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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!

  • Blowing or bleeding- Does a Virginia DUI defendant get to choose?

    November 26th, 2022

    Blowing into the breathalyzer / Intox EC/IR II machine is distasteful to many Virginia DUI arrestees who know that a blood test can reduce the gross inaccuracies that too often accompany breath testing for blood alcohol concentration (BAC). As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I repeatedly hear from Virginia DW... [Link]
  • Virginia arrests for DUI during the holidays- Defend yourself

    November 25th, 2022

    Virginia arrests for alleged DWI violations tend to be at a higher number than usual during holiday time, from the increased merrymaking combined with enhanced police patrol for possible driving under the influence of alcohol. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer who has enjoyed beer, wine and alcohol many times... [Link]
  • Virginia magistrates aren’t your friends says Fairfax criminal lawyer

    November 24th, 2022

    Virginia magistrates (VM's) must be dealt with cautiously by criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, They are not your friends, as they have their own employment obligations. Deal with them prudently and respectfully, and they might give you good results. Deal with them disrespectfully, a... [Link]
  • What Can Affect California DUI Blood Test Results?

    November 22nd, 2022

    What Can Affect California DUI Blood Test Results? The legal limit for DUI in California is a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of .08% or higher. At this BAC level, you are automatically presumed to be impaired by the alcohol in your system. However, you do not have to have a BAC above the le... [Link]
  • Virginia DUI deals- Converting DWI & refusal to wet reckless

    November 21st, 2022

    Virginia DUI deals -- and all Virginia criminal case negotiating -- must be backed with a position of trial-ready strength. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I view trial readiness as plan A, B and C, thus making settlement negotiations important, but low stakes by being fully trial ready, and with trial rea... [Link]
  • What Happens When a Police Officer Gets a DUI?

    November 18th, 2022

    What Happens When a Police Officer Gets a DUI? Police officers know California DUI laws very well. They understand what it means to drive while under the influence. They also understand the penalties. Unfortunately, some officers still get behind the wheel drunk. When that happens, they are subject... [Link]
  • Guaranteeing no jail for my VA DWI- Which lawyer can assure that?

    November 18th, 2022

    Guaranteeing no jail time is such an urgent concern for so many Virginia DUI defendants that many ask me about that from the moment we calendar an initial confidential consultation. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that minimizing -- and, better yet, eliminating -- incarceration risks is vital, while... [Link]
  • Nurse Arrested for a California DUI?

    November 17th, 2022

    Nurse Arrested for a California DUI? You May Have More to Worry About Than a Fine and Jail Time Being arrested and convicted of driving under the influence in California can have devastating consequences. Furthermore, DUI convictions could impact your career if you have a professional license. The f... [Link]
  • Financial Abuse in Domestic Violence Cases in California

    November 17th, 2022

    When most people think of domestic violence, they think of some sort of physical abuse—and indeed, most domestic violence incidents in California that result in criminal charges have something to do with assault and/or domestic battery. However, domestic violence can take many forms besides just p... [Link]
  • Can a Lawyer Be Disbarred for a California DUI?

    November 14th, 2022

    Can a Lawyer Be Disbarred for a California DUI? A DUI in California can be problematic for many reasons. A drunk driving conviction results in criminal penalties. However, the conviction can also negatively affect your career, especially if you hold a professional license. Lawyers are licensed by th... [Link]
  • Virginia DWI negotiating addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

    November 14th, 2022

    Virginia DWI negotiating is generally either harmless or beneficial to a  defendant, so long as it is conducted in the right way. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I remember times that I have negotiated such charges down to infractions, so bypassing settlement talks before proceeding to trial usually does... [Link]
  • When Is Homicide Justified or Excusable?

    November 9th, 2022

    Using physical or violent force might be necessary under specific circumstances, such as protecting against an attack. The most common reasons for excusing or justifying homicide in Texas are: Self-defense Defense of another person Defense of third person Protection of life or health Defense of prop... [Link]
  • New Laws Make Soliciting Sex in Texas a Felony

    November 9th, 2022

    Legislators passed Texas House Bill 1540 on September 1, 2021. Texas was one of the first states to focus on harsher sentences for crimes involving prostitution. The new law allows the state to charge solicitation of prostitution as a felony. It was previously charged as a misdemeanor offense before... [Link]
  • How a DUI Can Affect Your California Teaching Credential

    November 8th, 2022

    How a DUI Can Affect Your California Teaching Credential Teachers in California must have teaching credentials to be employed as a teacher. However, both new and existing teachers may find it difficult to hold onto their credentials if they have a DUI conviction. Therefore, in addition to criminal p... [Link]
  • Virginia breath test results- Fairfax DUI lawyer comments

    November 6th, 2022

    Virginia breath testing (VBT) results always need aggressive scientific and factual attack by the defense. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I have benefitted in that regard by having worked with forensic toxicology experts in over one hundred Virginia DWI cases, and also by having successfully defended hund... [Link]
  • Fairfax criminal court- Virginia lawyer on navigating your defense

    November 5th, 2022

    Fairfax criminal court and all criminal courts can be scary places. My years of successful Virginia criminal defense lawyer experience have seen the stark contrast between having a qualified criminal lawyer on your side and no lawyer at all, and the difference between having the right lawyer and wro... [Link]
  • Doctors and DUIs – How a DUI Can Affect Your California Medical License

    November 4th, 2022

    Doctors and DUIs – How a DUI Can Affect Your California Medical License A DUI conviction or arrest can result in serious consequences for your medical license in California. Being arrested for DUI in a doctor’s personal life may be considered “substantially related” to the practice of medici... [Link]
  • How to choose the best Fairfax DUI lawyer for you

    November 2nd, 2022

    How to choose the best Fairfax DUI lawyer for you? As a Virginia DWI defense lawyer, I know that this is a critical decision, not only when considering the risk to one's liberty and reputation from a Virginia DUI conviction, but also when taking into account the resulting limits on driving, threat o... [Link]
  • 20 Little-Known Facts About Drunk Driving Arrests in California

    November 1st, 2022

    20 Little-Known Facts About Drunk Driving Arrests in California Drivers in California understand that it is against the law to drive a vehicle when they are drunk or using drugs. However, there are many little-known facts about drunk driving in California that many people do not know. Below are 20 f... [Link]
  • Fairfax criminal case- How much does your defense cost?

    October 31st, 2022

    Fairfax criminal case defense cost -- and the cost for all Virginia DUI and criminal defense -- is an important concern of all people accused in criminal court. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I repeatedly meet with potential clients who are aware that their lawyer's attorney fees are only one part of... [Link]
  • The Only 3 Effective DUI Field Tests

    October 30th, 2022

    The Only 3 Effective DUI Field Tests Police officers use field sobriety tests (“FSTs”) when they stop a driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The three standardized field sobriety tests (“SFSTs”) are considered the most reliable FSTs and the tests recommended... [Link]
  • Can I Demand a Jury Trial in a California DUI Case?

    October 26th, 2022

    Can I Demand a Jury Trial in a California DUI Case? If you’re like most people, the prospect of standing before a jury and defending yourself against criminal charges can sound pretty daunting. Jury Trials are typical for many criminal charges, but what if you’re arrested for a DUI in California... [Link]
  • Can I Get Fired from My Job in California if I Get a DUI?

    October 23rd, 2022

    There are many collateral consequences of a DUI conviction in California. The ability to get a job and keep a job is crucial. Therefore, many people charged with DUI worry that a drunk driving conviction could impact their job. Unfortunately, a conviction for driving under the influence shows up on... [Link]
  • How Long Does a DUI Case Take in California?

    October 19th, 2022

    How Long Does a DUI Case Take in California? It can be frightening to be arrested for DUI in California. Once the worst has passed, you probably want to put it all behind you and move on with your life. However, you may wonder how long a DUI case can take in California. How long […] The post How L... [Link]
  • When Domestic Violence Crosses State Lines

    October 17th, 2022

    Within the State of California, domestic violence law is fairly straightforward, as is the process for arresting and charging someone with domestic battery or another domestic violence crime. But what happens if the victim or the assailant is from another state? What if the offense occurred against... [Link]