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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!

  • Video Evidence in a California DUI Case

    June 21st, 2018

    No longer are the days where it was the cop’s word against the driver’s word about what exactly happened when the cop pulled the driver over on suspicion of driving under the influence. Fortunately, video evidence is becoming increasingly available in California DUI cases to confirm or refute th... [Link]
  • 20-Minute Observation Defense for DWI Cases in New Jersey

    June 20th, 2018

    A DWI conviction can have long-lasting consequences for a person’s life. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney who can help. When a person has been arrested for a DWI, there are certain procedural safeguards that must be obeyed by law enfo... [Link]
  • Meth a bigger problem than opiods in Texas

    June 19th, 2018

    Responding to misplaced attention by Texas legislators and law-enforcement leaders on opiods, Grits had pointed out earlier this year that the problem with meth addiction and overdoses were actually worse. Politicians and the Texas media were responding to national stories about opiod-related overd... [Link]
  • Theft, Robbery and Burglary Charges…What is the Difference?

    June 19th, 2018

    If you were charged with robbery, burglary, or other types of theft crimes in Texas, the first thing to keep in mind is that an arrest is not a conviction: You have constitutional rights and the prosecuting attorney must prove…Read more ›... [Link]
  • What If I Refuse Field Sobriety Exercises When Stopped For A DUI?

    June 18th, 2018

    In the State of Florida, you can be compelled to perform Field Sobriety Exercises.  This doesn’t mean that the officer can physically force you to perform the exercises.  It simply means that the officer does not have to obtain your consent and your refusal to perform the field sobriety exercise... [Link]
  • Turning prosecution continuance motions into criminal defense victories – Virginia lawyer

    June 16th, 2018

    Virginia criminal lawyer on blunting prosecutors' continuance motions. Turning prosecution continuance motions into criminal defense victories needs to be pursued fully by the defense. In this second and final part of a two-part article (see part one here) I point out that a prosecution continuance... [Link]
  • Drawing dismissals rather than suffering prosecution continuances – Fairfax criminal lawyer

    June 16th, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on obtaining victories by any lawful and ethical means necessary Drawing dismissals of prosecutions — rather than suffering the granting of prosecution continuance motions — is an art, as is so much of what is needed to obtain victory in court. As... The post Drawing dism... [Link]
  • Man Arrested for DUI after Horse he was Riding Tramples Boy

    June 15th, 2018

    A man riding his horse during the Colusa County Fair Parade in Colusa, California, last Friday was arrested on suspicion of felony California DUI after his horse trampled a boy. Armando Martinez Ruiz, a participant in the parade, was thrown from his horse after the horse bucked. As the horse ran awa... [Link]
  • New Jersey Driver Charged with Underage DWI After Falling Asleep at Traffic Light

    June 13th, 2018

    If you have been charged with underage DWI in New Jersey, you need a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney on your side. Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, regardless of your age. However, when underage drivers are charged or convicted of a DWI, it can have far-reaching consequences for their liv... [Link]
  • Sentencing for DUI Accident that Killed Disney Employee: What We Can All Learn

    June 12th, 2018

    On September 7, 2017, Stergios Economos was driving in Burbank, CA when he struck Michelle Ann Landes, age 64, who was walking to her job at Walt Disney Studios, striking three other vehicles and injuring at least one other person in the process. Landes was rushed to the hospital but soon died from... [Link]
  • 12 Fascinating Facts about Alcohol and the Human Body

    June 12th, 2018

    Humanity’s relationship with alcohol has always been a complicated one. Even before we had vehicles to operate—even before DUI became a significant risk—human beings have enjoyed the immediate effects of alcohol consumption only to “sober up” to extended risks like addiction, health issues... [Link]
  • Negotiating without distraction – Fairfax DWI lawyer – Virginia attorney

    June 11th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI lawyer on focusing the parties on negotiations as a possible alternative to trial. Negotiating without distraction is the ideal approach to negotiating, always on target to "get to yes.". As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I know the importance of undistracted settlement talks. When a negot... [Link]
  • Traffic Stops for Window Tinting and How it Affects Your DUI Case

    June 8th, 2018

    Florida Statute 316.2953 provides the law on window tinting and what is legal in the State of Florida.  It states that “a person shall not operate any motor vehicle on any road on which vehicle the side wings and side windows on either side forward of or adjacent to the operator’s seat are comp... [Link]
  • Stopping as a Sobriety Checkpoint

    June 8th, 2018

    Memorial Day just past and summer is around the corner. Summer months mean beach trips, vacations, barbeques, 4th of July, and this year, my personal favorite, the World Cup. Where there is fun to be had, law enforcement expects drunk and impaired driving. Many of the summer activities I just mentio... [Link]
  • Stricter State Alcohol Laws Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths, Study Says

    June 5th, 2018

    A drunk driving charge or arrest can be extremely damaging to one’s professional and personal reputation. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney who can help. With years of experience, we are committed to defending our clients and protectin... [Link]
  • Do I Turn Myself In If There’s a Warrant for My Arrest?

    June 5th, 2018

    Most criminal cases in Texas begin with a judge or magistrate issuing a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. If you have reason to believe there is an active arrest warrant for you, your first instinct might be to try and…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Perjury convictions are worse than suspended driving convictions – Fairfax criminal lawyer

    June 3rd, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer warns against lying in and out of court - Perjury convictions must be avoided. Perjury convictions are worse than suspended driving convictions. One would think that would be common sense. However, if their perjury convictions are correct, clearly Patricia Gerald and Tarsha G... [Link]
  • Now in a dwindling minority, failure to "Raise the Age" creating problems for Texas all over

    June 3rd, 2018

    The Missouri Legislature recently voted to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility from 17 to 18 years old, beginning January 1, 2021. That leaves Texas one of only four states nationally that still prosecutes 17-year olds as adults, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of GOP prima... [Link]
  • California Man Faces DUI after Police Find Him Unconscious in Running Car

    June 1st, 2018

    A Sonoma man was found unconscious in his parked, running car by Petaluma police. Officers arrested the man, who had recently been convicted of a DUI, on suspicion of another DUI. Joel Barrera, 34, was found asleep in his vehicle on May 22nd by Petaluma police officers. Although the car was parked i... [Link]
  • Woman Charged with DWI After New Jersey Crash Causes a Child to be Ejected from Car

    May 30th, 2018

    DWI charges can have life-long consequences. These charges can be even more severe when they are coupled with other charges, such as operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license or assault by auto. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey, you need to reach o... [Link]
  • Killing off Texas' drug-task force system: A reminiscence

    May 29th, 2018

    State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa called this morning to reminisce about the effort to rein in and, ultimately, de-fund, Texas' drug task force system, a campaign referenced in this post, and he was such an unsung hero in that story, Grits thought it worthwhile to recount his role briefly.State Sen. [Link]
  • 2018 Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints

    May 26th, 2018

    For many, the Memorial Day long weekend marks the official start of the summer.  For police it marks the official start of DUI hunting season. While many of us will be out enjoying all that Pennsylvania has to offer with family and friends, police are hard at work planning DUI checkpoints on major... [Link]
  • What Happens When a Person Under the Age of 21 Gets a DUI?

    May 25th, 2018

    I am currently in the midst of a California DUI case where my client was under the age of 21 at the time of their arrest. At the beginning of their case, my client asked me what could happen to him. Unfortunately, it’s a common question as many people who are not legally allowed to […] The post... [Link]
  • More New Jersey DWI Cases Get Dismissed Today than a Decade Ago

    May 24th, 2018

    If you or someone you know was arrested for drunk driving, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey DWI defense attorney who can help. At our firm, we are dedicated to making sure each client’s case gets the personal attention it deserves. You can rest assured that our goal is to have […]... [Link]
  • Reasonably Suspicious: The conservative case for reducing drug penalties, DWI arrests plummet, and other stories

    May 23rd, 2018

    Here's the latest edition (May 2018) of Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast. Give it a listen!Here's what we discussed this month:Top StoriesProsecutors flailing with Twin Peaks biker massacre cases.InterviewScott talks to David Safavian of the American Conservative Union Foundation on why... [Link]