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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!

  • Defending criminal and DWI cases in Virginia General District Court – Don’t blink

    August 24th, 2016

    O.J. Simpson's criminal murder trial dragged on for months before the jury reached a not guilty verdict. That is a big contrast to how quickly matters move on a Northern Virginia General District Court date. [Link]
  • Understanding the Basics of SR-22 Insurance

    August 23rd, 2016

    If you live or work in Collin County, Texas, you understand the importance of being able to drive. But driving is a state-regulated privilege, not a right, and therefore there are many legal requirements that a driver has to comply…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Victory at the Court of Appeals

    August 22nd, 2016

    The Ramsay Law Firm just scored a major victory that will affect thousands of DWI cases and driver's license revocations each year.  Earlier today the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Janssen v. Commisioner of Public Safety and reversed a district court order in an Implied... [Link]
  • Do I have to Do a Breathalyzer During a California DUI Stop?

    August 22nd, 2016

    Of all the questions I get about what to do and what not to do during a California DUI stop, the question about whether a person has to give a breath sample after a DUI stop is among the most common of the questions. Strangely enough, the answer is both “yes” and “no” depending on […]... [Link]
  • End the private prison and jail industry

    August 22nd, 2016

    Thanks to the Obama Administration for recently announcing movement towards favoring letting contracts with the federal Bureau of Prisons expire and not be renewed with private prisons. A president Hillary Clinton is more likely to keep that policy than a president Donald Trump. [Link]
  • Chicago DUI Checkpoints & DUI Patrols For This Weekend

    August 19th, 2016

    School has started and summer is winding down...but the Chicago police continue their aggressive DUI patrols.  This weekend, the targets are the Austin neighborhood and Lakeview/Lincoln Park/Wrigleyville area. Be responsible, gang. CPD DUI STRIKE FORCE PATROL - AUSTIN (15th) DISTRICT The Chicago Po... [Link]
  • Brady Violations and "My Cousin Vinny" Revisited

    August 18th, 2016

    Earlier this week, we used a memorable scene from "My Cousin Vinny" to discuss Brady violations.  As a recap, prosecutors must provide their evidence to the defense, especially when the evidence favors the defendant.  And, like all good subplots, the issue must reoccur during the climax of the mov... [Link]
  • DUI Driver: It’s Jerry Springer’s Fault

    August 17th, 2016

    When police come upon an accident involving a DUI in Los Angeles, they may sometimes find that all the vehicle’s occupants have exited the car. That scenario can make it more difficult for the officers to figure out who was actually driving at the time of the crash. Thinking to confuse police (or... [Link]
  • Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail

    August 17th, 2016

    Although judges may try to be impartial when hearing cases of DUI in Los Angeles or any other locale, in reality, the occupation of the defendant can impact the way that the justice system treats them. But sometimes the accused driver presses his luck too far. In Illinois, Cook County Judge James Ka... [Link]
  • DWI Process in Collin County

    August 16th, 2016

    By: Justin Wilson While the facts of every DWI investigation have their own unique nuances, in general, DWIs follow a predictable process. The following outlines this process after an arrest through the disposition of a case. Bond Process After you…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Temporary Tattoo Give BAC Reading

    August 16th, 2016

    Considering purchasing a personal breathalyzer? I’ve suggested it before as one of several ways to help prevent a DUI. What if knowing your blood alcohol content was a simple as slapping on a temporary tattoo? Well, researchers at the Center for Wearable Sensors at the University of California San... [Link]
  • Sister Passes the Buck on DUI Charge

    August 16th, 2016

    Drivers pulled over for a Los Angeles DUI try many different ways to avoid getting a DUI charge on their records. Some plead with the arresting officers asking for a break; others may hire experienced attorneys who will look for flaws in the government’s case. Some people will even lie about their... [Link]
  • DUI Drivers Get in Trouble for Making Donuts

    August 16th, 2016

    DUI drivers usually lack the necessary control to demonstrate the finer points of the vehicles they’re driving. But that doesn’t stop them from trying, as police officers who have arrested drivers for DUI in Los Angeles can attest. In the past month, two drivers have tried to impress their passe... [Link]
  • A Natural Way to Discourage DUIs?

    August 16th, 2016

    Police officers, prosecutors and judges can get discouraged when they’re trying to reduce the number of DUIs in Los Angeles. Some people never seem to get the message about the dangers they pose to themselves and other people. But Noah Elkins of Laurel County, Kentucky, had the message about the d... [Link]
  • "He's Not Allowed Any Surprises."

    August 15th, 2016

    Most have seen the 1992 comedy "My Cousin Vinny," starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.  It follows a New York attorney (Pesci) in his attempt to defend his wrongfully accused cousin in a Alabama court. Many remember this movie for the funny courtroom scenes and Tomei's great performance; but, what... [Link]
  • What to Do When Facing a DUI in Kansas

    August 15th, 2016

    Misconceptions about the legal process can cloud the judgment of those facing DUI charges. Decisions made in haste, out of fear or without the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney can be costly in the long run. The truth is that no matter how much evidence is stacked against you, you have a... [Link]
  • Balancing Beam Fail: Judge Finds Minnesota Breath Tests Unreliable and Inadmissible Under Rules of Evidence, But Admissible Nonetheless

    August 11th, 2016

    Ramsay Law Firm scored a major victory recently when a Ramsey County Judge ruled that Minnesota breath tests lack scientific methods that ensure reliability. This major finding led the Judge to rule that the breath test results are inadmissible in a criminal trial under the Minnesota Rules of Eviden... [Link]
  • Crime Labs Paid for Convictions – But Not for Aquittals?

    August 11th, 2016

    A conviction in a drunk driving case depends, of course, on the accuracy and reliability of the blood or breath test administered to the suspect.  And this depends upon the accuracy and reliability of the government’s crime laboratory — more specifically, on the honesty and skills of the crime... [Link]
  • Drivers Using Pokémon Go As DUI Excuse

    August 10th, 2016

    Police who arrest drivers arrested for DUIs in Los Angeles sometimes observe the motorist engaging in additional risky behaviors behind the wheel: talking on a cell phone or texting, for example. Now you can add another item to the list of dangerous distractions: Pokémon Go. A young driver in Port... [Link]
  • DUI Driver Misses Chance for Chicken Dinner

    August 10th, 2016

    The properties damaged by DUIs in Los Angeles can include everything from vehicles to homes to businesses and retail establishments. Sometimes a DUI driver will take out a neighborhood landmark, destroying a bar or a restaurant that’s a favorite with locals. Residents and regular visitors to Dewey... [Link]
  • Pilot in Fatal Hot Air Balloon Crash Had Long History of DUI

    August 10th, 2016

    A driver convicted of multiple counts of DUI in Los Angeles would not meet the medical requirements for a license to pilot a plane or a helicopter. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration has no such restrictions when it comes to approving a license to pilot a hot air balloon. Could this loophole in... [Link]
  • DUI Driver on Scooter Faces Felony Charges

    August 10th, 2016

    Under California’s vehicle codes, police can charge a driver who is DUI in Los Angeles with a felony if that driver has had three previous convictions for driving under the influence in the last 10 years or if the driver has had a previous conviction for a felony DUI. The law does not specify what... [Link]
  • License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure

    August 10th, 2016

    “License and registration, please.”  If you have ever been pulled over by police, you have probably heard this phrase.  In recent years, Americans have grown more and more suspicious of police officers. With all that we see and hear on the news and in social media, arguably, there is cause for... [Link]
  • What Constitutes Guilt in a Collin County White Collar Crime?

    August 9th, 2016

    “White collar crime” is a catchall term used to describe a wide variety of serious non-violent criminal offenses, typically financial in nature. Types of White Collar Crimes One of the most common types of white collar crime is embezzlement. This…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Does Uber Really Reduce Drunk Driving?

    August 9th, 2016

    Logic tells us that with the increased use of ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber that there would a lower number of drunk driving arrests. I’ve been saying it since they’ve become available: If you’re too drunk, don’t drive. Take alternative means of transportation like Lyft and Uber. And... [Link]