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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!

  • Are DWI fatalities "out of control" or "curiously constrained"?

    September 19th, 2018

    At the Houston Chronicle, St. John Barned-Smith and Doug Begley have an extensive feature on DWI in the Houston metro area, noting that the Houston and Dallas metro areas have the most DWI fatalities of any in the country since the turn of the century.This is less reporting than an advocacy piece, m... [Link]
  • Expecting magic from myself and nothing from others – Fairfax DUI lawyer

    September 19th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI lawyer on expecting magic from within without expectations in others. Expecting magic from myself as a criminal/ DUI defense lawyer -- and nothing from others -- is the way to go. As a Fairfax DWI/ criminal lawyer, I know that such a path is a non-dualistic way to succeed. That way, whe... [Link]
  • New Jersey Judge Barred from Hearing DWI Cases

    September 18th, 2018

    New Jersey law enforcement takes drunk driving very seriously. If you or someone close to you has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you need to reach out to an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney for skilled advocacy. With extensive experience in this area of law, we will explore ev... [Link]
  • Roundup: Forensic follies featuring DNA mixtures, blood spatter, and DWIs, plus how the Drug War props up mass incarceration in Texas, and other stories

    September 18th, 2018

    A few odds and ends while your correspondent is focused elsewhere:Flood of coverage, emotion, anger surrounding Botham Jean killingThe killing of Botham Jean by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is the most politically significant episode of alleged police misconduct resulting in a death in Texas s... [Link]
  • What Is the Difference Between a Dismissal, an Acquittal, and “No Charges Filed” in a Texas Criminal Case?

    September 18th, 2018

    Most people’s view of the criminal justice system is that there’s a trial, and the defendant is pronounced either “guilty” or “not guilty.” But the reality is often not that simple. When police open a criminal investigation, there are many…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Round Up of Wild (and Instructive) DUI Stories–Fall 2018 Edition

    September 15th, 2018

    “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” –Mark Twain One of the most common tactics utilizes to try and dissuade people from DUI is to describe what could happen if someone gets behind the wheel while intoxicated. In reali... [Link]
  • DUI in Los Angeles: Myths vs. Reality

    September 15th, 2018

    As much as we are bombarded with media messages and warnings to avoid drinking and driving—and the consequences if we ignore those warnings—it’s remarkable how much the public doesn’t understand about DUI, especially here in Los Angeles. In particular, people who get pulled over on suspicion... [Link]
  • Arrested for a DUI by Robocop

    September 14th, 2018

    Could it be that sometime in the future drunk drivers can be arrested by robotic law enforcement? If you’re anything like me, a product of the 80’s, you might be envisioning something like the Terminator, or Robocop. While we may be closer to automated law enforcement than some might think, it... [Link]
  • “If You Drive High, You Get a DUI” – New Jersey Adopts New Campaign

    September 12th, 2018

    If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, obtaining legal counsel early could potentially help you avoid thousands of dollars in fines, and even jail time. Our highly skilled New Jersey DWI attorneys will meticulously analyze the circumstances of your case so we build the s... [Link]
  • Virginia discovery rules finally open more for felony defendants

    September 8th, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on big improvements for Virginia felony criminal discovery. Virginia discovery rules are set for mid-2019 to expand substantially for Virginia felony criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know this is big news, in the Commonwealth, which up to now is one of the... [Link]
  • The Right to Remain Silent During a DUI Stop

    September 7th, 2018

    Few people know that they have a right not to say anything to an officer who has pulled them over on suspicion of driving under the influence. Sometimes a person knows that they don’t need to speak to the officer but do so anyways because they think that cooperation will help their cause. Sometime... [Link]
  • What is the Difference Between Deferred Adjudication and Straight Probation?

    September 5th, 2018

    Regardless of whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Texas, there is an entire range of punishment you may face. The are many factors that influence the outcome of a case, including the severity of the crime,…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Three New Jersey Cities Make Allstate’s Annual Safest Driving Cities List

    September 4th, 2018

    Drunk driving or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal offense with the potential for severe penalties in New Jersey. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney who can help protect your rights. With extensive experience, we under... [Link]
  • Lawyerless criminal defendants are entering dragons’ lairs – Fairfax lawyer

    September 3rd, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on the need to offset the plight of lawyerless criminal defendants Lawyerless criminal defendants arise from reasons ranging from inaction by the defendant to not qualifying for a court appointed/ public defender lawyer either by not being poor enough (but too poor to hire a... [Link]
  • Should Every Step of the DUI Arrest be Recorded?

    August 31st, 2018

    A report about a South Carolina law has raised the question, “Should every step of the DUI arrest be recorded?” If you’ve my previous posts, you know my answer is a vehement, “yes.” A South Carolina law requires that the entirety of a DUI stop and arrest must be recorded otherwise the driv... [Link]
  • Probation for “One of the Worst DUI Offenders in US”

    August 23rd, 2018

    A Minnesota woman, who has been dubbed by police as “one of the worst DUI offenders in the United States” was sentenced on her seventh DUI conviction to 24 months of probation. Tasha Lynn Schleicher, 41, or New Hope, Minnesota was arrested in April of this year after police responded to a report... [Link]
  • Paul Manafort trial – Fairfax criminal lawyer’s observations

    August 22nd, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on Paul Manafort's trial. Paul Manafort's trial has now concluded with convictions on eight counts and a hung jury on the remaining ten counts of the indictment. The conviction of former Donald Trump campaign manager Manafort coincides with the multicount guilty plea of forme... [Link]
  • Are Photos and Video Evidence Always Allowed in Texas Courts?

    August 21st, 2018

    We live in a visual age. Thanks to modern technology we can all carry around small video recording devices at all times. And in a culture where people now routinely photograph and share their restaurant meals with the rest of…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Dead Drivers Tested Positive for Drugs More Often than Alcohol In New Jersey, AAA Reports

    August 21st, 2018

    A drugged driving charge should never be taken lightly because it can have far-reaching consequences for a person’s life. If you have been charged with or arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, you need a seasoned New Jersey drugged driving attorney on your side. With extensi... [Link]
  • What Is the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS)?

    August 18th, 2018

    In almost every industry and field, technology continues to disrupt old systems and open up new pathways for advancement. None more so than in the field of law enforcement, where researchers, inventors and tech geniuses are working on more advanced tools not only to enforce DUI, but also to prevent... [Link]
  • What Happens to Parents Who Drive DUI with Their Kids in the Car?

    August 18th, 2018

    Here in California, a single DUI can disrupt your life significantly. Even if you’ve been arrested for your first DUI, it can cost you fines, jail time and license suspension if you are convicted. However, if you were arrested for DUI with children in the car, your world is about to get a whole lo... [Link]
  • Summit, New Jersey Police Set to Crack Down on Drunk Driving

    August 18th, 2018

    Drunk driving charges should never be taken lightly. In addition to a criminal conviction, this charge can lead to job loss and reputation loss as well. If you or someone you know has been charged with DWI, it is imperative that you have an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney on your side. You can r... [Link]
  • Can you be Stopped for a DUI after an Anonymous Tip?

    August 17th, 2018

    I’ve seen them and I’m sure you have too; road signs or billboards that encourage drivers to call the police if they spot a suspected drunk driver on the road. I can tell you that drivers often do, in fact, anonymously call police to report other drivers whom they suspect are driving drunk. If t... [Link]
  • New Jersey Drunk Driver Involved in Two Accidents in School Zone

    August 14th, 2018

    If you have been cited for a DWI in a school zone, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney without delay. An alleged drunk driver was involved in two accidents in a school zone last week, according to the Mendham Borough police. The 50-year-old woman from Bernardsville was charg... [Link]
  • How to Make an OUI Even Worse

    August 14th, 2018

    Getting charged with OUI is bad enough…don’t make it worse by making any of the serious mistakes below. From excessively high blood alcohol content (BAC) to driving drunk with children in the car, there are many aggravating factors that can turn your OUI from a bad mistake to extended time behin... [Link]