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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!

  • Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

    July 1st, 2016

     It's been a crazy couple of weeks for anyone who has been following the state of DWI law in Minnesota.  But we're coming up on our nation's birthday, and we just want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. Whether you plan to be with family, friends, or just go it alone, enjoy yoursel... [Link]
  • “WHAT IF I AM ARRESTED OVER THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND?”

    June 30th, 2016

    Now, I know we are in the middle of a three part posting and I owe you the third part. I will post that third part tomorrow. Today, however, something that should be more urgently on your mind. It could be a drunk driving charge. It could be an allegation of domestic abuse. It could even […]... [Link]
  • Policing is an undemocratic, militaristic culture

    June 30th, 2016

    Policing is a necessary evil that is antithetical to a free, open and democratic society. Policing is a poison on society and the body politic when our society is overpoliced, which it has been for decades,... [Link]
  • DUI Drivers Can’t Avoid Arrest with These Tactics

    June 30th, 2016

    Drivers looking to avoid charges of DUI in Los Angeles have tried many creative ways to avoid an arrest. They can make excuses, plead with the arresting officer to let them off and threaten the police department with reprisals by powerful friends. These attempts to evade DUI charges don’t work in... [Link]
  • Riding Under the Influence Okay In Kansas

    June 29th, 2016

    Drivers who lose their licenses after a conviction for DUI in Los Angeles have several alternative forms of transportation they can use to get around. But if they’ve been drinking to the point of intoxication, one choice they don’t want to make is getting on a bicycle. Under California Vehicle C... [Link]
  • Study Confirms Uber Reduces DUI Arrests

    June 29th, 2016

    Could more widespread use of Uber cut the number of arrests for DUIs in Los Angeles and reduce injuries due to DUI accidents as well? Two university researchers have conducted extensive research suggesting that it has had that effect in dozens of jurisdictions in the U.S. According to the Federalist... [Link]
  • Upcoming Web Seminar Explaining the Recent Bernard Decision

    June 28th, 2016

    Wondering what the recently issued Bernard decision means for DWI law in Minnesota? We've got you covered. We've partnered with MinnCLE to present an hour-long webcast on Wednesday, June 29 from 9:00 - 10:00. The seminar has been pre-approved for one CLE credit, and in it we'll be describing the im... [Link]
  • Expunging a DUI after April 2016

    June 28th, 2016

    In April 2016, the Kentucky legislature changed the DUI statues to require a 10 year look back period. Because a DUI is an enhanceable offense, This means that a person seeking to expunge a DUI in Kentucky now has to... [Link]
  • Georgia Supreme Court Rules DUI Arrest Unlawful

    June 28th, 2016

    Is an arrest for a DUI in Los Angeles valid if the arresting officer happens to be from San Francisco? If the California Supreme Court had the same reaction as the Supreme Court in Georgia, the accused DUI driver would go free. According to 41 NBC in Macon, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled on June [... [Link]
  • Glendale Police Vehicle Provides Unique Warning to DUI Drivers

    June 28th, 2016

    A police car is never a welcome sight to someone who has imbibed enough to risk an arrest for DUI in Los Angeles. But in Glendale, California, the police department is hoping that all motorists will think about the hazards of DUI when they see its new department vehicle coming down the street. The f... [Link]
  • First Time For Everything

    June 27th, 2016

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision this morning unlike any we have previously seen from them.  The court found that a DWI driver's "consent" to a blood draw was not voluntary, and thus, the test result had to be suppressed to remedy the Fourth Amendment violation.  This decision reve... [Link]
  • Tips On Avoiding a DWI This July 4th Weekend

    June 27th, 2016

    With Fourth of July falling on a Monday this year it allows many of us to enjoy a three-day weekend. It will be the perfect time to get together with friends and family whether at a backyard barbecue or the…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Supreme Court Says Warrantless Blood Test Illegal, but not Warrantless Breath Tests

    June 27th, 2016

    In December of last year, both Lawrence Taylor and I wrote about the United States Supreme Court’s announcement that it would review the criminalization of chemical test refusals following a DUI stop. On June 23rd, that decision was announced. In a split decision, the Court held that states can pu... [Link]
  • Texas Court: Implied Consent Valid for DUI Driver

    June 26th, 2016

    Under California’s vehicle codes, drivers suspected of a DUI in Los Angeles must submit to breathalyzer or blood tests or face a license suspension of one year for the first offense (two years for the second offense and three years for the third) and must pay a fine of $125.   Texas has a similar... [Link]
  • Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 News

    June 24th, 2016

    Ramsay Law Firm's Charles Ramsay recently appeared on KARE 11 news to discuss the impact of the recently issued Bernard decision, handed down by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday.  While breath testing is no longer considered to be protected by the warrant clause of the Fourth Amendment,... [Link]
  • SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision

    June 23rd, 2016

    Today we all received the long-awaited decision from the United States Supreme Court in Bernard v. Minnesota (technically it was three consolidated cases, but here we'll just refer to the whole decision as "Bernard.") First things first -- if you want to read the opinion, you can find it by clickin... [Link]
  • Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone

    June 23rd, 2016

    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers attention even if I don't have time to blow each of them out into individual posts.Naloxone available in Texas this weekThe Texas Legislature last year approved widespread access to Naloxone, a drug which helps quell heroin/opiod overdoses, and... [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    June 23rd, 2016

    Once again Chicago Police will be conducting special DUI patrols this weekend - one on the Northside and one on the Southwest side.  See below for further details.  As always, please be responsible if you are headed out this weekend. The Chicago Police Department will be conducting DUI Strike Forc... [Link]
  • Supreme Court Continues Carving Away at the Constitution

    June 21st, 2016

    I’ve written repeatedly over past years on the continuing destruction of our constitutional rights — particularly in DUI cases.  See "The DUI Exception to the Constitution". Yesterday, in the case of Utah vs. Strieff, the United States Supreme Court dealt yet another blow to what few rights sti... [Link]
  • Police Expect DUI Rise with Marijuana Edibles: How Steep Will the Spike Get?

    June 20th, 2016

    Advocates for legalizing marijuana in California seem to be gaining supporters, and state voters are likely to see an initiative to change the state’s current ban on the November ballot. If the measure passes, police officers in California are going to have to find a better way to determine whethe... [Link]
  • DUI Driver Charged With Manslaughter After Accident Leads to Death of Unborn Baby

    June 20th, 2016

    Under a pilot program that became law in 2010, those convicted of DUI in Los Angeles County must use an ignition interlock device on any vehicles they drive for at least five months after a DUI arrest. Why these draconian rules? Advocates of IID laws are pointing to a recent incident in Miami, Flori... [Link]
  • Increased Penalties for a High BAC

    June 20th, 2016

    When a person pleads guilty to a first-time California DUI, the statutory minimum of a sentence that they’re facing is three years of summary probation, $390 plus penalties and assessments, and a three month DUI program called AB 541. However, when the person’s blood alcohol content at the time... [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    June 17th, 2016

    North side and South side are this week's Chicago DUI targets, with checkpoints and patrols set up for Friday and Saturday night. Police will set up a DUI checkpoint at Garfield and Perry on Friday night, while Lincoln Square and the nearby neighborhoods of the 20th District will see a DUI patrol th... [Link]
  • DUI Drivers Injure Workers on Road Construction Sites: An Unnerving Survey

    June 15th, 2016

    Road construction workers have fairly terrifying jobs. They not only operate and move around heavy equipment weighing 10 tons or more (often much more); they also must work while vehicles just a few feet away hurtle past them at 50 and 60 miles per hour. Add to that mix a driver who’s operating a... [Link]
  • Even Worse Than Jail? Places DUI Drivers Really Don’t Want to End Up

    June 15th, 2016

    A conviction for DUI in Los Angeles can land you behind bars. While that isn’t a pleasant experience, some DUI drivers end up in even worse locations. The Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida, reports that St. Mary’s City and Camden County emergency responders found 52-year-old Charles Edward Fi... [Link]