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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!

  • Alabama Woman Arrested for Taking Drugs During Pregnancy

    November 23rd, 2014

    Pregnant women have long been scrutinized for certain “unhealthy” activities that can threaten the health of a fetus. Though societal expectations have changed overtime, law enforcement officials seem to be raising the bar and pursuing more aggressive means to test and prosecute pregnant women f... [Link]
  • The Most Dangerous and Deadly Day for Los Angeles DUIs is Approaching…

    November 21st, 2014

    We’ve actually touched on this issue before in previous posts, but even if you are a regular reader, you might have forgotten. What is the most dangerous day for Los Angeles DUI in the calendar year? Common (but wrong) guesses might include: •    New Year’s Eve; •    Super Bowl Sunday;... [Link]
  • Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charges

    November 21st, 2014

    Los Angeles DUI charges involving celebrities inevitably attract ridiculous amounts of attention from the press and from the lay public – and for understandable reasons. We look up to celebrities, even if they became famous because of bad behavior or brash, outstanding opinions. Celebrity DUI arre... [Link]
  • Parallels Between Your Los Angeles DUI Arrest and the Comet Landing of the European Space Agency’s Philae Lander

    November 20th, 2014

    You’ve heard our Los Angeles DUI blog pound on the theme of “get help as soon as you can after a DUI” numerous times. Any credible attorney or authority who knows anything about California DUI law will tell you that you need to act rapidly to preserve your freedom and protect your options. Nev... [Link]
  • Things your Teenager should Know about DUIs

    November 20th, 2014

    Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is unlawful for drivers of any age, however, DUI charges can be particularly serious for drivers under the legal drinking age of 21. Unfortunately, teenagers often feel invincible and fail to recognize both the physical and legal risks of drinkin... [Link]
  • Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!

    November 19th, 2014

    Many people think about Los Angeles DUI accidents or incidents in a monolithic fashion. In other words, a DUI is a DUI. However, as anyone who has dealt hands on with these types of cases can tell you, DUIs are incredibly diverse. For instance, some incidents involve people who are just on the cusp... [Link]
  • Repeat Drunk Driving Offender Tied to Fatal Santa Fe Crash

    November 19th, 2014

    On Friday morning November 14, a deadly accident on US 84/285 in Santa Fe took the life of 40-year-old Celeste Maestas. Investigators weren’t certain at first who caused the crash, however they suspected 59-year-old Jimmy Griego, whose vehicle was found pulled off on exit 177. Griego allegedly... [Link]
  • Los Angeles DUI Lessons from Johnny Depp’s Bizarre Speech at The Hollywood Film Awards

    November 18th, 2014

    Perhaps police stopped you and arrested you for Los Angeles DUI last weekend, so you haven’t had a chance to contemplate the latest Hollywood tabloid stories. Or maybe you suffered an injury in a DUI crash but nevertheless still learned about actor Johnny Depp’s awkward (and possibly alcohol fue... [Link]
  • How Many DUI Arrests Are There in a Year?

    November 18th, 2014

     In the "Did you know…?" department, we’ve been getting a lot of traffic and inquiries concerning the "DUI Statistics" section of my DUI defense law firm’s website.  A brief sampling of interesting facts and figures: - How many drivers were arrested i... [Link]
  • DUI Penalties Significantly Increase with Each Subsequent Offense

    November 18th, 2014

    Colorado has extremely punitive DUI laws, authorizing a variety of potential consequences, including probation, mandatory counseling, the installation of an ignition interlock device, and even jail time. In many cases, having an attorney represent you can help obtain a more favorable outcome to your... [Link]
  • The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol

    November 18th, 2014

    A Hartford, Connecticut woman recently died after her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment and killed her. Before the ex-boyfriend came over, police said that he smoked crack cocaine and drank alcohol. The man then went to her the woman’s apartment and brutally stabbed her death. The woman's bro... [Link]
  • Terre Haute Woman Arrested for Suspicion of OWI with Three Children in Vehicle

    November 17th, 2014

    On Friday evening November 14, 26-year-old Jakita Brown was arrested following an accident in Terre Haute in which she rear-ended a pickup truck. According to the Indy Star, three children were riding in Brown’s vehicle when the accident occurred. Police suspected her of driving drunk, and too... [Link]
  • Should I Take a Breath or a Blood Test?

    November 17th, 2014

    One of the most common questions I get as a DUI defense attorney is “Should I have taken a breath test or a blood test?” As with many questions in DUI law, the answer is, “It depends.” Just to be clear, I’m talking about a breath or blood chemical test required under Ca... [Link]
  • New youtube video on the best questions to ask when interviewing DUI lawyers

    November 17th, 2014

    Have you been arrested for a DUI?  Confused on where to start?  Don’t know how to find a decent DUI lawyer to help you get out of this mess.  Well today is your lucky day.  DUI Lawyer Matthew Leyba discusses the best questions to ask when interviewing for a DUI lawyer. [Link]
  • Alabama Woman Charged With Tax Refund Theft of $550,000

    November 15th, 2014

    Federal tax crimes are becoming increasingly targeted by prosecutors across the country. Alabama is no exception. In a recent case, an Alabama woman was indicted by a federal grand jury alleging she engaged in a tax refund scheme and fraudulently collected more than $550,000. According to the U.S. A... [Link]
  • Magic City Classic Raises Awareness to Prevent DUI Accidents

    November 14th, 2014

    Football season on college campuses means parties and drinking, which can also result in drunk driving and dangerous accidents. Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University students are familiar with the annual football battle between the two schools in their traditional Magic City Classic we... [Link]
  • How Not to Deal with a DUI Bust

    November 13th, 2014

    As a DUI defense attorney, I’m often asked at cocktail parties what to do if you’re stopped or arrested for a DUI.  While I can certainly offer helpful advice on this subject, the following procedure is probably not one I would recommend…. Troopers Arrest Man for Trying to Eat... [Link]
  • Celebrities Recently in the News for Drunk Driving

    November 13th, 2014

    Michigan DUI defense attorneys know that anyone can be arrested for drunk driving, regardless of whether an individual is a celebrity, doctor, attorney, factory worker, or CEO of a large corporation. Recently, two people who many are familiar with from television have been arrested for DUI. Delvin C... [Link]
  • “Zero/Zero” Campaign resulted in 200 DUI Citations

    November 13th, 2014

    In October, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced the Zero Fatalities, Zero Tolerance campaign, which aggressively targets drivers who may be under the influence or who are engaging in otherwise dangerous driving behaviors. The campaign involved sending law enforcement officers out onto the stre... [Link]
  • Voters in 6 Michigan Communities Loosen Local Marijuana Laws

    November 13th, 2014

    The November 2014 election results are in, and citizens in 6 Michigan communities voted to either completely decriminalize possession of marijuana in their communities or to deprioritize the enforcement of marijuana laws. Ballot proposals passed in Berkley, Huntington Woods, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant... [Link]
  • 3 Surprising Lessons about Los Angeles DUI Defense from the Recent Ebola Scare

    November 12th, 2014

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or you’ve been so totally overwhelmed by your Los Angeles DUI that you haven’t checked CNN or your Facebook feed in months – you probably are keenly aware of the explosive Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Gu... [Link]
  • Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December

    November 12th, 2014

    Even if your Los Angeles DUI story wound up in the news because you did or said something ridiculous to the police or got involved in a serious or fatal accident, you probably will not get nearly as much media scrutiny for what you did as will mega-Olympian, Michael Phelps. As we reported several we... [Link]
  • Self Defense - Defense of Others

    November 11th, 2014

    As a Baltimore Maryland Criminal Attorney, I regularly represent defendants who are charged with Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. These are extremely serious offenses under Maryland Law carrying maximum sentences of 25 year for the felony and up to 10 years for the misde... [Link]
  • You have a bandwidth problem

    November 11th, 2014

    An analyst from a crime lab testifies that a defendant, who is charged with DUI, has a blood alcohol concentration of .120.  Despite the legal requirements that the state must prove the test is trustworthy, most jurors have made a blink judgement the that test is correct.  As is often the... [Link]
  • DUI Cases May be Pending for Years

    November 11th, 2014

    In 2009, Sandra Jacobsen was reportedly driving 85 miles an hour with a blood alcohol content (BAC) approximately twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent and allegedly caused an accident that killed two women riding in the back of a taxi cab. Jacobson did not stop at the scene of the accident and inst... [Link]
  • The Changing Face of Drinking and Drugged Driving Trials

    November 10th, 2014

    As drunk drivers become less common on our roads, resulting in a loss of revenue to the government, the government has decided to focus on a new public enemy: drugged driving. Americans are becoming a society of medicated persons and many of those medications may affect driving. Soon, the anti-drunk... [Link]
  • After the Passage of Proposition 47… What Next for Los Angeles DUI Offenders?

    November 10th, 2014

    Last week, voters ratified Proposition 47, which will likely have profound, if still not very well understood, ramifications for criminal defense trials in the Golden State for years to come. How, specifically, might this new proposition impact your Los Angeles DUI defense options? The answer obviou... [Link]
  • Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints Abounded in Koreatown Last Weekend

    November 10th, 2014

    LA Weekly regularly keeps tabs on Los Angeles DUI patrols and checkpoints, to the ire of some law enforcement officials and others who worry that publicizing news about checkpoints can have a negative impact on the deterrent. One of the reasons why police establish checkpoints at relatively random l... [Link]
  • DUI Charges Dismissed for Driver Who Ran a Yellow Light

    November 10th, 2014

    I’m always pleased when I read about the court and prosecutors recognizing that police must adhere to the Constitution in investigating crimes. I can say with first-hand knowledge that this, unfortunately, is a rare occurrence for many individuals arrested on suspicion of DUI. Jesse R. White o... [Link]
  • New Hampshire Courts Closed for Veterans Day

    November 10th, 2014

    Just a reminder that the New Hampshire State Courts and New Hampshire DMV's are closed tomorrow Tuesday November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.  Thank you to all of the Veterans who have served our country.  From The Law Office of Mark Stevens,We Salute You. Mark Stevens, C... [Link]
  • 25-Year-Old Gets Two-Year Prison Sentence for DUI

    November 9th, 2014

    Getting behind the wheel after a couple of drinks is not against the law, so long as you are not impaired. However, as anyone who has been stopped and arrested for intoxicated driving knows, the consequences can be severe and lasting. In a recent Alabama case, a 29-year-old was arrested and charge... [Link]
  • Montgomery Officer Arrested, Resigns After DUI

    November 9th, 2014

    A drunk driving arrest and conviction can be damaging personally and professionally. This is especially true for individuals employed by law enforcement agencies. In a recent case, a Montgomery police officer resigned after getting pulled over and arrested for DUI. The 28-year-old officer was arrest... [Link]
  • WSP begins upgrade of DUI breath test machines in Washington State

    November 9th, 2014

    A recent Seattle Times article can out confirming what a lot of DUI Attorneys already knew.  The Washington State Patrol has begun rolling out the new breath test machines in Washington State.  Speaking on behalf of the WSP, Trooper Mel Sterkel confirmed 83 of the new Dräger Alcotest 9510 machine... [Link]
  • Proposition 47 and the Evolution of Los Angeles DUI Law

    November 8th, 2014

    If you’ve been a long time reader of our Los Angeles DUI blog, you’ve read about some relatively radical changes in the scope, nature, and direction of California criminal law over the years. The Golden State’s codes are living documents, designed to respond to the needs and concerns of the ci... [Link]
  • Demetrius Cherry, Defensive End for Arizona State, Arrested for DUI – Are Football Players Really Prone to More DUIs than the Rest Of Us?

    November 7th, 2014

    Los Angeles DUI blogs like this one are inevitably attracted to stories about celebrity DUI arrests. But is our coverage biased? Do NFL players, for instance, get arrested for crimes like DUI at unsually high rates? Over the weekend, police in Tempe Arizona arrested Demetrius Cherry, a junior defens... [Link]
  • Possession With Intent To Distribute CDS Defendant Successfully Defended

    November 7th, 2014

    As a Baltimore Maryland Criminal Attorney for almost 20 years I have long recognized that when defending people you must not let the perfect result become the enemy of the good result, particularly when dealing with serious felonies such as possession with the intent to distribute controlled dangero... [Link]
  • The DUI Trial Process

    November 7th, 2014

    If you are charged with DUI (driving under the influence) in Colorado, you have numerous options. First, you may plead guilty as charged on your own, which will usually result in the harshest penalties; as such, this is not recommended. You may also hire an experienced DUI defense attorney who can p... [Link]
  • Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident

    November 6th, 2014

    A Chandler grandmother has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter during a car accident in July. The accident occurred a few miles outside of the Tyler city limits around 10:00 p.m. The grandmother, driving a Chevy Tahoe, apparent... [Link]
  • Video blog on DOL hearings

    November 6th, 2014

    DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba drops another video blog post.  If you want to learn more about DOL administrative hearings check it out. [Link]
  • Ted Vick, Legislator from South Carolina, Beats His DUI Charge

    November 6th, 2014

    When someone – a politician, actor, or ordinary Joe – beats a Los Angeles DUI charge “on a technicality,” the peanut gallery often groans. After all, we have come to associate the term “technicality” with a lack of justice being served. A TV movie villain, for instance, might escape a ju... [Link]
  • Police Unions complain about new technology

    November 5th, 2014

    We give you a gun and a badge along with the authority to place people in jail and you complain that technology that makes sure you are following the law while on duty and holding you accountable is "intrusive". Employers have the right to know what their employees are doing on the clock and also h... [Link]
  • DUI is Common Among Truck Drivers

    November 5th, 2014

    The penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) can be harsh for any driver in Colorado and may include fines, license suspension, jail time, and more. However, the penalties for DUI or DWAI become much more severe if you are driving a commercial vehicle. [Link]
  • A Lower Credit Score…Because of a DUI?

    November 4th, 2014

    As I’ve mentioned ad nauseum in the past, legislators continue to fall over each other dreaming up newer and harsher penalties for drunk driving.   Result: the costs of getting a DUI have become astronomical — even for a first offense with a relatively low blood alcohol reading... [Link]
  • Confession Supressed in Murder Case - Client Released Pending Appeal by State

    November 4th, 2014

    As an Aggressive Maryland Criminal Attorney for almost 20 years I have handled hundreds if not thousands of criminal cases in which my client is alleged to have made an incriminating statement or a confession to the police. For obvious reasons, these statements are devastating to the defense and un... [Link]
  • 3 reasons you should always request a DOL hearing following a DUI arrest

    November 4th, 2014

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  • Awful Story — After a DUI Accident, Victim Shot to Death by Police in Hospital

    November 4th, 2014

    The aftermath of Los Angeles DUI accidents can be quite traumatic and confusing. DUI suspects can make errors or engage in dumb behaviors that can put people (and police officers) at risk of injury and lead to criminal charges. Police officers and other responders can also make errors and misjudgmen... [Link]
  • Getting Stopped for Los Angeles DUI with a Single Open Container Is Bad News. What About 42 Open Containers of Vodka?

    November 3rd, 2014

    As someone who recently had the unpleasant experience of getting arrested and handcuffed for charges of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, you vividly recall the feelings of fear, frustration and hopelessness that accompanied your stop/accident and subsequent jailing. Yet you also know that... [Link]
  • Can a California DUI Conviction Get You Deported?

    November 3rd, 2014

    A California DUI conviction can have severe consequences. For non-citizens, however, the consequences of a California DUI conviction can be particularly devastating because it can lead to deportation from this country.    The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), specifically section 237,... [Link]
  • Minnesota DWI Lawyer Blogs on Minnesota DWI: This Week's Featured Minnesota DWI Case

    November 3rd, 2014

    The Minnesota DWI Case Of The Week is State v. Rossiter (Decided November 3, 2014, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Unpublished), which stands for the proposition that it is not an abuse of discretion to amend the complaint to charge the proper DWI. In Rossiter, a Hennepin County Deputy She... [Link]
  • What degree is a license suspended after a DUI conviction

    November 2nd, 2014

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