]
  • Navy Hero [Who Claims He Killed Osama Bin Laden] Gets Nabbed For DUI

    April 27th, 2016

    Police officers are not selective about who they arrest for DUI in Los Angeles and other cities. Celebrity, political figures—even people who have distinguished themselves for their courageous actions—may find themselves facing these charges. According to media reports, former Navy SEAL Rob O’... [Link]
  • CCA: No safety element required for police to stop drivers on lane-change violations

    April 27th, 2016

    TDCAA's John Stride thinks Lemon v. State "may be one of the more significant traffic stop decisions that the [Texas Court of Criminal Appeals] has issued."The issue before the court, wrote Stride, was "Does failure to maintain a single lane of traffic while driving need to be considered 'unsafe' b... [Link]
  • Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Cases

    April 27th, 2016

    Prosecutors sometimes use a “relation-back” calculation to determine blood alcohol content when charging someone with a Los Angeles DUI. The theory is that chemists or other experts can look at the results of a blood test taken a few hours after an arrest and calculate what the BAC content would... [Link]
  • Georgia Lawmaker Causes Stir With DUI Arrest

    April 27th, 2016

    With dash cams and body cams becoming the norm for police departments everywhere, people charged with DUI in Los Angeles may now find a video of their arrest posed online. The results can be embarrassing—just ask Georgia State Representative, Tom Taylor. On the afternoon of April 7th, police in th... [Link]
  • Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma

    April 27th, 2016

    When courts find someone guilty of a DUI in Los Angles, the penalties that person faces will depend on whether or not he or she has prior DUI convictions. (It doesn’t matter if some of the DUI convictions occurred in another state; California treats those offenses as if they occurred in state.) Mo... [Link]
  • What Happens when a DUI Causes Injury to Someone?

    April 26th, 2016

    Typically, a California DUI of either alcohol or marijuana is charged as a misdemeanor when the DUI does not involve injuries to anyone other than the driver. Given the fact that alcohol impairs a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely, it is entirely foreseeable and often the case that a pe... [Link]
  • What Can Affect Breathalyzer Results in Collin County?

    April 26th, 2016

    Police officers in Collin County and throughout Texas commonly administer Breathalyzer or similar tests to motorists suspected of driving while intoxicated. It is important to understand, however, that a breath test only estimates a person’s blood-alcohol level. The most accurate…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Minneapolis DWI Attorney Blogs on Minnesota DWI: This Week's Featured Minnesota DWI Case

    April 25th, 2016

    The Minnesota DWI Case Of The Week is Kuehn v. Commissioner of Public Safety (Decided April 25, 2016, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Unpublished) which stands for the proposition that speculation as to the accuracy of blood test results is not sufficient to exclude the test results from evidence.In K... [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    April 22nd, 2016

    Chicago Police are back it at, folks.  A DUI checkpoint and a special DUI Strike Force Patrol are on tap for the the 14th and 25th districts. This inclues some popular areas new Wicker Park / Bucktown.  Be responsible, folks. CPD DUI Strike Force- April 23, 2016 in 14th District The Chicago Police... [Link]
  • Supreme Court Releases Audio Recording of Bernard Argument

    April 22nd, 2016

    The United States Supreme Court posted the audio of the Bernard argument this morning. Download it and review it at your leisure! We highly recommend that everyone take the time to listen to the argument or read the transcript (or both if you are a Constitution enthusiast with a serious lack of... [Link]