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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!

  • Therrian and Kreck Named “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40” for 2021

    January 25th, 2021

    D Magazine named Kyle Therrian and Ryan Kreck to its “Best Lawyers Under 40 2021” in Dallas. “This achievement is a result of a peer-review voting process with ballots submitted by thousands of attorneys. Inclusion on the annual ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40’ list is a true testament to... [Link]
  • CPS Wants to Speak to Me! What Should I Do Now?

    January 25th, 2021

    by: Attorney Kristi Tyler In Texas, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS – the “Department”), which is still often referred to as CPS (Child Protective Services) investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of children. For parents, grandparents, and guardians, the fact that... [Link]
  • Six Accused of Internet Sex Crimes 

    January 22nd, 2021

    There are few crimes investigated and prosecuted as aggressively as crimes against minors, especially crimes of a sexual nature. A recent sex sting operation being conducted by undercover law enforcement officers in Harris County has yielded a new batch of arrests and landed six men in serious legal... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Jurisdiction Over DWI Cases

    January 21st, 2021

    In New Jersey, DWI cases typically proceed in municipal court. In some instances, though, a DWI matter will fall under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court, like in cases in which the defendant causes an accident that results in serious injuries. Recently, a New Jersey court set forth an opinion a... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Evidence Needed to Prove Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test

    January 21st, 2021

    Under New Jersey law, licensed drivers who are suspected of DWI are required to submit to breath tests, and if they refuse, they can be charged with a crime in addition to facing DWI charges. The State must prove each element of a defendant’s refusal to submit to a breath test to obtain a convicti... [Link]
  • Surprising Offenses that Count as Domestic Violence in California

    January 19th, 2021

    Consider the following scenario. You recently had a disagreement with your significant other. Heated words were exchanged. You said some things in the heat of the moment that you later regretted. Perhaps you left and spent the next few days elsewhere, but you called to continue the argument, and aga... [Link]
  • Bodycams to expand in Fairfax says Virginia DUI lawyer

    January 16th, 2021

    Bodycams are being added for Fairfax police, says Virginia criminal lawyer Bodycams for Fairfax police have arrived, with a graduated implementation schedule that reflects reduced tax revenues during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that more police departments are adding body... [Link]
  • 2020 DUI Case Results

    January 15th, 2021

    2020 was an unusual year, with most of the courts being closed for a significant part of the year. Nevertheless, we got a lot of cases resolved during the pandemic. The following are some of the results we obtained for clients in DUI cases in 2020. This list only includes DUI cases and not any […]... [Link]
  • Hundreds of Pounds of Heroin and Methamphetamine Confiscated in Multimillion-Dollar Dallas Drug Bust

    January 15th, 2021

    Hundreds of Pounds of Heroin and Methamphetamine Confiscated in Multimillion-Dollar Dallas Drug Bust In late August of 2020, the Dallas Morning News reported a multimillion-dollar drug bust involving a sophisticated trafficking ring of more than 20 alleged co-conspirators. According to court documen... [Link]
  • COVID-19 AND DUIs

    January 15th, 2021

    Since government stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns, there has been a significant drop in the number of cars on the road. If you think this has led to a significant decline in the number of DUIs, you’re right. Data from local and state agencies show showed DUI arrests have decreased signif... [Link]
  • Just the (fake) facts, ma'am: Police unions promote alternative reality on new anti-reform site

    January 12th, 2021

    Several police unions have joined together to create a new website called Texas Police Facts aiming to convince the Texas Legislature there's no need for police reform in 2021. Regular readers won't be surprised to learn the site elides core issues and misrepresents key facts.Take, for example, the... [Link]
  • Guilty Plea Could Result In Life Sentence for Convicted Felon

    January 12th, 2021

    Guilty Plea Could Result In Life Sentence for Convicted Felon Rustin Chase McKinsey shot a man in the leg on September 4, 2020 in Beaumont. Beaumont Police Department was called to the scene and discovered Cody Guedry sitting on his front porch with a gunshot wound and a towel wrapped around his le... [Link]
  • Defending Fairfax DUI cases- Virginia DWI lawyer weighs in

    January 10th, 2021

    Defending Fairfax DUI cases starts with knowing the courthouse terrain Defending Fairfax DUI cases not only takes knowing how to fight a Virginia DWI case prosecuted under Va. Code § 18.2-266, but also knowing the relevant procedures and practices in this county’s courthouse. As a Fairfax DUI la... [Link]
  • DUI stigma addressed by Fairfax Virginia DWI lawyer

    January 9th, 2021

    DUI stigma needs to be acknowledged by defendants, says Fairfax DWI lawyer DUI stigma is a real phenomenon. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that even the more defense-friendly chief prosecutors and judges either are themselves uncharitable about driving while intoxicated or under the influence of dr... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Post-Conviction Relief in DWI Cases

    January 7th, 2021

    In some cases in which a defendant is charged with a DWI crime, it makes sense to enter a guilty plea. A defendant must weigh the evidence possessed by the State and the potential penalties he or she may face prior to making the decision to admit to guilt, though, as in many cases, the […]... [Link]
  • Avoiding Jail Time in a California DUI Case

    January 6th, 2021

    Whether a driver faces DUI charges in California or any other state, there is one potential consequence that is likely to be of concern to the person: incarceration. There is good reason for such concern: even a few days spent in jail can lead to a reduction in income or job loss. Not only this, [... [Link]
  • Texas Man Admits to Sexual Assault: “I Raped My Best Friend”

    December 29th, 2020

    A Wichita Falls man has admitted to the police that he sexually assaulted a person he described as his “best friend,” and is currently in jail. Officers responded to a sexual assault report at 1:46 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020. They spoke with Jonathan Logue, the admitted assailant, who was vi... [Link]
  • Fairfax DUI acquittal in absence of cop knowing the defendant drove

    December 28th, 2020

    Fairfax DUI acquittal granted where the evidence did not show the arresting officer knew the defendant operated a motor vehicle Fairfax DUI acquittal addressed where the evidence did not establish that the arresting officer knew the defendant drove. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know the vital import... [Link]
  • Squeezing gold from breathalyzer data for Virginia DUI defense

    December 25th, 2020

    Squeezing beneficial data from breathalyzer / Intox EC/IR II data is what I do for all Virginia DUI defense cases. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I have repeatedly experienced the benefits of doing so. Analyzing and deconstructing this DWI breath testing data at first blush may not seem exciting, but then... [Link]
  • New Jersey Basketball Player Enters Into Plea Agreement Following DWI Charges

    December 24th, 2020

    A DWI conviction can drastically impact a person’s life, causing harm to the individual’s reputation and career prospects. Even if a person charged with DWI has compelling defenses, there is usually a risk that a trial could result in a guilty verdict.  Thus, in some instances, it may be pruden... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Explains Grounds for Conviction of Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test

    December 23rd, 2020

    New Jersey is one of many states that has an implied consent law. This means that if people are stopped for suspicion of DWI, it is presumed under the law that they consent to submit to breath tests, and if they do not, they can be charged with refusal crimes. In a recent New Jersey […]... [Link]
  • COVID-19 and the Rise of Domestic Assault Cases

    December 18th, 2020

    There is a serious side-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic that is hitting Texas families hard: domestic violence. Over eight months into this pandemic and the stress from staying at home, financial instability, and job and school-related pressures are starting to boil over. Many major news organizati... [Link]
  • Combating Virginia DUI charges with child passengers

    December 17th, 2020

    A Virginia DUI conviction means the loss of one's driving privileges, the need to complete the Virginia Alecohol Safety Action Program, and possible jail time. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that such a prosecution is made more challenging when the defendant had a child passenger at the time of the... [Link]
  • Five random thoughts and a minor boast

    December 15th, 2020

    Apropos of nothing, here are five random thoughts and a minor boast.1. Say what you will about the "defund" message, but there's more activity going on around the state regarding police reform, not to mention more bills filed on the topic at the Texas Legislature, than at any time this century. None... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Discusses Proving a Refusal to Submit Offense

    December 15th, 2020

    Under New Jersey law, motorists are required to submit to breath tests when they are requested by police officers due to suspicion of DWI. People who refuse to provide the police with a breath sample may be charged with the refusal to submit in addition to DWI charges. Recently, a New Jersey court i... [Link]